March Madness In Your Mobile Browser – NCAA Tournament Webapps

The 2013 NCAA College Basketball Championships, better known as March Madness or the Big Dance, is about to begin. Easily the most popular college sports event in the US, March Madness is a pair of three week long long single elimination tournaments that pack 130 games into three weeks on non-stop action. This year’s madness starts March 19th for the men’s teams and March 23rd for the women. Many of the games happen during working hours posing a problem for fans whose employers block sports sites at … Continue reading

Sprint Building a Mobile Webapp Marketplace

At the Sprint Developer Conference today, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse (image above) introduced what the operator is calling the “Browser-VAS” ecosystem. It’s supposed to let developers create and monetize browser based apps. Browser-VAS is built around Openwave‘s Integra cloud service.  Hopefully, the service will have a more user friendly name when it launches in the first half of 2011. The apps appear in a toolbar that users can optionally add to the browser. They can then “install” free and paid … Continue reading