Tag Archive | Open Source

BlackBerry Androids?!

It turns out, while releasing BBM to other platforms, BlackBerry are expanding the scope of required skills for software-development on their flagship range: http://developer.blackberry.com/android.

As long as your code is written for the Android SDK v2.3.3, and you use BB’s own encapsulation tool, your code should run directly on BB OS10!

 

Mobile Open-source community flare-up

Less than two months have passed (which makes about six since Nokia made yet another announcement) since I first wrote about this.

Now it appears Nokia have moved firmly over to releasing handsets heavily biased (if not locked to) Windows Phone 7

Now officially titled “MeeGo“, I find it a little disheartening to find all clicks for maemo.nokia.com to now redirect to swipe.nokia.com (presumably advertising the “N9”)… Read More…

My “The problem with Twitter” drivel

I suppose the last word in the title is a little harsh, but looking only at trends the twenty most viewed links were mostly from two years ago (arguably before Twitter became the SEO household-name it is now) and looking only at the whinges there’s a lot to be said for balanced comment about something you feel is rubbish and worth whingeing about. Except, on occasion, if you’re a “blogger”. Apparently.

Plus there will probably be more than one by the end of this article. Fact-based journalism? Pah!

Fair enough, it may be very useful to people who “make money from the Internet” (who “BTW”: are actually “making money” from the Web; you know, the more accurate but less “Market Friendly” phrase that everyone “used to use”?). That may also apply to “tweeps” who make money from actually selling stuff, but advertising (for free) what they’re selling. Read More…

Has Nokia gone mad? Probably not.

The alleged (it may be using this word a lot today) shock and horror this week comes from Nokia.

Since Nokia have allegedly ditched Symbian in favour of Maemo (a Linux-based mobile OS), as was put down by the “Symbian-Freak” in Sept. 2009 they have started sticking Maemo onto their newer smartphones, like the N900: maemo.nokia.com (the N910 is meant to be worth waiting for). Read More…