Options for developing mobile apps: PhoneGap, Palm Pre, etc.

Mobile application development is certainly a hot topic at the moment. People seem to be climbing over one another to produce iPhone apps, and Google’s Android is never far from the tech news. But there are also other players, and several want to enable a more familiar web development experience on mobile devices. SitePen Blog …

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At ACU, Students Navigate College Life via Apple iPhone

More indication that mobile technology is continuing to change the process of education. This time students at a university are all issued with iPhone or iPod touch handsets so they can use specific collaboration software at university and outside course times. iPhone University: At ACU, Students Navigate College Life via Apple iPhone – CIO.com – …

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iPhone SDK Development book available in beta

A few days ago Apple finally changed the terms of their iPhone development license to allow people to talk (and write) about how to develop software for the iPhone and iPod touch. The Pragmatic Programmers already had a book project waiting in the wings and have made it available as a “beta” available to buy …

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A cluster of mobile-phone links

My “blog about this” pile is growing too high again. Time to lump a few links together. This post is a bunch of stuff related to usage and technology of mobile phones. ABC News: Beware of PedTEXTrians! Gorenje puts you in control of your appliances via iPhone Motion-Powered Cell Phone Charger Coming Soon VoIP Goes …

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Avego’s Mobile App Spawns Hitchhiking 2.0

Hmm. One of those theoretically great but practically useless ideas. An iPhone app aimed at helping commuters and hitch-hikers pair up seems in reality to be a great way for potential thieves to be alerted to the fact that someone else is carrying a valuable iPhone. D’oh! DEMO: Avego’s Mobile App Spawns Hitchhiking 2.0 — …

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The App Store’s Exclusionary Policies

Dreaming of making your fortune selling your great idea for a software app to millions of iPhone users? Perhaps you should read this before you start work. Apparently Apple have a habit of refusing to sell competing applications through their store. Unfortunately their idea of what that may encompass is vague and seemingly broad. Together …

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On a Small Screen, Just the Salient Stuff

An important part of my work is producing web and mobile user interfaces. Both cases have traditionally had trade-offs: A modern desktop or laptop computer web browser is so powerful and potentially has so much screen space to play with that deciding how best to make use of all that resource is a daunting task. …

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How to create a custom Apple iPhone icon for your Web site

The web and mobile portals which I produce in my day job need to support a wide range of devices, and these days that includes the iPhone. Because its an Apple product it has its own standards and eschews the old and familiar (if often annoying) “favicon” in favour of its own equivalent. “How to …

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