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Bringing Osmobi to the Drupalcamp near you!

December looks like another month full of Drupalcamps. Siruna will be represented on many of the coming Drupalcamps as sponsors and where possible I will try to give some demonstrations on how to get the most out of Osmobi

Three of the drupalcamps where you will find us soon are

Drupalcamp New York

On saturday 5 december you will find me at Drupal Camp New York. The venue quickly reached it's maximum capacity so a big crowd is expected to talk about Drupal!

Drupalcamp Chicago

The week afterwards you there is Drupal camp chicago. If you are attending, hopefully I will meet you during one of my proposed sessions: Making mobile websites with drupal

Drupalcamp Chicago Dec. 12-13, 2009

Drupalcamp Ghent (Belgium)

And yes, the Drupalcamp Ghent will be the first Drupalcamp in Belgium and will happen next to the Siruna offices!
To bad I will not be there , but my colleagues certainly will be present!

I'm going to Drupal Camp Ghent 2009
This is one of the nicest Drupal Camp badges I have ever seen... Some similarity with the NYC badge cannot be denied ;)

More events...

If you are organizing your local Drupal event, drop me a not if you are searching for sponsors or speakers... Building the mobile site of your event can also be an option!!

Using Geo location on your (mobile) website

One of the cooler application you can build on mobile, are application taking advantage of the GPS or other location detecting capabilities of your browser.

In short, getting location in your browser is done by using a javascript api that is supported by the mobile browsers. Currently different implementations exist for accessing the location in your mobile browser.

Lately I started looking at the geo-location-javascript library: http://code.google.com/p/geo-location-javascript

Mobile Drupal @ Drupalcon Paris: Free beer and mobile sessions

Last week I had the chance to attend my second drupalcon. Just as in Washington I represented Siruna in order to create some awareness around mobile... and of course Siruna.

If you are not sure what I am talking about, you will probably remember our stand and the free Hoegaarden.


Drupalcon Paris

Siruna going to Drupalcon to talk about mobile drupal and (And we are bringing Belgian beers to our sponsor tables)

Since Drupalcon DC I have had the change to present some sessions on Mobile Drupal at different drupal camps accross the US including the New York drupalcamp, Denver and this month in LA.
Most of my presentations are gathered in this blog, but can be easily viewed on Slideshare.

Presentation Drupalcamp la

Summer has been busy so I did not get too much time to upload my presentation for Drupalcamp LA!

Here it is!

My Twitter account got suspended

It happened... After being hacked, my twitter account got suspended :(

Let's hope for the best!

Slides presentation on Mobile Drupal @ drupal camp colorado

During the weekend of 27 and 28 June I attended the very successful Drupal Camp Colorado. A lot of cool people around and what struck me most was the enormous quality of the presentations! So thanks to the organization.

I had the luck to give a short session on Mobile Drupal and give some demonstrations. That Mobile is gaining more interest was shown by the response of the attendees: approximately 8% of the audience had already made a mobile website, while 90% was planning to make a mobile website in the future.

Presenting the "basics of making a mobile website" at DrupalCamp Colorado

The schedule for DrupalCamp Colorado has just been announced, and I am glad I can make the trip to Denver to present a session on Mobile Drupal. With already around 160 registered users and the persence of the Ubercart conference this will be a real interesting gathering.

Metrics on Mobile web usage: who to expect on your site

AdMob released a new metrics report, focused on the usage of mobile web and devices used for accessing the mobile web:

April 2009 Mobile Metrics Report - Mobile Web vs. HTML

HTML usage means mobile devices visiting normal desktop websites, while Mobile Web means visiting mobile optimized websites (e.g. http://m.mobiledrupal.com).

The conclusions are interesting enough to put them on my blog and not bore you with nonr-relevant statistics :)

Mobile Device capability detection: new Drupal module using WURFL

Today I released a first version of my WURFL wrapper module for Drupal. It provides an API for developers / themers in order to detect what device is accessing the site and also to see what the capabilities are of the device (e.g. screen site, support for ajax, which device, touch_screen, etc ...).

At Siruna we use WURFL (among other techniques) extensively to adapt websites to the mobile devices. This includes image transcoding, html and CSS cleanup, usability improving, javascript handling, etc ...