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Google Latitude finally makes it over to iPhone, as a web app | July 2009 - 0 views

  • Apple had some concern that people would confuse it for the native Maps app. We still don't get why it couldn't simply be added to Maps itself, but we're not the multibillion dollar company, here.

Dr. Dobb's | A Moving Target | March 28, 2009 - 0 views

  • iPhone uses Objective-C -- challenging even for experienced C, C++, and C# programmers.
    • David Corking
  • Many companies first venture into mobile technology is providing BlackBerry e-mail access. Next, they often look to appplications for sales and other field employees, CRM, and business intelligence, such as performane dashboards. In short, mobile applications are integrating with corporate systems and other programs on a much more complex level.
  • One-fourth of companies are deploying CRM to handhelds,
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  • We don't cover Palm in depth, since it's slipped to 2% of the smartphone market, says Gartner, while Symbian has half the world market, and the BlackBerry and iPhone make up about 70% of North America.
    I have to admit, I found this article a little confusing : I didn't understand how to use a 'usage profile' to choose a platform for clients or servers.

Gizmodo - iPhone Temperature Warning Needs Autodestruction Countdown - Iphone warning t... - 0 views

  • "I put the iphone between two cold beers and it worked!"

PhoneGap, the Mobile Platform Democratizer - O'Reilly Radar - 0 views

  • Yes - we have already spoken (BONDI and PhoneGap people).
  • I'd imagine that most of the apps aren't leveraging the capabilities of WebKit which might be why they are felt a bit flat. There are some great JavaScript libraries out there that run web apps smoother using WebKit than some traditional iPhone apps.
    Just need to figure out if the user just needs to get PhoneGap from the AppStore, or they have to get each PhoneGap application from the store, one by one. Distribution methods will be quite different in each case.
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