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Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet! It seems that Google have done it again, having brought Google local to the mobile phone with a fairly sophisticated Midlet that also has Ajax support. It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out  from Google here. posted Saturday, 12 November 2005 4:30 PM EST ... (more)

Move Over Skype, Hello Jajah!

Jim Liddle's Blog Now everyone knows about VOIP, and everyone knows about Skype. Skype is pretty useful if you are doing Skype to Skype calls or even Skype to phone calls from your desk. Currently however mobile Skype just does not cut it...  It doesn’t work over GPRS, barely over 3G (if you can get a consistent decent signal) and Wi Fi hot spots are not always easy to find and still tend to be not free and quite expensive. What is needed is something simple and easy to use. What is needed is something like Jajah. Jajah was founded by Daniel Mattes and Roman Scharf.  It is ... (more)

Changing Nature of Web 2.0

Jim Liddle's Blog In the past if you cannot access the Internet then you cannot use your Web 2.0 applications. This model is rapidly changing.  New pogramming models are emerging that alllow Web 2.0 to be offline /online dependant on what is needed. The first of these is Adobe Apollo, which is a cross-platfrom technology that combined Flash, HTML, PDF and JavaScript into one universal application programming model / paradigm. What is unique is that id doesn’t care if if it runs on its own or embedded in a webpage, the API calls remains the same. A competing project using t... (more)

Is the IPhone 3G All It Is Cranked Up to Be?

Jim Liddle's blog So I finally got my hands on an iPhone 3G but am currently still favoring my iPhone 2.5G - why? The signal seems better. 3G signal is patchy at best and forget receiving calls when you have 3G on - horrible... The battery life is **much** better on the original iPhone than on the 3G iPhone. All my accessories such as Power Monkey fit the original iPhone but not the new 3G iPhone as Apple in their wisdom changed the connector. GPS is slow and actually I find that the triangulation using Skyhook on the original phone works good enough. Next, suprisingly, I cannot ... (more)

Retail Banks - Dinosaurs in an Online World

I had some interesting (sic) experiences with two separate banks with regards to two business accounts that we keep with each recently. The problem highlighted two issues that were both in some ways intertwined: False positive flagging of online transactions Identity Management between bank departments First let me set the scenario. I am CEO of Storage Made Easy, a business that can be categorized (in bank speak) as an online internet business. We are a business that spends a fair amount on online advertising through various different channels and who also uses best of breed onlin... (more)