Schedule: Mobile sessions

Ahead-of-the-curve open telephony and mobile technologies, people, projects, and activities pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Pedro Cabrera (Freelance trouble-maker)
Average rating: *....
(1.86, 7 ratings)
In this tutorial, learn about the use of open source tools to help develop native applications for the iPhone platform on Windows and Linux, and learn about the source code of a basic iPhone application in Objective-C. Explore open source libraries that help accelerate the creation of native iPhone games and apps without having to use the iPhone SDK directly. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Brian LeRoux (Nitobi Inc.), Rob Ellis (Nitobi Inc.), Brock Whitten (Nitobi Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Created at iPhoneDevCamp 2008, PhoneGap is an open source initiative for bringing native device capabilities to mobile browsers. Use PhoneGap to author apps in HTML and JavaScript and still take advantage of native mobile device capabilities like geo location, camera, vibration and sound. Learn to build apps for iPhone, Android, Nokia S60 and Blackberry and how to contribute back to the project. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B2
Lars Kurth (Citrix Systems Ltd), Regan Coleman (Xenient)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
The Symbian tutorial is the ideal place to gain insight and hands-on experience with the Symbian Mobile Platform using Runtime tools including Web, Adobe Flash Lite, and Python, as well as an introduction to native C++ development. The first 60 attendees will receive their very own unlocked Nokia 5800 device. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Erin Dees (Tektronix)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
The iPhone and the Cucumber test framework have something in common, besides the adoration of geeks. They're both designed to get out of your way, so you can think about the task at hand. So it's only natural that we'd want to use our favorite framework to drive apps on our favorite phone. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Zaheda Bhorat (Amazon Web Services), Paul Rademacher (Tasty Labs), Adam Lerer (Google, Inc. ), Gregory Norris
Isn't all open source software for social good anyway? Open Source, Open Standards and Open Data all play a key part in areas that impact us all. Climate Change, Healthcare and Poverty Eradication are some key social issues which benefit from the work of the open community through cloud computing, mobile technologies and Linux. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Satya Komatineni (Active Intellect, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 7 ratings)
Handheld is the new personal computer. The open sourced handheld plaftform, Android SDK, presents a great opportunity for programmers all around the world to make an impact on education and entertainement. This session will take you through the Animation and OpenGl capabilities of the Android SDK to get you started on a path of innovation. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Dave Neary (Red Hat), Paul Cooper (Intel)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
GNOME Mobile is a collection of community projects which are at the heart of an increasing number of mobile Linux platforms. We will present the genesis of the initiative, the state of the art, and our plans for the project, as we become increasingly relevant to free software mobile developers. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Clint Talbert (Mozilla), Joel Maher (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The Mozilla project has six test frameworks with over 100,000 combined tests. For the Fennec mobile Firefox project, we coerced those frameworks to run on Maemo, Windows Mobile, and Symbian platforms. We will cover the challenges we faced and the lessons we learned. Come find out how we did it and how to apply these ideas to your next mobile project. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
The good news is that you can do what the title says, and pretty easily too. The even better news is that the platform and market are radically open. There are some warts and some bad news too; this talk is a personal narrative covering the lessons, pleasing and painful, learned in the course of my first hands-on Android project. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J3
Patrick Collison (Stripe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Released in early 2008 under the GPL, and downloaded over 100,000 times, the offline Wikipedia reader for the iPhone was one of the most popular pre-SDK apps. Now available in 17 languages for the iPhone/OLPC, it's the main means of browsing Wikipedia for those without internet access. This talk explains the techniques and challenges involved in efficiently storing Wikipedia on a mobile device. Read more.
Location: Exhibit Hall 3
Chris DiBona (Google, Inc.), Leslie Hawthorn (Red Hat)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
In this talk, Chris DiBona will bring the audience up to date on recent Google activities in open source. We will specifically cover advances in Android’s open source deployment infrastructure, including the Gerrit and Repo tools, and the directions those tools are taking. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Ricardo Signes (
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)
Email: you see it every day. It's on your desktop. It's in your servers. Through the magic of modern technology, it flows invisibly through the air and into your PDA! Your cellular phone conducts silent and arcane conversations with distant servers, speaking the ancient language of SMTP and the unknowable dialects of IMAP. Surely all this technology means progress of mankind... or does it? Read more.
Location: Ballroom A7
Seth Herr (UNICEF), Merrick Schaefer (UNICEF)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The Bee is an emergency communications system utilizing innovative open-source hardware and software. The Bee can be deployed anywhere in the world, can navigate power and connectivity challenges, and can be checked as baggage on commercial airlines. It's rugged, customizable, and designed to contribute to the community long after the crisis has passed. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J3
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
How JSON overcame intolerance, inurement, and death threats to become the preferred data interchange format. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J1/J4
Paul Scott (DSTV Online)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
XMPP is a cheap, low bandwidth alternative to the web in bandwidth poor countries. This talk will show how we have used XMPP networks to address social problems like gansterism, drug abuse and HIV AIDS. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A2
Adam Martin (NPR)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
It has been a year since NPR's public API launched (announced at OSCON 2008). This session will explore how the marketplace has changed for media organizations over the last year, how API's have played a role in that change, and what the future looks like for NPR, its API, and other media organizations. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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