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"We did not enter the search business. [Google] entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won't let them...I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing. This don't be evil mantra - It's bullshit." - Steve Jobs at an employee Town Hall the other day according to Wired, MacRummors et al although he may have said "load of crap" not "bullshit"; sources vary. Jobs reportedly means to use "aggressive updates" to stay way out front of the Android phone. Stevie also reportedly called Adobe "lazy." That it could do interesting things but just refuses to and that Apple doesn't support Flash because it's buggy and the chief cause of Mac crashes. Anyway, Flash is going to be superseded by HTML5 for web video and animation, he's quoted as saying. Apple Will Never Allow Flash Player Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch in a blog retor... (more)

SYS-CON Announces "iPad Summit" Colocated with "Cloud Expo" in Silicon Valley

iPad on Ulitzer Cloud Computing Expo - The debut of the iPad promises significant opportunities well beyond just Apple. The iPad promises to energize the emerging tablet PC segment, creating a potential semiconductor opportunity of over US$4.1 billion in 2014 reports In-Stat. Other component vendors will capitalize on the new opportunity for batteries and displays, as well. iPad Summit and iPad Expo by SYS-CON Events SYS-CON Events announced on Monday that the first International "iPad Summit" (www.ipadsummit.net), will take place November 1, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The Summit is co-located with the 7th international Cloud Expo and the 10th international Virtualization Conference & Expo (November 1-4, 2010). The iPad Summit is an intensive and content-rich one-day program designed to satisfy the growing hunger among s... (more)

Will Apple Make the M-Wallet a Reality?

Lately there has been a lot of rumor on the web about the iPhone 5, or whatever it will be called... 4GS? Also today we have the announcement of the iPad 2. One thing that most iSpeculators and Technical iBloggers seem to agree on, with regard to the iPhone 5, along with more internal memory for running of programs and a faster processor, is the use of NFC (Near Field Communication). Yes still speculation until the time the next iPhone will be announced, which will probably be in June at Apple's WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference), but worth talking about in advance. I am also wondering if we will see NFC in the iPad 2 or will Apple wait until a later rev? As a quick example of NFC think, think of something many thousands of London Commuters use use daily, the London Undergrounds successful use of the Oyster Card and beyond that Barclaycard's Contactless Payment ... (more)

3-2-1 Go! Apple's Sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference Nears

It is now only 3 days until the most watched and waited for technical event of 2009... Apple's sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). WWDC 2009 is billed as the premier technical event for developers and IT professionals innovating with Apple platforms and I will not disagree with that. Especially as from June 8 until June 12, there will be 5 days where 5000 attendees will meet with and listen to 1000 Apple engineers. One thing we know for sure is that Steve Jobs will not be there but the rest will be speculation until the many Reporters, Bloggers and Twitter users start to report back. Check out my previous article here. Whatever happens will be sure to draw comment & discussion at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit, that follows in New York, on June 22-23. For those with tickets, bags should be packed, MacBooks should be charged and iPhones should be read... (more)

The iPhone Is Here To Stay!

I thought it fitting to make a bold statement today as this is my 100th article on Ulitzer... The iPhone is here to stay! Now the follow-on statement is more thought provoking... What's an Enterprise to do about it? If you have followed my previous articles you will know that I'm a devoted advocate of mobility, especially in particular Apple's iPhone and I know that this device is now making its way into businesses, via the mass adoption in the consumer market. I have, in the past few months, written on various subjects such as the integration of Corporate Email, Security & Management of mobile devices, as well as Enterprise adoption and the necessity for businesses to address these previous points to safeguard their mobile devices containing corporate assets. I'm excited that Sybase has now created a very cool interactive brochure, which is very much from the same... (more)

Rapid Application Delivery - Going Hybrid

iPhone Developer Summit on Ulitzer Lee S. Barney, the creator of the QuickConnect framework for JavaScript-based iPhone installable application development and a professor in the Computer Information Technology Department at Brigham Young University - Idaho, will be giving a session at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit entitled "Rapid Application Delivery - Going Hybrid." The Summit is being held in conjunction with the second day (November 3) of SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Barney's session will discuss how using the standard UIWebView class in small or large ways in your application decreases the time to market for and the cost of your applications. According to Lee Barney, "You will learn how and why to use the standard UIWebView in your applications in any way from a simple display ... (more)

Gritting the Slippery Slope of Mobile Applications

Today I saw an interesting article by Bill French on iPhoneCTO, entitled Mobile App Strategy: Look Before You Leap - It's a Slippery Slope I have seen many companies use Mobility to create & expand advantages over their customers and streamline processes, increasing staff & customer satisfaction, so here are some of my articles that will help by 'Gritting the Slippery Slope of Mobile Applications' Economy here   Competitive Advantages here   Opportunities here   Risks here   Steps for Success here   Design & Prototyping here and here   Developer Skils here   Management & Security here   Check out Bill French's article here at iPhoneCTO Also check out my iPhone Crystal Ball here ... (more)

Revisiting the iPhone Crystal Ball

Over the last few weeks we have seen the public announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 and the news of the lost prototype iPhone HD, so I thought I would revisit my iPhone Crystal Ball predictions to see how close I was. OK, here is my iPhone Crystal ball list and the things I was hoping to see happen this year… iPhone SDK Private APIs becoming public, such as the SDK having an easy ways to update the calendar etc. Great to see some of these appear as part of iPhone OS 4.0 Faster Processor, possible multi-core We will have to wait until mid-2010 and the announcement of iPhone HD More Memory We will have to wait until mid-2010 and the announcement of iPhone HD Improvements to the camera (including flash), and a customer facing camera along with the iPhone OS software to include iChat for use with the camera. If the lost Prototype iPhone HD is the device then yay! More fully feature... (more)

RIM Just Days from Unveiling BlackPad: WSJ

Competition-tossed Research In Motion could unveil its BlackPad answer to the iPad next week at a developers’ conference in San Francisco according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper describes the thing the way others have: a seven-inch touch screen with one or two cameras and Bluetooth and broadband connections, but adds that it will only connect to cellular networks through a BlackBerry. It’s expected to use an operating system built by QNX Software Systems, the real-time embedded operating system concern RIM bought this year that’s supposed to come up with a new OS for its phone too. Most of the other tablet wannabes will be using Android. ... (more)

The Tablet Is the New King of Mobile Computing

I am now only a few days away from speaking at a Sybase Nordic Roadshow, within the Mobility track and will once again be traveling light with just my iPad to use. So I thought it would be time to address the though of... 'Is the Laptop Becoming Less Attractive?'. I recently read a report that stated, that one in four Americans surveyed are likely to replace their laptop with a tablet device for work or personal use. I think, that as we see more mobile tablet devices, we will see that survey number increase. Even SAP's CIO Oliver Bussmann announced in the WSJ that SAP think that “We believe the tablet is a business tool”. The WSJ article also stated... "Waldorf-based SAP has been quick to capitalize on the freedom tablets afford. The company bought 1,500 iPads for its sales, marketing, and development teams" My colleague Eric Lai confirmed these facts in an article... (more)

Mobile Business Objects: MBO Concept and Creation

The design cornerstone of the Sybase's MEAP the Sybase Unwired Platform is the Mobile Business Object (MBO). The MBO encapsulates the business process logic and data into a reusable unit that can be accessed from a variety of clients. The development can take two approaches,  firstly the Top-Down approach, which creates the MBO based upon how the client wants to use it... eventually binding to the data source. Secondly, the Bottom-UP approach which uses the data source to automatically bind and create the MBO. Both use the Unwired tooling and are easy to create, with similar steps listed below Connect to the back-end data sources that need to be mobilized, via the Unwired tooling Connect the Unwired tooling to the Unwired Server Create a Mobile Application Project Create the MBO from the data source via wizards or Create the MBO attributes and Create, Update, Delete... (more)