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  • Browsers - Posted by casaise - 06 Mar 2013
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    Developing custom pictograms for the mobile Web

  • A matter of trade-offs Pictograms – miniature graphical representations of states, actions and objects – made their way into the mobile Web over 15 years ago. Several normalized (UNICODE, WAP) and proprietary (Japanese emojis, Openwave) mechanisms are in place to enrich Web applications with pre-defined images.
  • Usability - Posted by casaise - 06 Nov 2012
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    A Guide to Using Pictograms in Mobile Applications

  • A long-standing feature Developers inspecting the user agent profile of a modern handset like the Motorola XT682 ATRIX TV may be surprised to discover the following ImageCapable declaration which indicates whether a device can display images or not: <prf:ImageCapable>Yes</prf:ImageCapable>
  • Device Detection - Posted by daniel.hunt - 19 May 2010
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    DeviceAtlas & HTML5

  • HTML5 is the brand new version of HTML, which contains a number of differences to it's predecessor.
  • iPhone - Posted by weimenglee - 26 Jan 2010
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    Location in iPhone Web Apps

  • One of the key limitations of developing Web applications for iPhone is that you are not allowed to access the hardware on the device via the Web browser. For example, you cannot access the camera on the iPhone; neither can you access the accelerometer. This seriously limits the kinds of applications you can develop on the iPhone. One notable exception, however, is the support for tracking the location of devices, through a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular triangulation.
  • Geolocation - Posted by jonarne - 07 Jun 2009
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    Location, Location, Location

  • Location based services (LBS) has been a buzz word and a hype since birth of mobile services. I'm not saying that it is a failure!
  • Browsers - Posted by Ronan_Mandel - 18 May 2009
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    Widget Investigation leads to a 'Worst Practice' Discovery

  • Nokia just wrapped up their Developer Conference in Monaco last week. Sadly, I didn't have the budget to go. Maybe you were lucky and did (or maybe you live there, lucky you!). Anyhow, one of the technologies that they're pushing these days is their WRT (Web Run Time) or Widgets for the lay person out there. This whole mobile widget thing is nothing new, but what does appear to be new is that they're gathering a steam this time.
  • Usability - Posted by Ronan_Mandel - 29 Apr 2009
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    Accesskeys: Thinking about them in a QWERTY world

  • Interestingly enough, in this time of excitement and interest in building apps for mobile phones, Google did a refresh on their web apps for iPhone and Android. Go figure, seems like the mobile web isn't dead even on high end, high power devices. Even more, it would appear to make sense to build mobile specific web interfaces even for fully functional WebKit browser based devices. Imagine that!
  • Network - Posted by Ronan_Mandel - 17 Feb 2009
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    AT&T Gateway address updates

  • Well our friends at AT&T are up to changes in the network again. Happily they were kind enough to send out a message with a heads up about new network addresses that are coming from devices on their network.
  • Usability - Posted by bryanrieger - 15 Jan 2009
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    Effective Design for Multiple Screen Sizes

  • So you're a designer and have been tasked with the design of a mobile web site. 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:
  • Geolocation - Posted by nicogoeminne - 19 Dec 2008
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    Developing Location Based Services: Introducing the Location API for J2ME

  • Many mobile phones today support the Location API for J2ME under JSR-179. Using the location API, you can easily develop useful location based mobile Java applications. In this article, we demonstrate how to develop and test a mobile location based client server application using JSR-179, servlets and Google Maps.
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