MobileTechCon 2011 Spring Edition
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Today I arrived in Munich to attend the MobileTechCon 2011 Spring Edition which takes place in a high-class hotel. The conference will start tomorrow with four different workshops, each dealing either with a different mobile plattform (iOS, Android, WP7) or a general cross-plattform approach in the form of web apps. I will participate in the workshop about Windows Phone 7. Although I’ve already made my hands dirty on this new platform, I’m excited to hear about it from someone more experienced. Having read the profile of Ingo Rammer (@ingorammer) I claim that he’s an experienced .NET developer, who can show some interesting approaches for programming apps for WP7.
I must admit, that my favorite platform (I think you can guess it…), both for everyday use and for programming is iOS. However, I think that WP7 with its Metro design and the technologies and tools being used (.NET, Silverlight, Visual Studio) is quite innovative and more pleasant than the development for Android. Nevertheless it will be a huge challenge for Microsoft to keep it rolling and to stand out against its competitors. From my point of view, Microsoft tries very hard to make it possible for developers new to the platform to develop ordinary apps (newsreader and the like) in a snap and with a huge community of developers there will be more exciting apps for Microsoft’s market place, which will utilise the full potential of this plattform.
I won’t tie myself to a specific plattform or language to create apps our customers at itemis are demanding or will demand in the future. From this it follows, that I will keep my eyes open for the different technologies and approaches for building mobile apps.
As long as the web technologies cannot be used to fully exhaust the capabilities each platform offers, we as developers have no other choice either way.
I’m really excited and look forward to discuss each of the diverse possibilities for creating mobile apps.
See you in the sessions or at the bar!