Monday, February 25th, 2008

Mobile Applications, RIP

Category: Mobile

Michael Mace, a former Palm VP, says the business of native mobile apps is dying. He includes a quote from Palm veteran Elia Freedman summarizing why some of us have found mobile application development to be a deeply frustrating experience. From the technical perspective, there are a couple of big issues. One is the proliferation Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 2:24 pm

3.8 rating from 21 votes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Measuring the state of Mobile Ajax Performance

Category: Mobile

Reposted from Thesis: A thorough study on the state of Mobile Ajax Performance on devphone Mikko Pervilä has released a thesis for his MSci at the University of Helsinki titled Performance of Ajax Applications on Mobile Devices: This thesis evaluates the presentational capability and measures the performance of five mobile browsers on the Apple iPhone Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:10 am

4 rating from 21 votes

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

iPhone Cachability: Watch your weight

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Mobile, Performance

Reposted from devphone. Wayne Shea and Tenni Theurer have continued their performance series by delving into the iPhone and its poor little cache. I always wonder why the cache is so small. It is typical Apple to not allow an expert mode where you can tweak it. I would rather have a few less songs Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am
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3.4 rating from 14 votes

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Another WebKit win with Android

Category: Android, Mobile

WebKit keeps chugging away. I hear more and more developers talking about how they use Firefox for Firebug debugging, and WebKit nightly for browsing as it is so fast. In mobile, WebKit had another win as you get it with Android. If you take a look at this video, 3:00 minutes in, you will see Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 pm

3.9 rating from 40 votes

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Mobile Firefox Announced

Category: Firefox, Mobile

Mike Schroepfer has announced that Mobile Firefox is coming in a big way. When you think of a mobile browser, you may first think about Opera and WebKit, but Mozilla wants to change this. We have already seen the seeds of change as Mike points out: You can already get a Mozilla-based browser for the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:27 am

4.3 rating from 39 votes

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

iPhone Update: Pickleview, Dojo Chat, iUI generation, Ajax Search and more

Category: iPhone, Mobile

iPhone development is continuing to sprint. We are seeing apps sprout out every minute or so, and various tools are coming online. Here is a short update that touches on some items that we have found of interest: PickleView PickleView is an application that mashes up twitter and baseball. If you are out somewhere with Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:10 am

3.5 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

iUI gets even better: cleanup and features

Category: iPhone, JavaScript, Library, Mobile

Joe Hewitt has upgraded iUI with some cleanup, and a bunch of new features. The demo application will show you how it has come along. New Features New UI controls: List groups, on/off switches, and fieldsets that look like the iPhone “Settings” app Linking to external pages via Ajax: Links to external URLs are now Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:30 am

3.5 rating from 46 votes

Friday, July 6th, 2007

iPhone Native Looking Skin

Category: iPhone, Mobile

The default look of a web page is pretty bad. Simple white background with ugly black lettering. Nothing nice. With the iPhone though, it doesn’t look half as bad, and now, thanks to Joe Hewitt (again) there is an even better base. You can simply use his native looking navigation skin to make your applications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:55 pm

4.1 rating from 78 votes

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

iPhone Web Development Tips and Official Documentation Released

Category: iPhone, Mobile, WebKit

iPhone Web Development Tips and Official Documentation Released As soon as the iPhone was in developers hands on Friday they were hacking around. This involved doing a “for (var key in document)” and the like to see what was available. In an ideal world, Apple would have released a beautiful set of documentation for the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 am

4 rating from 51 votes

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Firebug for iPhone

Category: iPhone, Mobile

It is no surprise that a bunch of news over the weekend has been related to developers spending time with the iPhone. We aren’t interested in “i love the iPhone” posts, but there are some interesting ones such as Firebug for iPhone. Joe Hewitt was sick thinking about debugging with alert() again, and didn’t want Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 pm

4 rating from 21 votes

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

iPhone and Ajax: onpinch(), mac simulator, and Cringely

Category: GWT, iPhone, Mobile

The iPhone Ajax buzz continues. Joe Hewitt (Firebug) writes about the new multi-touch events that he hopes show up: I’ve read lots of people, while arguing for why iPhone web apps are lame, assert that web apps won’t be able to take advantage of the iPhone’s multi-touch screen. This is nonsense. I completely expect Apple Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.5 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Mobile Ajax News: iPhone and Opera Mini

Category: iPhone, Mobile

In Mobile Ajax new, more details on the iPhone were made available, and Opera released a beta of its Opera Mini 4 browser. Opera Mini 4 Opera has given us 10 reasons to love Opera Mini 4 which includes: Surf the Web in style “X marks the spot” — start at the right place Stay Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:15 am

3.2 rating from 28 votes

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

iPhone Interface in JavaScript

Category: iPhone, Mobile, WebKit, Yahoo!

David Cann has mocked up an iPhone interface in JavaScript using Yahoo! UI. His example is just a wrapper around Digg, but you can download the interface and put in your own application.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:18 am

3.2 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

S60: More Mobile Ajax

Category: Ajax, Mobile

There were several people showing off the latest S60 browser software (built on WebKit) running on Nokia phones. There is richer Ajax support, and was even a nudge, nudge, wink wink comment regarding support of canvas and the like. Still, although it is great to have Safari on the phone, and zooming around the page Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

3.8 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

iPhone could change mobile browsing

Category: Editorial, GWT, iPhone, Mobile

Nokia has had a phone that supports Safari for awhile. A Nokia chap was at the first Ajax Experience in San Francisco last May showing off the phone. It had the same features that Safari on the iPhone has (zooming around web pages). Opera Mobile is also very popular on various makes of phones. With Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

4 rating from 27 votes

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Zingku: Making mobile count

Category: Mobile, Showcase

Zingku is a new service that offers many convergence features for the mobile phone and web browser. With Zingku, things you wish to promote or share, can easily be created and fetched via mobile, instant messenger, and web browser. Our service integrates your mobile phone with a personalized web site so that you can easily Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:30 am
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3.6 rating from 11 votes