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The range of devices accessing the web is increasing. We are faced with a choice in how we deal with this diversity. We can either fracture the web by designing a multitude of device-specific silos, or we can embrace the flexibility of the web and create experiences that can adapt to any device or browser.
Presented by Jeremy Keith at the September 2011 Breaking Development Conference held in Nashville, TN.
Billions of connected devices with fast and modern web browsers and possibilities are appearing on the market. And users wants fast, reliable and easy to use mobile apps. In this session, we are going to talk about mobile browsers, where we are and where are we going to in the next year. Browser types, the power (and challenges) of WebKit on mobile browsers, the rebirth of Internet Explorer on the mobile space and the appearance of HTML5. We will see what we can really use today, what are the problems, compatibility and we’ll discuss what are we covering when talking about HTML5.
We’ll see what are the new things that we need to understand behind the HTML5-umbrella, including Data-URI, viewport definition, pixel ratio and new APIs that we can use today on the mobile web, including accelerometer, geolocation, device network, native apps communication, debugging tools and what to expect in the near future on device APIs, including current discussed standards and hybrid-based solutions, such as PhoneGap or WAC widgets.
Presented by Maximiliano Firtman at the Breaking Development Conference held in September 2011 in Nashville, TN.
Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information
Many types of mobile devices are currently being employed by members of our community. In addition to communicating with others, individuals are seeking information via these devices. What roles can libraries play, and perhaps more importantly what roles should they play in delivering content that is configured for mobile devices, in developing services aimed at mobile device users, and in configuring physical spaces to respond to mobile device users’ needs? The presentation will feature examples of current library practice as well as describe the use of mobile devices more broadly in teaching and learning. Factors to consider in developing a plan that addresses mobile devices will be described.