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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- GOOGLE I/O -- Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket, Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capabilities. In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap, which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment. Dolphin Garage gives developers access to more than 150 Dolphin internal APIs including various browser user interface interactions, while also providing a runtime sandbox environment to allow developers to create their own experiences within Dolphin Browser. Powered by Dolphin Garage, users can now seamlessly exp... (more)

Sybase Announces Support for Android

Sybase iAnywhere today announced a new version of its iAnywhere® Blue SDK (Software Developer Kit) that will help developers and product managers incorporate Bluetooth® capabilities into Android devices. With the underlying Bluetooth functionality running on a Linux based 2.6.x kernel, the Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK provides necessary application layer support for developers to effectively add increased wireless flexibility to the rich Android framework. “Sybase remains dedicated to building on its extensive device support and enhancing Bluetooth technology through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group,” said Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director, Bluetooth SIG. “Sybase customers can use the new Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK with confidence knowing that the software has passed Bluetooth qualification and rigorous testing at interoperability test events.” Sybase iAny... (more)

Mobile Expert Interview Series: Sybase's Bryan Whitmarsh

This morning I was able to catch up with SAP Mentor Bryan Whitmarsh for an interview.  I conducted a video interview with Bryan last year at Sapphire which you can watch here.  Bryan works for Sybase's product management team and reports to Tony Kueh, who I interviewed last week.  Bryan lives in Boise, Idaho (also my fair city), which he has called home since 1992, when he moved here from the Seattle area. Note: These are not Bryan's exact words, rather my notes from our interview. Kevin:  What is your role and area of responsibility at Sybase? Bryan: My title is Mobility Product Management.  Last year I was focused on mobile email, but this year I am working with the platform team on SUP (Sybase Unwired Platform).  It is my job to interpret the market, meet with customers, communicate the road map, both internally and externally, define product requirements and help ma... (more)

50% of Enterprise Mobility Applications To Be HTML5 Based by 2015

This week in an interview with me, SAP's Head of Mobility, Sanjay Poonen predicted that by 2015, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based.  In another interview I conducted this week with Sencha's CEO, Michael Mullany, he predicted that by 2014, 50% of enterprise mobility applications would be HTML5 based, 20% would be native, and 30% would be a hybrid of HTML5. The bottom line is that HTML5 is going to be very important for enterprise mobility going forward. Now for the news! BBC Worldwide has invested in HTML5 tech company Spaceport.io and will use Spaceport’s technology to create new games and apps that will run on the web, mobile devices, and connected TVs.  Read original content Of the 50 retail and travel m-commerce sites using Usablenet’s HTML5-based Usablenet Mobile 2.0 system, 28 percent experienced an increase in overall usage, an 11 per... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 6, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Intel will launch a new Atom processor code-named Lexington aimed at emerging markets in a move to put more of its chips into smartphones.  The V.P. for Intel's Mobile and Communications Group, said Acer, Africa-based Safaricom, and Lava, based in India, will announce products based on Lexington in the first quarter. Read Original Content While recent data indicates Google's Android oper... (more)

Book Review: Learning Mobile App Development

As an individual I can decide which platform I would like to target with my shiny new application, but when working for a company we have to target both industry leaders at the same time. Although I like a good challenge, I am really glad the mobile world now only consists of iOS and Android. When I first started looking at building consumer applications, Blackberry was still in the picture. My enterprise mobile experience consists of all Microsoft technologies, but that was in a different lifetime using Windows CE, Pocket PC, and Windows Mobile. This book is a great book for looking at how some of the most commonly used functionality compares across the Android and iOS environments. I have listed the table of contents below to give you an idea of what topics are covered. Part I: Overview of Mobile App Development 1. Why Mobile Apps? 2. App Design Issues and Consideratio... (more)

Webtide Ports Jetty to Google Android

Webtide announced that it has developed a web and application server designed to operate on Google’s Android mobile platform. Android is a freely downloadable open source software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications based on Linux and Java. The port of Jetty on Android is named i-Jetty. The Jetty servlet on Android allows users to serve data stored on the phone such as contact details, system settings and call log within a browser window. It also adds functionality that will let users modify and save changes, view and listen to multimedia files and make phone calls. The goal of these features is to let users access the information on their phones from more familiar web browsers running on their usual computers over wifi, Bluetooth and 3G networks. Adam Lieber, CEO of Webtide said: “This represents ye... (more)

Opinion: Do Google Android Mobile Apps Lack Consistency?

Remy Porter's Blog I love Open Source. It's a great way to develop software. But it has its weaknesses. One of the main weaknesses is consistency. Take a look at these Android apps. When you look at these applications for the Google backed smartphone OS, what you'll see is a complete lack of consistency in the look and feel of applications. I've done a little work with iPhone app development. I'm an avid user of a wide array of other iPhone apps. Apple provides a pretty standard set of UI widgets. There's some variation; the slider control looks different depending on where it's used, for example. Those variations are largely cosmetic. If you want to have tabs in your application, there's a built-in tab control. It rests at the bottom of the screen as a set of buttons. Every app that wants to have tabbed screens will use the same widget and the same family of control... (more)

Microsoft, Amazon, Google, VMware - Cloud Computing Is an Arena for Big Players

Joannès Vermorel's Blog Considering that the price tag for state-of-the art data centers is now reaching $500M, cloud computing is an arena for big players. I don’t expect small players to stay competitive for long in this game. Cloud frameworks are very diverse, and switching from one cloud to another is going to involve massive changes at best and complete rewrite at worst. My own personal definition of cloud computing is a hosting provider that delivers automated and near real time arbitrary large allocation of computing resources such as CPU, memory, storage and bandwidth. For companies such as Lokad, I believe that cloud computing will shape many aspects of the software business in the next decade. Obviously, all cloud computing providers have limits on the amount of resources that one can get allocated, but I want to emphasize that, for the end-user, the cloud i... (more)

Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK & the Android Platform

Today Sybase iAnywhere announced that it had added add the Android framework to its growing list of Bluetooth ported products. This is part of a new version of its Blue SDK (Software Developer Kit), which helps developers and product managers incorporate Bluetooth capabilities into devices. With the underlying Bluetooth functionality running on a Linux based 2.6.x kernel, the Sybase iAnywhere Blue SDK provides necessary application layer support for developers to effectively add increased wireless flexibility to the rich Android framework using a Bluetooth compliant v2.1 +EDR stack. “We are extremely pleased to add the Android framework to our growing list of Bluetooth ported products and continue building out our extensive device support strategy for Sybase’s customer and partner ecosystem,” said Terry Stepien president, Sybase iAnywhere.  “As Bluetooth functionality ... (more)

My-Channels Nirvana Adds Support for HTML5 Web Sockets

My-Channels, a provider of unified enterprise, web and mobile middleware, today announced support for the HTML5 WebSocket protocol in their Nirvana Enterprise Server and the Nirvana JavaScript client API. My-Channels' Nirvana API for JavaScript has been updated to include underlying support for Web Sockets, an HTML5 technology for full-duplex communication between web browsers and servers. The Nirvana JavaScript API will now use WebSocket communication by default. Browsers yet to adopt this new standard will continue to function using Nirvana's Comet-based streaming implementation. "The benefit of Web Sockets over traditional Comet techniques is primarily reduced overhead", said Tam Freestone-Bayes, VP Internet Engineering at my-Channels. "We feel the WebSocket protocol offers genuine benefits over the current "hand-rolled" JavaScript solutions, and have accordingly... (more)