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.