Maximiliano Firtman

HTML5 for Mobile Devices

status and challenges of mobile web development

Date: This event took place live on January 16 2013

Presented by: Maximiliano Firtman

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Watch the webcast recording

The market for mobile apps continues to evolve at a breakneck pace, as tablets join the parade of smartphones and feature phones. Join us for a hands-on webcast presented by Maximiliano Firtman author of Programming the Mobile Web, 2nd Edition, as he shows you how to build apps that access geolocation, accelerometer, multi touch screens and other features in these mobile devices.

In this webcast you will learn:

  • What do you need to know today to create mobile web experiences
  • Current and future platforms
  • Main challenges: performance, native vs web, battery usage, fragmentation, debugging
  • Full screen webapps and hybrids
  • Toolkit for successful HTML5 mobile apps

About Maximiliano Firtman

Max Firtman is a mobile+web developer, trainer, speaker and writer. He is Adobe Community Champion and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He wrote many books, including "Programming the Mobile Web" and "jQuery Mobile: Up and Running" published by O'Reilly Media

He has a blog about mobile web development at and he maintains the website

He is a frequent speaker at conferences, including QCon, OSCON, Breaking Development, Velocity Conference, Fluent, Google Developer Day, Nokia Developer Days, Campus Party Europe and many other events around the world.

He has received different recognitions, including Nokia Developer Champion yearly since 2006; Adobe Community Champion in 2011, and a Google recognition for being one of the most innovative mobile developers.