Jake Archibald


Jake works in Google Chrome’s developer relations team, working on specs, testing implementations, and ensuring developers have tools to make their jobs less painful. He’s a big fan of time-to-render
optimisations, progressive enhancement, and all of that responsive stuff.

Prior to Google, Jake worked at Lanyrd on their mobile website, and for the BBC working on JavaScript libraries and standards. Outside of the web, he likes the taste of beer, watches Formula One, and likes taking photos of things. He has ambitions to be a fashion designer.

The UX Of Offline-First

Wednesday, 18th – 16:40

Chrome has shipped ServiceWorker, Firefox is hot on the trail. This opens the door to a slew of previously native-only features. Currently we have network management — the ability to treat the network as an enhancement, soon we'll see push messaging and background sync. The technology is one thing, but how can we use these things to improve user experience?

Native apps haven't quite figured this out. Let's beat them to it.

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