Solving Device Fragmentation: How Do You Support 12,320 Different Mobile Platforms?
The Ajax revolution saw a sea change in web application development. By taking advantage of long-dormant browser capabilities, we were able to take our craft to new levels with HTML5--reinventing well-established genres, challenging desktop applications, and jump-starting a renaissance in web start-ups. The new frontier of application development is mobile and devices. How will the industry handle the massive fragmentation that we are now experiencing? Most devices require proprietary SDKs and porting between them is expensive. This is where the mobile Web comes in. Together we can make it a unified solution that lets you take your experiences cross device using the platform that you know and love. In this session, we will explore how you can take Web skills to mobile right now, and we will share tips, techniques, and exciting tools that will help you get there.
Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer is the Director of Developer Relations at Palm and are the co-founders of Ajaxian.com. They are now focused on delivering a fantastic developer experience on the mobile Web. Dion has been a technologist and a developer writing Web applications since it took over from Gopher. They have both been fortunate enough to speak around the world, published many articles, and a book.