Open Source to the Rescue of Mobile App and Mobile Web Fragmentation

Moderated by: Tom Deryckere
Location: Ballroom A2
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Open Source software plays a leading role in software development on different platforms. Mobile is no exception, and we see several open source projects emerging. This happens on different layers such as the operating system, app and widget engines and standards, developers tools, software libraries, device detection software and transcoding engines. The importance of this initiatives must be emphasized and drive a whole movement of innovative mobile web applications.

This BoF session will specifically focus on (emerging) open source projects and solutions helping software developers to overcome the current device and platform fragmentation and to make rich mobile experiences across multiple devices. Device fragmentation and lack of well defined standards and developer practices hold back the entry long term projects on mobile and need the attention of the OS community.
Examples of relevant projects that can be further discussed are WURFL, BONDI, W3C widget standards, Siruna, PhoneGap, Open Source for mobile change and many more.

In a round table discussion several open source projects and experiences can be presented and discussed. If you like your project to be featured, contact the moderator of this BoF session.

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Tom Deryckere
07/23/2009 10:59am PDT
Tom Deryckere
07/21/2009 2:23am PDT

Thank you all for attending the BoF. We had a great audience and had the opportunity to discuss a lot of things.

I will provide a short summary soon!

As to reply on Idel Fuschini’s post. We didn’t talk a lot on device detection, but more on mobile application frameworks (like phonegap), browsers (skyfire and Obigo mobile web development

Idel Fuschini
07/17/2009 3:52pm PDT

I don’t know if my project, Apache Mobile Filter, could consider as a development tool.

The module detects the mobile device and passes the WURFL capabilities on to the other web application as environment variables. It can also be used to resize images on the fly to adapt to the screen size of the mobile device.

Jose Manuel Cantera Fonseca
07/13/2009 7:11pm PDT

MyMobileWeb should also be considered as a very relevant open source project for the mobile arena

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  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
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