With January almost over now and conferences like Mobile World Congress and
CTIA upon us, here is a thought: In the age of Mobile applications, will 2011
be the year of the Mobile Web apps In this article, we outline the reasons
why it will be and welcome your comments.
Some initial terminology,
We refer to apps on specific technologies like iPhone, Android, Blackberry as
native apps and we call apps using web technologies as ‘Web apps’ (more
on this below) By Mobile Web, we also include widgets – not just browsing.
By Web technologies, we mean w3c technologies but more importantly for our
discussion, there are a set of emerging web technologies on the horizon such
as – CSS2.1, CSS3, SVG Filters, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora, Native JSON,
MathML, Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG), Cross-Site XMLHttpRequest,
Microformats, Web Worker Threads (source Mozilla)
Native ... (more)
In this article, which focuses on the impact of Ajax on mobile application
development only (i.e. he does not discuss Ajax in general), SOA Web Services
Edge speaker Ajit Jaokar contends that - since his e-mail, calendar and other
applications are on the web, and he can store all my documents on the web,
all he needs is a browser. "One client to rule them all! Thus, today I would
use a ‘browser-only PC’," he adds.
Earlier this year, I published an article called AJAX for Mobile Devices Will
Be the Hallmark of "Mobile Web 2.0" in 2006.
It created quite a stir .. and I a... (more)
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The Mobile Application Value Chain
Content Owners: Content owners include players like broadcasters (TV and
radio), news agencies, publishers, entertainment companies (movies... (more)
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)
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