Speaker Announcement: François Daoust

Francois DaoustAre you spending precious time testing your content on mobile devices? Juggling between Nokia, Apple, Google’s APIs? Playing with PhoneGap? Tiptoeing to application stores?

Standards do not always look good… but they are here to help! Learn how the online W3C mobileOK Checker service may help reduce testing times on actual mobile devices. Learn how the upcoming client-side APIs will merge the existing APIs into one. Learn about widgets, and check the mobile Web application best practices to speed up content development and delivery.

Before coming to W3C in December 2007, François Daoust helped develop an on-portal mobile search engine called MotionBridge from its first minimalist draft within a small French start-up to a full-featured version within Microsoft. This kept him busy for more than seven years.

Then he joined the W3C where he learned the theory behind all that stuff he had used in the past, and now happily tries to conciliate theory and practice within the Mobile Web Initiative. He maintains the online W3C mobileOK Checker, contributes as a tutor to the online training sessions on Mobile Web Best Practices and serves as Staff Contact for the Best Practices Working Group.