One place is enough for all of us, doo-doo, doo, doo

Yahoo! announced they will launch onePlace which is a mobile app to collect all your dynamic and static content in a single interface--sort of a mobile bookmarks app with dynamic updating.

See:

Yahoo's onePlace is enough for all of us

Here's a quote:

 Yahoo! onePlace will give you a 
 variety of ways to view information, 
 so you can enjoy it whatever way is 
 most useful to you.  Collection, 
 category, pulse and favorites views 
 will offer different perspectives on 
 your content, optimized for what you 
 need from it.
Stock, news, flight info, highlights about how Amy Winehouse's rehab is going... You know: stuff that matters. :-)

Comments:

do you know if this is JavaME based? It seems a compelling value proposition - and a good way to compete with Google.

I might use a similar thing even on my desktop. Or on my iPod Touch, if they figured the details of connecting through different devices...

- eduard/o

Posted by Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart on March 05, 2008 at 02:21 AM PST #

Hi Eduardo,

I haven't found confirmation that it runs on Java ME technology, since they have not launched onePlace yet.

But, I expect it will since their Yahoo! Mobile Go runs on Java ME technology to reach as many cell phones as possible.

Hinkmond

Posted by Hinkmond Wong on March 05, 2008 at 02:31 AM PST #

Hinkmond, I'm wondering if you can help. I want to keep a project all Java. The project is SWT app pulling files from PocketPCs then send the data to the servers. The trouble is I can't find a Java api for connecting to the PocketPC any ideas? You seem very PDA savvy, thats why I'm asking you.

Posted by Chuck on March 05, 2008 at 01:55 PM PST #

do you know if this is JavaME based?

Posted by Firmalar on March 05, 2008 at 06:58 PM PST #

Hi Chuck,

You can use the version of phoneME Advanced that runs on Pocket PC (Windows Mobile) from Davy Preuveneers:

http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~davy/phoneme/

But, you'd have to convert your SWT app to a Java ME Personal Profile app (using AWT) instead, since phoneME Advanced for Pocket PC (above) does not have SWT support.

Also, you then would use Java Native Interface (JNI) to call into the Pocket PC native calls.

See:
http://java.sun.com/javame/reference/docs/cdc_runtime_guide.pdf
(Go to section 4.3.2, Native Method Search Path)

The example for JNI is given in Linux, but you would have to convert the intructions to Pocket PC for your case.

Hinkmond

Posted by Hinkmond Wong on March 06, 2008 at 03:27 AM PST #

Hi Firmalar,

I don't know for sure that Yahoo's onePlace is Java ME technology-based. But, since the main version of Yahoo Go is based on Java ME, I would think Yahoo would also use Java ME for onePlace to have the largest reach on as many cell phones as possible.

Hinkmond

Posted by Hinkmond Wong on March 06, 2008 at 03:29 AM PST #

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