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|...works for ThoughtWorks UK; originally from April 2002 to July 2007 and now recently re-joined. Previously worked as a Web Architect for the Financial Times.|
|...went to both UCL and Imperial College of the University of London (in the Eighties); specialising in Logic during his MSc.|
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May 10, 2011 11:11
The Web, in its purest form - declarative HTML and CSS documents, XML feeds - is
mashable, linkable, sharable. It's easy to create documents that slot into the global
Web and can be accessed on any device; accessed by just a simple link. Servers can
easily scale through statelessness and cacheing.
Native Mobile Apps are fast and slick. They are intimate with the dynamic, interactive,
tactile mobile user interface, intimate with the capabilities of the device and intimate
with the domain of mobile: photos, locations, contacts, messages.
OTS is a simple, clean, powerful approach to delivering Mobile functionality and
content that is designed to realise these benefits of both Native Apps and the Web.
April 6, 2009 17:40
The mobile world has been thrown into turmoil by the iPhone, and everyone is scrambling to
get onto the touch-and-app-store bandwagon and to innovate their way ahead.
These are interesting times. For example, thanks to a remarkable move by Nokia,
Symbian is now going to be made Open Source over the next
year or so, joining Linux as one of the big two Open Source mobile operating systems.
There has recently been some
discussion at CTIA
about what should be the focus of the newly-formed
Symbian Foundation - steward of this complex operating system
and its S60 wrappers. Should it jump on the iPhone bandwagon?
I believe that the Symbian Foundation should in fact use Linux, not the iPhone, as its
reference standard when setting priorities...
February 11, 2009 16:20
Mobile Monday London
met last night to discuss the Mobile Web and Widgets. It was an engaging and
Your intrepid reporter was there and, in spite of the crashing of his sad, clunky old
Windows Mobile Xperia X1, losing all his notes, he brings you this hot report from
right out of his memory (somewhat steamed up by subsequent socialising, but reclarified by
After that, I give an explanation of why I believe that Widgets are not the solution
to what Mobile 2.0 needs...
December 19, 2008 17:05
Mobiles are unique - if you want to miss out on the opportunity they represent, you
could choose to see them as just slow computers with tiny interfaces and dodgy Internet
connections. Then try to squeeze in your traditional applications; try squeezing the
office desktop metaphor with its sedentary documents into a device the size of a mouse!
Alternatively, see them as the most personal, social and dynamic of devices that are
becoming connected to the Internet. Now a multi-billion-scale global opportunity opens
up to you. That's customers and dollars! In trying to grasp this, some are calling
it 'Mobile 2.0', by analogy with its sibling, Web 2.0.
In that light, the Killer App for Mobile 2.0 is the sharer, masher and updater of
People, Things, Times and Places... The key to getting Mobile 2.0 right is for it to
merge seamlessly into our lives. That means the handling of dynamic and shared data
becomes the top priority, even above the handling of applications.
This article describes a Mobile 2.0 platform that makes people and their stuff first
class - not applications.