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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)

"Mobile Web 2.0" – How Web 2.0 Impacts Mobility & Digital Convergence

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 digital convergence. 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)

Ajit Jaokar's Mobile Web 2.0 Blog: What is "Mobile Web 2.0"?

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 devices? d) What is the impact for services as devices... (more)

AJAX and Mobile Web 2.0: A Service Blueprint Combining del.icio.us and flickr

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)

Ajit Jaokar's Mobile Web 2.0 Blog: "Web 2.0, Blind Men and the Elephant"

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)