User Experience and Cross Platform App Development

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

5:15pm to 5:30pm (CST)

Developing across different mobile platforms has long been a pain point for mobile developers, but what about designing for the same apps and services to run across multiple types of device form factors? New form factors don't just offer bigger screens or keyboards over mobile phones; users also interact differently with them.

The most prevalent example of this is with iPhone apps moving to the iPad: creating a app for the tablet isn't simply about adapting it to a bigger screen, but utilizing the differences in hardware to offer users a better experience. This scenario is just the tip of the iceberg, though: Android is making its way into all types of devices, like Google TV, which will allow developers to create apps for both phones and televisions. GPS maker TomTom has announced that its future devices will run a version of WebKit and support third-party apps. Nokia's Terminal Mode and Continental's AutolinQ projects look to extend the app experience into automobiles.

This panel seeks to build a high-level understanding of what successful cross-form-factor development entails, beyond simply adapting content for different display types. Attendees will learn best practices -- and educational failures! -- from leading designers and developers, and how they can incorporate emerging form factors into their apps and services to create an enhanced user experience.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speaker

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Carlo Longino

VP of Developer Program Services for WIP / Mobile maestro / foodie / beer nerd

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41 attendees

  • Joey deVilla
  • David Beach
  • Bucky Flowers
  • burin
  • Carlo Longino
  • Keith Chu
  • Chris Bosco
  • Chad Roberts
  • Chuy Hernández
  • Craig Howarth
  • Dan Berger
  • Peter van Aller
  • Brian Ng
  • Gabe Kangas
  • Garann Means
  • Devin Hunt
  • Helen Chi
  • mårten jönsson
  • Jack.
  • Jason Ugie
  • Jacob Lisby
  • James Pearce
  • Jason Grandelli
  • Jason Paul
  • Jon Lim
  • Wade Austin
  • Matt Saforrian
  • Matt Le Gresley
  • micah craig
  • Georgetta Nicol
  • Niki Brown
  • roycifer
  • scottackerson
  • Shane Guymon
  • Alex Watson
  • Zvi Band
  • Sylvain Martel
  • Steven Follis
  • TyKisha
  • William Lawrence
  • zhiyao

45 trackers

  • Alex Bilstein
  • patrickweir
  • Ben Guthrie
  • Ben Spaulding
  • Bev Godwin
  • Sean Patrick Henry
  • Brett Bukowski
  • Robin Stevens
  • Bryan Jones
  • Carson McDonald
  • changeorder
  • Charlie Park
  • Darren Delaye
  • Dawn Marie B
  • michael
  • Gordon Kennedy
  • Jason Rutherford
  • Jason Wehmhoener
  • Jay Patel
  • Jenn Gustetic
  • Joe Baz
  • John Foliot
  • Kevin Smith
  • Kyle Martin
  • Larry Archer
  • Laura Hayden
  • liangcw
  • Loulia Miller
  • mandy whaley
  • Maria Genitempo
  • Marty DeAngelo
  • Mike Stenhouse
  • Natalie Downe
  • Neo Zhang
  • Jason Lewis
  • Sabih Mir
  • scldn
  • Scott McCaughey
  • Shannon Darrough
  • Stephanie Fletcher
  • Steven Ray
  • Todd Budnikas
  • Tom Kiss
  • Ruthie BenDor
  • Ben Combee

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Time 5:15pm5:30pm CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011


Ballroom E, Austin Convention Center

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