The MyMobileWeb team is pleased to announce the release of version 4 RC2 and the release of version 1.3 of the Plugin. You can download this new release candidate 2 and the plugin from here. The release candidate 2 fixes bugs appeared in the previous release candidate and it’s the minimum version compatible with the Plugin 1.3.
The soccer portal dedicated to the Spanish League can be load from the Plugin.
The MyMobileWeb team is pleased to announce the release of version 4 RC1. This new version is a significant step and incorporates a number of new functionalities plus Â the next generation of the IDEAL language, IDEAL2. The most remarkable features are:
placard component to show a combination of images and text in a cool layout
carousel component to display a set of items (for example images) as a carousel
improved library for rendering statistical graphics
And many other improvements. The soccer portal dedicated to the Spanish League is a tutorialÂ application.Â Further information can be foundÂ here.
Recently Packt Publishing has published a new book on Mobile Web Development written by Nirav Mehta. The book talks about MyMobileWeb as one of the open source tools that can be used in the development of sites that adapt to its Delivery Context.
Packt Publishing kindly sent me a copy of the book and here is the result of my review:
The book is very well written specially for beginners to Mobile Web Development. However, the experienced mobile web developer will also find very useful chapters on SMS, MMS sending and Paypal. The IVR chapter it is also a value added. The book covers all the fundamental useful tools needed to develop mobile web sites and applications. It is important to remark the excellent approach showing the limitations of LCD development and introducing the necessity of content adaptation. Also the example chosen is simple but at the same time enlightening. The author has demonstrated that he has done an excellent research on open source tools and standards for mobile web development. The chapter on Mobile AJAX has been also a very good choice, as Mobile AJAX is the future.
The only disadvantage I see is that Java development is not covered. Also an specific chapter on MyMobileWeb, including programming examples, could have been very positive
In a few words, if you are a serious mobile web developer that needs to have a good understanding of the tools and possibilities of this technology, you should definitely buy the book
The MyMobileWeb team is pleased to announce the availability of an early implementation of W3C’s DDR Simple API specification, which has been published yesterday as a Last Call Working Draft. This API is described as “Simple” in anticipation of a future more advanced API which will have a much wider scope.
â€śWeb content delivered to mobile devices usually benefits from being tailored to take into account a range of factors such as screen size, markup language support and image format support. Such information is stored in “Device Description Repositories” (DDRs).This document describes a simple API for access to DDRs, in order to ease and promote the development of Web content that adapts to its Delivery Context.â€ť
Our implementation is based on WURFL and UAProf data and supports the W3C’s Core Vocabulary and the MyMobileWeb’s vocabulary (the vocabulary used by MyMobileWeb to adapt content and applications). It is flexible enough to incorporate other data sources if available.
A workshop presenting the MyMobileWeb was held at TelefĂłnica I+Dâ€™s Madrid offices on Monday, 14 November from to .
MyMobileWeb platform, which TelefĂłnica I+D is shortly to free within the MORFEO community, is a mobility channel platform. This platform enables multi-device access (mobile telephone, PDAs, etc.) to conventional Web gateways.