Mobile Development In The Year 2002

mobile-world-001No this is not a mistake. It is not supposed to be 2022, and this is not a futuristic post about how mobile development will look a few years from now. It is about how we developed applications back then, in 2002. I found this magazine in a pile of old papers I was about to throw to the recycling bin, and suddenly it hit me – I wrote this piece on how to develop mobile apps more than 13 years ago! So it is a visit down nostalgia lane, bringing long forgotten memories from what seems to be now a tons of technological generations ago. Continue reading

Emoze Enterprise Server Now Supports iPhone®

October 28, 2010 – Emoze, the award winning provider of mobile, push email solutions is proud to announce that it now supports the Apple® iPhone® as part of its enterprise software platform.

Long a front runner of the consumer smartphone market, the iPhone® has many features which make it an attractive business tool. Emoze Enterprise Server is already available for WinMobile and Symbian mobile operating systems and now extends its smart management tool to the mail functions and personal information management of iPhone® mobile devices, providing business owners the control and handle of iPhones as secure business tools.
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What Will Be The Mobile OS Of The Future?

This is indeed an interesting question. The article Ultimate Mobile OS Showdown: iPhone vs Android vs webOs vs Blackberry vs Windows Mobile vs Symbian tries to compare the good and bad of each of the common mobile OS at hand today.

WorldMate for Blackberry

WorldMate for Blackberry

WorldMate is mentioned in this article as one of the better BlackBerry OS third-part apps for tracking travel plans.

Personally, I like the Windows Mobile OS, but I have to agree this is probably a dying mobile OS.

iPhone is very chick but if I have to gamble on a winner it will be the Android. Its openness and support from a plethora of vendors will make it the winner, eventually.

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What Will Be The Mobile OS Of The Future?

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I Love WM

It’s no secret I’m a great fan of Windows Mobile. For years people mock me for the strange mobile phones I’m hanging with: QTEK, HTC, HP – all Windows Mobile OS enabled (some were PDA’s – Pocket PC, some where Smartphones).
Lately I’m using Blackjack from Samsung and really like it’s large screen area and qwerty keyboard.
To all of you WM lovers, here’s an interesting article: “Windows Mobile; an operating system for adults“.

WorldMate MOBILE travel services now free for Windows Mobile Professional Pocket PC smartphones

Mobile travel-services company now offers freemium services for all major smartphone platforms
Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2007) – WorldMate, Inc., the leading provider of mobile travel services for the road warrior and frequent flier, announced today the launch of its mobile travel solution for Windows Mobile Professional Pocket PCs at no charge to road warriors. As a result, it now supports all major smartphone platforms through its Freemium business model. Subscribers across the globe can download the application for free from virtually any mobile device.
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WorldMate Travel Services Now Free For UIQ And Windows Mobile Smartphones

Award-winning mobile travel tool offers road warriors superior service at no charge
Lod, Israel (October 16, 2007) – MobiMate Ltd., a leading provider of travel services for mobile devices, announced today the release of the free version of WorldMate Professional for Symbian UIQ and Windows Mobile Standard smartphones, providing on-the-go professionals with a superior, award-winning resource at no charge. Serving as the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for road warriors facing the unpredictabilities of travel, WorldMate empowers users with a mobile tool to combat challenges such as scheduling conflicts and flight delays.
Recognized as the only cross-platform travel services provider, WorldMate is the first mobile travel tool to offer a free service for UIQ and Windows Mobile devices. These platforms are used in leading vendors’ phones including the Sony Ericsson P1 and P990, the MOTO Z8 and MOTO Q and the HTC Vox. WorldMate is a best-selling UIQ application and continues its progress with the Freemium business model.
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The future of Windows Mobile

It is no secret that I work in one of the most experienced Windows Mobile development ISV company. Lately we were wondering about the future of Windows Mobile. Traditionally, we developed Windows Mobile applications in C++ (for the Pocket PC platform). We used MFC throughout Windows Mobile 2000, 2002, 2003, 5.0. For the Smartphone platform we plunged right into .Net Compact Framework.
While working on our latest Windows Mobile 5.0 products, we suddenly encountered some MFC changes that broke backward compatibility. We also seen the effort put in by Microsoft to promote .Net in general and for mobile development in particular.
Fears begun creeping in: will MFC future is doomed? Will we still have Win32 API’s in future Windows Mobile releases? What will the Pocket PC and Smartphone unification bring for developers?
We are now faced with decisions regarding our future Windows Mobile development technology. Basically we can:

  1. Stay with MFC and face its fate bravely.
  2. Move to Win32 APIs (or create our wrappers around it).
  3. Switch to .Net CF (and suffer the performance penalty and the hardships of doing non standard “things” with it).

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What should be our future Windows Mobile development technology?

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