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Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved." This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for 3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their iA... (more)

Smoke and Mirrors

Like any other technology niche, mobile tagging is fraught with smoke and mirrors. I had to laugh reading a recent press release for yet another QR Code generation and management site attempting to charge for basic services that are available for free from practically every other provider of QR Code tag management (including Vizitag). One of the services offered as part of a paid package is to "install" a QR code on your web page or blog. Rather than use copy and paste like the rest of us, or iframe or javascript code if you are bit more technical, you can pay to have your QR Co... (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... (more)

Coverage of Sybase Announcements

We are now at the end of SAP's global SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference, in Orlando (May 15 - 18) and there have been some interesting announcements and information coming out, with regard to Sybase & SAP. So if you have not been able to keep up with the coverage, I have produced a summary below... SAP and Sybase Boost Mobile Worker Productivity in Key Industries with Release of New Real-Time Enterprise Mobility Apps Mobility Leader Fulfills Market Demand for Industry-Specific, Feature-Rich and Device-Agnostic Mobile Apps, Including Field Service, Retail Execution, Enterpri... (more)

ComponentOne to Present at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York

Todd Schick, Director of Technology and Business Development at ComponentOne, will deliver the presentation " Creating Native-Looking Applications for the iPhone with ASP.NET" at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit 2009 East (co-located with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo) in New York City this coming June 22, 2009. For ASP.NET developers, creating Web applications which exploit and conform to the advanced interface design of the iPhone requires familiarity with new standards and technologies. This session baselines the challenges and the exciting potential of iPhone Web programm... (more)

Six Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

We now have just 6 days until the start of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel. During the now two-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase. Now for the next two presenters on my list: Combining REST and Context for Killer iPhone Apps - Jason Christensen - Proprietor, jasonc411.com With the advent of the multimodal nature of iPhone, it's possible to be connected anywhere and everywhere. But did you know that it's possible for your iPhone to provide context to RESTFUL web services to create the next generation of kil... (more)