This is a crosspost from my blog post on the ODIN blog.
So I was there at jsFoo in Bangalore last weekend, which I think was India's first exclusively JS based conference. The event was great, with a turnout which was greater than expected. We had talked on the some advanced JS tricks, stuff on the internal working of some JS engines, a few node.js talks, as well as my talk which was about how does JS fit into the mobile web.
The following are my slides:
One of the things I noticed was that, people knew about AppCache, but no about the events associated with them. So I tried highlighting them. I also noticed people asking the presenters who came before me about offline storage and how to sync it back to the server, so I provided an example of how to do it in case of a web form using localStorage. In the end, I also talked about device orientation and
getUserMedia. I've linked some usefull resources to check out in the slides themselves, but I'll mention some here for the lazy
- Running your web applications offline with HTML5 AppCache
- Web Storage: easier, more powerful client-side data storage
- Taking your web apps offline: A tale of Web Storage, Application Cache and WebSQL
- How to use the W3C Geolocation API
- An introduction to meta viewport and @viewport
- Blog post on Opera Core blog about Opera Mobile labs build with camera and device orientation support
The event was full of wicked smart and cool people, and I hope to see this event happening again soon!