Empowering the "mobile web"

Chris Mills


"Mobile web" applications are often criticised for having inferior performance and a limited featureset, compared to "native" apps. To redress the balance, browser vendors are working on a number of technologies to grant them superpowers. In this talk, we will discuss the inherent historic problems with mobile apps, and what technologies are stepping up to fill the holes. This includes device APIs such as Web Activities, Notification, Network Information and Vibration, offline apps, installable apps, and performance enhancers such as asm.js and Emscripten.

Language: English

Level: low

Url slides: http://www.slideshare.net/Codemotion/empowering-the-mobile-web-mills

Chris Mills

Senior tech writer - Mozilla

Chris Mills is a Senior Tech Writer at Mozilla, where he writes docs and demos about open web apps, Firefox OS and related subjects. He loves tinkering around with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other web technologies, and gives occasional tech talks at conferences and universities. Chris used to work for Opera and W3C and currently enjoys playing heavy metal drums and drinking good beer. He lives near Manchester, UK, with his good lady and three beautiful children.