Debating the future of mobile platforms at MobileCamp Vancouver
This past weekend Vancouver had its very own MobileCampVancouver event organized by the Handi Mobility team.
I was on the mobile industry panel with Dennis Knothe of Nokia, Harmander Gill of Wavefront, Dr.
Richard Smith of SFU, and Jim Udall of QuickMobile.
Jim and I ended up debating very different views on the future of mobile web platforms, making for a spirited discussion. The ultra short version – I was very bullish on mobile web technologies to expand the mobile developer base, Jim saw mobile web tech as over-hyped and that existing platforms (SMS / MMS / J2ME / Symbian) will rule at the expense of web technologies. Proof that reasonable people can differ even on fundamental issues.
As is always the case, the time allotted was very short – Jim, I hope we can continue the discussion another time!