Breaking HTML5 limits on mobile JavaScript

JavaScript in the Browser Mobile Platforms, Continental 5
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This session will give detail information to JavaScript developers about the mobile browser ecosystem in 2012 and how to create successful mobile applications for the browser and for hybrid apps, such as PhoneGap apps for store distribution.

We will cover

  • Mobile browsers ecosystem today
  • Browser vs. hybrid engines
  • Well-known HTML5 APIs and how they work on mobile
  • Pushing the limits on mobile: accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope access; performance timing, full-screen APIs, notification API, camera access and more.
  • Limits on
  • Dealing with proxy based browsers such as Amazon’s Silk browser on Kindle Fire.
  • Migrating from desktop: background code, file apis, performance
  • How to debug JavaScript on mobile browsers?
  • What about JavaScript and power consumption?
  • What is the compatibility on HTML5 APIs today in mobile browsers?
  • What to expect in the near future?
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Max Firtman

ITMaster Professional Training

Firtman is a mobile+web developer, trainer, author and speaker. He is Adobe Community Professional and author of many books, including “Programming the Mobile Web” and “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running” published by O’Reilly Media. He is working as co-author on the upcoming book “Mobile HTML5”. He has a blog about mobile web development on and he maintains the site He has created the free tool iWebInspector to debug mobile web applications on iOS.

He was a speaker at many international events, such as Velocity, OSCON, Breaking Development, GOTO Europe, InsideMobile, Google DevFest, Nokia Developer Days, Adobe en Vivo, Nokia Talk and Campus Party Europe. He has received different recognitions, such as Forum Nokia Champion yearly since 2006, as one of the top mobile developers worldwide; Adobe Community Champion in 2011, and a recognition from Google at DevFest for being one of the most innovative developers.

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Charles Engelke
05/29/2012 7:02am PDT

Really strong talk about mobile HTML5. I would have preferred more of the HTML5 base content to be assumed, and the talk to focus more on the issues specific only to mobile, though.


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