Location-enabled services have shown dramatic growth in the past twelve months. As GPS is integrated into more handsets, many mobile services use location to provide valuable context for the user experience, whether seeing information on a map, finding places nearby or getting directions. Mobile-browser provider Opera Software has partnered with California-based deCarta to bring maps, local search and travel routes to Opera browsers. Under the agreement, Opera can refer its users to access maps, local search and travel routes quickly, localised for their region.
Adobe Systems announced advancements to the Adobe Flash Platform including the unveiling of Adobe AIR on mobile devices, a runtime for standalone applications to come out of the Open Screen Project. According to a Strategy Analytics analysis from January 2010, more than 250 million smartphones are expected to support the full Flash Player by the end 2012. Mobile platforms that will support the full Flash Player include Android, the BlackBerry® platform, Symbian® OS, Palm® webOS and Windows Mobile.
Moblin v2.1 for Intel Atom processor-based netbooks and nettops release includes significant feature additions and improvements including enhanced browser functionality and plug-in support, UI enhancements, support for 3G data connections, Bluetooth* device management, input method support for localized languages, integrated application installer for the Moblin Garage, performance and stability improvements, and additional overall help and documentation.
The Open Design Alliance (ODA) announces the beta release of DWGdirect.NET, the first ODA platform component built for use with the Microsoft .NET framework.
Intel has announced a new opportunity for developers to earn money by writing netbook applications via the Intel® Atom Developer Program community, and selling their applications through future application stores. Developers were told to look for a software development kit (SDK) to help them develop applications and components for netbooks.
The wait is finally over for developers who want to write Microsoft Silverlight applications using Eclipse. Microsoft has announced a release candidate for an open source development toolset for the Eclipse development environment -- which itself is available in free and commercial versions -- that enables programmers to build applications that use Silverlight front-ends without having to rely on Visual Studio or Expression Studio.
Micro Focus has announced the availability of Liant 12, the newest version of its application development product suite. The release includes upgrades to Micro Focus development products including RM/COBOL, Xcentrisity and the RM/COBOL data tool Relativity. According to Micro Focus, Liant 12 includes numerous refinements that improve existing functionality and performance, including larger capacity and increased efficiency for RM/COBOL identifiers and improved compatibility with Windows.
Infragistics has made available a a complete set of User Interface (UI) components based on JavaServer Faces that it claims will enable developers to build robust Web 2.0 applications. Packaged under the name Infragistics NetAdvantage® for JSF 2009 Volume 1, Infragistics aims at offering freedom for developers from coding the entire interface layer and allowing them to focus on the business logic of their applications.
The Eclipse Foundation today announced Pulsar, a new industry initiative to define and create a standard mobile application development tools platform. The initiative is led by Motorola, Nokia and Genuitec. Participating members also include IBM, RIM and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.
The second edition of India's first and premier awards, the Great Indian Developer Awards, for the software developer ecosystem will recognize organizations and products that are contributing to the evangelism, productivity and innovation excellence of the Indian developer ecosystem.
Today's Web is nothing like a database, but it has potential. As it becomes more and more structured, a variety of opportunities arise. Many companies are working on causing a major shift in the way the Web works, from Yahoo!'s SearchMonkey to Dapper, making it ever more like a database. Dapper Founders Jon Aizen and Eran Shir are coming back this summer...
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In his first public interview after going public, Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg accepted the fact that the firm’s mobile app strategy of aiming at HTML5 as a least common denominator...