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How the Web is making it easier to developer for Desktop and Mobile.

How the Web is making it easier to developer for Desktop and Mobile.

Keynote delivered at Nonick 2011 in Bilbao
http://www.nonickconference.com/ on June 17th, 2011.

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The Open Web approach The Open Web approach Presentation Transcript

  • Tristan Nitot- Founder, Mozilla Europe @ Nonick 2011
    Applications on desktop and smartphones: The Open Web approach
  • Who is Mozilla?
    A global community of people who want to make the Web better: Free, Open and Accessible to all.
    Led by a non-profit organization
    Our mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web
    We make the Firefox Web browser
  • Stating the obvious: The Web is wonderful!
  • Makesmakes the Web… the Web?
    Anyonecanparticipate:
    Open standards: no fees to use the technology, no tools to buy
    View source -> learnfrom real-life examples
    No need to ask for permission
  • The web has enabledWikipedia(and Open Source)
  • Developing for the desktop is hard
    Multiple Operating Systems (Windows, Mac, Linux)
    Multiple developmenttools
    Multiple APIs
  • Developing for desktops and mobile iseven harder!
    Multiple Operating Systems (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux)
    Multiple formfactors (phone, tablet, PC)
    Multiple developmenttools
    Multiple APIs
    Multiple rules for distribution throughAppStores
  • The Web is the platform of choice
    Runs on all devices, fromsmartphones to PCs
    Easier to distribute applications to users
  • If youthink the Web islikeWikipedia, thinkagain
    ThinkZimbra, Google Maps, Jolicloud for example
    It’s a powerful application platform
    Easier to distribute applications to users and update them
  • But thisisjust the beginning…
    HTML5 and related technologies enablemuchricher Web applications withvideo, audio, 3D…
    JavaScript isnowmuchfaster
  • Demos!
    HTML 5 Dashboard
    Marble Run
    Planetarium
    Runfield
    Remixing Reality
    https://demos.mozilla.org/
  • Distribution: AppStores vs. Websites
    AppStores bring discoverability and monetization but lack the openness of the Web.
    How could we get the best of both worlds?
  • The Web is the way!
    Apps for the Open Web, the Open way:
    Multiple app stores
    The developer can sell the app on his own site
    Compatible with modern browsers
    More details: https://apps.mozillalabs.com/
    FAQ: https://wiki.mozilla.org/OpenWebAppPlatformFAQ
  • Questions & Answers
  • Thankyou!
    http://twitter.com/nitot/
    https://developer.mozilla.org/
    http://www.mozilla.com/