Friday, February 17th, 2006

Opera and Freedom Media Announce Mobile Ajax (Opera) Development

Category: Ajax, Toolkit has posted a new article about the partnership between Opera Software and Freedom Media to launch the “world’s first mobile widget application based on Opera Software’s mobile AJAX authoring environment” – Opera Platform.

Named “Freedom�, the application offers a collection of mobile pay-per-view services designed to increase the usability of mobile Web based services by offering a suite of widgets such as news, real-time stock prices and maps, all through a rich user interface.

With the popularity of Ajax on a full-scale PC setup, Opera decided to move things into a mobile front, developing the SDK for mobile devices. They’ve already released a development kit for web developers to work with (as of November 15th, 2005).

The Freedom application will be preinstalled on select Nokia phones in the Norwegian market and will be available for download for Norwegian Nokia S60 owners.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am

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I wonder how hard it will be to port existing code over. I have used Opera Mini on my Treo 650 and it’s great. It blows Blazer out of the water. And what happens when other browsers catch on and implement their own version of this. Will we have to add mobile browsers to our toolkit as well to handle the differences? Will we see another slew of AJAX toolkits and frameworks to handles this for us? Interesting to think about.

Comment by Brian — February 17, 2006

Does anyone else find it ironic that ‘Freedom’ is the name for an app that provides pay-per-view services?

Comment by Ryan — February 17, 2006

Its not ironic. Freedom has always had a price :)

Comment by Gregory — February 17, 2006

Mobile AJAX

Very cool development in the world of mobile browsing for Nokia S60 users….

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