I’m just back from San Francisco, where Tizen Developer Conference 2012 took place, from May 7th to 9th. According to the organization, more than 700 people attended, and I had the opportunity to talk to many developers from different companies and projects. There were contributors of WebKit, BlueZ, ConnMan, oFono, and surely, the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries. And I finally met Raster, with whom I discussed a bit about EPhysics, a new library that will make developers lifes easier when physics are required in a software, and features to be implemented on Edje.
I’ve given a talk about our beloved layout library, Edje, on the last day of the event. Slides of “Creating Fancy User Interfaces with Edje” presentation can be read below or downloaded from here. Examples can be found here.
ProFUSION sponsored the conference and we’ve shown three demonstrations of EFL usage on products we’ve developed in our booth. Our showcase was composed by Electrolux Infinity I-Kitchen Fridge, Zodiac’s In-Flight Entertainment System demo, and Endeavour browser. All of them based on the EFL and the last one using the EFL port of WebKit as well. I’ve participated on the development of these softwares, so I was really proud of attendees’ interest on them.
EFL adoption to compose Tizen platform’s core is a nice chance to our community to attract more developers and to become even more relevant. Sure, releasing e17 soon would just add yet more momentum 😉