Father of Internet Tim Berners-Lee speaks at Nokia World 2010 in London, encouraging developers to make web apps now (rather than native apps), so they work with all types of devices now and in the future.
“Web apps flourish on open data. What’s needed is data,” he said.
He also discusses about HTML5. “Nice thing about HTML5 is that it’s supporting video and scalable vectors graphics. “Let’s just use the same page on both mobile phone and desktop screen.”
“20% of people in the world use the web, while 80% of the population of the planet have access to a mobile signal.”
According to him, web helps people get better health and education. “They could create their own communities and be able to share information on healthcare, agriculture, etc.”
Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, is a British engineer and computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web. TBL is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation; a senior researcher and holder of the 3Com Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
In April 2009, he was elected as a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, based in Washington, D.C.