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
excellent work done on the subject from folk such as Tim O Reilly, Richard
McManus and others. I will use their work as a background and extrapolate the
basic Web 2.0 principles to mobility and digital convergence (areas which I
am more familiar with).
My approach will be to ask a series o... (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)
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)
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 disc... (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)