Computing That Serves

Colloquium: Learn How to Develop Hybrid Mobile Applications


Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:00am


Dallan Quass


Bill Barrett

Learn How to Develop Hybrid Mobile Applications

Thursday September 18, 2014

11:00 AM 1170 TMCB

We'll cover the latest tools and techniques for developing hybrid mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and Javascript, including the pro's and con's of hybrid mobile applications compared to native or responsive web applications. The biggest challenge in developing hybrid mobile applications is making them look and feel like native applications. Hybrid mobile development is not a clear winner over native development, but recent tools are closing the gap. As a demonstration of how quickly hybrid mobile applications can be developed, we'll build an application for browsing your family tree on your mobile device in half an hour.


Dallan Quass' primary love is developing open-source family history software. He is also an independent contractor working on search engines, machine-learning algorithms, and front-end software development. He is happily married and the father of five children. Dallan has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and B.S. and M.S. degrees from BYU. He has served as CTO of FamilySearch and a co-founder of WhizBang! Labs, (acquired by, and Junglee (acquired by Dallan is currently working on a mobile application for family history especially for youth and young adults, and is an adjunct faculty member at BYU.