The future of the Internet is in the hands of the next billion users — the latest generation of internet users to come online on smartphones in places like Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Nigeria. As time goes on, the average internet user will be more like these “next billion users” than the first billion who started on PCs. That means we need to look not just at Silicon Valley or London but to places like Sao Paulo, Bangalore, Shanghai, Jakarta and Lagos to truly understand where the internet is going.
People in these countries are facing very different constraints to accessing the internet. In this talk, we’ll cover best practices, guidelines, and applied examples of how mobile developers can build their apps to be truly global and inclusive. Some things to consider: the next billion users have a mobile-only mindset, an instinct for ubiquitous computing, a demand for localized content; the Internet access in emerging markets is still slow and intermittent; 80% of people with disabilities live in emerging markets. Come and learn how to create great experiences that work well for billions of users around the world.