Invitation to participate W3C Network-Friendly App and WebApp Best Practices Community Group
this should be of interest of everyone involved in the Mobile Web App
Best Practices work!
The group will have it's first teleconference tomorrow.
From the group description:
In this group, we are looking for contributions to help us
reach the widest possible consensus in a critical area facing
the mobile industry.
Smartphones and smartphone applications have established
themselves as a major success story in the industry over the
past few years. As the number of smartphones and smartphone
applications has increased the industry has learnt much on how
to create efficient applications for smartphones.
The GSMA has created a set of guidelines for application
developers that will enable improvements across a number of
areas including application connectivity, power consumption,
network reliability and security.
By following these guidelines
* Developers will be better equipped to create
* Users will experience more responsive and reliable apps and
improved battery life
* Mobile operators will see a reduced strain on their
GSMA intends to issue an update of the above document by end of
2012. As such, it has compiled a list of items for inclusion in
the update after consulting GSMA’s members; they include
network operators and device manufactures.
To ensure the new update will have the widest possible support
by all communities across the industry, we have created a
Community Group called ‘network friendly Developer guidelines’
under auspices of W3C.
The new CG is formed with a view to engage other developers or
interested parties and reach a consensus as what needs to be
added beyond what has already been proposed by GSMA. The
proposed items for inclusion are embedded in this document.
to download the current suggestions as approved by GSMA.
As the update will be released by end of 2012, all changes
should be agreed in time before the actual work of writing and
editing the document starts in earnest and no later than 15th
of June 2012. That means the outcome of activities in the CG
would be a list of items for inclusion beyond what has already
been proposed by GSMA. The outcome would be considered by GSMA
for inclusion when updating the document.