The iPhone and Google Android platform are undisputedly transforming the
mobile industry by bringing smartphone capabilities to the masses. They are
also making for enticing new mobile platforms for developing and deploying
new types of mobile apps and services for mass market users. Yet, developing
for them is not that easy.
This is the background to an iPhone Developer Summit session to be given in
March in New York City by the co-founder, CTO and principal contributor of
Funambol, Stefano Fornari.
Entitled "Developing Open Source Mobile Messaging and Sync Apps for iPhone
vs. Android," Fornati's session will focus on our experience of developing
open source-based mobile messaging and sync applications for both of these
platforms. It will compare and contrast the platforms in terms of the
development methods and tools required, and their strengths and weaknesses
Since the iPhone was first released, early adopters haven't stopped talking
about what they think of the device. While the free promotion can be a great
marketing tool for wireless carriers, it can be crippling if users have
issues with session and network quality.
This is the background to the iPhone Developer Summit session "Early
Adopters: The Key to Free Publicity or the Fall of a Technology," to be given
in March by Mark McIlvane, President & COO of Velocent Systems.
Early Bird "Gold Pass" $295 For Two Days
Limited to First 200 Delegates
"Verizon's Voyager and Nokia's N810 mus... (more)
eZ Systems announced they will professionally support eZ Publish running on
Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard. In addition, eZ demonstrated eZ Flow (running
on Mac OSX), a new extension for eZ Publish designed for media companies who
need to build complex page layouts and pre-plan publication schedules to
ensure a constant flow of rich content.
Among other features, eZ Flow supports delivery of content to Apple iPhones.
The combination of eZ and Apple technologies is a natural fit for the media
and publishing industries, which value the stability, security and usability
of the Mac O... (more)
Without a doubt, Social Computing is the preeminent phenomenon rising on the
second wave of the web, and the iPhone will become one of the dominant
clients for Social Computing in the mobile space.
That is the premiss of the fascinating iPhone Developer Summit (colocated
with AJAXWorld Conference & Expo) session "Social Computing: the iPhone as an
Ideal Platform" to be given in March by ICEfaces CTO Steve Maryka.
Summit delegates who attend this talk will find out how ICEfaces delivers the
goods today for development of web-based social computing applications.
"The open source ICE... (more)
Apple’s iPad announcement is big news. It’s a robust tablet form factor
that is a half-inch thick and weighs 1.5 pounds, with a 9.7-inch capacitive
touchscreen IPS LCD display that supports 1024x768 VGA video.
The ebook implementation is everything one would expect. The application can
be downloaded from the App Store and the content is managed by the
“iTunes” platform, so it seamlessly integrates e-book with the other
popular personal content. All iBooks are stored on your Bookshelf. As you
would expect, all books are displayed on a sharp, color screen with many