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Boot your phone to the web, Boot to Gecko

Speaker:

Martin de Keijzer

Talk description:

With devices running iOS, Android and many other OS’s it becomes harder with each new release to keep your software up-to-date on all different devices. Phonegap and Sencha Touch already work around this in some way by bridging native functionality to a web based application. Mozilla is taking this a step further by introducing Firefox OS, an OS which is nothing more than a very powerful Javascript browser enhanced with a device specific Javascript API which will be proposed as an open standard. With companies like Telefonica and a secret device called the ‘Otoro’, Mozilla truly shows they are serious about the concept.

In this presentation we will walk through the layers of Firefox OS, the Javascript API’s, see how we can get it running on our machines and how we can start building apps. This talk will mainly be an overview of the platform as a whole and a great starting point to get ready as a developer for the first release.

About speaker:

With devices running iOS, Android and many other OS’s it becomes harder with each new release to keep your software up-to-date on all different devices. Phonegap and Sencha Touch already work around this in some way by bridging native functionality to a web based application. Mozilla is taking this a step further by introducing Firefox OS, an OS which is nothing more than a very powerful Javascript browser enhanced with a device specific Javascript API which will be proposed as an open standard. With companies like Telefonica and a secret device called the ‘Otoro’, Mozilla truly shows they are serious about the concept. With devices running iOS, Android and many other OS’s it becomes harder with each new release to keep your software up-to-date on all different devices. Phonegap and Sencha Touch already work around this in some way by bridging native functionality to a web based application. Mozilla is taking this a step further by introducing Firefox OS, an OS which is nothing more than a very powerful Javascript browser enhanced with a device specific Javascript API which will be proposed as an open standard. With companies like Telefonica and a secret device called the ‘Otoro’, Mozilla truly shows they are serious about the concept.

Martin is a software engineer and community manager at Ibuildings in the Netherlands. He started programming with PHP and has become very knowledgeable with it in the past 10 years. Since 2 years he has also been doing mobile development and quickly learned that mastering Javascript was the key to device agnostic success. These days many of his projects using open web technologies are already available using app stores and the web as a distribution channel. He also has good knowledge about various tools and frameworks like Zend Framework, iOS SDK, Android SDK, Sencha Touch and Phonegap.

Conference in the Amsterdam RAI and lead developer for the apps related to the events. Next to that he is a board member of the PHPBenelux usergroup, organizing their annual conference and bi-monthly dutch user group meetings.

In his spare time he makes contributions to several open source projects whenever he can find the time for that.

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