If Mobiles Don't Come to the Web, the Web Must Come to Mobiles

A session at Over the Air 2012

Friday 1st June, 2012

2:30pm to 3:30pm (GMT)

There is a lot of work in the making about keeping the mobile web open and luring users away from the siren song of closed environments. A lot of the problems the web has on mobile devices is that the hardware is not available to us using web technologies. This is changing. Google, Microsoft and Mozilla are all working on making it possible to write apps and web sites in the same open technologies and with the web APIs and boot to gecko we have access to the things that make phones fun without having to resort to writing native code. In this talk Chris Heilmann will show what is already possible and where you can help to keep the mobile web open and allow for innovation.

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Christian Heilmann

Londoner, German, European. Developer Evangelist - all things open web, writing and helping. Works at Microsoft on Edge, opinions totally my own. #nofilter bio from Twitter

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Time 2:30pm3:30pm GMT

Date Fri 1st June 2012


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  • The Art & Science of JavaScript
  • Web Development Solutions
  • Web Accessibility

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