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  • Content Adaptation - Posted by daniel.hunt - 16 Oct 2010
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    DeviceAtlas & jQueryMobile

  • The first Alpha release of jQueryMobile was announced today, to great fanfare, and the mobile web world is already on fire with the thoughts of what this will mean to them. A little bit of background... Originally developed by John Resig, jQueryMobile's big brother "jQuery" is now in use by pretty much anyone who implements advanced JavaScript capabilities on their site.
  • Showcase sites - Posted by ronan - 23 Sep 2010
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    The breadth and diversity of the mobile web

  • For a mass medium to really get traction and achieve critical mass it is important that creating content is as easy as consuming it—the growth of the medium tracks the availability of the content creation tools. In the early days of the web hackers used home-grown web servers to serve content and a copy of Vi to author it. It wasn't long before Apache and other web servers eased the job of serving the content but the creation of good web content remained the preserve of experts.
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by daniel.hunt - 23 Sep 2010
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    Mobile Web Development & Device Detection

  • Peter-Paul Koch, also known as @ppk, has posted a three part blog-post on the State of mobile web development [ one | two | three ], in response to Mike Rowehl's recent (correct & justified)
  • Apps - Posted by ruadhan - 14 Sep 2010
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    Calling all app developers - get the recognition you deserve

  • That's right, Ireland's first and only dedicated apps awards, The Appys, are coming to town. These awards were set up to give the best apps developers the recognition they deserve. The competition is open to all, so if you've developed an app on any platform, or have been involved in the development of an app, then you can enter. The categories are: Best augmented reality/location services app Best business solutions app Best "branded" app Best gaming app Best media app Best social networking app
  • Messaging - Posted by mokil - 01 Sep 2010
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    Handling SMS delivery receipts

  • Recently, we looked at how to send SMS messages using a standard HTTP POST-based API. As was intimated at the time, most APIs also allow you to process delivery receipts for the messages you send. This allows you to determine the status of the message, i.e. delivered, failed, expired etc. Let's take a look at how this all works. Sending SMS Messages - A Quick Recap
  • Device Detection - Posted by daniel.hunt - 31 Aug 2010
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    DeviceAtlas API 1.4

  • This week was an important one for DeviceAtlas - we finally launched the new 1.4 version of our API! Why 1.4? The mobile web is constantly evolving, and with it, device detection needs to evolve too. With significant evolution in device capabilities, and large structural developments in certain device headers, the new DeviceAtlas API provides a highly flexible platform to cater for this growth, both now and well into the future.
  • Messaging - Posted by mokil - 10 Aug 2010
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    Sending SMS from Apps and Webapps

  • It’s easy to send SMS messages from any Web site or application, but it’s surprising how few sites/applications actually do this. Integrating SMS into your system gives it something extra, and allows your system to enhance the mobile experience for the user. In this article, we’ll look at how an SMS message can be sent from any system, and at a few providers who offer this functionality. Choosing an SMS Provider There are essentially three types of SMS provider: Mobile Network (e.g. Vodafone, Three) Aggregator SMS Messaging Company
  • Frameworks - Posted by ruadhan - 23 Jun 2010
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    Meet goMobi - A New Content Mobilization Platform

  • Here in dotMobi we've just launched our latest product. The culmination of months and months of hard work by the dotMobi team has resulted in the release of our spanking new content mobilization platform: goMobi. You can find all the official blurb over at along with some videos of our CEO and CTO talking about the product. What I aim to do here is to give an overview, from a developer's viewpoint, so that you can find out what there is in goMobi to appeal to the developer in you. A quick introduction
  • Content Adaptation - Posted by ruadhan - 19 Jun 2010
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    Device Detection in the Cloud: DeviceAtlas Personal

  • In this article we offer full tutorial on how to use the preview release of the service. So what is DA Personal? The purpose of DeviceAtlas Personal is to make device detection even easier. The main difference between DA Personal and DeviceAtlas, is that Personal is a Web service. It works as follows: a user visits your Web site on his mobile device. You then forward the User-Agent HTTP request header to the DA Personal service, and the response you receive will contain information about the user's device. That's it!
  • iPhone - Posted by weimenglee - 14 Jun 2010
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    SMS Bubble UI in iPhone Apps

  • Users of iPhone are no stranger to the built-in SMS application that displays your messages using cute little bubbles (see Figure 1). However, this innovative UI feature is not exposed to the iPhone developers - you have to create it yourself if you want to have the same look-and-feel of the SMS application. Creating this UI - which I will call the Bubble UI, allow you to represent information in a conversational style. A good application of this is when you are creating a chat application. Messages exchanged between two persons can be shown in message bubbles.