WOW... There is nobody like Apple to spring a few surprises and yesterdays
WWDC 09 Keynote had some interesting announcements. I am not going to go into
each in depth as there are enough websites out there that have, blow by blow.
See TUAW , Gizmodo , MacWorld , CNet News
First thing to say is, that what most folks were right on, was that there
would be no Steve Jobs and secondly what most did not expect was that... we
got an iPhone announcement! Read on...
Snow Leopard announcement - available from September for $29 upgrade Macbook
Pro announcements - some new specification enhancements etc iPhone OS 3.0
announcement - available worldwide June 17 and free for iPhone customers, but
$9.95 for iPod Touch owners. Developers in the Apple Developer Program can
get the near-final version immediately iPhone3G S announcement - available
June 19 & later in some countries TUA... (more)
This is the first in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to
put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this
article I've decided to tackle the Economy, which is effecting us all in
various degrees, according to your geographic location.
Firstly I believe that Mobility as a strategy is bucking the trend of any
downturn or slowdown in the economies around the world. Look at any analyst
report and you will be able to see that Smartphone/Converged Mobile Device
(CMD) handset sales are still on the rise, though not as sharply as over a
PBDJ Blog on Ulitzer
Many years ago I was one of the first developers in EMEA to get to grips with
a new RAD Client/Server tool called PowerBuilder, just after V1.0. By the way
PowerBuilder is now on V11.5 and still going strong.
PowerBuilder itself, as well as the client/server windows development
paradigm, was a revelation as well as a big learning curve. What made it more
manageable, along with a great education program, was that around the globe
like minded PowerBuilder newbies were forming user groups, through the help
of PowerSoft. I was lucky enough to be one of the early ... (more)
You may be asking yourself, what's happening in the Microsoft Windows Mobile
space? Well, Reed Shilts (in his trademark Hawaiian and PocketBuilder slogan
shirts) and I attended Microsoft's MEDC 2005, Mobile & Embedded Developers
Conference, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 10-12, 2005, as an
exhibitor. The purpose was to evangelize about Sybase UnWired Products along
This event was a great success for Microsoft, as it was the first time that
MEDC had been staged on its own, outside of another event. Last year it was
part of VSLive (Visual Studio Live... (more)
On the Apple campus today March 17, Apple hosted a special media event that
focused on and introduced the next generation of the iPhone OS... 3.0. It was
an invitation-only event that has drawn much interest over the last week,
across many blogs and in turn created much speculation of what was going to
be announced. If you asked any self respecting iPhone developer, you would
get many wish-list items as well as the same from iPhone users, well now the
truth is out there!
Here are the statistical points from the event...
iPhone now in 80 Countries - 13.7M units in 2008 17M altogeth... (more)