by Joe Levi | April 23, 2014 7:18 AM
Mobile devices used to be primarily portable email boxes with integrated calendar and contacts. In the early days, some of them may have included web browsers, but they were very primitive. Back then the Web was very complex, and designed for screens with resolutions of 800 by 600 and higher. To accommodate phones and PDAs a "new" web was invented, one that used a completely different protocol to address the concerns of much smaller screens, slower processors, and mobile data plans. None of which were anywhere close to what we have today. WAP & WML This "new" web was based on something ...
by Joe Levi | December 19, 2013 3:22 PM
Last week Stephen Schenck brought us news about some changes coming to the Google Chrome Beta channel, specifically the elimination of an artificial 300 ms lag. Why would anyone deliberately add almost 1/3 second delay to interactions with web pages? Believe it or not, there's a legitimate reason behind it -- but it's one that Google intends to remove -- when applicable. One of the major challenges Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others faced when creating their mobile operating systems was the development of a web browser to include on their devices. It doesn't sound all that difficult, but ...
by Joe Levi | October 12, 2012 7:01 AM
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