This is a very interesting blog by Christian Heindel. Christian
is presenting a DEV Track at the European
SharePoint Conference at 12:15 Thursday.
Access to your business information: anytime, anywhere and from
There lies great potential in mobile applications for SharePoint
and a big opportunity for you as a developer!
Microsoft has sold more than 125 million SharePoint licenses to
over 65,000 customers. And Tim Cook gave us the following number
last week: "92% of the Fortune 500 companies are testing or
You can expect that your customers will ask you about mobile
applications if they aren't already. Be prepared!
Let me just give you an example. Take the original SharePoint
desktop and mobile version of a "Task list" on an iPhone:
Compare it to my slightly optimized version:
It is easy to see and sell the advantage to your customers.
But hurry up! At last week's Microsoft
SharePoint Conference in Anaheim, Microsoft said that they have
4 times the UI guys working on "Sharepoint 15″ than on SharePoint
2010. I expect great things to come for the next version of "mobile
pages" of SharePoint.
My recent talk on this topic:
At this year's ShareConf in
Düsseldorf (7-9 June 2011) I gave you an introduction and overview
about mobile applications for SharePoint. (
slides from my talk)
Now at the European SharePoint Conference in
Berlin (17-20 October 2011) I will show you more in depth how to
create mobile web apps for SharePoint. ( My talk:
Thursday 20th Oct - Th12 12:15pm)
I will show you how to make use of HTML5 to enable access to
your SharePoint environment for a broad range of mobile devices.
Learn about the pros and cons of developing HTML5 applications
instead of native applications. Learn about frameworks, templates
and other tools that will help you. Come with your smartphone and
you can try examples in a live demo.
If you can't make it to that talk, don't worry! You will have a
second opportunity at the Collaboration
Days in Luzern, Switzerland (29-30 November 2011). (My talk is
on Wednesday 30th Nov - Dev Track 1.3)
I'm looking forward to seeing you!
To meet Christian at the Conference in Berlin -