Three Lakes, WI (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Device diversity is about to get an order of magnitude worse. SmartTVs are hitting the market in mass this year. Sony, LG, Vizio, and Samsung are all shipping televisions with Google TV built in. If the rumors that Apple will release a TV this year are true, 2012 will turn out to be the year web developers start to tackle the glass screens hanging on living room walls. Now add retina displays on iPads, iPhones, and laptops into the mix and it's one big pot full of screen jambalaya.
Why should web developers learn about the web on TVs? Because TVs represent the next challenge in device proliferation. They share common characteristics with their smaller brethren. They create new challenges and opportunities that haven't been encountered yet. Most importantly, learning how to build for TVs helps expand our knowledge practices of building for mobile devices and high pixel density screens.
“The Immobile Web,” a presentation by Jason Grigsby at the Breaking Development Conference held in April 2012 in Orlando, Fl., takes a closer look at the device and screen fragmentation that is already challenging developers. In this 55-minute presentation Jason shares his research and ideas on how developers should prepare for this device apocalypse.
About the Presenter: Jason Grigsby was a project lead on the Obama iPhone application and helped design the user inferface for the Wall Street Journal's Blackberry application. He founded and organizes Mobile Portland, a local mobile group. Jason is co-founder of Cloud Four, a small start-up focused on mobile and web development based in Portland, Oregon. He blogs at CloudFour.com/blog and provides a frequent updates about mobile as @grigs on Twitter.
About the Conference: Breaking Development focuses on new, emerging techniques for web development and design for devices beyond the desktop – mobile phones, tablets, and even televisions. Speakers are hand-selected to ensure challenging, well-delivered talks from a variety of perspectives. The next event will be held September 24-26, 2012 in Dallas. For more information please visit http://bdconf.com or follow @BDConf on Twitter.