Workshop Papers on Offline Web Applications

28 10 2011

As announced a few weeks ago, next week a W3C workshop dedicated to offline Web applications will take place in Santa Clara, California.

I submitted two position papers based on the input and feedback I’ve gathered through the MobiWebApp project: one on HTTP optimizations for HTML5’s ApplicationCache, and the other on making Web applications first class citizens.

These are only two of the 28 papers that were submitted to the workshop, and which are bound to make a basis for a great discussion next Saturday.

Mobile Web Applications Interoperability Event

18 10 2011

Are you concerned about mobile fragmentation? Do you need to test a Web application on a mobile device? If so, we would like to invite you to the Mobile Web Applications Interoperability event on 6-7 December 2011, in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

This event, co-organized by W3C through MobiWebApp and MOSQUITO project partners, and hosted by ETSI, will be the occasion:

  • to practice and develop test cases for the W3C testing framework. Web specifications under consideration are those directly relevant for the development of mobile Web applications (candidates include the audio/video elements in HTML5, HTML5 Application Cache, the Contacts API, Device Orientation Event specification, Web Storage, Web Workers).
  • to test Web applications on a wide variety of devices through various network configurations

Participation is free and open to everyone. Please register on ETSI’s Web site by mid-November.

Check the Call for Participation for details.

MobiWebApp Camp @ WWW2011

16 03 2011

This year, the WWW2011 conference will be held in Hyderabad, India. The W3C organizes two camps sessions for its W3C Track, to discuss the regional and global impact of this expanding Open Web Platform for application development.WWW2011 Logo

  • Accessible an Multilingual Web camp,
    Wednesday 30 March
  • Mobile Web Applications camp,
    Thursday 31 March

In addition, Tim Berners-Lee’s, W3C Director and inventor of the Web, will deliver a keynote titled: Designing the Web for an Open Society.

The W3C track is organized with the support of the W3C India Office and the MobiWebApp EU project.

For more information, read the press release.

Smarter Mobile Web Apps with Best Practices Standard

14 12 2010

MWA BP cards

We’re proud to announce that the Mobile Web Application Best Practices specification has been published today as a W3C Recommendation. In other words, the Best Practices are a Web Standard!

The guidelines, developed by key mobile Web stakeholders, offer practical advice for the easy development and deployment of mobile Web applications that work across many platforms. They also indicate how to design Web applications that are efficient, well-suited to different contexts, and which boost the overall mobile user experience.

We had already mentioned the Mobile Web Application Best Practices cards in a previous post. The cards summarize the statements explained in the new standard. Please note that the cards got translated and are now available in English, French, Korean, SpanishSwedish and Hebrew.

Tim Berners-Lee at Over the Air 2010: what open data means for mobile developers

8 09 2010

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, W3C director and inventor of the Web, will be delivering a keynote talk on Saturday 11 September at the Over the Air mobile developper event.

Tim has been a vociferous proponent of open data, especially in government, and will be talking about what open data means for mobile developers. Tim will also mention the importance of Web apps and not phone apps, arguing that if it doesn’t have a URL, then it isn’t on the Web and doesn’t get serendipitous reuse.

Over the Air 2010 is the third edition of a free developer event where developers, designers, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and academics can come together to celebrate, discuss, learn, and geek out for 24 hours.