Brian Fling, Scott Gledhill and Chez Gledhill dive into what's new in HTML5, functionality, what it means for mobile development, the advantages and disadvantages of using HTML5, case studies such as the new Financial Times HTML5 mobile app, as well as best practices for mobile development.
Brian and Chez give their WWDC predictions, including mobile payments in the iPhone and web as an app platform in iOS 5. They also talk about the controversy around Google Wallet and PayPal and the $10 million dollar investment into grilled cheese sandwiches.
Brian Fling and Cheryl Gledhill talk about the mobile web vs native applications. The mobile web is great in theory but they've run into issue after issue in trying to develop mobile apps using the mobile web over native functionality.
They also discuss mobile web frameworks such as Sencha Touch, JQ Touch and PhoneGap.
They question whether we should provide the most compatible experience across devices or the best experience we know is possible on specific devices.
Brian demos Sniffer (sniffer.pinchzoom.com), pinchzoom's browser based app that detects CSS properties in browsers for cross-device testing.
pinch/zoom Product Manager Bryan Zug (@bryanzug) and Design Director Kevin Tamura (@ktamura) joins host Brian Fling (@fling) to talk about a number ways mobile is changing how we think of privacy, content, consumerism and cameras.
First up we talk about the recent iPhone privacy scandal. Are we being tracked at all times? Is this anything new or are we just desperate for another iPhone story?
Next we talk about how mobile is changing the way we read and shift content around our different devices. What is the role that apps like Instapaper and Readability will play in the future and how does that change the way we look at the data we call content?
Finally we talk about iPhone becoming the top camera on Flickr, AT&T record quarter of smartphones, Verizon and ask the question, if Android is the top selling platform in the US, where is the proof?
The Context is a pinch/zoom show about mobile and the craft of kick ass experiences. It is hosted by mobile expert Brian Fling (@fling) and Cheryl Gledhill (@cherylgledhill).