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AJAX in Mobile Technologies

Sivaraman Govindarajan
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Hi,
I was wondering how extensive is AJAX made use of in mobile technologies or is it used at all?

Thanks!
Bear Bibeault
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I'm not fully versed in this area, but I haven't heard of many mobile browsers that are Ajax-enabled. With the exception of Safari on the iPhone, of course.

Anyone else more knowledgable in this arena?


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Andre Charland
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Yes the iPhone and Nokia phones that run browsers based on the latest version of Webkit will run Ajax. It was actually Nokia that did most of the work to make Webkit work on mobile devices. I'm not aware of any other phones/browser combos that you can do true Ajax development on.


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Sivaraman Govindarajan
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Thanks Andre and Bear.

I dont know if iPhone's Map feature is enabled with AJAX, but it is too slow and not comparable with Google maps (Successful AJAX implementer). Ofcourse, network speed also makes a huge impact.
Roger F. Gay
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I've tested a number of browsers for Ajax, including some mobile browsers. I have the test with my test results online. My server is not always up, but I'll try to leave it on for at least the next 10 hours or so.

Ajax compliance test

If you run in a browser that I haven't tried yet, please let me know the result.
[ July 25, 2007: Message edited by: Roger F. Gay ]

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Sivaraman Govindarajan
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Roger, guess the site is down. It doesn't go through.
Roger F. Gay
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My server isn't always running. It is on now (Thursday), and will probably be on until at least 6 pm Greenwich Mean Time.
[ July 26, 2007: Message edited by: Roger F. Gay ]
Roger F. Gay
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Sivaraman;

Turns out, I needed to update my ip address with my ddns service. The site should be accessible from the outside world again on Monday. If you have a problem with the address above again, try:

http://83.251.245.188:8080/ajaxtest/test10.htm

To run the test, simply click on the button. If you get the response "Valid User Id: valid" (just below the button) then the test was successful. If nothing happens, the test was unsuccessful.


Successful tests on:

MSIE 7 - PC
Firefox 2 - PC
Opera 9.1 - PC
Netscape 7 (or is it Opera 8) on Symbian S60 - Nokia E62
Netscape 7 (or is it Opera 8) on Symbian S60 - Nokia E70
Opera 8.60 for Windows Mobile, Pocket PC (claiming to be Microsoft Internet Explorer 4) - Dell Axim X30 with Windows Mobil 2003
Mozilla Minimo 0.009 for Windows Mobile Pocket PC - Dell Axim X30 with Windows Mobil 2003

Failed test on:

Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer - Dell Axim X30 with Windows Mobil 2003
Roger F. Gay
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Server will be up for the rest of the day (Swedish time). If you're interested, would be nice if you'd try The Ajax Test first and let me know if you reach it. (There might be a problem.) If that doesn't work, click on the link above that uses the IP address.
 
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