The number of platforms at the high end-end is expanding and there are more and more ways to get your offering in front of customers.
However as a mobile developer you are facing many more choices than you were a year ago, questions such as;
- Should you concentrate on a single platform?
- How many platforms can I realistically support with a native application?
- Is it easier to provide cross platform via a web interface?
- What more could I do with native application Vs a browser based one?
- Is the future cloud based or fat native client?
With all of these in mind we are building this years event based around two themes:
- Cross Platform Development
- Native Applications Vs Web Client
Like last year, we are working on securing as interesting and broad a range of speakers as possible, to ensure that the keynotes on the main stage are worth attending in person. As we get final confirmation of attendance and title we will be announcing them here.
New for this year, we will also be running panels. The idea is to provide answers to the challenges raised by the day’s two themes.
In addition to the main stage, there will also be workshop and hacking areas.
The idea of the workshop areas is that you can get more hands-on with the tools and talk with other developers who actually use the tools in anger as part of their day-to-day lives, rather than the typical marketing folks you often see at events.
As the various orgnaisations confirm their attendance and plans for what will happen in the workshop spaces, we will also update it here.
As noted here, we have not forgotten that one of the more popular ideas from last year was the competition. We are working hard to improve on what happened last year, and think are getting close to something that will be both fun and challenging for everyone (note, that means your iFart app is unlikely to win 😉 ).
We are again thinking of a “sprint” type of competition, so there is still plenty of time to dust off those half forgotten projects, ready for the day.
So overall, a full day is planned.
Reserve space in your calendar for it now!