The Anthropology of Mobile Apps

Fellow O’Reilly author Josh Clark shares his slides and some background for his talk at IDEA2010. Entitled “Going Native: The Anthropology of Mobile Apps,” one of his key takeaways is that whether developing a mobile web or mobile native application, everyone is a “cloud developer.” By that he means that many applications—regardless of the presentation layer —require an API or web service to function. It’s a great point from his fun and insightful presentation.