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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 fr... (more)

iPhone Early Adopters at AJAXWorld's iPhone Developer Summit

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 launches Mac OS X Server and iPhone support for eZ Publish

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)

Steve Maryka to Present at "iPhone Developer Summit"

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 iPad Impressive, but Kindle Not Dead Yet

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 personalization... (more)