Chapter 11

Pushing the Limits withAudio and Video

Audio and video are two of the most difficult topics to cover in the mobile web. While each one individually can do a lot to enhance the visual and audible appeal of a site or application, more often than not both technologies end up being abused by mobile content creators. For example, one form of abuse I have noticed becoming more common in the mobile world is audio based advertisements targeted toward mobile browsers. While both audio and video technologies can be used incorrectly or just in a regular plain old annoying manner, they do serve wonderful purposes when used correctly.

Let’s say, for instance, that we’re working on a mobile gaming application and we want to add some relaxing loop ...

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