Palm Manages To Stun Me: Project Ares

December 17, 2009

Mobile development: of the web, by the web — and now on the web

Project Ares Open Beta

Introducing Project Ares

Today we’re opening Project Ares to the developer community. Ares takes a radically new approach that brings mobile development right to your browser.

Ares is the first complete set of integrated mobile development tools hosted entirely in the browser. It features a drag-and-drop interface builder, a robust code editor, a visual debugger, and built-in source control integration. Ares dramatically lowers the barriers for web developers to jump into mobile development and makes building webOS apps even easier and faster than before.

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Sony’s Howard Stringer’s Ongoing Delusions

December 17, 2009

News Corp. to Sell Subscriptions on Sony Reader

Oh my god. Howard Stringer, blithely leading Sony to its destruction, actually said this:

We feel we’re riding to the rescue of news.

I sit here stunned, wondering what words my fingers will conjure up as my brain tries to parse the absolute imbecility and naivete of that statement.

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iPhone/Palm Pre Digital Book For Kids: Red Apple

December 17, 2009

The iPhone version [App Store link] has seven read-along languages.

The Palm Pre version is only English (I think this is due to the fact the Pre Marketplace is not yet global). And its listing can be seen only via the built-in Pre/Pixi App Catalog.

Here’s a video preview of the book’s cuteness:


Winged Chariot website

The Apple iTablet Is NOT A Horsey, FFS!

December 17, 2009

In 115 Magazine and Media Predictions for 2010, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez said this:

Click = big

Unicorn?! The Apple iTablet is not a frikkin horsey!

Who has slandered the iTablet thusly that it has stuck?

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Barnes & Noble Nook Browser Hack

December 17, 2009

Those madmen over at Nook Devs have been busy.

They’ve gotten an unspecified web browser running on the Nook.

See two photos after the break.

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