A new Flow Engine based on SCXML has been included in MyMobileWeb platform. With this new implementation, the flow of any MyMobileWeb application could be defined in a declarative way by using the SCXML language. The main advantages of this approach are:
- legibility: the whole application flow is clearly visible by looking at the flow definition file(s)
- simplicity: users avoid the use of Java Event Handlers
- standards-based solution: SCXML is a W3C technology
- flexibility: SCXML is a generic State Machine Language, so it can be adapt to concrete use cases.
The new SCXML Flow Engine is already available in the Nightly Build. You can find further information about how to use it in the SCXML Getting Started wiki page.
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.
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 email@example.com
TelefĂłnica I+D is organizing the DDWG group and W3C International Workshop F2F meeting to be held on 11, 12 and 13 July, which is to debate the definition of future technology for the device information description mechanisms. These meetings will focus on the W3Câ€™S Mobile Web Initiative (MWI), whose global objective is to make WWW access as simple and pleasurable for users of mobile devices as it is from conventional computers.
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