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EclipseSummit2010 MobileDevelopmentSymposium


  • Peter Friese, itemis mobile
    • Platforms: iPhone, Android
    • Main focus: Building data-driven mobile applications (with and without DSLs)
  • Heiko Behrens, itemis mobile
    • Platforms: mainly iPhone, Android, mobile Web
    • Main focus: User Experience and cross-platform mobile development
  • Dan Dromereschi, 4ViewSoft
  • Hristo Iliev, SAP
    • Platforms: Java
    • Main focus: OSGi, Java EE, Eclipse Virgo, Eclipse P2
  • Dan Cojocar, Independent Contractor
    • Platforms: Android
    • Main focus: Java EE, JMS.
  • Jens Rabe, Fraunhofer IWES
    • Platforms: Java, Mobile Web, some iPhone
    • Main focus: Acquisition, evaluation and post-processing of measurement data
  • Mark Brörkens, OpenSynergy GmbH
    • Platforms: Android
    • Main focus: Building operating system that makes it possible to take full advantage of Linux (such as Android) and still satisfy typical automotive requirements.
  • Alexander Wunschik,
    • Platforms: Android (interessted also in iPhone, Symbian, Blackberry)
    • Main focus: Monitoring Apps for Solar-Fields
    • Questions:
      • What are the market-shares of each platform?
      • Is it possible write cross-platform code for Android and iPhone?
      • Are there freelencing iPhone or Blackberry developers out there?


  • Monetary aspects
    • Costs incurred for starting development
      • Have to buy SDK?
      • Costs for development devices?
      • Admission fees to app stores?
      • Submission fees for apps?
    • Strategies for earning money with mobile apps
      • Freemium
      • Micro-Payment for apps
      • In-App purchase
      • Apps as a complementary feature of larger systems
      • TCO for an App / App development in general
  • Programming models
    • Which programming models are being used?
    • How much influence do you have over your device? Not so long ago, Apple promoted the use of web technologuies to build "apps" for the iPhone!
    • Tooling
      • Eclipse-based
      • Non-Eclipse-based
      • Support for building GUIs?
      • System requirements (i.e. need MacOS / Windows / ...)
    • In how far does development for mobile devices look / feel different from development for desktop / enterprise applications?
  • Distribution channels
    • Need to use app store?
    • Can deploy freely?
    • Deployment strategies for enterprises (private / in-house deployments)
    • Updating strategies
  • What about portability / lock-in?
  • Cross-Platform
    • How important is it?
    • How can we achieve it?
    • Tools and Frameworks for cross-platform development (ie. Appcelerator, MDSD, ect.)



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