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TOOL-803T. Enabling Mobile apps with ASP.NET MVC. Phil Haack Senior Program Manager Microsoft Corporation. Three things you will know after this talk. Why supporting mobile devices is important Tips you can use to improve your existing mobile websites

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TOOL-803T

Enabling Mobile apps with ASP.NET MVC

Phil Haack

Senior Program Manager

Microsoft Corporation


Three things you will know after this talk

  • Why supporting mobile devices is important

  • Tips you can use to improve your existing mobile websites

  • What ASP.NET MVC 4 is doing to make mobile web development better easier


mobile is huge


1 billion active mobile broadband subscriptions

Source: International Telecom Union (http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/statistics/at_glance/KeyTelecom.html)

Source: basic math


mobile is fast becoming the primary way people browse the web


mobile only web users


what do we do?


Do nothing


Change the client to adapt to mobile


Change the server to target mobile


demo

do nothing


demo

adaptive rendering


adaptive rendering

Pros

  • optimized for the current device

  • less duplication of efforts

    Cons

  • glosses over the differences between mobile and desktop

  • inefficient bandwidth usage


if you do absolutely nothing else

<metaname="viewport"content="width=device-


if you do absolutely nothing elseat least add a viewport meta tag!

<metaname="viewport"content="width=device-width"/>


demo

display modes + jquery mobile


Fix it on the server

Pros

  • maximum flexibility

  • Bandwidth efficient

    Cons

  • can be repetitive

  • device detection is not trivial


the approach you choose depends on the type of app you build


now let’s turn the dial to 11 with HTML5


HTML5 is a collection of technologies

  • canvas

  • video

  • geolocation

  • local storage

  • offline

  • web forms

  • microdata

  • history


demo

html5 mobile web application


If I did my job well, you should now be able to answer the following questions:

  • Why is supporting mobile devices important?

    It’s becoming the primary way people access the internet.

  • What is one tip you can use today to improve your existing mobile websites?

    Adaptive rendering using viewport and media CSS

  • What is at least one thing ASP.NET MVC 4 is doing to make mobile web development better easier?

    Display modes, default project template, view switcher.


For more information

Related sessions

  • TOOL-796T: ASP.NET 4.5 loves HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript

  • PLAT-382T: What's new with HTML5, Javascript, and CSS3

  • PLAT-376T: Building offline access in Metro style apps and websites using HTML5

    Reading materials

  • Dive into HTML5 (http://diveintohtml5.org/)

  • http://asp.net/mvc/


thank you

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Session feedbackhttp://bldw.in/SessionFeedback


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