Google has a great URL shortening service at, http://goo.gl. Any URLs you shorten while logged in will also be recorded in your history. On top of the service Google also provides an API accessible at http://www.googleapis.com/urlshortener/v1/url. Additionally, if you add “.qr” to the end of any short URLs generated by the service the result will[…]
I’ve got an inkling that jQuery and .Net MVC together can produce some very powerful mobile web experiences. So I’m setting up a Greenfield project at SwappedBooks.com. The intent of the project is to build a site capable of running across multiple mobile devices and delivering a true e-commerce experience to users. Here, I’ll be[…]
jQuery Mobile is the balm that soothes the headaches of mobile platform developers. It provides a way for developers to build a single code base that functions consistently on the most common mobile platforms. At this time jQuery Mobile supports iOS(iPhone, iPad), Android, BlackBerry, bada, Windows Phone, palm webOS, symbian and MeeGo. This list represents a majority of the mobile platforms and devices in the market today. Products developed with jQuery mobile will have a broad audience ready to consume them.
Even better, developers have only to build one version of their application. Once it is constructed for jQuery mobile there is no need to write it again for any of the other mobile platforms. A jQuery Mobile application runs consistently on any of the platforms previously mentioned. This lessens the time developers spend learning the nuances of a platform and allows them to commit more time to the development of their applications.