The Open Web Device is the mobile web platform Mozilla & Telefónica are codeveloping in partnership with Qualcomm and several OEMs. Context, current development status and future plans will be presented, as well as a live demonstration of the actual device.
The participants of this workshop will learn to develop applications for mobile devices using the latest web technology. First we will tackle the differences between using the web on mobile devices versus desktop browsers, the specific limitations of these devices as well as their growing specific advantages.
Then, you will learn how to get around these limitations to create a good user experience on mobile devices. We will learn some best practices for how to use HTML5, CSS3 and the new APIs available on modern mobile platforms. We will also review the tools you have at hand to develop applications that run on the largest possible number of devices.
27th April 2012