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Re: mobile web apps contest winners

From: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:25:56 +0200
Message-ID: <49D38784.10001@w3.org>
To: Kai Hendry <hendry@iki.fi>
CC: "Bassetti, Ann" <ann.bassetti@boeing.com>, "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>
i don't really want to enter this discussion again, but i'm happy to 
provide my view to Ann and other.
this group is *not* only about mobile web applications, in the sense of 
graphical web browsing. We are covering a wider scope which is how to 
interact with the web through mobile phones, and this includes sms, 
voice and native apps channel. Not all applications are connected to the 
web, but it is a possible channel for sure.
in that regards i completely agree with the last sentence of Kai:
"A general rule for people on this list might be:If you can't access a 
mobile Web application from your Desktop Web browser and see the same 
information, something is seriously wrong."

except on the "see the same information" where i would have say "access 
the same information". typical example: ushahidi, twitter,...

Stephane
> This is where I find this group has become a little misguided. SMS
> applications aren't Web applications either.
> 
> A good example of a mobile Web application which I've seen working
> well on several mobile devices is Google.com. It's simple and
> lightweight for the most part.
> 
> The Web currently is inherently connected unlike native platforms.
> Offline Web applications that mobile use cases desperately require,
> have only been recently implemented. See HTML5.
> 
> I wish there was more good examples of mobile Web applications.
> Unfortunately most people write bloated Web applications with bad
> tools that will not work well on low end devices for some time to
> come.
> 
> I generally make sure my Web applications work well on mobiles by
> keeping as efficient as possible, the "less code" approach. Their
> simplicity can then by interpreted as 'accessible' on Desktops. ;)
> 
> A general rule for people on this list might be: If you can't access a
> mobile Web application from your Desktop Web browser and see the same
> information, something is seriously wrong.
> 
> Kind regards,
> 

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