The session “Near Field Communication (NFC) For Next Generation Smart Phone Apps” was presented at 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, Pune, India. This session will cover details of technology, its current state and its impact on mobile application development, followed by a demonstration of how to build a NFC based TAG reading Android Application.
Inaugural Address at the 2nd Annual IndicThreads.com Conference On Mobile Application Development, August 2011, delivered by Dr. Sunu Engineer, CEO of Embedded Computing Machines and earlier a senior scientist at IUCAA.
Sunu talks of the genesis of mobile applications, the predecessors to mobile apps and how similar / dissimilar they are to other kinds of applications & software.
Nokia has announced that going forward Qt (cute) will be its sole application development framework to build apps for its Symbian & Meego products. This comes across as a major push to simplify apps development & match up to the apps building number & capability of iPhone & Android.
Firefox 4 beta for mobile is now available for download on Android & Maemo. Firefox on mobile is a far more important development than first obvious cause Firefox brings with it a culture & a developer base for building third party addons & extensions. These extensions are certain to benefit the mobile platforms that support the Firefox browser and also could lead to a shift in mobile application development from platform specific apps to browser addons.
Closing today are the call for speakers for the annual IndicThreads Conference on Java (Dec 10) and the IndicThreads Conference on Mobile Software Application Development (Nov 10).