Ben Galbraith, HP / Palm

Ben Galbraith

Biography: Ben Galbraith

Ben Galbraith, together with his long-time friend Dion Almaer, forms one-half of the dynamic "Ben and Dion" duo that founded, headed Developer Tools at Mozilla, and now runs Developer Relations at Palm. Ben's been writing code since he was six and starting businesses since he was ten; he's written books, given a few hundred presentations, produced a few technical conferences, and has held CEO, CIO, CTO, Software Architecture positions in medical, publishing, media, manufacturing, advertising, software and internet industries. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and five children.

Software Passion: Building fantastic user experiences in software on competitive timelines, and helping others to do it as well.

Twitter: @bgalbs
Palm Developer Center:

Presentation: "HTML5 vs. Apps?"

Track: BROWSER AS A PLATFORM / Time: Tuesday 14:45 - 15:45 / Location: Store Sal, Musikhuset

A few years ago, HTML5 was the anointed Next Big Thing in software developer, but like SOAP and SOA, its spotlight was stolen before it had its day, and mobile apps are soaking up the lion's share of industry attention and investment. But really, are the two mutually exclusive? Can HTML5 power mobile apps that people want to use? And how do companies tackle building for the web and a soup of device platforms without going crazy? Join Ben and Dion as they discuss how web technologies have a material role to play in creating mobile apps and reducing production costs for development.

Keywords: Mobile, Web, HTML, JavaScript, Apps, Money

Target audience: As a consumer you are excited to see the plethora of devices out there, but as a developer, are you concerned with the practical issue of how to get your experience onto all of them?