Presentation: HTML5 and friends at Mobile World Congress 2012

As part of the WIP Jam at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain we were asked to give and introduction to HTML5 so we sent Chris Heilmann and Joe Stagner to set the record straight in terms of what HTML5 is and what you can do with it.

The presentation was on the last day of the conference and both of us had spent long hours explaining all Mozilla technologies on our booth and really not enough hours sleeping in between. In addition to that the room was a boiling 30 degrees and packed with lots of developers. It seems we did a good job regardless as nobody left and we had a lot of great questions afterwards.

The slides (well, the HTML5 document) are available for you to see:

Slides for HTML5 and friends

However, they make much more sense when you see them in context, which is why we also provide you with a screencast of the talk:

All in all it was a lot of fun talking to people at MWC and Boot to Gecko showed that HTML5 is the future of mobile as much as it is already the present technology of choice on the desktop.

About Chris Heilmann

Evangelist for HTML5 and open web. Let's fix this!

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  1. Ferdinand

    How will B2G handle updates? If you buy a carrier phone with B2G will it be updated to Firefox20 code?

    March 4th, 2012 at 11:33

    1. Chris Heilmann

      There are negotiations on that going on. Mozilla has a vested interest to make it easy to upgrade B2G and this is a good opportunity to get this in as a base for other partnerships. As B2G is more lightweight than Android it should be much easier.

      March 5th, 2012 at 06:05

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