Ajit Jaokar

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Recently, Opera announced the availability of AJAX on mobile devices through their browser. Considering the popularity of Opera in the browser market (especially in the mobile browser market), this announcement is indeed very significant. Having been involved in creating mobile services for a few years now, I believe AJAX will replace both Java ME and XHTML as the platform of choice for developing mobile applications. Before I do so, a caveat – I believe that Mobile Web 2.0 is far more than ‘AJAX on mobile’. Mobile Web 2.0 involves applying all seven of the Web 2.0 principles to mobility. Here, I am discussing AJAX only i.e. only one facet of Web 2.0. What is AJAX? AJAX is an optional addition to Web 2.0. It is not a single technology. Rather, it’s a combination of a number of existing technologies acting together, namely: XHTML and CSS for s... (more)

"Mobile Web 2.0" – How Web 2.0 Impacts Mobility & Digital Convergence

This is a series of three articles – the first (this one) outlining the significance of Web 2.0 technologies, the second article discussing the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on mobility and the final article on the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on digital convergence. If you are already familiar with Web 2.0, my goal, in a nutshell (no pun intended!) is to extend Tim O Reilly’s seven principles to mobility and digital convergence. Thus, I will not attempt to add to the body of knowledge in terms of basic Web 2.0 concepts themselves. I would rather prefer to build on some of the... (more)

Ajit Jaokar's Mobile Web 2.0 Blog: "Let's Create The Mobile Web Phone"

If you read my books or my blogs, you will know that I am 'pro' web/Open Standards. Thus, this post should not come as a surprise. It's a bit of a gedankenexperiment. What I am proposing is a mobile phone optimized to accessing information on the Web (which is predominantly browsing but not necessarily so i.e. could include Widgets and RSS). Firstly .. Let us start with some observations. For most people voice is still the primary service they access on a phone. However, increasing numbers of people also want to access information on the web i.e. browse/RSS etc. I expect that mo... (more)

AJAX and Mobile Web 2.0: A Service Blueprint Combining del.icio.us and flickr

Following my article about "Mobile Web 2.0," I wanted to find a blueprint/case study of a Mobile Web 2.0 service. This follow-up article is a bit of a gedankenexperiment – but I have drawn on the excellent work being done by Dr Marc Davis and his team at the Garage cinema research at the University of California (Berkeley). The service I am considering here is a ‘mobile’ version of a combination of del.icio.us and flickr As you probably know, both del.icio.us and flickr are based on tags. However, note that in a mobile context, a ‘tag’ would have a d... (more)

The Impact of Web 2.0 / AJAX on Mobile Applications

In this session, newly elected Web 2.0 Workgroup member Ajit Jaokar will discuss the wider impact of "Web 2.0" —sometimes referred to as the "Global SOA"—including the use of AJAX especially for mobile applications. ... (more)