Web 2.0 and Mobile devices @ Barcamp Hyderabad 2 July 16, 2006Posted by rajAT in barcamp, barcamphyderabad, barcamphyderabad2, web2.0.
Sriram Krishnan gave an interesting talk on Web 2.0 and mobile devices. He was stressing that the mobile applications should be less chatty. So if I am seeing pics on flickr. A bad user experience would be – to see each pic I have to press next and a good one would be if all the pics gets downloaded as some kind of stream.
Well yes this could enhance the user experience for the 2nd or 3rd photograph. But what about the first one. As it will take more time to download the data initially, a user might get pissed.
Instead of that google used AJAX. Well the idea was similar that the subsequent loading should be fast giving a desktop like experience. So the data which a user is most likey to see next is already downloaded by the AJAX engine. The loading time of the first pic is also not more as we are not trying to download the whole thing initially.
Well Sriram was having lots of interesting things to share but as I was busy organizing the discussion, I couldnt sit through the whole presentation.
Waiting for the slides :).