I had a couple of hours free last night, so started browsing through J2ME and Nokia docs to find what I needed to know to implement the Cellphone Rescue Button (in hindsight, I should have called it Fake Ring Button). Guess what? I can't implement it with J2ME. Fake Ring Button is a very simple program. … Continue reading Next-App Button for Cellphones and PDAs
Continuing my series on mobile platforms, I now think killer mobile apps need mobile devices designed like game consoles, meaning that it has one or two slots for application cartridges. Each cartridge contains one or more applications. Cellphones would come with a built-in cartridge containing the phone app as well as others. Adding a cartridge adds new apps. … Continue reading Killer Mobiles for Killer Apps
Next-App Button is too geeky and not hip enough so I came up with a more catchy name: Appy, which I hereby define as Application Happy. Hey, I like it! I am so Appy! I wonder which cellphone or PDA will sport the Appy button first?
This is an edited version of my comment to Joi's post on Microsoft's so called double-click patent. The patent is not really about double-click but about a way to use a limited input device (i.e. a cheap button on a mobile phone) to trigger more than one function, morse code sent from user to the mobile OS if … Continue reading Microsoft’s Double-Click Patent