Track: The Future of Mobile


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With Apple’s release of iOS8 and advancements to Blackberry and Android, new trends have been established in the mobile space. This track will discuss the future trends of app development and how the trends fit into the internet of things and wearables. Other topics will include performance improvements and mobile analytics.

Track Host:
Jeanine Swatton
Director of Developer Evangelism at Yodlee
Jeanine is the Director of Developer Evangelism at Yodlee and the Director of Wearable Technologies SIG at Silicon Valley China Wireless Organization. She taught iOS development and Ruby on Rails at a few universities. Jeanine has a Master's degree in Computer Science from Boston University and has over 15 years of software engineering experience as well as extensive experience leading engineering teams. Jeanine is a member of Women in Technology International, the Society of Women Engineers as well as Computer Users Educator Organization. She is a huge advocate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. Jeanine organizes the Women in Technology Meetup, Silicon Valley Ruby on Rails Meetup, and the East Bay Ruby Meetup. She is also a Technical Mentor for high school students at Technovation. @jswatton
10:35am - 11:25am

by Marta Rauch
Senior Principal Information Dev, Mobile Lead, Oracle

Understand key directions for the future of mobile, and see how developers are pushing the envelope to deliver innovative mobile experiences. Attend this session to learn about leading trends for mobile: 

  • See promising use cases for wearable technology
  • Understand trends in augmented reality for mobile devices
  • Look at examples of big data and analytics use cases for mobile
  • Check out mobile interfaces to the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Learn...
11:50am - 12:40pm

by Garrett Moon
iOS Developer

by Mike Beltzner
Product Manager, Client Apps

Pinterest ships new versions of its mobile apps to users every three weeks, providing a fast, visual experience that allows users to quickly scan through hundreds of "Pins", rich digital representations of objects, places, articles and experiences. We use real time data to understand how our users are interacting with our apps in order to develop new features and improve upon our platform.


Mike Beltzner will describe how we keep our "release trains" running on time, and...

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Ari Grant
Mobile Engineering Manager at Facebook

Facebook has been iterating its mobile products, continuing to increase the richness of the content and speed at which it is delivered. In transitioning to become a mobile-first company, Facebook has faced complex issues and opportunities to make its products more innovative, while building abstractions to do so that are powerful, yet simple—all fit for a very large scale.

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Richard Kasperowski
QCon Open Space Facilitator

Open Space

Join Jeanine Swatton, our speakers, and other attendees as we discuss Apple’s release of iOS8, advancements to Blackberry and Android, and other new trends that have been established in the mobile space. We'll discuss the future trends of app development and how the trends fit into the internet of things and wearables. Other topics will include performance improvements, mobile analytics, and more!


What is Open Space?

Every day at QConSF, we’ll open space five...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Michael Garvey
Mobile UX/UI Designer

Crafting simplicity is your best design strategy in an environment jam-packed with screens and devices. How do you set yourself up for success when apps and websites must be accessible on a watch, phone, tablet, PC and in the living room? You’ll come away with an understanding of common challenges, and learn strategies, principles and practices to overcome them and craft better design for your interfaces.

5:25pm - 6:15pm

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Get alerts, trigger events, and more crazy ideas made possible on the premise of 1-bit communication. 

Yo's simple API but powerful API allows developers to create Yo services and because it's doesn't do much other that route notifications, it allows developers imagination to go wild and create out-of-the-box services like alerting on incoming missiles in Israel, or communicating with...


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