This is the first of two talks I gave at Mobiconf 2015. The second one – about my experiences getting into Swift – is also available for your to watch.
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I am one of the founders of ProductLayer.com – a free API that lets you convert barcodes into product information for use in your apps. Based on this RESTful JSON API is prod.ly which is a place where consumers can have a dialog about specific products.
- Smart App Banner
- Shared Web Credentials
- Activity Continuation, aka “Handoff”
- Universal Links
Also, as bonus section, I gave an overview of the new Search APIs introduced in iOS 9. This was a totally instinctive decision which paid off. Renowned developer Ash Furrow was in the audience and he asked me a question which – much to my own surprise – I was fully capable of answering.
Mobiconf will provide a high quality version of this video, including visuals of me on stage. But since I didn’t want to wait I pulled the audio from a recording I had made with my GoPro and combined it with a fresh recording of the Keynote presentation. Unfortunately I had forgotten to turn on audio recorder which I had in my back pocket.
You can try out the described technologies in action if you download the prod.ly iOS app – because this is where I integrated them while recording my experiences as material for this presentation.
PS: Web-to-Native handoff had been broken in iOS 9.0 – Apple implemented the fix in iOS 9.1 just in time before my talks.