Creating Mobile Apps Drupal and React Native

In today’s hyper-connected world, offering native mobile apps for consumers is an important way to meet your visitors’ expectations and keep them engaged with your brand.

In this session, we’ll talk about how we built “Vaccines on the Go”, a mobile app to help parents find essential information about vaccinations and book appointments for their children. The app was built for a major hospital network and also provides the public with information about science, health, and the importance of vaccination. We’ll talk about how we built the app with Drupal and React Native, how we implemented push notifications, video embedding, and PDF rendering, and how we made the app available offline.

This session will help you plan your next mobile app project, and how to use Drupal strategically with technologies like React Native.

Alex Dergachev
Co-founder and tech lead @ Evolving Web
Alex builds and leads a team of developers, designers, marketers and project managers capable of quickly and reliably executing elegant web solutions.

Alex founded Evolving Web in 2007 with a vision of creating higher-quality websites than those he was used to seeing and using. Since then, he’s overseen projects for dozens of clients including the Linux Foundation, McGill University and the Government of Canada. Along the way, he’s learned a lot—about technical architecture, development best practices, project-management methodology, user experience and a host of other areas of expertise that serve his vision.

“Each time Evolving Web takes on a project, I see it as a two-way learning opportunity where we can give the client our knowledge and they can give us theirs,” he says. “I’ve also worked with a lot of talented colleagues who have made their mark on the company and helped us learn how to do things right.”

Robert Ngo
Senior Full-stack developer @ Evolving Web
Robert started his career as a Drupal developer in 2009. Driven by interest and curiosity, he's increased his range of skills over the years, mastering DevOps, front-end development and iOS development.

Before joining Evolving Web, Robert worked on several projects for the government of Nunavut, including the premier's website and educational mobile apps aimed at sparking children's interest in the Inuktitut language. "This is part of why I love coding," he says, "because the end product is attractive and useful and can make a difference." When he's not coding for work, Robert is coding for enjoyment at home ("I know---I spend way too much time in front of a computer screen!" he jokes) or browsing and appreciating the latest web-design trends.

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