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How to Develop Open Source Mobile Messaging and Sync Apps for iPhone vs. Android

Stefano Fornari's RIA Session at AJAXWorld, March 18-20, in New York City

The iPhone and Google Android platform are undisputedly transforming the mobile industry by bringing smartphone capabilities to the masses. They are also making for enticing new mobile platforms for developing and deploying new types of mobile apps and services for mass market users. Yet, developing for them is not that easy.

This session will focus on our experience of developing open source-based mobile messaging and sync applications for both of these platforms. It will compare and contrast the platforms in terms of the development methods and tools required, and their strengths and weaknesses from a developer's perspective. The presentation will share lessons learned as well as tips and techniques for developing for both platforms.

Speaker Bio: Stefano Fornari is co-founder, CTO and principal contributor of Funambol, the leading mobile open source project in the world, whose software has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times by 10,000 developers in 200 countries and is used by leading mobile operators and service providers. His most recent work includes developing for both the iPhone and Google's Android SDK. He holds a master's degree in computer science. 

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