You know, despite all the modern Smartphones, and my new Treo 750v, I still
always have a hankering to go back to my Palm Treo 650. The ease of use is
still just fantastic compared to just about anything I've ever used...the
apps are great, really functional. Yes, it has its problems, its not WiFi,
the camera is..well its dodgy as we know..it has no real JVM support although
I appreciate you can get a JVM on it, but it takes so much effort and space,
the end result is still not worth it...and then there are the applications
that won't run that you come to rely on, such as Google Maps. Wait, did I
say Google Maps..now just hang on there, there *is* a Google Maps client
for the Palm..and it really rocks !
The applications is everything you expect, very responsive, and the UI with
the translucent buttons is even kinda sexy - great job ! I think a retro
Jim Liddle's Blog
Now everyone knows about VOIP, and everyone knows about Skype. Skype is
pretty useful if you are doing Skype to Skype calls or even Skype to phone
calls from your desk. Currently however mobile Skype just does not cut
it... It doesn’t work over GPRS, barely over 3G (if you can get a
consistent decent signal) and Wi Fi hot spots are not always easy to find and
still tend to be not free and quite expensive.
What is needed is something simple and easy to use. What is needed is
something like Jajah.
Jajah was founded by Daniel Mattes and Roman Scharf. It is ... (more)
When I am dealing with customers and Partners it never ceases to amaze me how
innovative many of the solutions and products, that have GigaSpaces
embedded, are. I thought it would be well worth a quick review of some of
ActivePivot: ActivePivot™ by Quartet is a real time object oriented OLAP
engine that provides information dashboards from front office to back office
including trade blotters, value-at-risk drill down analysis, inventory
positions, cash flow and security inventories, credit risk, online risk and
hedging analytics in real time. You can view a case study of... (more)
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 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)