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Re: new updated roadmap available

From: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 16:42:28 +0200
Message-ID: <4A27DD54.2090702@w3.org>
To: Robert Allen <robertsallen@gmail.com>
CC: "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Hi Robert,

thanks for your references, they are great, and contains lots of info. I 
added links to them from the tools section 
(http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/Tools ). also added a link to your 
blog from the organization section 
(http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/Organization )

good starting point for discussions about which technologies should 
appear in the roadmap and under which sections.
Among the technologies you mentionned the following are not in the 
current document

1- bluetooth
for me bluetooth is a communication mechanism/network layer. it is a way 
to download and install applications and contents, but it is not a 
technologie to author and deliver content and apps. or am i missing 
something ? bluetooth is potentially a way to lower costs of delivery, 
and there are many experience to create mobile kiosk using bluetooth. 
but this is imho a bit out of the scope of this document focusing more 
at the application layers. what does other think ?

2- RSS
RSS as a way to deliver information is indeed a great technology. i 
personnaly feel it should appear in the document in the misc section.

3- APIs for major web sites or services e.g. Twitter
if we decide to add this bit, it should surely go in the native 
application sections, but as such it is just an api in specific 
languages (java, ...)

4- Sim Card, Java Card, Smart Cards
i've to say that i don't know anything about this, can someone explain 
me a bit better what it is, particularly what is the major different 
with a classical j2me apps ?

5- Instant messaging - Mxit, Mig33, Jabber
i've some problems with this part, like for the API in point 3. this is 
all proprietary stuff, linked to a specific IM or SN. i don't see that 
as a generic way to create content and apps. but it might be worth 
mentionning it in the misc section ?

I'm adding this discussion to the next call.

Stephane

> When I read the roadmap I realised that I have already blogged about a 
> few things contained in it and some things I've already written may be 
> relevant. In response to a site which was mainly pushing native 
> applications for mobile I blogged the following post.
> 
> http://mainstreamingict.org/2009/04/quick-brain-dump-of-great-resources-for-the-mobile-developer/
> 
> this covers a bunch of stuff as per section 6 of the roadmap 
> (technologies) (Apart from the native aps) - it gives a quick run 
> through of Mobile Web (Through a microbrowser), SMS, USSD, Bluetooth, 
> J2me and voice aps.
> 
> Later I added an extra post which covers a few more technologies to look at
> 
> http://mainstreamingict.org/2009/05/quick-brain-dump-of-great-resources-for-the-mobile-developer-that-i-had-previously-left-out/
> 
> which gives a bit of info regarding tying in RSS, web 2.0 APIs, Java 
> Card, instant messaging and suitable file types for Mobile phones - 
> *these are all missing in the roadmap* but all I consider them 
> potentially useful - maybe they can fit under misc
> 
> Regards
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 4:14 PM, Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org 
> <mailto:boyera@w3.org>> wrote:
> 
>     Dear All,
> 
>     as promised, i worked a the new instance of the roadmap i presented
>     during last call.
>     I tried to integrate the resolution and discussions we had last week.
>     For those who were on the call during the may 18 call, please let em
>     know if i forgot some stuff.
> 
>     The new version is at
>     http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmapv2
> 
>     i prefered to create a plain new uri. i put a deprecated flag on the
>     previous one (http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/roadmap )
>     and link the new one from the wiki MW4D home
>     (http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/wiki/MW4D ) and the Mw4D home
>     (ressource section) http://www.w3.org/2008/MW4D/
> 
>     all comments are welcome, and we will continue discussion during
>     next call (June 8)
> 
>     Cheers
>     Stephane
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