I see Web 2.0 as the Intelligent web or ‘Harnessing Collective
Intelligence.' Mobile Web 2.0 extends the principle of 'Harnessing Collective
Intelligence' to restricted devices. The seemingly simple idea of extending
Web 2.0 to mobile Web 2.0 has many facets, for instance:
a) What is a restricted device?
b) What are the implications of extending the web to restricted devices?
c) As devices become creators and not mere consumers of information –
what categories of intelligence can be captured/harnessed from restricted
d) What is the impact for services as devices start using the web as a
massive information repository and the PC as a local cache where services can
Restricted devices: A broad definition of a ‘restricted device’
is not easy. The only thing they all have in common is - ‘they are
battery driven&rsq... (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)
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)
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
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)
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
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Design of Mobile AJAX Applications
Having discussed the resurgence of browser-based applications and the
significance of AJAX widgets on mobile devices, we'll turn to the desig... (more)