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Digital convergence is a much-maligned concept. Mention Digital convergence, and it conjures up images of the intelligent fridge : a concept most people think they have no need for! But Digital convergence is an idea whose dawn is near. There is a lot of confusion about what exactly is meant by digital convergence. When people talk of Digital convergence, they could actually mean different things: a) Co-mingled bits : The original definition of Digital convergence as outlined in Nicholas Negroponte’s 1995 book Being Digital b) Device convergence: One device to rule them all! Think the iphone (A combination of the iPod and the mobile phone), Nokia N-gage etc etc. c) Fixed to mobile convergence: A relatively new, telecoms specific area which is a part of a much broader concept called ‘seamless mobility’ d) Devices being able to speak to each other and ... (more)

AjaxWorld Magazine: AJAX for Mobile Devices Will Be the Hallmark of "Mobile Web 2.0" in 2006

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 ... (more)

Ajit Jaokar's Mobile Web 2.0 Blog: "Web 2.0, Blind Men and the Elephant"

Since I have an interest in Mobile Web 2.0 (and by extension with Web 2.0 in general), I get some interesting reactions from people. Everyone has a view on Web 2.0 - it's almost getting to the stage that we can't discuss religion, politics AND Web 2.0! Anyway, here are two recent incidents...p> A person who I met a few weeks ago insisted that web 2.0 is ‘community’. My point was – yes – it has some community features – but no it’s not ONLY about community. See my blog and Tim o Reilly’s original seven points and Dion Hinchcliffe’s p... (more)

SYS-CON Launches Mobile Web 2.0 Spotlight

Welcome to the SYS-CON Mobile Web 2.0 Spotlight Coinciding with the launch of my book Mobile Web 2.0, I am happy to announce that, in addition to my blog, I will also be regularly writing for SYS-CON. This new SYS-CON author blog will be called Mobile Web 2.0 Spotlight. The Mobile Web 2.0 spotlight is a collection of the best services/products in relation to Mobile Web 2.0, as I see it. In addition, I am also especially keen to highlight products from start-ups/emerging companies in this space. I am happy to receive your recommendations for excellent products/services in the mobi... (more)

Mobile AJAX FAQ - What Is Mobile AJAX?

The first Rich FAQ we are presenting is the long overdue Mobile Ajax FAQ and was created by Ajit Jaokar, Rocco Georgi and Bryan Rieger. We welcome comments and feedback. What is Mobile AJAX? AJAX is a browser technology that involves the use of existing Web standards and technologies (XML/XHTML, DOM, CSS, JavaScript, XHR – XMLHttpRequest) to create more responsive Web applications that reduce bandwidth usage by avoiding full page refreshes and providing a more “desktop application-like” user experience. The term AJAX was coined by Jesse James Garrett in his sem... (more)