- Mobile Web Rising: The popularity of smartphone devices and platforms like the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry has triggered an explosion of proprietary and mutually incompatible software platforms. Web applications, thanks to HTML5 and the WebKit engine, are slowly gaining traction as a true cross-platform environment, suitable to reduce development, deployment and quality management costs. The aim of this talk is to provide an overview of the current state of mobile web development, including an exhaustive survey of the most important standard technologies available today to create compelling, immersive user experiences on mobile devices. The talk is suited to desktop, web and mobile developers looking to expand the reach of their applications.
- Integrating iPhone Applications with Backend REST Services: In a world of interconnected services, any iPhone application must be able to access online services to provide a rich user experience, raising concerns of compatibility, security, and performance. This talk will provice an overview of the techniques required to connect a native iPhone application, developed using Apple’s iPhone SDK, to backend REST web services, highlighting different approaches and tradeoffs.
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