Sessions at Dutch Mobile Conference on Saturday 9th June

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  • Apponomics

    by pratik patel

    You've got a great idea for a mobile app. You have a team together. You're building the killer app. Do you know enough about the various app stores to know what to do next? How about pricing strategies for iOS and Android? Have you thought about the Nook Color and Amazon Fire? In this session, I'll bring my experience as CTO of TripLingo, an Atlanta company developing foreign language learning apps. TripLingo has been featured on the iOS store a dozen times, as well as the Android market and Nook store.

    At 10:45am to 11:35am, Saturday 9th June

  • Mobile Development with jQuery Mobile

    by Joris Graaumans

    Phonegap is a framework to create web-based native apps on multiple mobile platforms. Phonegap can be used together with common web developer tools like HTML, CSS and JavaScript frameworks like jQuery or jQuery mobile. In this tutorial, developers create their own mobile app with Phonegap and jQuery mobile. The tutorial has the following parts. First, the background of the Phonegap framework is discussed, in particular the advantages and disadvantages of app development with Phonegap. Second, a short introduction in jQuery mobile is given. What is the purpose of jQuery mobile and how to create a basic jQuery mobile app. Finally, participants will combine Phonegap en jQuery Mobile to create a complete mobile app, including a server-based component in PHP.Required skills for participants: JavaScript, HTML/CSS, JSONRecommended skills: jQuery, PHP.

    At 10:45am to 11:35am, Saturday 9th June

  • PhantomJS, Headless WebKit for Page Automation

    by Ariya Hidayat

    Developing complex web applications without systematic strategies for its quality assurance will lead to maintenance nightmares. In this talk, the use of PhantomJS, an implementation of headless WebKit, for a wide range of web page automation will be highlighted. Because PhantomJS uses the ubiquitous WebKit engine, the fidelity of its web technologies implementation is close to a true web browser and at the same time the scriptable feature makes it extremely flexible. PhantomJS is suitable for fast smoke testing as part of the precommit process, as well as the basis for more comprehensive preflight checks in the continuous integration system. Combined with other tools such as static code analyzer, JavaScript execution logger, profiler, code coverage/instrumentation utility, PhantomJS complements the quality assurance process with a wide spectrum of testing possibilities.

    At 11:45am to 12:35pm, Saturday 9th June

  • User-Centered Design for Mobile – Guerrilla Style!

    by Wouter Sluis-Thiescheffer and Brian Pagán

    A user-centric focus is important for developing any product or service, but especially for mobile websites or applications. This is because the varying screen real estate and inefficient user input allow only a limited set of features. People tend to use these mobile devices virtually everywhere (e.g. sitting in a bar, walking on the street, at home with Wi-Fi connection). In the face of this fragmentation in devices and the contexts in which they are used it makes sense to be user-centric.

    Unfortunately, well-established user-centered methods often go forgotten when developing for mobile due to tight budgets and fast development cycles.

    Luckily, many light-weight UCD techniques exist that are both easy to adapt to your development process and quick to deliver insights into your users' needs. Our presentation will introduce a number of these techniques. For example:

    Quick & dirty prototyping: prototyping allows you to get early feedback from the users and other stakeholders. Paper prototyping for example works great as a start!
    Informal user testing: “Test early and often” to get the most out of the gathered insights. Testing with friends, family, or colleagues is allowed!

    Arm yourself with some light-weight UCD techniques and achieve a great user experience for your mobile product, without breaking the bank or deadline. Join ¡La Revolución!

    At 11:45am to 12:35pm, Saturday 9th June

  • Building mobile SharePoint Web Apps with Sencha Touch

    by Luc Stakenborg

    SharePoint is ever more pervasive in the enterprise. However, mobile support built into SharePoint is rather limited. This talk will show you how to bypass these limitations and create custom mobile web apps running of a SharePoint server using Sencha Touch .
    More info can be found on my blog: http://allthatjs.com/2012/01/12/...

    At 1:30pm to 2:20pm, Saturday 9th June

  • Turbocharge Your App with HTML5

    by Jim Hoskins

    HTML5 defines several new technologies to both communicate with thehost device as well as allow for web applications to run when there isno Internet connection.These technologies include Local Storage, Web SQL, Application Cache,Session history and navigation, geolocation and canvas. They allow us to build web applications that aren't dependent ona server after being loaded initially. This not only makes offline appspossible, but can make online apps faster.Mobile devices often rely on an Internet connection that can be lowbandwidth, high latency, and unreliable. The typical enhancements ofincreasing performance by using gzip, minimizing requests, and minifyingdocuments can only go so far. By using client side technologies toimprove the responsiveness of our web sites by hiding the effect of slownetwork requests or a network connection that is temporarilyunavailable.This talk explores these new technologies and the strategies that can beused in conjunction with them to create more responsive applications. Wewill be looking at local caching, local data storage and syncing, andoptimistic asynchronous UI updates. We will see what the benefits andpitfalls are with several of these strategies. We will look at some realworld applications that have successfully leveraged HTML5.

    At 1:30pm to 2:20pm, Saturday 9th June

  • Future Friendly is being Device Agnostic

    by Joe McCann

    The mobile landscape is changing dramatically and at a breakneck pace. At first, we thought we needed to simply target smartphones. Then came along tablets. Now, the line between smartphones and tablets are blurring and this is not taking into consideration, televisions, in-store kiosks and even internet-connected appliances!In my presentation I will demonstrate why being future friendly is not simply a UI design principle (think responsive design), but it truly means being device agnostic. As more and more devices enter the mobile/casual computing landscape, one must create their products/services to be flexible enough to be consumed or used on any screen on any type of device - this is truly future-friendly.

    What you will take away from this is:
    --Why a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is key to success.--Why decoupling your data layer from your presentation layer is critical to be future-friendly.
    --Why only targeting mobile browsers is not enough for a cohesive mobile strategy.
    --What technologies will enable you to be device-agnostic.

    Joe McCann is the Mobile Architect at Bazaarvoice, a SaaS company enabling lasting conversations between brands and consumers through various channels. Joe is currently leading the device-agnostic effort at a company that operates at web scale - more than 5 billion unique requests served monthly.

    At 2:30pm to 3:20pm, Saturday 9th June

  • RESS - Responsive Design + Serverside Components

    by Anders M. Andersen

    An approach to combine responsive web design with server side components to make advanced responsive web solutions that work for all kinds of devices. This talk focuses on the most difficult aspect of responsive web design: mobile.

    At 2:30pm to 3:20pm, Saturday 9th June