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RE: Early comparison of Nokia/BONDI APIs

From: DANIEL JESUS COLOMA BAIGES <dcoloma@tid.es>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:28:37 +0200
To: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, public-device-apis <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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Hi,

 Thanks Dom for the comparison. 

 BONDI 1.1 candidate release is coming shortly and is focusing in adding a small but key set of features that will mitigate the differences between both initial contributions (such as the capability to subscribe to incoming message notifications or new attributes in contacts, calendar items and messages). 

 By the way, in BONDI 1.0 it is already possible to read the available message lists using BONDI Communication Log API [1].

 I would like also to point out that in a previous e-mail from my colleague Jose Manuel Cantera [2], Telefónica shared an analysis on the Device Status/System Information API [3].

Best Regards

  [1] http://bondi.omtp.org/1.0/apis/commlog.html
  [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2009Apr/0018.html
  [3] https://files.morfeo-project.org/mymobileweb/public/BondiDeviceStatus..xhtml

> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: public-device-apis-request@w3.org [mailto:public-device-apis-
> request@w3.org] En nombre de Marcin Hanclik
> Enviado el: jueves, 30 de julio de 2009 10:35
> Para: Dominique Hazael-Massieux; public-device-apis
> Asunto: RE: Early comparison of Nokia/BONDI APIs
> 
> Hi Dom,
> 
> Thanks for the comparison.
> 
> FYI:
> BONDI has already identified a few issues in BONDI 1.0 spec, and BONDI 1.1
> is to be released soon.
> It will aim specifically on more detailed clarification of the architecture
> and tighter coupling of BONDI APIs, Architecture and Security Model.
> 
> Below are my detailed comments, marked with [MH].
> 
> Thanks for your feedback.
> 
> Kind regards,
> Marcin
> 
> Marcin Hanclik
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org [mailto:public-device-apis-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Dominique Hazael-Massieux
> Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 9:57 AM
> To: public-device-apis
> Subject: Early comparison of Nokia/BONDI APIs
> 
> Hi,
> 
> I spent a little of time comparing the APIs that were proposed by Nokia
> to the APIs proposed by BONDI [1].
> 
> My comparison is at best superficial, doesn't cover all the APIs, and
> I'm not an expert in API design, so some of my remarks may be
> irrelevant; but I'm hoping it can serve as a starting point for the
> technical discussions around concrete APIs.
> 
>  * General
> Some success callback functions defined in BONDI uses a generic
> interface (SuccessCallback) - they should use sub-classes to identify
> and define the expected parameters; for instance, in Messaging,
> ApplicationLauncher,  Gallery, etc; in some of these, I believe the
> success callback may not expect any parameter at all, but that should be
> made explicit.
> [MH] Already addressed. SuccessCallback remains with an Object parameter for
> bondi.requestFeature() method.
> All other interfaces will use specialized "successcallbacks", with or
> without parameters depending on the particular interface design.
> 
>  * Calendar
> Nokia's interface seems much more complete; e.g. BONDI lacks proper
> handling of recurrent events, which would prevent proper interaction
> with real calendar applications; Nokia's seem to match roughly the JSR
> interfaces.
> 
>  * Camera
> BONDI's interface more complete - allows for video and much more
> detailed control of camera settings.
> [MH] Further adjustments of this interface are planned in BONDI.
> 
>  * Contacts
> Nokia's address interface more precise - note overlap with Geolocation
> v2 spec:
> http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source-v2.html#address_interface (which
> has more fields: county, streetNumber, premises, additionalInfo; diff
> 'postalCode' / 'code'
> Nokia allows for named groups of contacts
> BONDI has a search interface (not Nokia)
> 
> [MH] One of the requirements in BONDI was to keep aligned with W3C
> Geolocation spec.
> 
> * Messaging
> BONDI's definition of account interface? (in getAvailableEmailAccounts -
> cf lack of specialized callback interfaces)
> BONDI doesn't read (or alter) messages lists, only allows to send
> Nokia offers to start message editor; has new messages notifications
> 
> [MH] It will be addressed in BONDI 1.1.
> 
> Dom
> 
> 1. Nokia APIs:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-device-apis/2009Apr/0001.html
>    BONDI APIs:
> http://bondi.omtp.org/1.0/apis/index.html
> 
> 
> 
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