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)
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)
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)
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)
In this article, which focuses on the impact of Ajax on mobile application
development only (i.e. he does not discuss Ajax in general), SOA Web Services
Edge speaker Ajit Jaokar contends that - since his e-mail, calendar and other
applications are on the web, and he can store all my documents on the web,
all he needs is a browser. "One client to rule them all! Thus, today I would
use a ‘browser-only PC’," he adds.
Earlier this year, I published an article called AJAX for Mobile Devices Will
Be the Hallmark of "Mobile Web 2.0" in 2006.
It created quite a stir .. and I a... (more)