Found on the Mobile Web #247

Found on the Mobile Web is a weekly WAP Review feature listing newly added and updated sites on the mobile portal and WapReview mobile site directory. With these latest additions the directory and portal now list 2359 mobile sites. Tech/Linux OMG! Ubuntu! Launched in 2009 and targeted at mainstream users, OMG! Ubuntu has quickly grown to be the most popular and fastest growing Ubuntu-specific website. Updated daily, it features the latest Ubuntu news, application updates, and releases along with … Continue reading

How to Download Bada Apps in the US

I’ve been having a lot of fun exploring the Samsung Wave Bada phone that I got at the Bada Devloper Day last week. I continue to be impressed with many aspects of the phone, especially the gorgeous Super AMOLED screen and great build quality. Except for the plastic end caps, the phone is all metal, including the battery cover. Plus it’s stable (no crashes yet), the UI is snappy and the battery lasts a couple of days on standby. There … Continue reading

Mobile App Stores Conference San Diego Oct 8

Well known mobile industry consultant, author and blogger Ajit Jaokar is organizing a one day conference on mobile app stores as part of the big CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2009 event in San Diego next month. The Mobile Application Stores Conference at CTIA has a great lineup of speakers including: Dr. Jin-Sung Choi Ph.D, Senior Vice President, Head MC Global Product Planning Team, LG Electronics Korea George Linardos Vice President, Product Management, Media, Nokia Ilja Laurs Founder & CEO, … Continue reading

Java Verified Not An Ovi Store Requirement After All!

At S60Blogs, which is published by Nokia, Aleksi Uotila has clarified that Java Verified certification is NOT a requirement for Java ME applications to be accepted in the Ovi Store.  Apps must still pass Java Verified test criteria and do need to be signed with a Verisgn or Thawte certificate, but testing by an independent test house while recommended, is not required.  Nokia will apparently do the testing themselves at no charge to the developer. There’s a discussion of what … Continue reading

Ovi Store Live!

This morning when I refreshed the Download application on my Nokia N95-3 (NAM) I was greeted by the new Ovi Store icon.  Clicking it launched the browser and took me to Initially the site was very slow and timed out a couple of times but now two hours later it seems fine with snappy page loads and quick searches. The desktop version of the store at still seems to be suffering from first day overload  with frequent hangs … Continue reading

Ovi App Store Details

I went to an Ovi App Store developers event at Nokia’s Silicon Valley office in Mountain View yesterday. It was time well spent with  informative presentations, good food and drink and the chance to meet and grill some of the Forum Nokia staff about just how the Ovi App Store will work. I didn’t get all my questions answered but I learned a lot and I have new respect for the Ovi Store initiative and Nokia’s commitment to supporting and … Continue reading

Carnival of the Mobilists #165

This week’s Carnival is hosted by Vanessa Measoma  at VisionMobile.  In typical blog carnival style it highlights and links to the best recent blog posts on mobile topics from around the web. Lot’s of talk in this Carnival about App Stores but other aspects of mobility are not neglected.  There are pieces on mobile design, network technologies, mobile startup strategies for dealing with network operators and Google’s latest rollouts; Google Voice and “behavioural” search targeting. Congradulations to Ajit Jaokar for … Continue reading

Carnival of the Mobilists #163 at Golden Swamp

This week’s Carnival of the Mobilists (COTM) is hosted by Judy Breck at Golden Swamp.  Judy’s not only the host this week, she’s also the dynamo that keeps the Carnival running smoothly with a new edition appearing every Monday. She schedules hosts, reminds each week’s host when it’s their turn,  promotes the Carnival on the COTM mailing list and on Forum Oxford and maintains the Carnival’s website.  Thank you Judy for your great work, you have made the COTM one … Continue reading