Session: Democratizing mobile application development

Martin Ramsin

Martin Ramsin

Presenter: Martin Ramsin
Room: Huxley 341
Time: 10:30 – 11:25; Saturday 26 September

Developing mobile applications has traditionally been for the lucky handful of people that knows C++ programming and how mobile platform really works. It has been very complicated.

In the last years we have seen better tools and better distribution systems. Hundreds of applications are now being created daily and pro-consumers have come to rely on them as a standard feature of the phone. However crating mobile apps still requires a lot of knowledge, pilule money and patience.

Web technology is changing all that. The technology of the web (HTML and JavaScript) is enabling a huge crowd of people, from web developers to designers to create mobile apps in no time and with little costs.
The newly introduced Ovi SDK makes it possible to develop mobile apps in a few weeks without any previous knowledge of mobile development. Built on web technology it provides a simple way for publishers and developers to create mobile applications that take the user’s location as the starting point for content exploration.

What kinds of apps will we see in the future when development is done in a week for almost no cost at all?

Martin started his career developing games for mobile phones in Stockholm, Sweden in early 2000. In 2005 he moved to Berlin, Germany and joined gate5 AG where he was involved in the navigation software development for Personal Navigation Devices and Nokia smart phones.

Martin is currently working at the Social Location unit of Nokia in Berlin responsible for the Ovi developer offering and the newly launched Ovi SDK.

Martin has a Master of Science degree from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm Sweden).