Apple iOS 5
Windows Phone 7 “Mango” Update
The Glut of Android Tablets
Mac OS X “Lion”
Microsoft Skype Division
Motorola Photon 4G
The 4G-Capable RIM BlackBerry PlayBook
Methinks Very interesting. This an a few other things coming out this week shows a trends I first described two years ago. That the next step in social media is integration of the platforms via API. This is part of it, as well as the apps available.
“The idea of a mobile workforce is getting more appealing as the abilities of computers evolve and grow. The need to have your employees constantly in the workplace is no longer an issue as they will most likely have all the tools they need at home. Even outside the workplace, many of us want to be able to connect back to our PCs at home to access some files among other things.”
Methinks: In a few years these type of offering will be built into the network fabric, and cloud based OS’s and mobile devices will make this transparent.
"SPDY (pronounced “speedy”) could become a staple within the next wave of improvements in the Internet and World Wide Web. This is a Google-led, open-source, TCP-based application-level protocol for transporting Web content faster than it has ever traveled before.”
"Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 makes it easy for you to build mobile apps for a variety of devices using the same workflow you use to build web or desktop applications today. You can now build apps to run on the Apple iOS, Google Android, and BlackBerry Tablet OS platforms."
10 Hot TabletsTimes are good for tablets. Forrester has projected sales to double in 2011. An influx of Android tablets has made the space more competitive, leaving business persons and consumers alike with an abundance of new tablets to choose from, including a second-generation iPad. Check out these new and notable options. Read more >
MoMA CIO, Forrester analyst give near-term predictions for tech. One possible spoiler: Smartphones won’t necessarily rule
Methinks: I couldn’t agree more. I’m looking for cross-vendor software solutions that allow apps to move seamlessly between 4 primary devices size. These are 4-5” mobile smartphones, 9-10” tablets, 15-17” desktop/laptops and 27’+ displays. And I mean seemless.
9. Older Server Operating Systems and Server-based
Oh, and I’ve heard about the demise of COBOL for 20 years - still here.
If you are like me and use social media on a regular basis you are probably obsessed with stats from your various different networks, sites, blogs and sharing tools. Finding out all those stats is usually quite a manual process of logging in and out of several accounts and most people I know check their Google Analytics account about 10 times a day. I’ve always craved a dashboard that would pull in all that information in to one central hub where I could get a quick overview of all the my activity online and Twenty Feet has just launched that tool.
They call it Pugpig and it just might revolutionize how we publish content to iOS-powered mobile devices. Pugpig is an open source framework that enables you to publish HTML5 content in the form of a magazine, book or newspaper to iPhone and iPad devices. It’s slick and feels like you are using a native app (we tested the it on the iPad). Is this the future of mobile publishing?
Last November Google launched a new API console to help developers manage the Google APIs they use in applications and websites. When launched, the API console provided tools for managing 8 of Google APIs, including traffic controls, an API limit list, and a form for requesting more usage. The console also provided reports, with a graph for each activated API showing a breakdown of requests. During Google I/O 2011, Google quietly released some enhancements to the API console.
Methinks: As we use Google API and GAE more and more, these are welcome additions
“Dissatisfaction is spreading through the world of web content management like an epidemic, and while it’s easiest to pass the blame off on the tools you use, chances are that good ol’ fashioned human failures are the actual culprit. In fact, changing content management platforms could be the most detrimental thing you do for your company this year.”
Methinks: On one had there are good point in this blog like the importance of separating content from format and adopting a Mobile First philosophy. On the other-hand these are things that we’ve been preaching for years. I will however take a look at the new eBook.
Two months ago, I don’t think I’d heard of near field communications (NFC). And now, it seems to be coming up in daily conversation. Granted, my daily conversations tend to be with people in and around the technology world, specifically in messaging and mobile communications; your daily conversations might vary. But this often seems to be the way with tech terms: They burst on the scene, make a big splash, and before you know it you can’t remember when they weren’t part of the landscape.There’s a lot going on with NFC, and a lot of companies betting big on this technology.