W3C releases mobile development ‘best practices’

10th February 2011

We’re currently reviewing the latest document from the W3C which aims to provide mobile application developers with a set of best practices that should be considered when developing mobile apps.

Understanding a mobile device’s limitations and optimization of response time were two of the key recommendations the World Wide Web Consortium make in its “Mobile Web Application Best Practices”report.

In development since 2008 and published in December, this set of best practices specifically addressed mobile Web application development, “because [mobile development] is not really the future anymore; it’s today,” said François Daoust, mobile Web specialist at W3C.

The purpose of the document is to advise those just getting into mobile development and don’t know where to start or what’s important, he added. But the guidelines are not targeted solely at developers, the W3C said; interaction and graphic designers, site administrators, and tool developers are also encouraged to read it.

You can find the guidelines here and the rest of this article on SD Times