I've been working in small and large software startups for the last 20 years
and currently have the privilege of being the CEO of a startup, Storage
Made Easy, for the last 3 years. With the advent of 2015 I have not doubt
that there will be many people considering whether to take the plunge and
commit to founding a startup. There are a diverse number of resources on the
web all offering advice and to that mix I add 10 tips of my own. I've tried
to keep them to things I wish I had known before commencing my own journey.
1. If you're not going solo, pick your partner carefully: Many people cast
around for a partner or another person to build their startup with. This can
be useful to help share risk but remember you have to share any reward it may
Firstly, be absolutely certain you need a partner and be sure of your reasons
for contemplating one as i... (more)
As 2014 draws to an end we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share
and Collaboration Market for 2015. The SME EFSS white paper gave a good view
of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market for 2014 and below we lay out
our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaboration Market for 2015:
1. Enterprises will look to adopt hybrid cloud services that aggregated
on-premise and cloud services:
Enterprises, and most companies, use a myriad of on-premise and on-cloud
services. Almost all of these services now store data either in the form of
attachments or direct use of ... (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)
MIDP on Dangers Hiptop Phone (which is now available in UK on TMobile)
According to Danger, MIDP support for the hiptop is supposed to be out "Real
Soon Now" but a specific date has not been pylbished yet. MIDP support will
get sent out to all current subscribers as an Over the air update.
For those considering porting MIDP applications or programming for the Hiptop
you could do no worse than check out the Sun Developer Netword article here.