Getting off(line): appcache, localStorage and more for faster apps that work offline

A session at Web Directions Code

One of the per­ceived bene­fits of “nat­ive” apps is that they can be installed on a device, then run when the user isn’t con­nec­ted. But web apps can do this too.
In this ses­sion, John All­sopp will show you how to use HTML5 fea­tures such as app cache and web­Stor­age to cre­ate apps that the user can install, and which will work even when the user is cruis­ing at 30,000 feet with no web connection.
These fea­tures also have the added bonus of help­ing to improve the per­form­ance of web sites and apps as well, and even work in all mod­ern browsers and devices, includ­ing IE8 up!

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John Allsopp

Author (Developing with Web Standards), developer (Style Master), Web Directions organizer, great grandfather of RWD http://johnfallsopp.com bio from Twitter

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Date Wed 23rd May 2012

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  • Developing with Web Standards
  • Microformats

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