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 web initiative (www.w3.org/mobile) last April. You'll find Nokia,
Ericsson, Orange and smaller companies pooling their experience of how to
make the web more mobile friendly.
Check out their mobile tips (www.w3.org/TR/mobile-bp) which give clear
practical advice on making your site accessible... (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
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)
As storing data in the cloud becomes increasingly more normal users will
increasingly find themselves in the position of needing to access different
types of data regularly. To this end we are starting to see a new breed of
applications and services which themselves provide a service that interacts
with data stored on the cloud. The challenge is that services that sell
their products or service based on data access are in the position of having
to choose which data services to support.
This is further exacerbated in the cloud storage space as there is no
ubiquitous API (see pr... (more)
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