Session Presented at 1st IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development held on 19-20 November 2010 in Pune, India
Speaker: Romin Irani
HTML5 is expected to become mainstream soon. It brings a lot of new features that developers can incorporate today. The Webkit browser is currently the best implementation of the HTML5 standards and it is also available on a variety of Mobile devices like iPhone, Android, etc.
Mobile Web applications are getting powerful day by day. They have distinct advantages over Native mobile applications. With Webkit available on most Smartphone browsers, you can create powerful mobile web applications today. Combine this with some of the latest HTML5 features, and it makes a compelling alternative available to developers today.
This session will give an overview of :
a) What mobile web applications are and their pros / cons vis-a-vis Native Mobile applications.
b) HTML5 features like geolocation, offline storage, web workers, etc
c) How one can use HTML5 features mentioned in (b) to develop mobile web applications today.
d) Demonstrate all the above features via code samples.
e) Cover challenges involved in making sure that the same code base runs on all mobile browsers in a majority of Smartphones.
Takeaway for the audience:
a) Knowledge about upcoming HTML5 standards specifically features like geolocation, offline storage, web workers, etc.
b) Understand of Mobile Web applications and how we can use HTML5 standards to deliver powerful web applications that are delivered on most smartphones today.
c) Challenges involved in making sure that the Mobile Web Applications works well in most browsers across different devices.
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