Then, the public asked questions to the panelists and a debate was conducted. The main conclusions of the panel are outlined in the present blog post.
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.
Further information can be foundÂ here.
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
- range component
- improved library for rendering statistical graphics
Take 10 minutes to watch this video!.
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
From the Abstract:
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.
The implementation can be downloaded at
We are now working on integrating MyMobileWeb with the API implementation. We anticipate that our product will be one of the first open source adaptation tools that will use this new API.
Comments on the implementation are welcome. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org