Christian Heilmann

Open Web Apps – a talk at State of the Browser in London

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

state of the browser panel

On my birthday, 26th of April 2014, I was lucky enough to once again be part of the State of the Browser conference. I gave the closing talk. In it I tried to wrap up what has been said before and remind people about what apps are. I ended with an analysis of how web technologies as we have them now are good enough already or on the way there.

The slides are available on Slideshare:

The video recording of the talk features the amazing outfit I wore, as originally Daniel Appelquist said he’ll be the best dressed speaker at the event.

Open web apps – going beyond the desktop from London Web Standards on Vimeo.

In essence, I talked about apps meaning four things:

  • focused: fullscreen with a simple interface
  • mobile: works offline
  • contained: deleting the icon deletes the app
  • integrated: works with the OS and has hardware access
    responsive and fast: runs smooth, can be killed without taking down the rest of the OS

The resources I talked about are:

Make sure to also watch the other talks given at State of the Browser – there was some great information given for free. Thanks for having me, London Web Standards team!

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