Martin Jakl

Another billion browsers and Internet of Things

We have made a long journey with mobile internet and web. From failings of WAP, through mobile web to where we are today. Smart-phones are running similar(if not the same) version of desktop browsers. Will we repeat the same mistakes? Many IoT devices will run a dedicated embedded OS, however web is likely to be one of the platforms. Samsung’s Gear 2 smart-watch is powered by webkit, and that’s its ‘native’ dev platform.
What do we have to do to make this happen? WebKit needs more widely available ’embedded’ port, e.g for Raspberry Pi to start with better OOM handling and memory management. And web developers need to play their role as well, not to repeat mistakes with mobile web.