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Jerome Giraud, Software engineer at Orange labs

Jerome Giraud

Biography: Jerome Giraud

Jérôme is a mobile web activist. He is a Software engineer at Orange labs where he has been working on the mobile web for a few years now. He is also the founder and project lead of Wink, an Open Source mobile JavaScript framework which is hosted in the Dojo Foundation. Prior to joining Orange, Jérôme graduated from the INSA of Lyon in computer science with a focus on mobile networks and has also been a trainee at HP, working on IMS. Jérôme is a member of the W3C.

Presentation: Wink and the mobile web innovation

Track: Cross Platform Mobile / Time: Wednesday 11:50 - 12:50 / Location: St. James

In this session, we will introduce Wink Toolkit, an Open Source mobile Javascript framework. We will start with a tour of the architecture, show you some examples of the new UI widgets and interaction layers that you can find in the framework, before focusing on how mobile web innovation plus wink can lead to great projects. Be ready to see what HTML5 and CSS3 means on mobile.

Training: The mobile web platform

Track: Tutorial / Time: Monday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Wordsworth

In the past years, mobile web browsers evolved faster then ever before, offering new possibilities to the web developpers. But in a world ruled by the apps, what is the place of the mobile web ? And can it compete against the application stores ?

  • From the wap to the web
  • (webapps / hybrid apps) VS native apps

Now, from a more technical perspective, if you are still on for the mobile web platform, there are a couple of things that you should be aware of: it has its own rules and it has its own constraints.

  • The mobile web platform: an heterogeneous environment
  • The mobile web platform: a constrained environement

At that point, it will be time for us to dive deeper into the technical side and see:

  • How to build a mobile webapp
  • How to test a mobile webapp
  • How to debug a mobile webapp
  • The most common mistakes

Please bring a laptop with something to view code (a syntax highlighted notepad) and chrome or safari installed.