With new interfaces coming up (think of Google Glasses) service providers are facing the challenge to adapt their mobile offering to the new "screen" Augmented Reality.
Web technologies are the right solution to tackle that problem.
Demos and samples built using Wikitude’s ARchitect toolkit will highlight the current possibilities of modern Augmented Reality engines.
by Andrew Betts
In the last couple of years a deluge of new web technologies have appeared, allowing for the creation of ever richer and more immersive web applications. The FT is one of the pioneers in the use of newly minted HTML5 technologies to build web apps that are virtually indistinguishable from native apps. But using these technologies is far from easy. I'll cover some of the compelling reasons for choosing HTML5 and investing in the web platform.
In the second part of the talk, I'll focus on one of the most complex and difficult aspects of modern web development, and walk through the techniques to consider when building a web application that can load and function with no network connectivity. The examples will feature real-life code from our FT and the Economist applications, so you know that the techniques here are applicable to large, complex problems.
Games are awesome. And nowadays, when tablets, smartphones and browser games are applying massive pressure on home gaming systems, they are even more awesome - it's a huge chance for HTML5 to lead in this movement - it's our generation's Apple II.
The products and services that people love the most have furthered technology more than anything else. So how do these come about?
Putting people first can guide us - from uncovering an opportunity for a product or service, to guiding its design and development, to getting it to market and keeping it evolving and strong.
By maintaining a human focus, we can work together to build the future that we really want.
by xnoɹǝʃ uɐıɹq
From ambitious beginnings over four years ago to dominate technology for building apps with web technology, the PhoneGap story is a fascinating one.
In this session, one of the original PhoneGap developers will take you on the journey of these past years. Learn about how the PhoneGap team exists to help see the web as the winning platform, why there even is a Phonegap, and how its creators hope it will someday die.
Midway through a project, a client of ours recently said "One thing I'm learning is that it's ok to give up on the desktop experience once it stops making sense". This wasn't an isolated incident. In fact, i'm beginning to think desktop web sites stopped making sense quite a while ago. We've just had nothing viable to replace them with. Mobile apps have given us a glimpse, but I think they're merely a glimpse into something bigger.
Mobile isn't merely a new stage in the evolution of the web, it's not even merely a new context, it's the very early stages of an entirely new system. A system that has already started to shape our environment, affect the way we live, how we choose to connect with others, and how we're able to spend our time. A system that is also slowly unravelling our assumptions and causing us to question the very reason we build web sites, why people visit them, and where the true value of the web actually lies.
by Andy Tjin
Andy will discuss the real life challenges, trade-offs and victories in creating a large scale state-of-the-art mapping service for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Firefox OS devices.
The session will be capped off with technical tidbits on tackling some of the areas, e.g. real time audio instructions, offline map data and support for varied resolutions and pixel densities.
The cost of chips is plummeting, and ubiquitous connectivity is all but a reality. The question is not whether increasing chunks of everyday life will be integrated into the network, but how.
This talk is going to look at how the principles of the Web translate to connected things, and why it’s crucial to develop for an Open Internet of Things.
24th January 2013