Monthly Archives: April 2012

HTML5 Gaming, Ashley Gullen (Scirra) and Tyler Smith (appMobi), DevCon5

Notes from HTML5 Gaming, Ashley Gullen (Scirra) and Tyler Smith (appMobi), DevCon5 Scirra makes Construct2 The number one reason why your App is slow — software rendering instead of HW acceleration Why? graphics card drivers are a big, abysmal mess; … Continue reading

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Intro to Canvas, 8bitrocket, DevCon5

Notes from an Intro to Canvas, 8bitrocket, DevCon5 Firefox Canvas performance got really bad six months ago, slowly coming back now Retained mode (Flash, DOM) versus Immediate mode (Canvas) They still use Modernizr.js to test for Canvas support They end … Continue reading

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State of Mobile Web Gaming, Keith Wright, DevCon5

Within Android, breathtaking diversity of screen resolution, processor speed — HTML/JS/CSS parse speed ranges from 0.4 to 1.4 seconds (put JS at end of the page!) even with JS in cache later OS version doesn’t guarantee better device (see Cricket … Continue reading

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David Kaneda, Mobile Design, DevCon5

-webkit-touch-overflow is cool but only mobile safari; in the meantime, see iscroll4 Sencha invested several engineers for six months making the scroller work well Zynga just released their scroller (can also work with Canvas) David isn’t impressed with the current … Continue reading

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Ronjon Nag, Future of Blackberry, DevCon5

BlackBerry 10 Jam coming next week in Orlando, FL many acquisitions including torch mobile, the astonishing tribe set the stage for blackberry 10 platform Q: why BlackBerry? A: 77 million smartphone subscribers; 55 million blackberry messenger subscribers; 75,000 Apps with … Continue reading

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Sy Choudhury, “Future of Mobile Computing”, DevCon5

Notes from Sy Choudhury, Qualcomm, “Future of Mobile Computing”, DevCon5 Makers of Snapdragon processors. Sy declares the javascript performance problem officially solved [we agree] Cool demos of optimized HTML5 canvas performance for GUImarks in their prototype hardware; 60 FPS with … Continue reading

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David Kaneda, “Web, Native”, DevCon5

Notes from David Kaneda, “Web, Native”, DevCon5 cool contrast between early wikipedia page versus Sencha touch app running in mobile browser most of the world’s traffic stop signs are red and octagonal form follows function: craigslist is really ugly and … Continue reading

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Andrew Lunny, “Anatomy of an App”, Adobe / PhoneGap

Notes from Andrew Lunny’s talk, “Anatomy of an App”, Adobe/PhoneGap “Native versus HTML5″ is not the distinction you should worry about. “Is your App a citizen or a tourist?” Is your App a jerk or a non-jerk? Citizens are responsible, … Continue reading

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Peter Lubbers, “Connectivity features of HTML5″, DevCon5

Notes from Peter Lubbers’s talk, “Connectivity features of HTML5″, DevCon5 [He's the guy with the 'HTML5' license plate in California] Peter shows a very cool demo of impress.js being controlled live using websockets from his phone to the presentation machine. … Continue reading

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birdwalker.com and the difference between Apps and Websites

For my first six months of working at Mozilla on our Apps ecosystem, I would tell everyone that HTML5 developers should have an easy time getting their stuff into our Marketplace, because “it’s just the web”. And there are lots … Continue reading

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