FINHTML5 schedule

Thursday 24th January 2013

  • Adding Augmented Reality to the HTML5 mix. Create AR content with JavaScript and HTML5

    by Philipp Nagele

    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.

    We are going to dive into creating Augmented Reality content using standard web technologies and tools - namely HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.

    Demos and samples built using Wikitude’s ARchitect toolkit will highlight the current possibilities of modern Augmented Reality engines.

    On Thursday 24th January

  • Full stack JavaScript - the folly of choice

    by Oleg Podsechin

    On Thursday 24th January

  • Offline rules: Bleeding edge web standards at the Financial Times

    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.

    On Thursday 24th January

  • Once upon a time, in a browser not so far away...

    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.

    On Thursday 24th January

  • People are the heart of the system: how a human focus can help us use technology to invent a better future

    by Louisa Heinrich

    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.

    On Thursday 24th January

  • PhoneGap vs Everybody: Hybrid dev for building native apps w/ HTML, CSS, and JS

    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.

    On Thursday 24th January

  • Reset the web

    by Bryan Rieger and Stephanie Rieger

    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.

    On Thursday 24th January

  • Taking HERE Maps to one-size-fits-all

    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.

    On Thursday 24th January

  • The Internet in Things - Taking the Web to the Everyday

    by Martin Spindler

    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.

    On Thursday 24th January