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Jolicloud pre-beta now ready for download, and I love it. Latitude - Google Location History. Google Latitude wurde am 9.

Latitude - Google Location History

August 2013 eingestellt. Davon betroffen sind Google Latitude in Google Maps für Android, Latitude für das iPhone, die Latitude API, das Public Badge, das iGoogle-Gadget und die Latitude-Website unter 50 Apps For New Droid Owners. With Verizon’s first two Android Phone’s launching today – the Motorola Droid and the HTC Droid Eris – there will be PLENTY of Android newbs trying to soak up all the Android Application goodness they can.

50 Apps For New Droid Owners

But with so many applications on the market now… where do they look? Texts from last night. Glympse: A Hassle And Worry-Free Way To Share Your Location, Min. We’ve all been there.

Glympse: A Hassle And Worry-Free Way To Share Your Location, Min

You’re late for a meeting with friends, stuck in traffic and unsure of when you’re actually going to arrive. You call them with updates like “well, I’m closer now, but still not sure…” and a shaky “maybe I’ll be there in 20 minutes?” What if your friends could track exactly where you were without the frustrating back and forth? Glympse, a new location-based service that is decidedly not another social network, is looking to help you do just that. Glympse is launching tonight on Android, and is coming soon to the iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and “other leading smartphone devices” (read: Palm). Now, Glympse isn’t the first application that allows you to share your location with friends. Mobile compatibility tables. Page last changed today This series of compatibility tests is sponsored by Vodafone.

Mobile compatibility tables

On this page I give a quick overview of the mobile browser compatibility tests I’ve done so far. If you want the latest inside scoops on my mobile tests, follow me on Twitter. See also the CSS table. Track Flight Status, Airport Delays and other Flight and Airport. Effective Design for Multiple Screen Sizes. So you're a designer and have been tasked with the design of a mobile web site.

Effective Design for Multiple Screen Sizes

Chances are, unless you're designing for only one device you're quickly going to be faced with a common problem experienced by designers who work with mobile devices; figuring out what screen size to actually design for. For instance: The iPhone is 320 pixels wide by 480 pixels high.Many Nokia N-Series devices are 240 pixels wide by 320 pixels high.Newer devices often support a landscape mode where the width and height are spontaneously reversed.Older (yet still popular) Nokia devices have displays ranging from 176 by 208 pixels up to 352 by 416 pixels.Blackberry screen resolutions range anywhere from 160 x 160 pixels all the way up to 324 x 352 pixels. This article is intended to help you develop effective design strategies to target a diverse range of mobile devices and screen sizes. Expect and manage diversity But wait, things may not be as bad as they first appear. WeFi Launches Huge Directory of Wi-Fi Hotspots. Open Wi-Fi network WeFi doesn't shy from using social media and web services for promotion; they launched a Twitter mashup and a Facebook application last year.

WeFi Launches Huge Directory of Wi-Fi Hotspots

Now, they have a free directory up with over one million Wi-Fi hotspots, available over at An online directory is nice, but much more important is the phone version of the service; if you're in the United States, text 4WEFI (49334) with your location and you'll receive a listing of Wi-Fi hotspots nearby within a couple minutes. WeFi's community can also contribute to the directory either manually or via the free software available over at; if you have a GPS device installed on your phone or computer, new hotspots can be located automatically.

Palm investor McNamee details Pre's neat location-based fea. As much as we've heard about (and played with) the Pre this month, there's still a whole lot yet to be revealed about webOS; Palm clearly has a little bit of work left to finish and polish the platform, so what we know so far has much more to do with UI glitz, glamor, and flashiness than the actual trench warfare of using a phone day in and day out.

Palm investor McNamee details Pre's neat location-based fea

Yahoo's Tech Ticker had a chance to chat with Elevation Partners' Roger McNamee -- a figure whose cash infusion has been central to Palm's survival this past year or so as they've raced to throw together the Pre -- and in between Houdini-esque reveals of seemingly hundreds of smartphones on his person, he's slipped a couple cool location-oriented features we can expect in webOS. [Via] BlackBerry Simulators: Enabling JavaScript and CSS. Posted 2008-01-19 in Mobile Web by Johann.

BlackBerry Simulators: Enabling JavaScript and CSS

Palm Pre Overview and Impressions from CES. By: Kris KeilhackPhotography by Ryan Kairer January 10, 2009 Size & Formfactor The Pre is small.

Palm Pre Overview and Impressions from CES

Large Form iPod Touch To Launch in Fall ‘09. We’ve got this from three independent sources close to Apple: expect a large screen iPod touch device to be released in the Fall of ’09, with a 7 or 9 inch screen.

Large Form iPod Touch To Launch in Fall ‘09

Prototypes have been seen and handled by one of our sources, and Apple is talking to OEMs in Asia now about mass production. Apple has been experimenting internally with large form tablet devices for years, one source says, but there was concern that users wouldn’t like the device. The difference now is the iTunes app store, which has thousands of games and other applications that are perfect for a touch screen device with an accelerometer. Apple says more than 300 million applications have been downloaded since the App Store launched in July 2008. Combine the App Store, iTunes and a browser and you have one heck of a device. Performance Research, Part 5: iPhone Cacheability - Making it St. This article, co-written by Wayne Shea, is the fifth in a series of articles describing experiments conducted to learn more about optimizing web page performance (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).

You may be wondering why you’re reading a performance article on the YUI Blog. It turns out that most of web page performance is affected by front-end engineering, that is, the user interface design and development. At MacWorld 2008, Steve Jobs announced that Apple sold 4 million iPhones to date, that’s 20,000 iPhones sold every day. Net Applications reports that total web browsing on iPhone is up at 0.12% for December 2007, topping the web browsing on all Windows Mobile devices combined. iPhoneize your website, instantly! If you don't know anything about the iPhone, the MobileSafari browser, or web design in general, creating an iPhone version of your website can be daunting. makes it easy. Just put in the address of your site's RSS feed, give it a name, and click iPhoneize. If you want, upload an icon. That's all you have to do: Intersquash gives you a little bit of code to paste into the body of your site, and it's magically optimized for iPhone viewing.

Last time I looked, Intersquash had already iPhonized around 2,000 websites. Tags: intersquash, iphone, iPhonize, mobilesafari, webdesign. Android Emulator - Android. The Android SDK includes a mobile device emulator — a virtual mobile device that runs on your computer. The emulator lets you develop and test Android applications without using a physical device. This document is a reference to the available command line options and the keyboard mapping to device keys. Exploring Best Practices for Building and Monetizing Mobile Soci. This is a guest post written by Dave Sloan, Marketing Director of Avot Media. Avot Media is the innovator behind tipMotion, the high performance video transcoding and near-real-time streaming appliance enabling video delivery to Web-enabled mobile devices.

Social networking is quickly taking hold among mobile users. Safari Web Content Guide for iPhone: Using Conditional CSS. AT&T Slaps Family With a $19,370 Cell Phone Bill. Welcome – slydial. Mobile Apps: Poll Everywhere Gathers Votes by SMS. - Send computer-generated voice messages to friend. MMA Releases Best Practices for Mobile Ads. CHICAGO In an effort to establish standards for self-regulation, the Mobile Marketing Association -- representing more than 600 companies including wireless phone network carriers, direct marketers, digital shops and advertisers -- this week published its second set of guidelines.

The 10-page book recommends best practices for technical applications like banner width, aspect ratios, file sizes and design guides. The MMA's first set of guidelines, available since December, addressed advertiser/consumer relationship issues such as how consumers should be able to opt out of receiving ads and the criteria for when an advertiser should pay for delivery of content to the consumer. Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0. Mobile Web Development. Global Authoring Practices for the Mobile Web.

Public Draft: Version 1.0.4. Is there a glossary of wireless technology expressions? [The Wir. The Wireless FAQ [The Wireless FAQ] Developer Network - Home. WiFi Cafes and Hotspots. Treasuremytext - The simple way to save your favorite SMS messag. Archive » Texas Instruments pocket projector prototype. Your Social Compass. Mosio - People Powered Mobile Search - SMS Search, Free Mobile Q. Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - The Official Samsun. Welcome to bluepulse : my place on mobile.