David Boloker, that fine and wise man from IBM I mentioned yesterday, has emailed me with details on a recent OpenAjaxInitiative meeting.
“Here’s a bit of a update on Mobile & the OpenAjax Initiative. We had our OpenAjax meeting last week and started an effort (aka Task Force) that is focused on Mobile Ajax. Initially, we will center our work around documenting successful Mobile Ajax work (learning experience for us all) and unsuccessful and focus in on determining what features are needed withing the Mobile Web Browsers and this will lead to best practices as well as some information to folks on what to use mobile phones with ajax for and what will not work on them.”
David also pointed me off to an interesting project — Deepfish. Says Microsoft:
“The Deepfish Technology Preview enhances existing mobile browsing technologies by displaying content in a view that is closer to the desktop experience. Our zoom-able interface and cue map allow you to quickly access the information you care about over the web without ever losing track of where you are.”
Currently only available to a small number of beta testers, there is however a Deepfish blog whereby you can keep up to speed on what is going on.
Cool stuff — can’t wait to be invited to test it out on my crusty ol’ Nokia 3230 (java based), but I understand from David that it doesn’t come in Java flavour just yet… bugger! Mind you, if anybody wishes to send me a new phone that will run it… [hint, hint]
p.s. Oh, and how terribly un-Web2.0: the Deepfish is all one word, not two separate words co-joined. If they had their Web2.0 hats on they would have named the project ‘DeepFish’. Really, don’t Microsoft project teams ‘get’ it? [huge facetious grin]
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