Yesterday we reported that Adobe plans to host the iPhone developers camp that will take place early next month (July 6th-8th). The gathering will be hosted at the San Francisco Adobe Office. We speculated that despite the lack of Flash on the iPhone initially, the decision to host was motivated by Adobe's desire to be at the forefront of Web development on all platforms.
The company has now issued an FAQ on the conference, essentially confirming this postulation. Excerpts:
Q: Why is Adobe hosting this event?
A: Adobe embraces any opportunity to support the Web community. We believe that … Read more
Marketcircle has released a Mac OS X application that simulates the size of the iPhone's screen, offering a built-in WebKit-based browser. Dubbed "iPhoney," the application can simulate the iPhone user agent, rotate to display pages vertically or horizontally, and show or hide the location bar. It cannot, however, simulate the actual WebKit limitations of the iPhone (no Flash, no Java, etc.)
Sites are rendered in a 320 by 480-pixel (vertical) or 480 by 320-pixel (horizontal) window, with a stylized iPhone frame. It's pixel accurate, meaning that it has exactly the same number of pixels on its … Read more
Amidst the heavily hyped negotiations between Murdoch's minions and the Bancroft family who currently own the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times has apparently decided to mount their own investigation in an effort to examine what should be expected from the possible merger. While there is no clear indication what spin the Times will put on the story, it seems unlikely that the paper will conclude that Rupert Murdoch is the patron saint of news media. The New York times is one of the last major independent media outlets (along with the Wall Street Journal - for now), and it's altogether possible that News Corp. may eventually set it's sites on the Times, so I think it is safe to anticipate that this article won't be a puff piece.
We have learned that Adobe plans to host the iPhone developers camp that will take place early next month (July 6th-8th). The gathering will be hosted at the San Francisco Adobe Office (see this flickr search for some venue pictures).
Yesterday we posted an interview with the conference's founder, Raven Zachary.
Zachary told us that while it may come as a surprise to some that Adobe is hosting the conference (in light of the iPhone's initial lack of Flash capabilities), it makes sense when you consider Adobe's desire to be at the forefront of Web development on … Read more
Apple has announced that despite the iPhone's lack of Flash capabilities, the device will be able to access YouTube content through a partnership and development workaround with Google. The content will stream through an Apple-designed application over either Wi-Fi or EDGE.
An Apple press release says:
"YouTube has begun encoding their videos in the advanced H.264 format, and iPhone will be the first mobile device to use the H.264-encoded videos. Over 10,000 videos will be available on June 29, and YouTube will be adding more each week until their full catalog of videos is available … Read more
MySpace has announced the official beta release of its MySpaceIM instant messaging service which soft-launched informally a year ago. According to a release from MySpace, over 17 million of the social networking site's 180 million members worldwide have installed the downloadable client.
MySpace, which was acquired by News Corp. in 2005, used to operate a browser-based instant messaging service, which it has since phased out.
The MySpaceIM service competes with other ubiquitous and well-established instant messaging clients, like Yahoo Instant Messenger, Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger, and the formidable AOL Instant Messenger. But MySpaceIM hopes to set itself apart … Read more
Here's a rumor we didn't see coming. The U.K.'s The Times is reporting that News Corp., the Rupert Murdoch-helmed company that purchased MySpace in 2005 for $580 million, may be willing to trade it. According to Times writer Dan Sabbagh's article, News Corp. is mulling a swap of MySpace to Yahoo in exchange for a 25 percent stake in the dot-com.
Interestingly enough, The Times is itself owned by News Corp. The parent company is allegedly "interested in a deal even if it means losing some control of MySpace because it would give the … Read more
Today iPhone Atlas sat down to lunch with Raven Zachary, an Open Source Industry Analyst with TheÂ 451Â Group and founder of the "iPhone Developers Camp," a free-to-attend conference to be held July 6-8, 2007 at an as-yet unspecified venue in the Bay Area, California (actually the venue and host have already been decided, but that information is still confidential). Raven explained to us the impetus behind the camp, why it will be different from commercial conferences, and why Apple's decision to go Web-only for iPhone development might be like the decision to … Read more
Raven Zachary, an Open Source Industry Analyst with TheÂ 451Â Group has announced plans for "iPhone Developers Camp," a conference to be held July 6-8, 2007 at an as-yet unspecified venue in the Bay Area, California. The gathering's stated intent is to "develop web-based applications and optimize web sites for iPhone." This is a non-commercial event, organized by volunteers, with attendance free to all. The goal is to launch a series of iPhone-optimized Web sites and "applications" to the public by the end of the event.
An announcement reads: … Read more