February 01, 2008

Skyfire

Despite clearly being named by a neolithic tribesman it looks like this new wunder-browser might actually deliver some rather impressive  goods in terms of web-on-yer-mobile. If the hype is to be believed this really will be like the web but on your mobile. No really it will. Exactly the same. You might even be forgiven for thinking for a second that your mobile is really a PC and you've magically grown to giant proportions.

If it does work and doesn't require only the hugest of processors to run it, it will be pretty impressive. Particularly for opening up the kind of Flash based content which has hitherto been ever so slightly out of reach.

Still as usual the question is begged: is this really the right approach? What about services tailored to small screens? Things that actually make more sense on the move then they do at your desk.

It's the web on your mobile, but also that's all it is.

December 13, 2007

More Adobe Thermo interestingness

Adobethermo Found this full Thermo product demo from Steven Heintz and Mark Anders on a list (Thanks FlashBrighton).

Also good to see Acrobat Connect  in action with some good 'ol screen sharing going on.

June 22, 2007

iApolloGearsPhone?

Very interesting article about iPhone, Nokia, Google, Adobe and web/desktop apps.

In short, there is a strong possibility that applications built for the iPhone will run on Nokia Series 60 devices with relatively little re-coding. [...] The applications will also run on Windows and Mac desktops with the Safari browser.

The final pieces of this jigsaw are supplied by Google and Adobe, who are working together on an open source project - Google Gears - to enable browser-based applications to function off-line. Adobe is planning to incorporate this capability into Apollo [...] which runs across desktop and mobile devices.

[This is] more than just interesting in a mobile context - it is a way of solving one of the key issues which has constrained web-style application development for phones, i.e. what happens when the device loses the network connection.

June 19, 2007

Todoist

Maybe you're not as anal as me and don't have any need for crazy rock'n'roll things like todo lists. However, if by any chance you are then Todoist is what you need. Not only is it a very nice neat design, the interaction (via judicious use of ajax) is nigh on perfect. No click is left unacknowledged; no page leaves you wondering what you should click next; the help screen is always a single instant click away (as is most of it really).  You can add new lists, create sub-lists (via indenting), colour code, and even give every item a date (via a cunning little command based interface) which is all just lovely. There some screen casts to help you get started and a host of shortcuts, an api, gmail integration, mobile access etc etc etc.

Bye bye tadalists I have a new master now!

June 13, 2007

Apple goes Web 2.0

Another Apple post. Yawn....sorry, couldn't resist... Apple.com (US version) has gone all Web 2.0 and has been redesigned for the first time since 2000. The old Aqua look (which is still used on the current UK version of the site) has been replaced with this new future look, no doubt to coincide with the Lepoard release. Apple The top navigation has changed from the Aqua look to the new style. Everything is a lot darker - black background is now preferred. Navigating within the site you'll notice new menus such as the sideway scrollbar to flick through products, ala Cover Flow and the funky rollover/dropdown menus quite similar to what our Tom did on the old DU Studio. Best of all is the Live Web Search which works in the same way as Spotlight does on OS X Tiger, although a hell of a lot quick than Spotlight. All very neat and goes to show how little there is to differentiate between web and desktops these days. And yes, I do have an unhealthy obsession with Apple.

December 14, 2006

Firebug for Firefox

Firebug This has to be up there with the Web Dev toolbar  for the Firefox browser as a must have add on. Firebug lets you get into every noke and cranny of your DOM. All of the tools you need to poke, prod, and monitor your JavaScript, CSS, HTML and Ajax are brought together into one seamless experience. Nice.

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