Welcome to the second part of this 3-part article. Much has happened since I
wrote the first part: for instance, I am now a member of the Web 2.0
Workgroup and I have also been selected to speak at SYS-CON's SOA Web
Services Conference & Expo 2006 in New York City in June.
Many thanks for all your feedback to the first article. I would also like to
introduce Tony Fish (who is my co-author for OpenGardens ). The authors of
this article and the third article which will follow (about the impact of
Web 2.0 on digital convergence) are Ajit and Tony jointly.
In this article, we will discuss three things:The definition of Mobile Web
2.0"I am not a number – I am a tag!"A blueprint for a Mobile Web 2.0
Mobile Web 2.0 Defined
Using the foundation of Tim O Reilly’s Seven Principles for Web 2.0, we
define Mobile Web 2.0 as your experience of preferred services o... (more)
Both AJAX and Web 2.0 are making a huge impact on the web. But what will be
their impact on mobile applications? This session shows how AJAX and Web 2.0
have the power to truly transform the Mobile Internet. The session discusses
how you can use Web 2.0/AJAX to overcome the issue of ‘walled
gardens’ on the Mobile Internet and how you can develop your mobile
applications to overcome the technological/market fragmentation on the mobile
internet and thus gain a larger target audience for your application. We'll
also examine why browsing applications (incorporating AJAX) ... (more)
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)
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! ... (more)
This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters
published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion
DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed
at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World
AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to
start developing AJAX applications.
Let's talk about the disruptive potential of AJAX in the mobile environment.
Globally, at end of 2005, there were 2.1 billion mobile phones versus a
billion Internet users. Am... (more)