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London Web Standards HTML5 schedule

Monday 21st July 2014

  • People don't give a f**k of JavaScript

    by Aurelio De Rosa

    People don't give a f**k of JavaScript. You shouldn't either. We are here to do stuffs, whether you call them websites, web applications, web services or hybrid apps. People want to perform tasks, not listen you talking about your favourite programming language. So, use the one you feel more comfortable with and just release the next big thing. But, if your favourite language is JavaScript, let's write better code. What does better means? Better for developers, better for devices, better for users.

    In this talk, I'll describe some of the latest HTML5 APIs, many of which still experimental, that can help you develop great code. In a bunch of minutes, you'll see how to use:

    • The High Resolution Time and the User Timing APIs to help yourself testing your code performances
    • The Page Visibility and the Battery APIs to take care of devices' resources
    • The Vibration and the GetUserMedia APIs to create better User Experiences

    At 7:00pm to 7:45pm, Monday 21st July

    In ASOS.com

    Coverage slide deck

  • HTML5 App - Combine the best of both worlds - and make the world a better place

    by Artur Ortega

    The world around us is full of colours and shades. Imagine to describe your current colour perception in just 12secs to a blind person!

    As a web developer you probably want to automate such a complicated and demanding task in just a few lines of code and run it in a device you always have on you anyway, like your mobile phone, just in case a blind chap shows up, e.g. at #WebStandards.

    The ingredients of our magic eye are quickly found:

    mobile phone: Access to a built-in voice to read all the colours and shades you are pointing at.
    HTML5: JavaScript which access a <canvas of the scenery and some html text to describe them every 12 seconds.
    App context: access to the camera to fill up the canvas with the outer world impression, we couldn't do with just html5 on our mobile phone.
    Let's go on the ride with these ingredients and make the impossible happen in 25min: Make the world a little bit more accessible with our new magic html5 eye app.

    I'll finish with some new ideas for the audience to follow this simple example which they can create a hacking weekend and feel proud on the work they achieved.

    At 8:00pm to 8:45pm, Monday 21st July

    In ASOS.com