August 2012 edition of “Standards for Web Applications on Mobile”

5 09 2012

Three months have already passed since the last update to my overview of Web technologies for mobile applications, and thus I have just released the quaterly update to Standards for Web Applications on Mobile.

The document has the latest information about the status of specifications, their expected evolution, the state of their accompanying test suites. In the past 3 months, the Open Web Platform has seen among other things the arrival of 8 new public working drafts (with Web Intents, multimedia integration and storage quota mangement particular highlights).

Next month (October 15), another sessions of our on-line training course: Mobile Web 2: Applications will start, and will cover a number of the technologies described in the document: don’t miss it!





W3C Workshop on Web and Automotive

4 09 2012

A road in Rome

W3C announces today a Shift into High Gear on the Web, a W3C Workshop on Web and Automotive, 14-15 November 2012, in Rome (Italy).

People today enjoy applications and services from multiple networked devices: notebook and desktop computers, smart phones, tablets, and Internet TVs. With our increasingly mobile lifestyles, it’s time to include the connected car in this mix. The Web is the ideal platform to offer a rich range of benefits and value-added services to drivers and passengers. The goal of this workshop is to explore how the Web will become the ideal platform to offer a rich range of benefits and value-added services to drivers and passengers in cars.

W3C invites automotive manufacturers and service providers, wireless carriers, insurance companies, application and solution developers and others to participate in this discussion at the workshop. W3C membership is not required to participate.

Please submit a statement of interest by 12 October and learn more about participation.

The event is hosted by Intel/OTC (Open Source Technology Center) and sponsored by Webinos.





May 2012 edition of “Standards for Web Applications on Mobile”

4 06 2012

Three months have already passed since the last update to my overview of Web technologies for mobile applications, and thus I have just released the quaterly update to Standards for Web Applications on Mobile.

The document has the latest information about the status of specifications, their expected evolution, the state of their accompanying test suites, and includes a number of new drafts, esp. those made possible by the new charter of the W3C Web Applications Working Group.

Next week (June 11), another sessions of our on-line training course: Mobile Web 2: Applications will start, and will cover a number of the technologies described in the document: don’t miss it!





February 2012 edition of “Standards for Web Applications on Mobile”

20 02 2012

As Mobile World Congress draws near (W3C will have a booth there, come and say hi if you’re around), I have just released an update to the quaterly Standards for Web Applications on Mobile.

This February 2012 edition features for the first time detailed information on which mobile browser implements what specification, based on data collected from existing on-line sources and computed into simple graphics via a simple tool.

The document also has the latest information about the status of specifications, their expected evolution, the state of their accompanying test suites, etc.

A number of the technologies the document covers will be at the core of the new on-line training course: Mobile Web 2: Applications, scheduled to start on March 12, and for which early bird rates end on March 1st — a perfect opportunity to explore these technologies in a lot more details!





November Update to Standards for Web Applications on Mobile

6 12 2011

Back in February, I announced the start of a series of updates for a standardization roadmap for Web applications on mobile devices, a compilation of the most relevant current and upcoming technologies to develop Web applications well-fitted to mobile devices, which was again updated in May and August 2011.

I have just released a fourth update to that document that takes into account the many changes that have occurred in the past 3 months. Among the highlights:

The next smaller iteration of this document will be provided end of February, in time for Mobile Word Congress 2012. Stay tuned!





Beyond the device frontier

21 11 2011

I’ve just published on the W3C blog an illustration on another aspect in which mobile Web applications create new opportunities: given how ubiquitous the Web is becoming, it is now offering ways for devices to complete one another, making what I call “hyperdevices” (by analogy to hypertext).

I’ve built two demonstrations that illustrate this, and that you can either run by yourself, or simply watch as a video:

  • the remote whiteboard exploits touch-capabilities from a mobile device to draw on a computer (video);
  • the 3D explorer uses a mobile device with an accelerometer as a way to manipulate a 3D object on another screen (video).

The work happening in the Device APIs Working Group — in particular around device discovery — will be a critical component in making this type of interactions a natural extension of what we think of using the Web.





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.