Archive for the 'mobile web' Category
Sue of Mobile Technology in TAFE just posted an article of providing learning material on mobile phones and pointed out this article about the options of delivering training material via the mobile phone. While I can see real advantages in be able to deliver training material via mobile devices, so student can have their training material on hand and easily accessible in the workplace. It should not be the only channel at present.
Sue the Minister for Podcasting has nominated me as Minister for Mobiles and harassed me ;-) to comment of the iPhone vs Mobile Web article from Read/Write Web. Which is based on Forrester’s report The Mobile Web Versus The Web On An iPhone: iPhone Wins In A Blowout. Being unwilling to pay $50US for a 5 page US centric report, I will have to base my comments on the Read/Write Web article and the small snippet that is available free from the Forrester website.
Got home and found a letter from my telco. I wondered what it was about, opened it and got a pleasant surprise. 3 is really going after the mobile data market in Australia, they were already the cheapest mobile data provider. They are now dramatically increasing data allowances on all their plans, mine went from 1Gb to 2Gb a month.
It is interesting to see how the other telcos are going to react …
Writing my previous post on the button element and mobile browsers got me thinking about HTML5 and how it will work with mobile web browsers.
I know all the major browser vendors (Microsoft, Mozilla, Opera and Apple) are onboard with HTML5, and they are also the major mobile browsers vendors (well Opera, Microsoft and Apple via its’ webkit being used by Nokia are), but will HTML5 be they implemented for mobile web browsers and how?
The button element was rediscovered by Kevin Hale of Wufoo and Particletree fame and while reading through the post, thinking I gave you feedback during the Wufoo beta about the button element and it took you this long to see its’ advantages. I started reading the comments, one comment from Russell Beattie stopped me in my tracks.
It is easy, I am blogging while waiting for my lunch. But it also has a few challenges, wordpress is not pretty or intuitive on IE on WM5, the keystroke combinations to enter HTML is painful, cutting and pasting from other windows difficult, but it can be done, so expect more mobloggig from me.
It looks like 3 gets how most people would like to use the web on their mobile with their X-series. No walled garden, reasonable data allowance (500Mb $20 a month, 1Gb $30 a month and 2Gb $40 a month) and bundled extras. I have seen some complaints, the data allowance is capped (with an excess […]