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Apple said Monday that it has sold over two million iPads in less than two
It began shipping the dingus, which only launched April 3, in Australia,
Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK over the
weekend. Reuters says Japanese and Australian buyers "stormed" the shops
while others in London, Munich and Paris stood in all-night queues. The hot
new device will be available in nine more countries in July including
Ireland, Austria and Mexico with broader distribution slated for later this
year. Bootleg devices are selling in China.
Internal targets are said to be to move 10 million units this year, a number
iPad will exceed if the pace keeps up.
Of course it'll have to dodge a mounting number of would-be competitors and
there's renewed talk of pinched suppl... (more)
Taking a stance of 'Build it and they will come' has never worked in IT and
especially now with the Consumerisation of Mobility and the Prosumers
(Professional + Consumer) in your Enterprise, whom are expecting or even
demanding the same experience as Mobile Apps on the App Stores/Markets. These
employees have been covertly educated to expect the best mobility experience
and are now turning their thoughts to solutions in their daily tasks, on the
go! Just look at the best ranking mobile apps within the App Stores/Markets
and the Apps that are being acquired for large sums of money… they would
have all done their homework to ensure maximum effect and this is now the
target where Enterprise Mobility is expected to shoot for!
In-House Mobile Application Development is the key going forward for the
Enterprise and many companies nowadays have a Chief Mobility Officer (CMo... (more)
A little background so you know what type of experience I have. I have been a
Microsoft .NET architect and developer since the first beta release. Before
developer has many advantages, but the one major disadvantage we suffer has
driven me to Java and Objective-C over the past year. That one disadvantage?
Microsoft themselves. They come off as completely lost and have wreaked havoc
on .NET developer community the past few years.
I have read several books on programming with Objective-C, but this is by far
the most comprehensive and well put together. One book I would recommend to
anyone coming from the .NET world is Migrating to iPhone and iPad for .NET
After advising the reader to brush up on their C by reading certain parts of
C Programming Language, and then spending a chapter sho... (more)
It has now been reported that the Smartphone adoption in China, has now
overtaken the Featurephone adoption. This is a major milestone in any
geographic region, but in one of the worlds largest growing countries, this
is a great step and shows the snowball effect of expecting powerful computing
power in your pocket. An effect that will be reproduced in all areas of the
We are now at a stage in our lifestyle, when growing amounts of users are
using their mobile devices as their primary source of information, before
they reach for a laptop. They also expect to have this information anywhere
and at any time, within seconds of the origin of the data, for example when
the news breaks. Having enabling technology such as push notifications to
Mobile Apps, example APNS (Apples Push Notification Service) makes this
easily achievable. In the Enterprise space this notif... (more)
Apple reportedly wants to buy Waze to help fix its giant maps gaffe but
according to what TechCrunch heard it doesn't want to spend the $750 million
asking price. It's reportedly offering $400 million plus $100 million in
The three-year-old Israeli-born Waze uses crowdsourcing to plot routes around
traffic jams and in the process create real-time maps.
It's said to have shaved five minute off the daily commute in Israel.
The sat-nav ad-based program is free but the community it's developed should
be responsible for its valuation.
Kleiner Perkins has money in the start-up. So far it's raised $67 million
plus a million dollars in revenue last year.
According to the blogosphere and both the New York Times and the Wall Street
Journal the world is waiting for Apple to deliver a Dick Tracy-like
wristwatch that mates with the iPhone and shows you the time, who’s
calling, texting or e-mailing or directions to the address you’re looking
for and saves you from pulling the phone out of your pocket – or from
pulling out your wallet for that matter since it may contain a near-field
For all anybody knows it may track the wearer’s vital signs or include
BlueTooth and Siri.
Apple is supposedly talking to Foxconn about making such a widget and could
be developing the thing using Corning’s flexible Willow Glass.
Fortune takes the news for a “coordinated leak.”
Google of course has its display-imbedded glasses that co-founder Sergei Brin
tried out recently on the New York subway and that Google’s encouragi... (more)
Kevin Hoffman's Blog
I was sitting down the other night contemplating what I was going to do for a
good sample iPhone application when I realized, I'm not just building an
iPhone application anymore. That's right - I'm actually building applications
that work on the iPod Touch as well.
Seriously, let's run this down bullet-style:
iPod touch comes with Wi-Fi access iPhone comes with Wi-Fi access and
EDGEiPod touch comes with Safari iPhone comes with SafariiPod touch has
multi-touch interface, which includes tapping, pinching and flicking iPhone
has multi-touch interface
So, for those of you who were on the fence about building iPhone applications
using Web 2.0 technologies, think about this:
Your potential list of application users is about to grow beyond users of the
iPhone, and will include a crapload of people buying new iPods. If you think
about the ubiquitous nat... (more)
Don Babcock's Blog
I'm a J2ME developer. From my perspective, Java has always been 'hampered' by
the degree of difficulty in building robust and intuitive UIs. Steve Jobs has
wonderfully liberated us with the advent of the iPhone SDK. I'm a
Java/Windows developer moving to the Apple development world and while I'm
intrigued by the idea of Java on my favorite mobile device, I'm not sure
folks really realize the genius of the iPhone UI paradigm.
I'd go so far as to say that the iPhone is THE platform for the future of
I loved the combo of Netbeans and SDK's until I ran into the "brick wall"
fortifications that the telcos have erected to deny the ability to develop
for their platforms for all but the most well heeled "partners." Steve Jobs
has wonderfully liberated us with the advent of the iPhone SDK.
From my perspective, Java has always been "hampered"... (more)
Over the last 24 years Bill Scott has been involved in the study of nuanced
design in crafting rich interfaces, so who better at the 6th International
AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo to address the topic "Crafting Rich Web
Interfaces" than the UI and UX guru who is currently Director of User
Interface Engineering at Netflix.
In every field of design one of the first things students do is learn from
the work of others. They study and break down real-world examples in order to
understand the underlying principles and patterns that make for successful
design. Then they learn to apply these to their own set of problems. The real
trick is to apply them in a nuanced manner. To be nuanced is 'to be sensitive
to delicate differences of style.' Most of the art in crafting a rich
experience on the Web can be summed up with this one word - 'nuance'.
Prior to joining Netflix, he... (more)
At the 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo - October 20-22,
2008 in San Jose, CA - SYS-CON Events is delighted to be presenting major
industry keynotes from the two industry executives with overall
responsibility for both of those massive richer-web initiatives: Adobe's CTO
Kevin Lynch and Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft's .NET
Two of the biggest launches in Rich Internet Application history took place
in 2007/2008 when Adobe launched AIR 1.0 in February '08 and Microsoft
launched Silverlight (September '07).
Guthrie, who will be keynoting October 20, 2008, was a founding member of the
.NET Framework team and today runs the development teams that deliver the
CLR, ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, IIS7, and the Visual Studio tools for Web,
WPF and Silverlight development. Previously the General Manager of
Microsoft's ... (more)
HyperOffice is now available by download from Apple's new App Store, putting
the business collaboration suite within easy reach of any iPhone user.
HyperOffice transforms the iPhone into a tool for mobile business. Users
connect to secure corporate email, contacts, calendars, tasks and notes - and
share documents and data without Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint.
The webware makes it easier for owners, employees, clients, partners and
suppliers of growing businesses to collaborate, communicate, plan projects,
share documents, schedule meetings and tasks, and manage information,
anytime, from work, from home, while traveling. Click here to download.
"This is not emailing files back and forth as attachments. Instead, you're
managing and sharing documents with online storage, version control, user
rights and change notification,"said Farzin Arsanjani, president of