I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having
said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because
they can only give you answers."
Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would
share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application
pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered.
From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed.
What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX?
Eric Miraglia of Yahoo!
1. (From March'08) How do I calculate the ROI of building my RIA on the
iPhone SDK vs using AJAX?
2. How do I assess the performance of my app and decide what to do next to
make it faster?
3. When it comes to accessibility, how do I know what's required of me for
my rich web apps? Beyond what's required, what makes good business se... (more)
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VoxImplant, a communications cloud platform built specifically for mobile and
web app developers, announced the launch of its inaugural product that
simplifies the development of real-time communications services for apps.
VoxImplant (built by Zingaya, the real-time communication service provider
for businesses) now allows developers to easily embed real-time communication
(RTC) functionalities into both web and mobile apps.
"With VoxImplant, creating voice- and video-enabled apps has never been
faster or easier," says Alexey Aylarov, CEO of Zingaya, the company creating
the separate VoxImplant platform designed for developer use. "VoxImplant
utilizes a cloud app engine approach to provide all the infrastructure and
coding so that developers can focus on their apps without having to struggle
with complicated, low-level technologie... (more)
Apple CarPlay lets your car display a familiar, iOS-like interface. So too
with Android Auto and its Google Now-ish display. But your new car has a
built-in set of similar features that are ergonomically and technologically
integrated. Should you plug your smartphone into the Apple CarPlay or Android
Auto USB port and connect it to your car’s infotainment system, or just
car-mount your smartphone, plug it into a charger and use it separately?
I recently picked up my new car, which features a very high-tech, dual-screen
multimedia interface. I was forced to purchase the top-of-the-line
“navigation system” in order to get the factory-installed sound system I
wanted. (I’ll save my comments about that bitter pill for another column.)
So, against my will, I am now the proud driver of a 2017 automobile with
every bell and whistle the automaker sells.
Aside from some incre... (more)
This is the first article in a series that I plan on writing about iPhone
application development. The first thing you should know is that these
articles will not cover anything related to taking existing content sites and
making them more "iPhone-friendly". While I think that is a valuable topic,
it has little interest to me as a programmer. If I was a website manager,
then it might have more interest to me. There are plenty of online resources
for making your web content more iPhone-friendly and the fact that the iPhone
runs a full version of Safari makes this a somewhat minor task.
Secondly, while I may refer to the "iPhone" as the target device for this
series of articles, keep in mind that there are now 2 devices that can be
considered targets for "iPhone Applications": the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
The iPhone can access potential iPhone apps using WiFi or EDGE ... (more)
language to assist iPhone Web developers. Including new fast lookup
functions, native SVG graphics processing, CSS effects, database storage and
full screen mode. These new functions will transform the way Web and AJAX
developers look at the iPhone for application development. This session
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Speaker Bio: John Fronckowiak is the President of IDC Consulting, Inc.,
providing consulting and technical writing. John is also a Clinical Assistant
Professor in Information Systems at the Adult Learning Program of Medaille
College. He is also the author of several books and articles about iPhone
We now have just 4 days until SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York's
Roosevelt Hotel (June 22-23). During the two-day event, there will be nine
presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase
Here are another two presenters to whet your appetite
iPhone Development in an Enterprise Environment - Travis Siegfried -
Application Developer, IBM
The Apple iPhone is a rapidly growing piece of technology today. With the
diverse built-in utilities already available for use within the device, the
creation of software applications for the iPhone are endless. This is not
just available for amusement of consumers but for the enterprise and business
world as well. As many are beginning to find out, the iPhone has surged into
the enterprise environment creating excellent business opportunities. This
session will explain the important aspects of iPhone development in today's... (more)
DISCLAIMER: This is long and the opinions are mine.
I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix
overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base
through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have
always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-head against
VMware in the main enterprise (and now cloud) virtual data center event.
I’ve long said here that I think Microsoft is in the best position to make
that move, but to be honest, Citrix currently has better technology. In other
words, Microsoft has a better strategic play, Citrix a better tactical
play. The announcements that came of out Synergy last week prove that.
Citrix knows what it’s doing and they know how to build virtualization
products to compete with VMware.
As has been asked many times before, here and elsewhere:... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sybase, the largest enterprise software
and services company, was named "Silver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's iPhone
Developer Summit. The Summit is co-located with the 4th International Cloud
Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place on November 2 - 4, 2009,
at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California.
The iPhone Developer Summit is an intensive and content-rich one-day program
designed to satisfy the growing hunger among software developers and IT
professionals for a broad spectrum of sessions informing developers what
kinds of development options and opportunities the iPhone provides.
Sybase is the industry leader in delivering mission-critical enterprise
software to manage, analyze and mobilize information. Sybase provides a
comprehensive platform and set of solutions to mobilize data and business
Apple just came out with the new programming language Swift. According to
Apple, Swift will make it a lot easier and more fun to develop apps for both
iOS and OS X. That's in contrast to the current language, Objective-C, which
is somewhat antiquated and considered by many to be difficult to use.
Although Swift is easier to use, we're sure that there will be issues like
crashes, slow request, errors and so on as we already know it from
Objective-C and other languages. We also know that business will ask for
usage statistics. This is the reason why we immediately investigated Swift
and can now show you how easy it is to add proper tracking to your app in
just four steps.
Step 1: Add Lib to your Swift Project
Once you have a Swift application, including the Mobile iOS Agent into the
application project is very simple. First you add the iOS Agent static
library and he... (more)
Internet of Things at Google
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team
Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web
and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices.
Scott Jenson has been at the forefront of user interface design for over 25
years. He was the first member of the User Interface group at Apple in the
late 80s, working on System 7, the Apple Human Interface Guidelines and the
original Newton. Following that he was Director of Product Design for
Symbian, then managed the mobile UX group at Google and was Creative Director
at frog design. Scott is now back at Google, on a quest to bridge the
physical and digital worlds.
Exclusive Photo: Physical Web beacon prototype (pen for scale)
Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic... (more)
Kevin Hoffman's Blog
I was reading this article this morning, and it states that a family received
a bill for nearly $4800 for their 3 iPhones. While it's certainly a tragedy
that this family got billed for $4800 worth of charges, the fact that the
article makes completely false claims about the operation of the iPhone takes
away some of the sting of the bill and the credibility of the article writer.
Firstly, the person who got the bill says:
"They have periodic updates on their data files, and they translate into
megabucks," Levy said. "This is akin to your bank having automatic access to
your ATM machine and is siphoning money out during all times of the day and
night without your knowledge."
Actually, no. Its nothing even remotely like that. Surely one can appreciate
the man's anger, but statements like this indicate ignorance of how
technology works. There is one... (more)