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Daniel Appelquist @ FOWA Feb 07

Daniel Appelquist @ FOWA Feb 07



Daniel Appelquist of Vodafone speaking at Future of Web Apps in London, February 2007.

Daniel Appelquist of Vodafone speaking at Future of Web Apps in London, February 2007.



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    Daniel Appelquist @ FOWA Feb 07 Daniel Appelquist @ FOWA Feb 07 Presentation Transcript

    • <FOWA Mobile> Daniel K. Appelquist Senior Technology Strategist Vodafone Group Research and Development
    • Vodafone Intro • Global mobile communications company • 191+ million proportionate customers in 26 countries across 5 continents • Based in the UK
    • 64 Countries 41 Partner Markets1) 1) Affiliate and non-affiliate Partner Markets 3
    • Vodafone’s work in Standards • Leader in development of open standards • Key player in development of GSM and 3G • Proponent of open standards on the Web • Working to develop new open standards for rich media UI on the mobile platform
    • • Founded in May 2005 • Mobile Web Best Practices working group • Content Guidelines for Mobile Web Developers • MobileOK • Mobile Web Techniques Wiki • Accomplishments: Mobile Web Best Practices “checker” Best Practices just published as Proposed Recommendation • Device Descriptions working group Checker utility online and in Beta • Techniques Wiki is online and available for Develop a better regime for device descriptions content developers MobileOK “last call” draft published Device Descriptions work ongoing
    • Best Practice Detail
    • WICD • Pronounced “Wicked” • Developed in W3C Compound Document Formats working group • Integration between SVG, xHTML, CSS, DOM • User agent behavior
    • “Mobile 2.0” • Transition of mobile applications to an Internet model • Mobile Web and connected applications • User choice • Leveraging open standards • Operators play vital role • e.g. content discovery and enablement
    • MOBILE2.0 • Mobile 2.0 1-day event run November 2006 day before Web 2.0 summit • Mobile Monday London and Mobile Monday Silicon Valley with support from the Open Group • 18+ speakers and panelists; 275 attendees • Follow-up event to be run October 2007 www.mobile2event.com
    • The Future • SVG-based experiences like Bundesliga become fully integrated into the browser context • WICD becomes a baseline for rich media Web Application development on the mobile platform • Rich media experiences become as comon on the mobile Web as they are on the “fixed” Web
    • XBL
    • Widgets
    • Developers Wanted! • Vodafone R&D developer community • A place for individual developers and small companies to upload and showcase beta applications • A place for “early adopters” to come to find, download and test applications • “Soft launch” last week
    • Thanks! Mobile Web Initiative: www.w3.org/Mobile WICD: www.w3.org/2004/CDF Planet Mobile Web: www.w3.org/Mobile/planet Dan’s Blog (2.0): www.torgo.com/blog