Category Archives: internet

internet

Google map secret backend API broken?

Hi all,

Some of you might have been aware already about (and alpha testing) the Windows Mobile client for places.ae, which will allow you to find out the closest restaurants, petrol stations and such (pretty much the same functionality as the blackberry mini site). These searches happen using triangulation of celltower ID’s on a mobile phone.

Now, in the backend, we were utilizing google’s API for mapping these cell towers to a location, which in return gives us the ability to locate you. This services was moved to another URL silently, which kinda slows down the Windows Mobile development. I guess too many users were using it, using non-google programs.

If anyone is working on more-or-less the same, please get in contact with me. For the others, the windows client will be delayed for a little while then.

Thanks,
Michael

internet web

Microsoft to enter the clouds

Microsoft is entering the cloud computing zone pretty soon. It was announced yesterday and will hit the public a month from now with it’s new OS, Windows Clouds (yeh.).

It’s feeling the ppressure from easy to use, browser only, applications such as Gmail, google docs and the like.

I wish Microsoft (or anyone) would come out with an enterprise cloud platform, not on the Internet. I am sure there are more users who wish to make a storage cloud on their network. Or am I the only one?

Thanks,
Michael

internet

Quickly share music with your friends, TinySong

Suggested by a friend of mine, Tinysong allows you to share any song with your friends.

A simple web application. I wish more web apps were like this, simple and straight to the point.

internet security

Minimalistic browser, Google’s Chrome

Google came out with a new browser, called Chrome. A company that pushes so much into a browser, made their own browser with minimalistic design (as usually done by google) multiple features, such as the incognito windows (wont leave traces in your sites’s history), the built in javascript console, V8 Javascript engine.

See it as a firefox with your necesarry plugins, in a new jacket.

Very interesting product. And it seems that places.ae renders correctly in it, which is probably due to the borrowed Firefox code.

I am afraid that IE(8)’s days are counted.

Thank you,
Michael

internet

AIR version for your Google services

GMDesk is an Adobe AIR program that allows you to do your Gmail, Gdocs, GCalender and other GPerks all in a desktop application, cross platform.

There’s no need anymore to open Google in your browser.