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Monday, November 17 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Mobile Productivity - Louis Suárez-Potts, Age of Peers, Inc. & Peter Kelly, UX Productivity

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Despite the success of Android and the rise of Tizen and Firefox OS, there seems to be no good open productivity tool on mobiles, inexplicable, given the interest and given the enormous population about to start using mobiles daily, as their default computing device.

But first: Mobiles are not desktops. To exploit the plusses offered we must abandon legacies, such as huge library dependencies, GUI toolkits designed in the 90s, and application architectures whose main effect now is to slow things down and make the mobile user think she is using a bad laptop, at best.

Mobile’s strengths start with the obvious: its mobile. But it also offers a simpler, more direct experience. For the developer at Apache, a mobile productivity tool, such as we have designed with UX Write, can leverage the code and open standards that annul vendor lock-in and obsolescence, while still providing acce


Peter Kelly

CEO, UX Productivity
Peter Kelly is the Founder & CEO of UX Productivity, an small software development company focusing on mobile productivity solutions. He is the developer of UX Write, a word processor for the iPad. Peter is currently based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Prior to starting UX Productivity... Read More →
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Louis Suárez-Potts

Community Strategist, Age of Peers, Inc.
Louis Suárez-Potts is the community strategist for Age of Peers, a consultancy he co-founded in 2011. He also participates on the Project Membership Committee for Apache OpenOffice. From 2000 to 2011, Suárez-Potts was the Community Manager for OpenOffice.org, a role that entailed... Read More →

Monday November 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:20am CET

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