iPhone and iOS News from ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’

Here are the iPhone and iOS highlights from the Let’s Talk iPhone Event conducted by Apple, in its Cupertino Campus.  For a change this keynote was headed by Tim Cook, who took over from Steve Jobs as the CEO of Apple.
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jQuery Mobile First Look – Starting Book Review!

jQuery Mobile First LookIf you have been following my Blog for sometime, you’ll notice that I cover quite details on jQuery Mobile – which I think is a big boost to the Mobile Web Development Community.  I plan to cover a lot more topics on jQuery Mobile both for Developer and the User Community, in the coming months through this Blog.

I have been recently contacted by Packt Publishing to know if I will be interested to review their New Book on jQuery Mobile – jQuery Mobile First Look.  I had a brief look at the Book’s Objectives and Contents and turned very enthusiastic at the opportunity to review it.

So here I am – starting to spend time reading it and subsequently reviewing it.  You can keep watching this Blog to get a detailed review on this Book and how it can help You with jQuery Mobile.

Meanwhile, if you like to check out the Book details – you can follow this link.

Mobile Web W3C Training : Course Review

W3C Mobile WebI recently completed my training and all related course work for Mobile Web W3C Training, that makes me eligible for a Certificate from W3C.  In this post, I would like to share some feedback on the course, which in many aspects exceeded my expectations.

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Why Opera Mobile App Store is Cool?

Opera launched a Cross Platform Mobile App Store, which is a repository of Apps across various Phone Platforms.  Currently the supported platforms are – Android, Blackberry, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile. iOS is conspicuous by absence, but probably there may be links soon back to the Apple Store.

I think it is pretty cool for the following reasons:

  • It is a Web App.  Pretty easy to use on any device with a Browser and supported Platform, nothing to install
  • Can build an Ecosystem of Developers to market their Apps, across various Platforms
  • Centralized Billing for Apps on multiple platforms – usually helpful if you own multiple devices on Android, Blackberry etc.
  • Huge scope for tracking the Statistics on Apps usage and popularity across platforms

I can’t do much with the Store, as I just have an iPhone and nothing else.  But this is surely an App Store to keep our eyes on.

Indian Mobile Browser Share

In a recent post at Quirksmode Blog, where Peter-Paul Koch is writing a series on Mobile browser shares across different countries – here is the observation on the Indian Market.

It is pretty obvious that Opera is at the top of the chart, as it is available for most of the Medium Java Powered phones.  Webkit is gaining but still a long way to go.  Growth of Webkit share may also be slow considering the pricing segment of those devices.

Another interesting number is the Mobile Browsing share which is about 16% of all Browsing.  It is sure to improve with the introduction of 3G across the country.  Let’s keep watching these stats!

AppsWorld 2010 – Olympia London

AppsWorld 2010 is happening in Olympia, London for 2 days, between 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2010. It is themed around the Future of the Multi-Platform Mobile Apps.

It promises to be an interesting event, with many Big Names like Intel, Nokia, Huawei etc. participating and sponsoring events.

Here is the list of Conference Sessions, as mentioned in their official site:

  • Market analysis, forecasts and predictions
  • Strategies and models for leading App’s
  • Brand building
  • Technologies supporting App platforms
  • Content services, strategy and development
  • Making money from Apps
  • Integrated marketing and App branding
  • The future of Apps

You get a “Free Pass” for Exhibition and Developer Zones!

For other Passes, check out the relevant page here.

If you are a Mobile Developer and if you are in London around this time, then there is NO Reason to miss this Event!