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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)

Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet!

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 ... (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)

The Rise of the Cloud Data Aggregators

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)

Cloud Storage Predictions for 2014

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 o... (more)