Schedule: Mobile Development sessions

The Mobile Development track will put you in touch with the technologies proving to be the most efficient and flexible for creating cutting-edge, location-aware mobile apps. You’ll also learn about new developments in HTML5, JQueryMobile, and other languages and tools—and get road-tested tips from expert developers.

Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Tyler Bell (Factual)
Interactions between people and their environs are increasingly recorded electronically. Mobile payments will contribute significantly to this trend, placing for the first time a commercial purchase history quite literally in one's hand. I discuss here how the data artifacts of a purchase – checkin, geolocation, and brand engagement – will be consumed by the next generation of geo applications. Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Ian White (Urban Mapping, Inc)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
The confluence of social media; mobile computing; the democratization of data and technology; and government transparency leaves us in the midst of an information tsunami of sorts. Access to new streams of geographic data begs a number of important questions for government and business: how will we harness this data, organize it, and what is truly public versus private? Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 9
Nick Farina (Meridian)
"But I thought indoor GPS doesn't exist." If you work in location, you've probably heard that sentiment daily. This session will discuss the technical, design, and infrastructure challenges of indoor navigation, and how developers can overcome them. Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Gabe Smedresman (Meet Gatsby)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
As we share more real-time data through our phones, mobile services gain access to new situational awareness that lets them enrich the real world by unlocking unexpected opportunities. For this new class of services offering value within fluid locational contexts, we’ll see more emphasis on delivery through push notifications -- a channel with tricky strategies for success. Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 9
Zain Memon (Trulia), Javier de la Torre (Vizzuality), Sam Lanier (FireWhat Inc.), Ryan Avila (FireWhat, Inc.), Nicholas Clayton-Syrrist (FireWhat Inc.), Jonathan LeBlanc (PayPal / Braintree)
Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Javier de la Torre (Vizzuality)
CartoDB makes beautiful, fast online maps powered by PostGIS and Mapnik, with easy import tools and a user friendly interface. In this workshop you’ll produce insightful, thought provoking maps of police activity, and along the way will learn how to use data from open data repositories, perform powerful spatial analyses, and share a stunning map online. Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 9
Michael Bauer (Brilliant Arc), Paul Rademacher (Tasty Labs), Jon Tirmandi (Normative Inc + Normative Labs Inc.), Jaak Laineste (Nutiteq), Perry Evans (Closely, Inc.), David Blackman (Foursquare)
These back-to-back 5-minute launch sessions showcase companies and products debuting at Where. Come hear what’s new! Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Maria Zhang (Propeld, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Developers must make smart use of location to deliver an individually targeted mobile experience to satisfy an increasingly savvy mobile customers. Is your architecture up to the task of a real-time, adaptive, geo-enabled service in the cloud? How do you select the right tools for a new geo stack, or the right plug-ins for your existing stack? Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Moderated by:
Deborah Estrin (Cornell NYC Tech)
Halle Tecco (Rock Health), Kendra Markle (Stanford Prevention Research Center), Bill Davenhall (Esri), Christine Lemke (AchieveMint)
Health is personally, societally, economically, and globally critical. Health does not happen in a doctors office and so health IT can not just be about medical records. Health happens where and how we spend our time and mobile and location based technologies can be our most powerful vector for measuring, managing, and mobilizing health.  Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Moderated by:
Robert Greenberg (G&H International Services, Inc)
Chris McIntosh (Commonwealth of Virginia), Charles Werner (Charlottesville Fire Department), Sean McSpaden (State of Oregon), Scott Gregory (State of California)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Three states and one city will discuss their efforts to create a new information eco-system for government to improve decision making and citizen engagement. Using web services and geospatial technology they are create dynamic new capabilites to, access, share and make sense of the torrent of data available in a more timely and cost effective fashion for emergency respnse and whole of government. Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
Arne Ekstrom (University of California, Davis)
The advent of computer-based navigation systems and navigation aids, like GPS and google-maps, has revolutionized human spatial navigation. No longer do we require conventional fold-up maps, with their difficult to use look-up systems, and for many of us, “getting lost” is now a thing of the past. Read more.
Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
Bo Fishback (Zaarly), Eric Koester (Zaarly)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
App or mobile site? iPhone or Android? Native or HTML5? Try all of the above. Zaarly’s Bo Fishback and Ian Hunter will discuss the technical, business and marketing considerations and lessons from their native and HTML5 journey – one that began with an iPhone app, evolved into a minimally viable mobile site, and ended with fully-functioning iPhone and Android apps AND a robust mobile site. Read more.
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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