It ain’t happenin’ (ok, bad bad grammer).  I admit, I hadn’t thoroughly thought it through on how much there is to worry about users getting to an internal site through their phones.  It seems to be like one huge security mess.  Something, I don’t think we really want to deal with at the moment.  We have enough on our plate with the external site and pleasing everyone.  We’re on our way, and I’m quite happy about our progress…

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I’m a bit shaky on how this works exactly.  I’ll be delving into research to see if this is worth while.  It just seems a bit risky to me.  I wouldn’t want to do anything with bills on my phone, but that’s just me.  But, it seems like this may be a possibility for us to offer our clients.  For that reason alone, I need to make sure it works like it should or if it could work at all.

Maps on Phones…

November 7, 2007

Which is the way to go in regards to this?  Google has some cool maps, but the user has to download them.  I’m just wondering, how does one just put a map up of a location with directions on how to get there if need be.  Is there an easy way to do this?  Google also has a cool SMS system to get directions, is this better?  I’m just not sure which way to go on this yet…

Success!

November 2, 2007

I created some simple websites of our locations and whatnot and it looks great on the mobile device that we tested it on.  The features worked, the number links call the number they’re supposed to.. and the accesskeys work as well.

So, we’re pretty thrilled with the first prototype!

CF and mobile devices…

November 1, 2007

I assume ColdFusion pages should work just fine in mobile devices!  We will be testing this soon.  At the moment, I’ve made some rather blah looking pages for just testing.  It just shows the locations and phone numbers for now.  But, as we go further and further into this venture.. we’re more than likely going to mini-size our apps for the phone.

Lots of opportunities on what could be available through our phones!

I had no idea that it would be so difficult to even begin to start out on developing something for mobile devices.

The reasons behind Flash Lite being on hold has to do things like deployment (do we have to join Verizon’s developer program?), what phones are widely used?  Which Flash Lite is available to those phones?  I heard that Flash Lite is not upgradeable for a phone.  That’s not good news for us.  That would pretty much mean we’d have to develop with Flash Lite 1.0 and not take advantage of all the cool things in Flash Lite 2.0 and beyond.   Also Blackberries and iPhones which are beginning to be widely popular (maybe more Blackberries in the Corporate world) do not have Flash or Flash Lite – makes me wanna beat up someone at Apple!  Argh.  Of course, there are some phones that are coming out that have the actual Flash player on them — does that mean a developer could just create something in Flash and not even go the Flash Lite route?

Which is the best way to go…?  Right now, we just have to think about how people could view our website in their mobile devices.

Flash Lite on Hold..

October 29, 2007

It’s going to be on hold for a bit… we shall see what we can do with it in the future…

On the other hand, Go Boston Red Sox!  I just wish that the Rockies would have won at least one game, that would have made the series much more exciting.  Alas.    Maybe one day the Padres will go up against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. 🙂  I’d be a happy camper then!