iPad on Ulitzer
Ulitzer.com, the first revolutionary "new media" platform in the
world, announced today that a new Ulitzer topic site, iPad
(http://ipad.ulitzer.com), was launched today to provide the most
comprehensive breaking news and blog coverage of iPad.
iPad could potentially be the miracle which the newspaper industry is waiting
Launch time authors and contributors to the new Ulitzer topic include:
Maureen O'Gara, Bob Gourley, Salvatore Genovese, Wilson Kerr, Brandon Watson,
Aditya Banerjee, Scott McKain, Bryan O'Rourke, Charles Jolley, Jeremy Geelan,
Yeshim Deniz, and Elizabeth White.
Ulitzer Live! New-Media Conference & Expo
The first "Ulitzer New-Media Power Panel" took place at the Santa Clara
Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Streamed live to 60,000 viewers
via SYS-CON.TV, the panel was moderated by Jeremy Geelan. Geelan's guests in
On June 22 I will be Chairing the SYS-CON iPhone Developer Summit in NYC.
Along with me will be some great industry presenters and colleagues from
Sybase/iAnywhere showing off the Enterprise capabilities they have for
In preparation for this event I have been searching around for what the
industry thinks Apple will announce, when the new OS and hopefully hardware
becomes available, and I found a great article by Brian Chen of the Gadget
Lab in Wired.com.
Brian summarizes the rumors and puts a percentage probability next to each,
that the feature will be announced with the next device. The article is
called Rumor Round-Up: Everything We’ve Heard About the Next iPhone and
can be found here .
I personally am hoping that the Processor, RAM & Storage get increased, along
with an upgrade to the camera. These would be my must have, whilst my nice to
have list... (more)
Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push
email for billions of phones, today announced that its new version 8 software
is generally available. Funambol v8 makes it easy to keep the data and
content on billions of mobile phones in sync with social networks, email
systems and personal computers via the Internet cloud.
Funambol v8 has a completely redesigned AJAX web portal. The portal's
striking interface makes it simple for users to access mobile data and rich
media in the cloud, using any modern browser
"With the exploding popularity of smartphones, people are carrying more of
their lives on their phones than ever before," said Fabrizio Capobianco,
Funambol CEO. "People increasingly expect to access their data and content in
the cloud and other systems. The new Funambol Portal makes it super easy to
access mobile data and content, any... (more)
In my last article, which set and solved the problems for an On-the-Road
Information Worker (Insurance Assessor). I told what Enterprise Mobility
could achieve with cool software and hardware. Now taking the story one step
along would rock.... leaving a printed document!
Even now, a few years after I saw and bought the Brother MW-140BT it still
looks a cool. With the Bluetooth Mobile Printer (MW-140BT) alongside the
Apple iPhone, they look like a partnership made in heaven... but that is
where the vision currently stops.
As far as I know the iPhone Bluetooth stack is not as fully featured as it
could be. On switching on my iPhone's Bluetooth in the office, I was able to
see a few Macbook's & PC's but that was it... bummer :-(
A cry for help...
I have got the Ultimate Mobile Device... I can build cutting-edge Mobile
Applications... Now just for one small step furthe... (more)
The speed of communication and connectivity today of the smart phone is
unparalleled. Even better and faster than the Internet itself, because your
phone is always talking to the network, always available and open to receive
and send information without you having to dial a number or open a browser.
However, this phenomenal capability also has a dark side. Convenience has a
price. The same smart phone that is always connected and serving you content
can also be serving you malicious content or stealing from you for someone
else. People are buying and downloading applications to their smart phones by
the millions. These applications potentially contain code to enable a hacker
entry to your phone, access to your address book, identity information and
more, where they can cause damage to your device and data. Much like the
malicious tool bar on the Internet, an ordinary... (more)
iPhone Session at Cloud Expo
Apple on Monday announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 first
quarter ended December 26, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $15.68 billion
and a net quarterly profit of $3.38 billion, or $3.67 per diluted share.
These results compare to revenue of $11.88 billion and net quarterly profit
of $2.26 billion, or $2.50 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross
margin was 40.9 percent, up from 37.9 percent in the year-ago quarter.
International sales accounted for 58 percent of the quarter's revenue.
Apple sold 3.36 million Macintosh computers during the quarter, representing
a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 8.7
million iPhones in the quarter, representing 100 percent unit growth over the
year-ago quarter. Apple sold 21 million iPods during the quarter,
representing an eight percent unit de... (more)
Adobe should cut its losses with Apple and target its flagship Flash Player
at telecoms carriers, independent analyst Ovum has claimed in a new report*.
With the spat over Apple's refusal to support the Adobe Flash technology on
its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices continuing to generate column inches,
Ovum believes it is time for Adobe to turn the tables by courting new
sponsors of its technology in the shape of telecoms operators.
The report states that Adobe and telecoms carriers are faced with similar
threats and share similar goals in relation to value-added applications and
content, and that carriers should therefore seek an industry-wide partnership
with Adobe to use Flash as the basis of their own multi-screen device,
development, delivery, and distribution systems.
Ovum believes both sides could work together to create a developer ecosystem
around connect... (more)
Today's Real Time Enterprise is mobility
and it is my belief that if
you as an enterprise are not either starting or have plans for developing
mobile apps, that give you massive competitive advantages, then your
competitors will be and you are going to be left in the starting blocks...
but enough evangelizing ;-).
As you probably know the Mobile Business Object (MBO) is at the heart of
Sybase's UnWired Platform, which is a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform
used in turn as part of the SAP Mobility Platform. Once defined the MBO can
be used in Native (such as iOS) as well as Hybrid Web Container Applications.
It can be described in four points
Defines the data you want to use from your backend system and exposes it to
be used for your mobile application /workflow Created using our simple,
graphical tooling inside the Eclipse development environment Re-usable,
This title may be an obvious statement to us all, but a lot of applications
and therefore application developers on the Apple App Store seems to have
lost sight of that fact. I believe that over 90% of these applications have
the potential to be awesome on the best tablet device around, but are sadly
falling short of the mark.
I have been using the iPad since it was launched in the UK and there is
nothing more frustrating to me than iPhone applications on the iPad. Let's
face it, the iPad is the first computer designed purely for hand-held mode.
It's not a tablet with a touchscreen. It's not a Windows PC that happens to
be mobile...It's a custom designed purpose built device designed to view the
web and operate applications purely by using the screen...Oh and what a
device! and I am still saying that two versions in!!!
As you may know from my last article, I use my... (more)
User eXperience to the rescue!
User eXperience or UX groups User Interface, User Interaction and Graphic
Designs together that in turn aids, how your Mobile Application is perceived,
learned and ultimately used. The key points of UX are the focus on real end
users, the validation of their needs & requirements, understanding the
users’ working models ultimately to design for a awesome user experience.
Building Applications that use Native features will achieve high quality
Applications with added value for the user. Follow Tablet and Smartphone
Guidelines. For iOS it is the Apple HIG (Human Interface Guidelines), as
these are there to advise and guide. Key point is Mobilise DO NOT
Miniaturise, because you can put every field from your existing desktop
Business Application, just about in one Mobile screen may not be the best
solution and definitely not the best design... (more)
I am writing this on the morning of September 12 2012, the same day that it
is envisaged that Apple will announce the iPhone5, availability of iOS6 and
possibly a few more interesting assets. They have never been a company that
has been shy when it comes to innovation, so I thought I would look into just
that subject... Innovation
Innovation is often described as a way of doing something new, either a new
idea, a new method or even in mobile... a new device. For some in the past
innovation, either complex or simple, has being looked at as being
disruptive, but whichever your leaning, innovation makes a difference!
For Mobile Apps, innovation can come in many areas: Presentation (by that I
mean UX etc), Data (capture and sharing) and Process (Streamlining or
With the excellent Mobile devices we now have and the awesome OS' that run on
them, we now have a... (more)