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)
Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz has been reviewing Sun's three major strategic
imperatives, and the company's progress going in to its next fiscal year. As
industry blogs go, the three entries he's produced so far are miniature
masterpieces. A fourth and last one is on its way.
The first in the series, titled "Understanding Sun in Three Easy Steps,"
kicks off with the bright and breezy intro:
"We're approaching the end of our fiscal year, and given all the swirl in the
economy, I thought it worthwhile to restate where Sun's headed as a company,
to let customers, partners, employees an... (more)
Stewart McKie launched today the Vizitag Mobile Tagging and Content Delivery
topic on Ulitzer.
Stewart McKie has 25 years of IT industry experience. His education includes
a MSc in Organization Consulting and a MA in Screenwriting. He was the
Technology Editor of Business Finance magazine during 1995-2000 and also
wrote regular features for Intelligent Enterprise magazine. He is the author
of six books on accounting software and over 50 technology white papers. His
current focus is his mobile tagging web app Vizitag.com and his scenewriting
web app Scenewrite.com.
Focused on th... (more)
"Sybase is a proven leader in device management software and together we are
well placed to minimize the pain points for customers through our new highly
accessible, comprehensive managed mobility service," said Nancy Gofus, senior
vice president of global business products at Verizon, as it was announced
today that Sybase and Verizon are teaming up to enable multinational
companies to effectively manage the deployment and ongoing support of their
growing mobile workforce.
“As we continue to extend our enterprise mobility leadership, we are
extremely pleased to team up with a le... (more)
Google Session at Cloud Expo
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With the onset of mobile devices and mobile applications becoming a more
useful tool to the local consumers, we have to wonder how this will affect
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