by Becky Gibson
That smartphone in our pocket has the power open up new worlds for people of all abilities in all environments. Whether you are visually impaired or just can't see or access the screen at the moment, turn on voice commands and your access is complete! Location services and navigation guide you in daily living or on great new adventures. Come find out what the state of accessibility is for the latest mobile devices. Learn how you can create mobile apps and mobile websites that are compelling AND usable by all audiences!
by Drew Olanoff
Social Networking as we know it today may become a thing of the past. In fact, it may already be. Teens and young adults everywhere are turning to their mobile devices as their very own social network and merely using lightweight tools such as texting to network, hang out, and meet new people. Is Facebook already dead to them? Was it ever alive in the first place? The mobile industry has evolved Social networking as we know it today.
Is it true that if consumers had to choose then they would prefer to lose their wallet rather than their mobile phone? Making secure transactions a reality on mobile devices relies on a complex dance between chip makers, device manufacturers, software developers, content developers, carriers and the banking industry. How is technology and the industry moving forward to ensure consumers can rely on their mobile devices as their mobile pocketbook and how will these changes shape consumer behavior and content consumption.
11th–15th March 2011