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The Open Web approach

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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

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

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