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Latest Articles by jonarne

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!...

Kind of a “sunshine transcoder story”

I guess many of you have been following discussions on various attempts by network operators to transcode desktop web sites and squeeze them on to a mobile device, without respecting the intentions of content owners. The case I'll be talking about is the TeliaSonera case, and their "SurfOpen" service. First time around, the launch caused an uprising among the content owners forcing TeliaSonera to go offline with SurfOpen. Now SurfOpen is launched again with a more reasonable approach...

One web 2.0 – social edition

I bet I am not the only one wondering what Nokia was going to announce yesterday... In addition to the N97, Nokia Messaging was the big news. Put short, Nokia Messaging is enabling a bunch of IM-like services on the phone. In my mind this is an important change in the traditional mind pattern device manufacturers, and MNOs, have had until the iPhone...

Official mobile metrics for the Norwegian market

Earlier this year TNS-Gallup launched a product for the Norwegian media market providing a common currency for traffic measurements. Today the first numbers were published. The product measures unique users, sessions and page views at this stage, but of course much more information is available...

The underestimated object element

One of the more powerful elements in XHTML MP (actually a part of XHTML, but extremely powerful and flexible in our mobile world) is the element. Still, it is not used very often. So, I thought I would do some promotion!...

Useful “X headers”

My hobby for a while has been to collect "X-headers". X-headers are fields in the request HTTP header beginning with an X. Put simply. These fields are kind of non-standard or proprietary add-ons to the regular fields in the HTTP header. These can be used for all kinds of fun stuff when building mobile portals. I have made a collection of some x-headers here...

Responsible Reformatting

We have recently seen that several mobile network operators have implemented what's become known as "content transcoders" or "transcoding proxies". Vodafone and TeliaSonera are among them. The idea is to make the desktop web available on mobile devices. One of the side effects we have seen is that, put simply, already mobile optimized portals are also reformatted, destroying a carefully designed mobile user experience. Luca Passani has taken the initiative to clarify the impact of transcoders and suggest some basic rules for transcoding proxies to follow in this developer manifesto...

The short comings of desktops

Why are people constantly talking about the limitations and short comings of mobile phones? I always think the other way around...

TeliaSonera launching Novarra transcoder (updated)

(update at the bottom) We all remember the riot regarding Vodafone UK and their introduction of the Novarra transcoding engine. TeliaSonera in Sweden has actually just lauched a Novarra service of their own called SurfOpen (does not have anything todo with neither surf nor open in my opinion)...

Define the mobile context

I do not like the term "one web"... It implies that there is a 1:1 relationship between mobile web and desktop web. That is misleading (my interpretation probably differs from yours as well) and causes unnecessary discussions. Jo Rabins post is very good and important, but should not have been necessary. Of course there is one web! Would be silly to build a brand new one just for handheld devices. However, the point is; don't think your desktop web site will work on mobile, don't copy your desktop web site onto the mobile, don't set up brand new infrastructure only for the mobile...

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