The Year in Review
It has been some year in the world of Cloud and Cloud Storage in particular.
We witnessed the demise of Nirvanix, as well as the revelations of Edward
Snowdon outlining the surveillance of the PRISM surveillance program and
the alleged collusion with major US Service providers.
Amidst all of this the behemoth that is Amazon continued to move forwards
apace and continuing to add new services and reduce pricing.
There has been space in the market for new vendors such as Dump Truck, which
launched almost exactly 1 year ago, and Copy, both of which predominantly
offer services aimed at the consumer market. Many new Enterprise cloud
storage services were launched in 2013 such as Verizon, EMC, Colt
Telecom, Lenovo showing that vendors anticipate a huge enterprise demand for
cloud related services from their incumbent customers.
The OpenStack open source... (more)
Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet!
It seems that Google have done it again, having brought Google local to the
mobile phone with a fairly sophisticated Midlet that also has Ajax support.
It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing
the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this
page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google
Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out from Google here.
posted Saturday, 12 November 2005 4:30 PM EST
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)
Jim Liddle's Blog
In the past if you cannot access the Internet then you cannot use your Web
2.0 applications. This model is rapidly changing. New pogramming models are
emerging that alllow Web 2.0 to be offline /online dependant on what is
The first of these is Adobe Apollo, which is a cross-platfrom technology that
programming model / paradigm. What is unique is that id doesn’t care
if if it runs on its own or embedded in a webpage, the API calls remains the
A competing project using t... (more)
Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet!
These seem to be coming out quicker that I can blog them ! This one is
called J2MEMap and you can get the JAR from here, and the jar from here