Webcast Replay: Best Practices for Building Energy Efficient Apps
One of the benefits of being a member of the AT&T Developer Program is access to live and archived webcasts that feature industry experts. (You are a member, right? It’s free to register!)
In a recent webcast, “Best Practices for Building Energy Efficient Apps,” Doug Sillars shares tips on making your mobile application use less bandwidth, reduce server load, while making it perform better and reduce handset battery drain. Watch the free replay to learn how mobile wireless networks are different than wired networks, and how simple changes to your app can work WITH the network to improve your application’s efficiency.
Some of the topics you’ll hear about:
- Zero time caches can save GB of server data downloads.
- CDNs can save bandwidth and make downloads faster, but storing images locally can remove stress on the CDN, and make image displays almost instant.
- Piggybacking radio transmissions to download periodic data can save pings that improve battery life.
- Simple things, like using a darker screen or making sure screen rotation doesn’t initiate a ping can save on battery use.
Doug Sillars, PhD, AT&T Developer Program
Doug Sillars is a member of the AT&T Developer Support team, specializing in Application Optimization and new device support. At AT&T Mobility, Doug has held several roles including leading the technical effort to launch hundreds of mobile web applications across a wide range of devices; leading the technical effort to launch video streaming applications on AT&T; writing many tech tips and support articles and providing support to thousands of developers through the AT&T Developer portal. Prior to AT&T Mobility, Doug deployed SMS, WAP and other applications across multiple carriers for AOL.