Quick Apps: Speedy Development, Maximum Outreach

Martin Alvarez-Espinar

Web Standards Expert


MiniApp is a new concept of light native-like applications that do not require installation and can be opened with just one tap or scanning a QR-code, enabling new business opportunities and maximizing user acquisition. This talk presents Quick Apps, a framework for mobile application development for Android, based on an MVVM architecture and the front-end web technology stack (JS, CSS, HTML) that implements the MiniApp specifications defined by W3C.

Quick App enables developers to create "light" applications more efficiently through built-in components and access to devices' native resources (calendar, running in the background, network,…) with just 20% code lines than in native apps. Developers can deliver products and services, minimize the time-to-market, and support the complete product lifecycle management, including promotion, user acquisition, monetization, and user retention—everything in less than 1MB.

Martin, Engineer in Computer Science, Web Standards Expert at Huawei, participating in different working groups and discussion in Web-related standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the Alliance for the Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI).
Before joining Huawei, Martin worked as Technical Manager of the W3C Spain Charter. He took part in dozens of development projects, especially during the paradigm change towards mobile-first Web applications. Martin was involved in numerous W3C Working Groups, leading some Semantic Web activities and developing technical standards for European governments’ interoperability.
In 2009, Martin was appointed Manager at the W3C Spain Chapter, representing W3C and establishing developer relations in the Spanish-Speaking countries. Along with the W3C role, he has worked as a Web standards consultant, performing various projects for the European Commission as an advisor in interoperability, transparency, and accessibility. Martin led the former European open data initiative, organizing exclusive meetings with top representatives in the EU national governments and gathering the technical community to implement transparency and open data initiatives through Web standards. Also, he was involved in different European Commission’s ISA (Interoperability Solutions for the European Public Administrations) working groups, which develop technologies and mechanisms to enable interoperability among public sector bodies.