The W3C Multimodal Interaction(MMI) Working Group is pleased to announce the first webinar on “Developing Portable Mobile Applications with Compelling User Experience using the W3C MMI Architecture” to be held on January 31, 2013. This webinar, with the support of the Working Group's leading member organizations, will be focused on leveraging HTML5 and the W3C Multimodal Architecture for developing compelling multimodal applications.
HTML5 has paved the way for development of rich web applications and has been widely adopted by mobile application developers. Ease of user-interaction (user experience) with applications has become a prime focus world-wide, thanks to the proliferation of mobile phones and tablet devices.
User-interaction through speech, touch, gesture and swipe has become the key differentiator in the success of popular mobile applications today. The recent success of technologies such as Apple's SIRI and Google’s Voice Assistant in mobile phones has increased the awareness of such hybrid input and output methods among developer and user communities.
However, the developer community often finds it daunting to incorporate these innovative i/o methods as part of their applications, given the diversity of mobile devices and programming techniques. Adopting short-cuts for incorporating such i/o mechanisms in development often results in diverse short-term strategies that may not work for any reasonably sophisticated/complex applications across device/OS platforms.
One of the key advantages of the W3C Multimodal Architecture (MMI) is its suitability for simple to sophisticated applications across mobile/user-devices in creating compelling user experiences, leveraging advances in i/o methodologies, and supporting inter-operability among multiple vendors' products.
This webinar, the first in a series, is aimed at accentuating the merits of HTML5 and the W3C Multimodal Architecture to help create the appropriate level of awareness of the maturity of the MMI Architecture and its suitability for developing innovative and compelling user-experiences across applications/devices.Several invited experts from the industry and analyst communities will be sharing their experiences and views on the explosive growth of opportunities for the development of applications that provide enhanced multimodal user-experiences.
At the end of this webinar participants will gain a good perspective on :
overview of the MMI Architecture and HTML5, and their relationship
implementing modality components
discovery of resources
dealing with modalities that are both input and output (e.g., haptic sensors/actuators)
presentation issues such as how to determine what output modality or modalities to use to present information to users
interchangeable modalities (e.g., typing, handwriting, speaking, etc.)
This webinar will be of interest to both developer communities and platform providers. It will also be of interest to specific industries which seek to leverage the dramatic increase in new modes of interaction, including industries such as health care, financial services, broadcasting, automotive, gaming and consumer devices.