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AJAX on mobile devices

Sapna Grover
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Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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Can AJAX be really useful for mobile devices ?
Found an article on the web about opera platform enabling AJAX for mobile devices.

http://www.opera.com/products/mobile/platform/

Thanks
Sapna Grover
Eric Schumacher
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Joined: Jun 02, 2004
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I also asked the question earlier today..

http://www.coderanch.com/t/116888/HTML-JavaScript/Ajax-Windows-Mobile
Eric Pascarello
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I have never had to program for a mobile device. All I know is the big concern with them is memory. I could see a use for ajax on a mobile device to only get data when it is needed. That is all I can really say about it.

Eric
Eric Schumacher
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There are issues with limited dom and javascript support. Definately memory would be an issue as well.
Alan Walker
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One blogger (Matt Croydon: Ajax in your pocket) has used the term "mobile Ajax" to describe networked J2ME.

Of course J2ME is nothing to do with the technology of Ajax, but the style of Ajax applications could help create interest in mobile Java applications that interact with a web server in similar fashion.

I'm currently working on a mobile (Java ME) version of my Ajax-based puzzle site Chihuahua, that will access the same daily puzzles and scoreboard as the Web version.


Chihuahua - Ajax-powered online word puzzle, <a href="http://chi.lexigame.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://chi.lexigame.com</a> <br />Letterbox Word Game Online, <a href="http://letterbox.lexigame.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://letterbox.lexigame.com</a> <br />Lexi Word Game for Java-enabled phones, <a href="http://www.lexigame.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.lexigame.com</a>
Sapna Grover
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Found another Blog - Pocket IE has AJAX support

http://blogs.msdn.com/iemobile/archive/2005/11/15/493200.aspx
Rayudu addagarla
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I guess in embedded devices like mobile devices,
It may be good to send data at once rather than many small data packets.
In SMS, companies recommend to send long messages at once rather than small small messages many times.

So based on that, is AJAX usefull for mobile devices?


Good luck for Certfication.
Eric Pascarello
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I think it is really going to depend on what the application is.

What are we talking about. Acessing my mail, posting on a forum, or checking my bank account?

Eric
Eric Schumacher
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Personally, I'm interested in making any ajax application available to mobile devices. Due to the nature of ajax I don't see any reason not to consider all possible consumers of your application. The concept of have a mobile and a desktop client on the same ajax server application appears to me to be an important item to consider. Right now desktop is by far the highest consumer of ajax applications, but mobile high speed devices are growing very fast. My Sprint 6700 PDA runs at DSL speeds of EV-DO. I watch TV on it using ORB while riding on a train at 60mph. Why build an application with a dynamic front end that doesn't scale for other devices?
 
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