By Omed Habib
The age of computers is over. You are now living in the age of intelligent
processing by just about everything else. Like vacuum tubes and tape drives,
desktops and laptops are on their way to becoming odd relics of a distant
age, if people remember them at all. That may sound a bit extreme, but the
fact is that applications are not married to any technological substrate, not
even the most advanced mobile devices. That is why smart developers have
next-generation technology like drone controllers, big data management tools,
and connectors for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The World After Web Apps
rebirth as a result of t... (more)
Mobile application uptake-it isn't only about iPhones. Sure Apple's App
Store now offers over 65,000 applications, and users have downloaded more
than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod touch applications in the 1st year since
But while getting a late start, other mobile application storefronts are
trying to catch up. In the 3 months since launch, RIM's BlackBerry App
World has 2,000 applications ready for download. The Nokia Ovi Store is
leveraging (and paying 70% revenue share to) the large Symbian developer
community to create new applications for its user base. At the myT... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
"The merger with Friendster will continue to transform the social networking
industry, combining a highly intuitive and successful social media site and
online marketing channel with an integrated payment platform and content
network which includes games, goods, gifts, music and video," said Ganesh
Kumar Bangah, president and chief executive officer of MOL Global Pte. Ltd,
as it was announced this week that his company has entered into a
definitive agreement under which it will acquire 100% of Friendster.
The principal shareholder of MOL is Tan Sri Vincent Tan,... (more)
We’re starting to writing a book for O’Reilly that’s titled
“Enterprise Web Applications: From Desktop to Mobile.” The book will be
available under the Creative Commons license, which means you can read it and
provide your feedback from the get go. Here’s the github repository where
we’ll keep the current version of the book. In the morning we had a
discussion about the meaning of the word Enterprise applied to Web
applications. Below is the draft we came up with and we ask your input –
would you agree or have a different understanding of the meaning of the term
“Enterprise Web... (more)
I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless
(to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a
poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from a fiber ring.
Interestingly enough, it is almost always the case that this notification
(and poor responsiveness on the part of the game) occurs during an "episode"
in which hundreds of thousands of users are all active. At the same time.
Yes, I found that telling, too.
Needless to say, I am almost certain I do not have "poor network" performance
and really, unless they're perfo... (more)
As a platform for games and entertainment, the mobile phone seems to have
ascended to a position that now demands serious attention. At the E3
convention in Los Angeles this past May, it seemed that an entire generation
of growth and development had occurred in less than 12 months.
E3 (Electronic Enter-tainment Expo) is the video gaming industry's largest
gathering, and it is now clear that traditional game developers and
publishers not only recognize the potential of mobile entertainment, they are
ready to embrace it.
At this time last year you didn't see video game giants like ... (more)