Just came across this news item this morning. Very interesting news, I think. I saw these guys present at Future of Web Apps and I have to say it’s a great application of “user generated content” — in this case, user generated metadata – and “leveraging collective intelligence.” It’s also a good news for the [...]
I have started a new blog, “Mobile Web Review,” where I’ll be reviewing mobile Web sites. My first victim is FlickR mobile. For what I had to say, go on over to Mobile Web review, hosted on Vodafone Betavine. Also, take a look at what my comrade in arms Kevin Smith is saying on the [...]
Whether we like it or not, touch-screen phones are on the way in. Apple iPhone has made sure of that. There were some out there in the market already but by far the one that’s gotten the most press has been the Prada Phone. So I had an opportunity this week to handle a Prada [...]
Having Mor from Yahoo! Resarch pimp my phone up with the latest and greatest Zonetag. Thanks, Mor! Ok — I’m going to sleep now.
Apart from MobEA V (and meeting Dick Hardt — my quote: “Hey. You’re famous!”), the other highlight of the event for me was the panel I got to chair on Mobile Ajax. Now — this is an interesting topic, and we had some great speakers on the panel (the inset photo is Arun from AOL [...]
People that I have never met came up to me and told me that they read this blog. Like… regularly. That’s frickin’ weird.
Highlight: wisdom from Dick Hardt (“don’t use the ‘I’ word unless it’s as an adjective or an adverb.”) Very deep. Lowlight: The whole idea of “Web History.” Ok ok — I know this is actually a good idea, but something at me just bristles at the whole thing. I mean, do we really need Web [...]
Great presentation on use of the Mobile Web in combination with geospatial information to turn your mobile into a “spatial information appliance.” Not only is this work using location, device orientation combined with building geometry information harvested from Google Earth in a completely innovative way, but the presenter also made reference to the Mobile Web [...]
Now sitting in a session at WWW2007, listening to a paper presentation on some research on anonymous location-based services. This research addresses a key issue with location-based services: user privacy. They have articulated a very sophisticated approach to this issue which takes into account the issues with traditional “anonomizer” type systems. These issues became front-page [...]
I was excited to read today that Comeks, a great application for creating comic-book art on your phone, picked up some funding. Of course, I was talking about this app a year ago. I still think it’s one of the coolest content creation environments I’ve ever seen. Congratulations to Arto and the whole team up [...]