You might have noticed that although we are already in New Year celebration mode around the world, we’ve been quite active lately on our blogs. The reason is simply because here in Israel it’s business as usual.
Still, in the holiday spirit, I think it’s a good time to see what the main themes in the blog were, focusing on the most discussed issues of 2009.
While definitely not the main subject of this blog, the post about What if Twitter was being developed by Microsoft made its mark, placing it in the hall of fame of viewership of this blog.
It even got me my own Geek & Poke strip, which I intend on placing in my future CV, if such will ever be necessary.
Designing Hardware for HD Videophones
This one is an initiative I decided to start this year and will continue well into 2010. It’s designed to assist developers who need to design hardware for an HD video telephony product.
My end-game for this one is to have an eBook written, once I’m done with the posts series, but for now you can access all of the posts in the series in a special landing page. Posts are added there on a weekly basis.
For some unknown reason, I am a bit drawn to the subject of mobile phones; especially when it comes to doing VoIP or video conferencing with them. There were 3 different posts on the subject that have drawn a lot of readers to this site:
- The beginning of 2009 started with reports on Windows Mobile selling more than the iPhone – how outdated that looks now…
- I have ranted about the fact that people try to compare smartphones with operating systems. I think they still do it today, and it is becoming more of an issue with the new Nexus One phone from Google and Droid from Motorola.
- I also wrote about the OneVoice initiative for LTE. I do believe this is going to be the future of Mobile VoIP whether we like it or not.
XMPP is an interesting subject for me. It seems like it has a huge fan-base of avid supporters. Every post on this subject has drawn comments and interest – sometimes in different directions than what I expected.
This year, the main post on XMPP was around Google, XMPP, Jingle, SIP and Gizmo5.
What’s going to happen here on 2010? I haven’t got a clue – and that’s the fun part of it!
See you all on the other side of this year, as the next one is going to be full of challenges and surprises.