Mobile Archive

Mobile Web Development

by Han C
“Designing For The Future Web” talks about some of the most significant changes in web development and encompasses not just the artistic design but also the skills built around developing websites for mobile phone applications and how to integrate them from a modular sense. The article offers insight, tools, and other resources for developing a portable website but also discusses the technologies involved and their limitations. In addition, the author provides some basic rules of thought in building a portable website as well as offers some helpful HTML5 tutorial links. Furthermore, the article touches briefly about some prominent technologies including Flash, HTML5, and a bit about javascript, elaborating that Youtube, Netflix, and Gmail all have HTML5 versions of their websites that are designed for mobile experience. read more...

Yahoo Grabs A Drink

by Ermie C
This article is about how Yahoo is creating an easier way to create applications for the mobile framework and the great thing about it is that it’s open source. It’s purpose is to make it a lot easier to create applications for multiple platforms like iOS, Android, and personal computers. Yahoo is saying that it’s better because it solves the problem of sending and receiving data to and from devices. The name of this framework is called Mojito. This was created in November and is recently under the BSD license to become open source. Also, from recent applications, Mojito has been used mainly for creating apps for newspapers and magazines on the iPad and the app is called “Livestand”. This is actually part of the bigger project of Yahoo called “Cocktail”. This is because of the struggle that Yahoo has been having with the competition of Google. They want to create something that will maybe help boosts their “ratings” because they are rumored to be in a takeover. read more...

Database could decrease crimes

by Ricardo C
This article talks about how a database could reduce crimes. According to the article, an average of 40% of robberies involve cell phones. The majority of these robberies are violent and with serious injuries. The database promises that wireless providers will deactivate your mobile device if you report it stolen. The major wireless providers of USA sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are participating in this database with the purpose to decrease the desire of thieves for stealing mobile devices. Since after deactivating the devices they become as useless as an empty wallet, there is no incentive to steal them. Thieves steal these devices with the intention of reselling them, most likely overseas. According to the article, these four companies mentioned earlier account for the 90% of mobile devices in the USA which mean that this centralized database will cover the majority of the cell phones currently in use. This database will be in effect within six months in the USA and within 18 months globally.
Besides the centralized database, authorities are promoting customers to educate themselves about the use of personal data on mobile devices. Some of these advices are to keep your divides password protected, write down your device’s model and serial number, etc. The article did not disclose the cost of these initiative but certainly the concern here isn’t cost. read more...

SQL Incorporation into Blackberry

by Ermie C
Mobile devices have been part of our lives ever since the smart phones were created.  It’s found a way to help us organize our lives, find information, and keep people from forgetting people’s phones numbers.  Idera, who spoke to blackberry systems, has created something called, “SQL Mobile Manager 3.0” that can create and manage SQL servers and administration.  This a great way for business people to be able to manage their accounts on the go.    To be able to access Microsoft SQL Server it has opened up the limitless abilities of a business owner. read more...

In-House Mobile Development Experts

by Richard H
Mutual Mobile COO, Tarun Nimmagadda, describes advantages of mobile development and gives pointers on what to look for when developing a in-house mobile development team. He claims that mobile development is very cost efficient for smaller companies and that it is no longer viewed as “supplements to existing web efforts,” but are now viewed as  a “core strategy.” Companies no longer have to follow the traditional model of building websites for desktop browsers and then adapting them to mobile platforms. Instead, many companies are now building websites and applications exclusively for mobile platforms. Nimmagadda advises companies that want in-house development teams to hire a mobile designer and software engineer together, and insure good compatibility between the two. He also insists that the engineer have cross-platform experience as languages for each mobile platform does vary, but he also insists to start the project on a single platform. read more...

The Necessity of Native Mobile Apps

by Richard H
Square COO, Keith Rabois makes a case on the importance of keeping mobile applications native to the platform. He believes that applications that stay native to the hardware allows for a greater user experience that is deeper and more responsive than any HTML5 counterpart (which is web-based and usable on any of the mobile platforms).  Many developers are working HTML5 applications due to its universality, however these applications will be inherently slower and have less features due to not being browser-based and to not being built to fully utilize a platforms hardware as a native application would. read more...

The power of server management from anywhere.

by George A

The startup company Tellago Studios has developed software to allow server administrators to monitor servers with mobile devices such as an iPhone, Android or Windows phone. The technology called Moesion connects to a specific server and then displays this information on the browser of the phone using HTML5. This software can be used with Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server, IIS Web Server, and BizTalk. Security has been a main concern with the development. No data is stored from the server and all of the data is encrypted in transfer. Only the commands are logged. Moesion allows the server administrators to upload scripts directly into the server from the mobile device. The software is currently in Beta. read more...

Apps and HTML5 Wrestle For Mobile Supremacy

by ChihWei H
HTML5 continues to receive support from big companies. Old technology powerhouse such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft are embracing the trend. Internet new comers, such are Twitter, Facebook, and Pandora are launching their product and services on smartphone and tablets from website based on HTML5. Many of these companies are already providing apps for smartphone and tablets, however, using HTML5 gives customer the same function and convenience of an app without the hassle of installing one.  Amaozn, for example, launched Kindle Cloud Reader with functions very similar to its app counterparts. HTML5 give companies the ability to bypass Apple’s 30% cut for app and content purchases. That being said, app and web application doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. read more...