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A correction… I first posted this with a title in error that read “Esri announces ArcGIS Mobile for Windows 3.1″… obviously it should read Esri Announces ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.1… OOPS! In all honesty though, I have a helluva time with all the Windows, Win dows mobile, Windows Phone, Windoze yadada OS versions… Geeze Microsoft!! Enough already… (@gletham)
Here’s one of interest via the Esri mobile GIS blog as the company has rolled out ArcGIS for Windows Mobile 3.1 (through the customer care portal). This from Jeff (@jeffshaner) via the blog… The 3.1 release builds upon the success of 3.0 with minor software enhancements and quality improvements. However, the exciting news with 3.1 is our joint release of ArcGIS for Windows Mobile and Trimble® Positions™ Software Suite by Trimble®.
Mapocosm has just released Map Explorer, a mobile app for exploring custom maps. Using Google My Places or other tools that generate KML files, users generate custom maps that can be shared with Map Explorer, including associated descriptions, photos, and links. A full set of location-based services is integrated into the map browsing experience. Interested to have your custom maps published as a mobile app?
The 2012 International Esri User Conference is approaching fast (July 23-27, 2012 in San Diego, CA.). There’s no question that browsing the conference agenda and planning a week of activities is a monumental task. With several concurrent events (EDUC, GIS Manager’s Open Summit and more), 15+ half/full day pre-conference seminars, and over 1,500 events listed in the online agenda one needs to carefully strategise and plan out the week to make sure you catch everything that’s crucial to you and to maximize your time in San Diego… and don’t forget about all the social activities, parties, and special meetups (like the unofficial Sunday Night TweetUp! (See http://bit.ly/2012esriuctweetup)
Like years past and like this year’s Esri DevSummit, I’m hoping that a handy mobile agenda will be made available soon for my iPad, this will definitely make things much easier… and I’m willing to be an Android version will also be available – stay tuned on that one or check out the Esri UC website or Twitter (@esriuc #esriuc) for updates on this! I sure hope the mobile app comes soon as I’d hate to have to print out the agenda and carry it with me!
Seems @cageyjames and I both agree that indeed it would be a good idea to simply have a mobile app for the Conference that updates each year, rather than creating a specific app for each year (eg. 2011esriuc app, 2012esriuc pp, etc…) then I could simply run an update each year.
Image derived from the 350 year old Klencke Atlas
I’m sure there’s still a couple of Blackberry fans out there (although I have to scratch my head in wonder), and for those of you who are, Boost Mobile has announced some pretty sweet pricing coming up for plans that will include the new BB 9310 Messenger (the device will roll out for $99 soon). But, in typical carrier fashion, the new plan isn’t exactly $30 a month, rather, the plan provides customers the opportunity to be rewarded for simply making on-time payments. For every six on-time payments, customers will see their monthly payment shrink by $5, eventually getting down to as low as $30 a month for unlimited nationwide talk and text and worldwide BBM access. Why can’t they just say what the price is and cut all the crap? Regardless, I suppose $30 is a pretty nice deal even for a BlackBerry… see more at http://www.boostmobile.com
Rhomobile today announced Rhodes 2.0, the newest version of the industry’s most powerful smartphone app framework. Rhodes 2.0 allows developers to rapidly build native apps for all major smartphones including iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian as well as the iPad. New support for bi-directional audio and video streaming allows developers to easily add live audio and video capture and playback capabilities to their smartphone apps. For example, a developer can add the ability to let a user show their system problem using video or images within an IT helpdesk mobile app. Requestec created an app with Rhodes that allows users to audio and video conference right from their iPhone, Windows Mobile or Android smartphone. The Rhodes framework is free under the MIT License. The Rhodes 2.0 public beta is available today at http://rhomobile.com/beta.
AT&T have announced plans to invest approximately $1 billion in 2010 to scale its delivery of applications, mobility and cloud services for global companies, to expand small business services. AT&T’s 2010 program includes:
— Scaling Application Services – enhancing AT&T’s current portfolio of flexible collaboration services and applications such as managed hosting, cloud-based services, Telepresence, Unified Communications, Digital Media Solutions and security.
— Enterprise Mobility Applications – continuing AT&T’s focus on delivering mobile solutions, applications and integrated devices to companies of all sizes. — Vertical Industry Focus – creating and deploying applications in the finance, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education and government sectors, expanding its presence in emerging applications including markets such as machine-to- machine communication and rolling out fixed mobile convergence and location based solutions, along withmobile platform and portal enhancements.
– Enhancing Small Business – deploying platforms and systems across its 22-state U.S. footprint to deliver an enhanced customer experience and to accelerate the provisioning of multiple products and services. AT&T also plans to increase broadband speeds up to 24 Mbps downstream where possible in more than 120 markets across AT&T’s 22-state U.S. footprint.– Global Network Expansion – continuing to build out its global network to deliver services and applications to the markets and geographies where multinational companies today are doing business and/or housing their operations. The AT&T network now reaches countries that represent 99% of the global economy.
— Continue to expand AT&T’s portfolio of mobile applications across multiple vertical industries, focusing on smart grid solutions and mHealth.
— Offer enhanced solutions that take advantage of AT&T’s converged fixed and mobile networks including network-based and premise based fixed mobile convergence and super femtocell technology.
— Increase support for the more than 750 wireless devices already connected to the AT&T network – such as e-readers, netbooks, digital photo frames, personal navigation devices, and home security monitoring and smart grid devices – for use by business customers.
An interesting thread in some recently published predictions for 2009 over on WIPJam. Tossed in with some predictions is this interesting tidbit which I’m sure may ring true for many…
“The industry is tired of hearing about Open – it has caused confusion to what open source really is and what open is really not. There is no honour in claiming open any more. I think the industry finally understands that, so will talk about ‘access’; to more operator APIs, access to more customers through beta sandboxes, and app stores to make it easier for developers to innovate and sell.”
For even more fun reading, be sure to read on at WIPJam as Caroline rants about her efforts to get a decent cell phone and plan in Canada… quite amazing although she’s hardly alone. I’m not sure about you but myself, I sure do wish Google would have been a winner in their bid to secure some wireless spectrum a couple of years back!
I took the previous FriendView posting one step further and put the application to teh test while I stepped out for a coffee. Check out some first comments and images from testing the application live using a Nokia N82 device… enjoy! FriendView enables me to connect with some friends (most of who’m I’m finding via Jaiku) then we can share locations, notes, etc… think of a map-based twitter although a little more personal! The app has a great UI and very appealing maps… loads of fun too! Check out this micro-review of FriendView over on the LBSzone
Interesting stuff out of Forum Nokia… AgencyNet has released Pepsi “Kung Fu Fighting” Widget, a mobile software application that is part of an international TV ad campaign for the Pepsi brand and beverages that began airing last week in certain Latin American markets. The “Kung Fu Fighting” mobile application, built using browser-based “Widget” technology from Nokia, enables mobile subscribers to play a game, view exclusive media, and link to the Pepsi website through devices based on S60 from Nokia and other manufacturers, as well as Nokia Series 40 devices. The Widget is available for download exclusively on www.pepsimundo.com.
Forum Nokia provided the referral to the mobile development team of AgencyNet, which is a member of the premium-level Forum Nokia PRO developer program. (See forum.nokia.com)