Mobile Web High Performance

Web Performance Ballroom AB
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Mobile web is coming in 2010 with a strong wave; mobile devices are more powerful every year; mobile browsers are evolving even faster than desktop web browser.

How is performance impacting on mobile web?

We’ll get deep in the well-known techniques for website’s performance (from Steve Souders and others) and how real mobile devices reacts to each one. Are mobile browsers compatible with CSS Sprites or with Lazy Load Script? What about inline images and canvas? What are the big differences between desktop and mobile web performance?

This session includes a brief overview about mobile web browsers today, what we should expect in this year and some numbers about mobile browser usage in the market.

Also, what new perspectives mobile web adds that we need to understand for getting real high performance on mobile web.

The session will mention performance tips about:

  • WiFi vs 3G HTTP requests
  • CSS and Mobile CSS Extensions
  • JavaScript & Mobile AJAX
  • HTML 5 for Mobile and Geolocalization
  • Widgets and offline applications
  • Server-side detection and content delivery

We will get into real examples and their differents behaviours in each mobile browser, including iPhone, Android, Symbian, Palm Pre, BlackBerry and other mid-end devices.

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Max Firtman

ITMaster Professional Training

Maximiliano Firtman is a developer focused in mobile and RIA development. He is a professor in mobile & web technologies, and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He is the author of the upcoming book “Programming the Mobile Web” from O’Reilly Media.

Talking about mobile technologies, he is a Forum Nokia Champion since 2006, a recognition program from Nokia for top mobile developers worldwide and he has developed many public global mobile projects as and Widgen.

He was conferencist in many events in Spanish and English (last one in Inside Mobile 2009 in San Jose, CA) and he published dozens of articles in magazines (.CODE, Users) and online (Forum Nokia, MagazineXpert).

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Fabian Sauter
08/26/2010 12:09am PDT

I want to confirm what Matthew stated. I won’t cite everything but just give you the link: Given the high numbers (didn’t expect that much) I think mobile sites will become business critical for web shops, because lots of people will get used to buy stuff online with their mobile phones.

Fabian from Werbeagentur Bodensee

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Matthew Sacks
06/23/2010 9:39am PDT

The sample space of Mobile devices in comparison to laptops and desktops as Internet connected nodes is soon to far outpace them. The amount of time the average person has their phone on them versus their laptop is far greater. Thus, the percentage of folks using their mobile browsers will increase exponentially in coming years. Knowing how to develop Web applications that interface with those client devices becomes even more critical. Having a mobile site is soon to become a requirement, rather than a feature.

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Marcel Duran
06/22/2010 5:23am PDT

Great stuff, very informative, hope to read his book soon.

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Alla Gringaus
06/22/2010 5:17am PDT

Great, fun, amazingly informative talk – thank you very much!

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Mark J. Levitt
05/23/2010 11:58am PDT

This talk sounds great. I’m just getting up to speed on issues with Javascript speed on the iPad. Important to remember that not all browsers, interpreters, etc are created equal.

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Steve Souders
05/16/2010 3:26pm PDT

Mobile is huge. Did anyone catch Mary Meeker’s stat from her Web 2.0 Summit 2009 talk? Rakuten in Japan is analogous to Amazon in the US. Last year Rakuten had 18% of their ecommerce revenue from mobile. Amazon had 1%. Mary predicts that 1% will grow to 15% in the next two years. (This comment is around the 13:20 mark in the YouTube video of her talk .) I believe web sites that offer a fast mobile experience are going to be the leaders reaching this 15% mark. How’s your web site perform on mobile? Come here to figure out how to speed it up.

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