All Aboard for the Future of HTML5 Mobile and Hybrid Web Apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Tablets

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Do you know how to bypass app stores and reach the fastest growing segment of the Internet while blurring the lines between native apps and the Web? What will Gartner’s prediction mean for us, that in just 2 short years, 80% of all mobile applications developed will be hybrid or mobile web-oriented? Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 rise to this challenge by including Windows Internet Explorer 10 with hardware-accelerated HTML and graphics, JIT-compiled JavaScript, enhanced security and great support for HTML 5. In this session, we show Internet Explorer 10 capabilities provided by the W3C WebApps Working Group including IndexedDB and Web Storage for offline data, Web Sockets for bi-directional communication, Web Workers for threading, and XmlHttpRequest for calling web services. Take your web pages offline with App Cache and make them location-aware via the Geolocation API. We show you how to do this as well as how to build hybrid web apps that run inside a browser control with full platform capabilities.

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