Maximiliano Firtman is a mobile+web developer with more than 10 years in the mobile field. He is Nokia Developer Champion and Adobe Community Professional with experience in native mobile development (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia) and in mobile web technologies and HTML5. He is the author or "Programming the Mobile Web" http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596807795 and the upcoming book "jQuery Mobile: Up and Running" http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920014607, both from O'Reilly Media. He spoke at several well-known conferences worldwide such as Google Developer Day, Velocity, OSCON and Adobe en Vivo.
Personal Site: www.firt.mobi
Many big mobile webapps are being developed for the browser. Yahoo!, Google+, Gmail, Bing and other big services use only the browser to create full application experiences for mobile devices. What are the big challenges? How can we create a UI that feels like an app, works offline and delivers a really fast experience to the user? What about compatibility between platforms? How can we detect user's context?
In this session we are covering techniques to create big applications for mobile browsers, how HTML5 can help us providing the right experience to the right context and what is WPO -Web Performance Optimization- for mobile devices. And as a plus, most techniques will also work on modern desktop browsers.
Wednesday 15:50 - 16:40
Rytmisk Sal, Musikhuset
We all hear about HTML5 every day. This session will give attendees a quick overview of what can be done using HTML5 on smartphones and tablets and what should they expect on performance, development time and interoperability with native code.
What is really HTML5 on the mobile space? What can we do? What about compatibility?
In this session, we are going to cover the status of HTML5, and lot of new stuff under its umbrella, on every main mobile platform. We are going to check what is actually HTML5 in the W3C standard, what is not and how about compability, what do you need today to create HTML5 experiences on mobile devices, the tablet ecosystem and what you really can do using HTML5.
Creating apps for store with HTML5 will be also covered, mentioning challenges and advantages of using hybrids for apps, APIs available and what can be expected for the near future.