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 different
meaning to the term on the web. People do not like to enter a lot of
information on a mobile device. Thus, a tag in a mobile sense, would be
explicit information entered by the user (i.e. a ‘web’ tag) but
more importantly information captured implicitly when the image wa... (more)
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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)