Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Opera Mini 3.0 and The Ajax Phone

Category: Mobile, Opera

Opera has announced Opera Mini 3.0 which includes: Feed Reader: I’ve let this replace the native feed reader I have on my phone. The UI is better than what the Sony Ericsson M600i offers, and it actually supports a multitude of formats, including Atom 1.0 Photo upload. My phone has no camera, but here it Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:53 am

3.9 rating from 20 votes

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Mobile-Unfriendly Websites

Category: Accessibility, Editorial, Mobile, Rails

Phil Greenspun bemoans the difficulty of running modern web apps from his sidekick. My Motorola/Windows XP phone began to die after two years. Wanting something that would let me keep in touch with friends over AOL Instant Messenger, I got a T-Mobile Sidekick. I was reluctant to get a non-flip phone, but so far I Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:29 pm

3.9 rating from 23 votes

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Mobilizing Web 2.0

Category: Editorial, Mobile

This article argues Web 2.0 apps don’t automatically translate to the mobile phone – you have to re-think the UI, maybe even throw away the browser altogether. “Beware of naive copying of PC services,” said David Wood, executive vice president of research for Symbian Ltd. “Some don’t translate.” He was speaking Wednesday at the Symbian Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:10 pm
1 Comment

3.8 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

WidSets: Nokia Mobile Widgets

Category: Component, Mobile

Nokia has released widgets for the mobile world: WidSets. This means that you can create widgets for mobile phones just as people have gotten into creating widgets for the desktop and webtop. If you take a peak into the example widgets you find that you need to create: Config Simple configuration parameters. < View plain Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:03 am

3.3 rating from 26 votes

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Mobile Ajax Slides

Category: Mobile

Alex Russell has posted the slides from his talk on Mobile Ajax. In this talk he delves into the unique issues in mobile, and talks about how Ajax can help. For example, the latency issue is huge, and “Ajax is about reducing latency for application”. I love the recommendations: Wait a couple of years Don’t Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:17 am
1 Comment

3.4 rating from 33 votes

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Mobile Ajax and Predictions of J2ME’s Demise

Category: Editorial, Mobile

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. Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:19 am

3.6 rating from 20 votes

Monday, July 31st, 2006

What is Mobile Web 2.0?

Category: Mobile, Web20

On the Web 2.0 Journal today, there’s a new article from Ajit Jaokar asking for a real definition of what “mobile web 2.0” really means. I see Web 2.0 as the Intelligent web or ‘Harnessing Collective Intelligence.’ Mobile Web 2.0 extends the principle of ‘Harnessing Collective Intelligence’ to restricted devices. The seemingly simple idea of Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:35 am

2.7 rating from 24 votes

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Nokia and Backbase cooperate on Mobile AJAX

Category: Ajax, Mobile

According to this post, Backbase and Nokia are collaborating together on a study of current and potential Ajax use on mobile devices. In 5 to 10 year consumers are expected to browse the Internet increasingly via mobile devices, and less often via desktop PCs. Mobile AJAX can significantly increase the user experience of mobile web Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:10 am

3.5 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Mobile Ajax: Safari Browser

Category: Mobile

Someone from Nokia was at the show last week, and he did a good job and trying to show 100% of the attendees a new phone that had WebKit installed on it. To manage the small screen the browser allowed you to zoom in and out. The entire page is shown in zoom out mode Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

3.3 rating from 28 votes

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Ajax to Make Mobile Web 2.0 a Reality?

Category: Ajax, Mobile

Mobile applications, while getting much better, have been floundering on the edge of things (besides the ones that just push out content like ringtones and games, of course), seem bit too slow for most of us fast-paced, short attention spanned individuals. Sure, there are some exceptions out there, but on the whole, there’s just not Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:18 am

3.8 rating from 37 votes

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Why Mobile Ajax will replace J2ME and XHTML

Category: Articles, Mobile

Ajit Jaokar has an opinion on platforms for mobile devices. He believes that the Ajax programming model will take on a large share of the dev mindshare in the future. In this article he discusses: The limitations of the browsing model on mobile devices and how these are being overcome The impact of Ajax on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:08 am

3.6 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Microsoft’s Mix ’06 Conference

Category: .NET, Mobile, Toolkit, UI

The Ajaxians are at Microsoft’s Mix conference this week. Mix is a new event for Microsoft, designed to target those folks who aren’t the typical attendee of a Microsoft show. The content is basically a primer of what Microsoft is up to, focusing on IE7 and Avalon (WPF). Plenty of other news outlets are covering Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:15 pm

3.9 rating from 61 votes

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Opera Nintendo Browser

Category: Business, Games, Mobile

Opera will be producing an official web browser for the handheld Nintendo DS platform (via Anne’s Weblog): In Opera’s agreement with Nintendo, Nintendo DS users will now be able to surf the full Internet from their systems using the Opera browser. The Opera browser for Nintendo DS will be sold as a DS card. Users Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:18 pm

4 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Ajax on the Pocket PC

Category: .NET, Mobile

Opera came out with their Mobile SDK last week, allowing us to think about the Ajax development model on the mobile phone. Does IE Mobile Support AJAX? … YES We’ve recently been getting questions regarding whether IE Mobile (aka Pocket IE, PIE, IEMO) supports AJAX. The answer: Yes, PocketPC and Smartphone devices 2003 and later, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:07 am

3.7 rating from 26 votes

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

Mobile Ajax:Opera Platform SDK

Category: Browsers, Mobile

Arve Bersvendsen has been working away in silence for the last few months at Opera. His team has been working on Opera Platform: Opera Software released a beta version of Opera Platform SDK, a software development kit for developing and running Web applications on mobile phones. With Opera Platform SDK, developers can rapidly develop Web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:44 am

3.6 rating from 7 votes