Currently there's a discussion raging about the advantages of the mobile web over native apps, and vice versa. Although native apps will not disappear, they'll gradually grow less important relative to the web.
In this session we'll take a look at the future of the mobile web, which will involve new ways to pay for content, new ways to distribute web apps, and further integration of web technologies with mobile technologies such as SMS.
by James Pearce
Few have the chance to create web-based mobile services from scratch. After years of investment in existing platforms (such as content management systems), how can you re-use your content, your servers, and your knowledge and evolve them to meet the mobile challenge? In practical terms, we look at systems like WordPress and Drupal, and show how we can quickly start to reuse them to build consistent mobile services from existing resources.
11th–12th April 2011