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Mobile in a Nutshell

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A presentation given at Newport City Campus for the skillset Academi+. This covers many aspects of the mobile space.

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Mobile in a Nutshell

  1. 1. Mobile in a Nutshell Matthew Gaunt Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  2. 2. Hello Matthew Gaunt Software Engineer @ Future Platforms Previously Senior Android Developer @ Mubaloo MSc Computer Science @ University of Bristol Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  3. 3. Take everything with a pinch of salt Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  4. 4. Talking About... • Platforms • iOS, Android, WP7, Blackberry, Bada etc. • Form Factors • Cross Platform Tools • The Real World • Case Studies • Q &A Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  5. 5. iOS • Pretty Good Toolset • Fragmentation? • Have to play nice with Apple Seem to be getting better • Overcrowded App store Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  6. 6. iOS Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  7. 7. iOS Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  8. 8. Android • Dev tools are good and bad • UI Guidelines are here to stay • Easy to stand out as a good app • Growing fast - 850k Activations a day Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  9. 9. Android - Money... Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  10. 10. WP7 • Good tools for development • WP7 - “Your first smartphone” • Easier to use than Android + iOS. • Nothing without Nokia? Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  11. 11. Nokia • Qt is dead. Long live Qt. • “Nokia is ready to connect the next billion.” • Betting big on WP7 • Marketing calls • Competitions / Deadmau5 • Device seeding Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  12. 12. Nokia Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  13. 13. Blackberry • Old school - Post & Faxing • Development toolset is a mess • Losing market share • Co-Chief Executives step down • Possible comeback? Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  14. 14. Bada • Samsung’s feature phone OS • Samsung was putting some money into apps • It’s own app store has some value Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  15. 15. Fragmentation Yeah but no but yeah but no . . . . Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  16. 16. Types of Fragmentation API Changes Screen Size Densities Device Capabilities Hardware Differences Bug Fixes (Buttons etc.) Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  17. 17. Apple vs Android vs All Apple get users updated quickly :) Apple is growing in device variations :| Google struggles with OEMs :( Nokia’s Qt :( Blackberry . . . . Eek :( Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  18. 18. Form Factors Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  19. 19. Form Factors Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  20. 20. Form Factors Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  21. 21. Form Factors Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  22. 22. Amazon Kindle Fire Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  23. 23. Cross Platforms Tools Kirin JS Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  24. 24. Too Many Scare Stories Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  25. 25. The Exception Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  26. 26. The Real World • Agencies vs. In House Teams • Agency: Ever changing projects (Good and Bad) • In House: Improving & fruits of your labour • Process - Agile, Prince2, Slippery Prince • Never going to be perfect • Iterative Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  27. 27. Glastonbury • Cross Platform iOS, Android, Qt • Short Lived • Google Docs + App Engine • Strict constraints Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  28. 28. LastMinute.com • Good relationship • Cross platform • Early access • Bleeding Edge • Dead Platform Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12
  29. 29. Thank You Matthew Gaunt @gauntface matt@gauntface.co.uk Future PlatformsTuesday, 27 March 12

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