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Telcos gang up to snatch in-app cash from Google, Apple

Updated*: MWC 2012 Nine operators have implemented an in-application API for the Wholesale Applications Community, so AJAX apps will soon be able to empty your pockets just like the competition can. The new API – supported by AT&T, Deutsche Telecom and Telefonica among others – permits a WAC application to bill the user for in-application events …
Bill Ray, 28 Feb 2012
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Devs tempted to hit the source at appMobi's free bar

Mobile developers with an AJAX leaning can now get free access to the source for appMobi's development toolkit, allowing them to incorporate bits of appMobi tech into their own apps. AppMobi provides wrappers around the already open-source PhoneGap toolkit, enabling AJAX apps to access native APIs. The cloudy mobile tools …
Bill Ray, 28 Nov 2011
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APP OF DEATH plots local fatalities on demand

A new smartphone application helpfully plots murders, and traffic fatalities, on an interactive map of the local area, showing you at a glance how many people died nearby in the last 18 months, and what killed them. The application is actually a demonstration of instant-app-factory MobileNationHQ, which reckons it took only …
Bill Ray, 29 Jul 2011
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Firefox fans get IE-happy AJAX testing tools

JavaScript coders targeting Firefox can now test their apps with free tools that started life serving the developers on Microsoft's once mighty Internet Explorer. dynaTrace Software has released AJAX Edition 3 that adds support for Firefox 3.6 and 4.0 to its AJAX performance management tool. Earlier versions had only tested …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Mar 2011
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First WACy handset goes widget mad

The Wireless Application Community won't be properly launched until Monday lunchtime, but Filipino operator SMART couldn't wait and has jumped the gun with the first WAC-compatible handset. The Netphone looks suspiciously similar to ZTE's Android-based Blade handset, sold as the San Francisco by Orange in the UK, but SMART has …
Bill Ray, 9 Feb 2011
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Mozilla's Skywriter gets Ajax treatment, emerges as Ace

Mozilla has merged its gestating "coding in the cloud" Skywriter project with's Cloud9 IDE, a GPL-licensed open source service that is currently in beta. Skywriter is a web-based code editor that started life as Bespin at the end of 2008. It was renamed in October last year, when Mozilla shifted its official …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Jan 2011
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Mobile API standard puffs on last cigarette

Operator talking shop the Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP) has sketched out its last three papers before it gets absorbed into the Wholesale Application Community. The tasty bits of OMTP will get subsumed into the WAC, with the rest due to disappear into the GSMA and OMA from which much of it should probably never have …
Bill Ray, 25 Jun 2010
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BONDI is all beachy with W3C

The OMTP's widget framework BONDI now complies with the W3C's definition of the term, paving the way to properly-cross-platforms applications. BONDI extends the W3C definition of a Widget to include a security policy and mobile-specific APIs, but the OMTP is pleased to report that its reference implementation now passes the …
Bill Ray, 3 Dec 2009
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Google unleashes internal JavaScript tools

Google's critical mass online, combined with recent years' Web 2.0 fever, have helped consolidate 14-year-old JavaScript in the field of web development. Now Google has released some of the tools it used to build Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Maps that helped in that process of establishing JavaScript as a central player in …
Gavin Clarke, 6 Nov 2009
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Salesforce turns website host is offering another layer of wrapping for its core customer relationship management (CRM) software-as-a-service, hoping to expand its role as a service provider. The company has announced official availability of Sites, which lets you build websites using's Apex programming language and …
Gavin Clarke, 15 Jun 2009
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Google to slip SVG into Internet Explorer

JavaOne Microsoft might be hesitating on Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) in Internet Explorer 8, but Google's pressing on. The search giant's engineers are building a JavaScript library to render static and dynamic SVG in Microsoft's browser. Google promised that the library, a Javascript shim, will simply drop into IE. API evangelist …
Gavin Clarke, 3 Jun 2009

Palm Pré plays nicely with iTunes

More details of the Palm Pré's functionality have emerged at the D:All Things Digital conference in San Diego, including iTunes integration and a Twitter client, not to mention promises of a GSM version suitable for an 2009 European launch. The fact that the device still isn't on the shelves didn't stop Palm's Jon Rubinstein …
Bill Ray, 29 May 2009

Opera plans Turbo mobile peek

Opera Software's recently announced browser-boosting Turbo looks like getting its first product incarnation with Opera Mobile 9.7. The company said that next week it plans to unveil the latest version of its mobile browser along with the Presto 2.2 rendering engine that's used in the Opera 10 desktop and full support for …
Gavin Clarke, 27 Mar 2009
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Stallman warns open-sourcers on Javascript-browser trap

Free-software activist Richard Stallman has warned the open-source community against falling into the trap of downloading Javascript code that's not "free". Stallman said the spread of AJAX-based web services like Google Docs means you many be running Javascript code on your machine that's not free without realizing it. He …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Mar 2009
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Opera promises netbook and mobile Turbo boost

Opera Software's browser-boosting Turbo technology has been released for limited testing, with a view to boosting the web experience on netbooks and mobile phones. The company claimed Opera Turbo could improve web surfing speeds by a factor of four. Opera Turbo does this by sending pages to the company's own servers first, …
Gavin Clarke, 18 Mar 2009
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Rich-interface patterns get Quince treatment

Infragistics is today expected to open an online community for creating and storing patterns to build rich interfaces using Microsoft and other technologies. Called Quince, this is a free patterns catalogue and "community resource" to help those building user interfaces, from the look and feel through to the workflow. You …
Gavin Clarke, 2 Feb 2009
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Silverlight 3 and 4 to 'open up new areas' - Microsoft

The next two releases of Silverlight will take Microsoft's media player in completely new directions, the technical executive in charge has promised. The corporate vice president of Microsoft's developer division Scott Guthrie told the company's Channel 9 "whole new areas you can't do today will start to open up" with …
Gavin Clarke, 30 Jan 2009
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Curl taps Adobe RIA infrastructure

One of the side effects of Adobe Systems releasing code under open-source, the company said last year, has been to let competitors into its Rich Internet Applications (RIA) back yard. One such competitor is Curl, which has announced its latest piece of Adobe-inspired work, something intended to gently cut the umbilical cord …
Gavin Clarke, 6 Jan 2009

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