Friday, August 11th, 2006
With more on the mobile Ajax front, this new post on the Pathfinder Agile Ajax blog talks in reference to this Wireless Business & Technology article about Ajax threatening the Java ME in the wide world of mobile internet development.
Nokia is taking a hard look at Ajax for mobile platforms, according to this article. thought XHTML was part of the Ajax picture, but as we know from his previous articles on the subject, Ajit means ‘webapps with postbacks’ when he says ‘XHTML.’ Part of his reasoning is that both XHTML and J2ME break several of the Web 2.0 ‘principles’ set forth by Tim O’Reilly. I think we can agree that XHTML apps that use Ajax are better than ones that don’t for bandwidth constrained mobile devices.
He also mentions four things that mobile Ajax applications will need to follow to really make enough of a difference to knock J2ME out of the top spot, including functionality that’s just as good just smaller, and to easily support anything and everything when it comes to phones, PDAs, PIMs, etc.
Honestly, I think Ajax is set on a good path to push these sorts of applications down and out – it’s lightweight, it’s powerful, there’s well-developed frameworks and toolkits out there for it – all it needs is some serious support. If Nokia decides to make the shift, it could be just what Ajax needs.
Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:19 am