Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla. Chris wrote and contributed to four books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.
Open web apps – going beyond the desktop
A lot has happened in the world of the web in the last year. One of the main changes is that users are more likely to use apps on mobile devices instead of web sites and desktop browsers. The disappointing part of this is that the most successful platforms on mobile don’t have any sufficient support for web standards based solutions. The Open Web App proposal of Mozilla wants to change that and already has proven itself in various emerging markets. In this presentation Chris Heilmann from Mozilla will show how you can turn an HTML document into an app and reach beyond the capabilities of web sites without having to learn a new development environment. The start and the end of this journey is the browser.