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Followers of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market (EFSS) will have noticed a flurry of announcements in the last few weeks. In particular: SAP and OpenText collaborated with Tempo Box; Egnyte outlined it would leverage Google's Storage; Box purchased Stream as well as announcing Box Notes (something SME has had for ages) and unlimited storage for business plan customers as well as being able to save files to Box directly from Microsoft Office (again something SME has had for a long time); SalesForce and Microsoft announced interoperability with Office365; Microsoft also announced that certain Office365 subscribers would receive 1TB free of charge; Cloudian announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services; Amazon announced Zocalo their EFSS solution; Zimbra purchased Mezeo. So why is this flurry activity happening? There are a few reasons. The first is that the... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases New Wireless Development Platform

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases Development Platform Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface (provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK  is currently available for Symbian OS phones with S60, and is free.   See here for more details. Opera Mini Midlet Web Browser updated to V1.1 Get the MIDP2 jar here or the JAD link here For a version specific to a phone go here Instead of requiring the pho... (more)

Ebay Launches Mobile Site

Ebay Launches Mobile Site Ebay has become on of the largest brands to launch a direct consumer mobile strategy in launching its mobile site.  Simply text "EBAY MOBILE" to 87222. The SMS text message we send you will cost £0.10 (Vodafone users are charged £0.12). When you receive the SMS, just select the URL in the message and it will open in your phone's browser. NetBeans IE 5.0 and Mobility Pack Beta Available The beta version of NetBeans IDE 5.0 and Mobility Pack is available for free download from the NetBeans website. You can create end-to-end solutions, from J2ME and J2EE to mo... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: "GMAIL Mobile"

GMAIL Mobile« H » General J2ME :: Jim Liddle :: email link Access your GMail messages from your mobile at http://m.gmail.com The Series 60 application lets you use most of your existing Yahoo account features, such as email (which supports push), instant messaging, and uploading photos.  This really is amazing software and I would recommend you download it if you have a series 60 phone. Get it here ... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Is the "Mobile Web" Already With Us ?

Mobile Web already with us? 1999 was the year that web guru Jakob Nielsen predicted that the mobile web would be really with us...well that never really happened and WAP/WML never really took off, but it could be argued the mobile web is right here right now, due to the powerful smart mobile devices that we are now using. These re-render existing sites, and the power of 3G makes mobile browsing not only fun, but practical. Still, not all site translate well to the smaller mobile device screen. So, what makes a mobile friendly site? Well that is why the W3C has launched the mobile ... (more)