Carnival of the Mobilists #161 at Mobify.Me
Hey everybody and welcome to the Carnival of the Mobilists #161 hosted, for the first time, at Mobify.Me. Our team has been blogging at MobScure for the past year or so and now we would like to present our new identity - and a great product - to you! Hope you enjoy your stay here. Here are the best mobile blog posts of the week:
Ajit from Open Gardens writes about The Internet of Things. In the world where devices can feel each other's presence through RFID and device categories become blurred thanks to the likes of Android, how will the mobile ecosystem change?
Barbara from Little Springs Design is exploring the meaning of gestures when it comes to interaction design. Since a mouse click only carries a miniscule amount of interaction (x,y coordinates), how can an interaction designer capture the richness of human speech and body language? She also mentions that half her team was here in Vancouver at Interaction'09 (a great conference where we launched Mobify.Me last week).
Raj Singh at Vision Mobile is blogging about convergence of PC and mobile advertising. He makes a lot of sense, noting that soon advertising will be seamlessly integrated between mobile and desktop versions of the same web properties. Great read!
Volker Hirsch shares his thoughts about the impact of the iPhone on the game development industry. Prior to the iPhone, fragmentation of the mobile market was preventing many studios from committing to mobile. Will the AppStore change this?
Tim Godber has a very insightful post about transcoders handling secure SSL connections. SSL encryption is present on many e-commerce sites and is not directly compatible with transcoders, which insert themselves between the user and the server. It's interesting to see what W3C will recommend - let's all keep an eye on the subject. As this is a key issue for accessing web properties on mobile, we'd like to give recognize Tim as Post of the Week!
Tomi Ahonen is adopting a different perspective for this Carnival - blogging on behalf of a mobile phone. You have to read it to believe it! Mobiles definitely carry a heavy emotional meaning and people do form meaningful relationships with them... Although they seldom last more than a few years =)
Aaron Chua wrote a great article showcasing some innovative mobile services. University classes on a mobile phone? No problem!
Lastly, Carnival regular mjelly gives an overview of the mobile widget discussion at MoMo London. As the mobile becomes an essential part of the Web, optimizing the use case through widgets becomes very important - read up on new initiatives in his blog post.
This concludes this week's line-up of mobile blogging. Looking forward to a lot of insightful posts next week, after the Mobile World Congress!