Eliminating Wireless Browsers
from the browsers!-we-don't-need-no-stinkin'-browsers! dept
Part of the reason for WAP’s troubles (there are many) is that the web browsing experience doesn’t translate well on mobile phones. Opera, the makers of the alternative desktop browsers, have latched onto this idea and announced they are supporting Symbian’s Magpie initiative. Through Magpie the Opera Symbian browser can act as a compenent to to other Symbian apps. This way content is pulled from the web but displayed in the appropriate application. For example weather would be displayed in the calendar and online address searches would be done via the address book.
Comments on “Eliminating Wireless Browsers”
Ahh, so Cyberdog might finally make it!
If Microsoft had gone for this kind of approach I might have actually been sympathetic to their “critical component of the O/S” argument.
Err, http://www.cyberdog.org is the correct URL.
It’s down at the moment, but you can look at google cache’d version.