Schedule: Mobile sessions

Open source is a key weapon in the battle of mobile platforms, spearheaded by Android and HTML5. Learn how to target all major mobile platforms with open source, why Android is so important, and the crucial role that web standards will play in mobile.

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Location: E145/E146
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Average rating: ****.
(4.34, 32 ratings)
Learn how to develop mobile apps for Android platform in this quick tutorial. Assuming you are familiar with Java or similar OOP, this hands-on example-driven tutorial will show you how Android uses Java and how you can quickly pick it up to start programming for mobile devices. Read more.
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Location: Portland 255
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Kevin Whinnery (Appcelerator)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 21 ratings)
HTML, CSS and JavaScript are quickly becoming the development languages of choice for creating native mobile applications. By using the open source Titanium platform, web developers can create apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry using a single code base. Read more.
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Location: E145/E146
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Brian LeRoux (Nitobi Inc.), Filip Maj (Nitobi)
Average rating: *....
(1.67, 6 ratings)
In this hands-on tutorial you'll discover how to use your HTML/JavaScript skills to build applications for mobile platforms including iPhone, Google Android, Blackberry, Symbian and Palm. Learn how to use PhoneGap, an open source mobile development framework, to create platform-neutral mobile applications with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Tags: android
Dan Morrill (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.44, 25 ratings)
Android is an open-source OS and software stack for mobile devices. Come join the Android Open-Source Lead for a discussion of the Android open source philosophy, and insight into how the project is run. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.54, 35 ratings)
Explore an alternative approach to native mobile app development that allows you to create smooth animation, operate in offline mode, and hook into advanced device features (accelerometer, camera, location, vibration, and sound) using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Tags: android, mobile
Justin Mattson (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.92, 13 ratings)
Come hear tips and war stories on making fast, responsive Android apps. No more ANRs! Eliminate event loop stalls! Fast start-ups! Optimized database queries with minimal I/O! Also, learn about the tools and techniques we use to find performance problems across the system and hear what's coming in the future. Read more.
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Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 10 ratings)
The iPhone platform is surprisingly powerful, capable of performing fairly advanced feats of computer-vision in (near to) real-time. The talk walks attendees through the procedure of cross-compiling the OpenCV computer vision library for the iPhone Simulator and device hardware, and building a simple application to perform face recognition using the iPhone's camera. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Aaron Williamson (Software Freedom Law Center)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
As Android is rolled out to more new phones, and as other open source mobile operating systems surface, mobile users are beginning to enjoy many of the same freedoms as desktop users. However, even the most open smartphones are locked down to one degree or another. This talk will explore the reasons -- legal, technical, regulatory, and economic -- that a truly open phone does not yet exist. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Jeff Dworkin (Dialogic Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
Open-source has made it possible for nearly anyone with a bit of development background to create a telecom application. This presentation will discuss the details of designing application interfaces that need to be used in a "listen only" mode and will include good prompt design, application flow and menu design for both DTMF and ASR implementation. Read more.
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Brian LeRoux (Nitobi Inc.), Filip Maj (Nitobi)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
Find out what the buzz is all about! Learn how to use PhoneGap to build platform-neutral mobile apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Now's your chance to find out if the PhoneGap open source framework is the right technology choice for your mobile development projects. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Arno Puder (http://www.heise.de/)
Average rating: ****.
(4.09, 11 ratings)
The presentation shows how Android applications can be cross-compiled to the iPhone. Only knowledge of Android's SDK is required. The cross-compiler will automatically generate an iPhone version. This approach promises the "Write-once, run anywhere" paradigm for smart phone platforms. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Paul Beusterien (Symbian Foundation)
Average rating: *....
(1.67, 6 ratings)
Mobile devices are at the nexus of innovation of the desktop, the web, and embedded systems. Mobile developers need usable, functional tools to create compelling apps for mobile. We'll explore how open source contributes to the value and capability of tools for mobile developers and how the transformational challenges have been overcome. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Tags: android, mobile
Jesse Vincent (Best Practical)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
K-9 Mail is an open source email client for Android. It began life as a single feature fork of Android 1.0's core email client. Since fall of 2008, K-9 has seen several dozen contributors and a few thousand commits. Picking up Android from scratch can be somewhat daunting. This talk will give you a leg up as you start into your first Android application. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Tags: mobile, linux, meego
Michael Meeks (Novell, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 11 ratings)
The MeeGo platform is an exciting new project, unifying the best of the Moblin and Maemo projects. Come and see how it all stacks up from Netbook to hand-set, and get excited about the wealth of usability and possibility. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Kevin Falcone (Best Practical Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
So you have a web service and it has an API and you've already written an iPhone app and an Android app, but you realize that some users are still using those phones from Canada with push email. Follow along as a Perl developer shows you how to learn enough of the Blackberry platform to start offering an on-device experience to your BlackBerry users. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 12 ratings)
At OSCON 2008, NPR launched our first API. Two years later, the API has grown tremendously and has become the centerpiece of NPR's digital strategy. Come hear how and why NPR has invested so much into API's, how people are using them, how they have dramatically improved our mobile offerings, and about our vision for open source. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Paul Scott (DSTV Online)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
With the proliferation of social networks and social networking we have fundamentally changed the ways that we do business, interact with people and make new friends. Those living in more disparate and rural communities do not always have access to this phenomenon until now, where we are able to deploy low bandwidth social networks via mobile and web. Read more.
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Location: D139/140
Andy McKay (Mozilla)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
RapidSMS is an open source project for messaging, data collection and co-ordination over SMS. It's used throughout the world for a variety of projects, from fighting child malnutrition and malaria to monitoring elections. This talk introduces RapidSMS and covers some of the sample applications built with it. Read more.
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