PHP developers, you MUST see this: creating a cloud-enabled native mobile app in 10 minutes or less in Zend Studio

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Imagine designing and creating a native mobile app for iPhone or Android that connects to web services in about 10 minutes. Oh, and you’re creating the web services at exactly the same time.

I just interviewed Kent Mitchell, Zend’s senior director of product management. Zend, of course, is the company that makes the most-used PHP development environment. It’s the company started by Andi Gutmans and Zeev Suraski, the primary originators of the PHP language (after founder Rasmus Lerdorf).

PHP jockies out there will be impressed, I think, to find that Mitchell is not just a marketing drone … he’s a full-on, hard-core, honest-to-goodness developer.

And given that Zend just announced the ability to create mobile apps directly within Zend Studio, I challenged him to show me how it works, from start to finish.