Mobile Platforms Built On Object-Oriented PHP 5

May 27, 2008

News, Zend Framework

p. Come join Zend and Kargo for a discussion of Kargo’s new platform for mobile applications built on Zend Framework.

*What:* Mobile Platforms Built On Object-Oriented PHP 5
*When:* June 04, 5:30 PM — 8:00 PM
*Where:* National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
“Meetup URL”:
“Another URL with more details and a map”:

p. “Kargo”: has built this cool, always-on mobile messaging architecture and mobile internet platform built using everybody’s favorite dynamic language, PHP 5 and the leading for PHP 5, “Zend Framework”: (beginning to see why we are excited about this?) Here’s the spin.

p. Kargo derives significant competitive advantage as their application designers & producers make use of Zend Framework to build their next generation mobile application platform on. This platform delivers rich mobile messaging and browser experiences across a broad range of handsets and carriers. On top of this platform, Kargo has engineered additional community-centric functionality to enhance editorial and user originated interactions.

p. Zend Technologies will present an introduction to the modular “use at will” PHP 5 components in Zend Framework and Kargo will outline the high-performance messaging server and mobile internet platform they’ve built (integrated into every major US operator) using PHP processes in an infrastructure more usually associated with languages like Java, .NET, or C++.

p. If you are interested in the strategic use of PHP or in delivering mobile experiences and applications, you won’t want to miss this presentation-with *drinks* and *hors d’oeuvres* provided at the historic National Arts Club right at Gramercy Park–with time leftover for networking and other Internet Week activities scheduled later on that evening.

p. So, if you are in NYC on June 4th, drop by, have a drink and talk some shop with us.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is currently based in Nashville, TN and is gainfully unemployed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Parabola, LLC. Cal is happily married to wife 1.28, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at and is the founder and host of Day Camp 4 Developers

View all posts by Cal Evans

3 Responses to “Mobile Platforms Built On Object-Oriented PHP 5”

  1. admin Says:


    I asked, there won’t be any video recorded. However, we will be covering this topic at ZendCon


  2. jungkunz-com Says:

    Hi there,

    I can’t join this event (NCY is a little bit too far for me) but this topic is very interesting for me. Will there be a (video)podcast, blog entry, webinaire or something else for those who can’t join?


  3. bcottel Says:

    Thanks for posting about this event, Cal. Kargo has done a phenomenal job at pushing PHP in places it’s rarely been seen. Should be a very interesting preso from a technical point of view.

    Thought I’d mention that in spite of the language at "Another URL with more details" (the link) saying business attire required, don’t sweat that–if you’re a hoody wearing PHP professional, feel free to come anyway! :-) The business attire thing is really addressed at participants for the more artsy events they host there…