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Maximiliano Firtman, Adobe Community Professional

Maximiliano Firtman

Biography: 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 www.mobilexweb.com and he maintains the website www.mobilehtml5.org.

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.

Twitter: @firt

Presentation: New capabilities of HTML5 browsers

Track: Next Generation Mobile Apps / Time: Thursday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Mountbatten Room

Safari on iOS 6, Chrome on Android, Firefox OS, BlackBerry 10 and Internet Explorer 10 allow us to push the limits of JavaScript and HTML5 APIs. Lots of new APIs and features are out there. This session will give you an overview of what you need to know, including labs testing on progressive enhancement, feature detection and HTML5 APIs. We will cover UI, core, data, network and hardware new APIs available on mobile browsers and native web platforms.

Training: Mobile HTML5

Track: Training / Time: Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 / Location: Rutherford Room

With iOS 6, Chrome, and IE10 we can now push the limits of HTML5. Lots of APIs and features are out there. However, not everything is similar to desktop. This session will give you an overview of what you need to know, current status of HTML5 platforms including labs testing on your own phone.

The tutorial will include labs that can be executed directly on mobile phones easily based on an online coding tool. Labs will include:

  • Progressive Enhancement and feature detection
  • Examples of UI frameworks
  • Icons and webapp definitions
  • Viewport and managing high resolution screens
  • Hardware APIs
  • Storage APIs and limits
  • Touch, pointer and gesture events
  • Best Practices