Growing Up, Getting Serious - #SotB6

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September 16, 2017

Growing Up, Getting Serious - #SotB6

The web beyond the browser. Current trends in technology and user behaviour, the role of the web, and the role of the browser.

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Peter Gasston

September 16, 2017
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  1. 4.

    “We are the last generation to know what ‘a browser’

    is.” — Kenneth Auchenberg @stopsatgreen
  2. 13.

    “To count as being part of the web, your app

    or page must: 1. Be linkable, and 2. Allow any client to access it. That’s it.” — Dieter Bohn @stopsatgreen
  3. 14.

    “A TV with an address bar.” @stopsatgreen “A piece of

    software that interprets HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.” What is a browser?
  4. 15.

    “A program that traverses a web of hyperlinks. The underlying

    markup language or visualization is irrelevant.” @stopsatgreen What is a browser?
  5. 16.

    Facebook is the biggest mobile browser @stopsatgreen 48% 48% 34%

    62% iOS Android Browser Facebook WebView
  6. 17.

    “In a way, Facebook made the browser wars irrelevant by

    essentially itself becoming the browser.” — Ben Basche @stopsatgreen
  7. 20.

    “The Verge’s brand has to connect with audiences that may

    never actually see it on the open web at all.” — Nilay Patel @stopsatgreen
  8. 22.

    “The app only appears in a particular context when necessary

    and in the format most convenient for the user.” — Matt Hartman @stopsatgreen
  9. 25.

    60 40 20 0 Messages sent per day (billions) Messenger

    + WhatsApp SMS 60 20 @stopsatgreen People love messaging
  10. 31.

    “Think of it as a better version of a browser,

    where you’re signed in and payment-enabled for every site you visit.” — Connie Chan @stopsatgreen
  11. 34.

    2014 5 2015 2016 Voice-first device footprint (millions) 10 15

    20 25 30 2017 Devices (millions) 32 0.5 2.5 9 Voice-first devices becoming popular
  12. 35.

    “By 2020, 30% of web browsing sessions will be done

    without a screen.” — Gartner @stopsatgreen
  13. 39.

    “QR codes are everywhere in public spaces in China, both

    as pixelated portals to the digital world and as identity verification.” — Christina Xu @stopsatgreen
  14. 41.
  15. 43.

    “We believe that the camera screen will be the starting

    point for most products on smartphones.” — Snap IPO @stopsatgreen
  16. 44.
  17. 45.
  18. 46.

    “We’re going from computers with cameras, that take photos, to

    computers with eyes, that can see.” — Benedict Evans @stopsatgreen
  19. 48.

    “In the context of AR, equating the browser to web

    is not only inaccurate but limiting.” — Saranyan Vigraham @stopsatgreen
  20. 49.
  21. 50.
  22. 51.

    “When AR hits tipping point it'll be nothing less than

    the internet merging with reality.” — JP LeBreton @stopsatgreen
  23. 53.

    “An increasingly outdated metaphor used to describe the way we

    believed we needed to interact with the web/internet via a single application.” @stopsatgreen What is a browser?
  24. 54.

    “Browsers are what the Web looked like in the first

    decades of the Internet.” — Andreas Gal @stopsatgreen
  25. 55.

    “I don’t define ‘the web’ as websites alone, but rather

    as any user experience that’s delivered across multiple channels and devices.” — Dries Buytaert @stopsatgreen
  26. 56.

    “What if everything was powered by ‘the Web’, but you

    never saw a browser?” — Paul Kinlan @stopsatgreen
  27. 57.

    Browser AMP Instant Articles Notifications Messaging WebViews App WebViews Apple

    News VR Web Extensions & Wubbles (ugh) WebAPKs Mini Programs Voice UI AR / MR
  28. 59.

    “This phone was more important than my soul.” “This phone

    was more important than my soul.” — Unknown refugee @stopsatgreen
  29. 60.
  30. 61.

    “The main reason I care about the Web is because

    it’s the world’s biggest software platform that isn’t owned.” — David Herman @stopsatgreen
  31. 63.

    “The work of making technology successful for human use is

    inseparable from the work of making the world better for humans.” — Kate O’Neill @stopsatgreen
  32. 64.