December 29, 2018 — As we inch closer to a mobile-only world, enterprises are struggling to deliver mobile experiences that meet or exceed expectations. Finding a CMS that can integrate with existing technologies while meeting the increasing demands of the mobile web is not an easy task. Technology such as Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and Progressive Web Apps (PWA) have emerged to improve the performance of web content on mobile devices, but the gains from those advances are not apparent in every CMS. While some are better than others, WordPress has emerged as the leader for the mobile web, specifically as demonstrated through AMP and PWA. This session provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the effects of AMP and PWA, based on the way different CMSs are harnessing these technologies to power digital experiences across the mobile web.
December 12, 2018 — Integrating mobile payments for online stores in Kenya (and Africa, generally), is a hustle. Mauko shares his 5-year journey in making the ecosystem better for himself and others; as well as the successes we have managed to pull off, despite the various challenges
December 11, 2018 — Mobile devices provide an extraordinary opportunity to deliver a superior mobile experience to every user. But still, we, the Mobile Team at Automattic, faced some interesting challenges when we tried to make the WordPress Mobile Apps more accessible. This talk, by one of the developers involved in overcoming some of those challenges, will review the accessibility tools both iOS and Android provide, and will contain first hand information on the way we develop and test the WordPress Mobile Apps, always making accessibility one of our highest priorities, to make sure that we provide the experience that our users expect.
September 23, 2018 — Talk is delivered by Mashhood Rastagar. He is Google Developer Expert(Web and Angular). CTO at Sastaticket.pk.
August 31, 2018 — This is a presentation about the e-commerce ecosystem in Kenya, and the integration of convenient mobile payment systems like MPesa and Airtel Money, amongst others.
August 23, 2018 — This presentation will describe how the team at Forbes solved the challenge of supporting AMP and Canonical mobile templates.
July 25, 2018 — This session is intended to explain and show how to create a mobile app for a WordPress based site using React Native.
We recently built a mobile app for iOS and Android for Red Bull Global Rallycross.
Their website is powered by WordPress and the idea was to create a mobile app to access the same content.
This talk will take this app as an example and highlight some of the things we learned while building it.
This session will be 90% live coding.
First, I’m going to cover the basics of React Native:
– How it works
– React 101 (components, jsx, lifecycle)
– Layout system
– Styling views
Then I’m going to create a React Native app from scratch with a WordPress backend:
– Creating a project
– Adding basic navigation
– Building the news feed screen
– Adding the news details screen
– Adding a simple parallax animation
After this session I’m confident people will realize how easy it is to create native mobile apps with React Native.
July 11, 2018 — Did you know that there are native apps on iOS and Android that support all WordPress sites? Come and learn about how we’re approaching Gutenberg native on top of Aztec – our all-new-all-native editors, improving the media experience and #bettertogether. We’ll take a lightening tour through recent improvements, the current roadmap, and explain why mobile developers are so obsessed with APIs.
July 3, 2018 — A major change to Google’s search results is coming. For the first time ever Google will be ranking sites across all devices based on how well a site performs on a mobile device. That’s right, ranking in the desktop results will be determined by how a site works on a mobile device. This change could have a dramatic impact on ranking and traffic. This session will give attendees tips for diagnosing the potential impact on their site as well as providing helpful WordPress tweaks, plugins and best practices for staying Mobile First.