Apps Dissected - APIs as Awesome Sauce!
Facilitator(s): Harald Kirschner
Are you paid or volunteer staff?: Paid
Area of Contribution (Team Name): Apps/Labs
How are you currently involved with the community?: Working on Firefox OS Simulator and helping partners with technical support for apps business development
Location of Work (where do you reside?): Mountain View
Talk Length (please choose between 30, 60, 90, 120 minutes): 30 (60 with more demos and code!)
Summary: The amount of APIs Mozilla's platforms provide for HTML5 apps is breath-taking and can best be explained by showing each of them in their own habitat. The explanatory story for each API is enriched with a hands-on demo, showcasing integration with the device, the web and other APIs. For code lovers and if time permits, we'll step through some example code with links to jsfiddle/github so people can fork to hack on their own.
If 60 minutes is granted, the talk would end with a little game storming on which kind of APIs would people use to make their apps work, to internalize all the new possibilities that just got presented.
How your session furthers the MozCamp Goals: Educate and excite about apps with rich device integration. Engage in app development and publishing.
Expected Outcome or Deliverable: See Goals. Having an awareness about APIs and that apps are not just bookmarks but rich and integrated experiences.
Desired Audience Type or Skill-set: Product managers, designers and hackers.
Equipment Needs (Video projector already included): Elmo. HTML5 Slides.