by Andy Williams
The theft of mobile devices accounts for a high percentage of street crime offences across the United Kingdom. Can technology assist the lawful owner and/or law enforcement agencies by designing a secure innovative solution to identify mobile device usage, or the location of that device, post theft or loss?
"Andy is a Detective Sergeant with 27 years of experience. His operational background is within the covert policing arena, which includes postings to high profile murder investigation teams, murder reviews, intelligence led policing operations, operation Trident (Met police response to black on black drug and gun related crimes) and he was involved in the setting up of the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit.
by Mo McRoberts
The session will introduce our prototype implementation of the Digital Public Space (“Spindle”), talk about what it does and how it works, and talk through the structure of the data and how to use it as an API for the course of the weekend. I'll also show off an API I've built to Redux and provide a time-limited endpoint which will let people get at the metadata and content while they're at OTA.
After many frightening, late nights of desperate hacking and careful attempts at soothing bewildered customers, mobile Web agency Cloud Four has come to some sanity-saving conclusions about mobile web development. We suffered the pain so (with luck) you won't have to: here are our best recommendations for how to make stuff work when it won't, and when to throw up your hands and move on (without losing your self-respect).
When does it make sense to demand perfection in our designs and implementations, and where do we draw the line? How important is it that we float that image exactly two pixels to the left of the logo on some ancient BlackBerry? Then again, what if that BlackBerry belongs to the CEO?
This session will look at the perfection problem of the mobile Web from two perspectives. First: Tricks and tips on creating a sane and flexible strategy from the very beginnning—and how to make your customer think it's super great and not just a wonky compromise. Then: Quirks and nonsense we've discovered during implementation (both server- and client-end) and how to slay the demons triumphantly.
by James Hugman
by Will Rogers
30th September to 1st October 2011