Presentation: "Multiplatform, promises and mobile HTML5"

Time: Wednesday 10:30 - 11:20

Location: Grand Ballroom BC

This session will give information about the mobile ecosystem in 2012/2013 and how to understand multiplatform available solutions. What options do we have? When does HTML5 appear as a solution?

This session will cover distribution methods and development mechanisms available now to create successful mobile applications.

We will discuss:
- Mobile ecosystem today and why multiplatform is a key for success
- Why native vs. web is a wrong discussion
- Well-known HTML5 APIs on mobile devices
- Challenges with HTML5
- Pushing the limits on mobile: accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope access; performance timing, full-screen APIs, notification API, camera access and more.

What about JavaScript and power consumption? What is the compatibility on APIs today in mobile platforms? What to expect in the near future? Why has Facebook failed using HTML5 for the native app? When HTML5 is useful?

Maximiliano Firtman, Adobe Community Professional

 Maximiliano  Firtman

Max Firtman is a mobile+web developer, trainer, speaker and writer. He is Adobe Community Champion and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He wrote many books, including "Programming the Mobile Web" and "jQuery Mobile: Up and Running" published by O'Reilly Media.

He has a blog about mobile web development at and he maintains the website

He is a frequent speaker at conferences, including QCon, OSCON, Breaking Development, Velocity Conference, Fluent, Google Developer Day, Nokia Developer Days, Campus Party Europe and many other events around the world.

He has received different recognitions, including Nokia Developer Champion yearly since 2006; Adobe Community Professional since 2011, and a Google recognition for being one of the most innovative mobile developers.