I don’t have much luck with Carnival of the Mobilists hosting. Whenever I volunteer for the task, there’s s national holiday, and I end up writing it while on vacation.
So no wonder that this time it’s right up the alley of Independence day here in Israel.
And what’s better to open an independence party with than the open of them all – Apple.
- Carl Martin from Mobsessed does a good analysis of Apple’s new iAd advertising platform, stating why this is a good solution for everyone. I don’t think Google agrees with this one…
- Simon Judge from Mobile Phone Development takes an interesting view on the problem with development frameworks. He does go a long way in defending Apple’s recent move against Adobe in iPhone OS 4.0. I bet we can all go write in Assembly to fit the next set of strict rules from Apple.
- Not an Apple post per-se, but you will be comparing notes between the iPhone OS and Android along the way – Andreas Constantinou on VisionMobile comes with an eye opening piece about Android’s openness (or lack of?).
State of Mobile
We have this week a set of posts that outline the state of mobile from the point of view of several writers. All of these pieces are thought provoking – so don’t miss any of them.
- Antoine RJ Wright this that mobility is a done deal – up to the point as calling it the present. I agree it is for some of us, but definitely not for everyone. He also jabs a known A-list blogging establishment, which is always nice.
- Andy Favell on mobiThinking explains why Asia will (continue to) dominate the mobile Web. I though the iPhone has brought to the US back some of its leadership in mobile, but the reasons Andy notes changed my view.
- Martin Sauter of WirelessMoveslooks at some rudimentary security issues associated with public WiFi. I fully agree that people should be mindful when using WiFi – it might be time to think of securing most of our surfing online automatically.
You can’t talk about mobile without a few services. So here are a few interesting bits that were raised this week by the mobilists.
- James Coop of Mobiaffiliates points out to the importance of targeting when it comes to advertising. While not my cup of tea, this does make a lot of sense.
- Nikhil Pahwa from MediaNama brings a story about a deployment of service called Pretones in India. It’s a real interesting one, so please do read it – along with the comments section there.
- Ajit Jaokar from Open Gardens suggest a business model for Twitter. I’d call it a suggestion for a twitter service, and bring it to all the twitter client developers who are now out of work.
My own piece for this carnival, in case you missed it, was my thoughts about video chat on the iPhone (or more precisely why it’s not going to happen).
I do hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s selection of posts. The host position for next week on the Carnival of the Mobilists is still open, so feel free to volunteer.
PS – As this post is bound to get a bit more traffic than usual, I’d like to direct you to two other interesting initiatives out there that might interest you:
- 2025 – a virtual event done by the IMTC two weeks ago about how our lives will be at 2025. The content is interesting, and so is the technology used for this virtual event.
- The Wadi – a new site/blog dedicated to the Israeli hi-tech industry. It gives a glimpse to what companies in Israel are doing and how that may affect the world at large. They have a special mobile category just for you.