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Break Out Of The Browser With HTML5

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Google Packaged Apps are a new take on an established concept. Build native applications using HTML5. This has been an embraced paradigm on mobile for some time now, but what about the desktop?

Version 2 of Packaged Apps brings access to native API’s like the File System, Serial Communication, Networking, Identity and much more. As long as Chrome is installed, your application will run. Package your app once and reach any platform where Chrome is installed.

It’s not a web app, it’s a packaged app. There are a few things that you need to know when building without a server. Certain patterns will serve you well and there are security implications to be aware of.

Be prepared for packaged apps with this session and learn how to start building them today.

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Burke Holland


Burke Holland is a web developer living in Nashville, TN. He enjoys working with and meeting developers who are building mobile apps with jQuery / HTML5 and loves to hack on social API’s. Burke works for Telerik as a Developer Evangelist focusing on Kendo UI. Burke is @burkeholland on Twitter.

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Burke Holland
05/30/2013 10:05am PDT

The slide app I went through has been uploaded to the fluent site and you can also grab it off GitHub if that’s how you roll.


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