The Chair of Mozilla, Mitchell Baker, has made a plea to developers to harness the creativity of the internet and apply it on mobile phones.
BBC reports from the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco:
Developers are being asked to devise applications for mobile devices so users can “access it, mix it up, save it, and store it”.
The plea to harness the creativity of the internet and apply it on mobile phones was made by Mitchell Baker the chair of Firefox developer Mozilla.
All of this functionality “should be the same if I am on a laptop or phone, at home or on a train,” says Ms Baker.
“The breadth of the new ideas floating around and the different ways that people are thinking about information and using the web further away from browsing into more personalised information is exciting,” said Ms Baker.
This is an interesting report on how we could be using mobile devices and of course a lot of these ideas are transferable to mobile learning.
The fact that phones know where they are (even without GPS they have a rough idea) adds a dimension to mobile learning that the traditional (dumb) PDA could never have. Having said that we will see more devices with GPS chips as they get smaller, cheaper and use less power.
Well worth a read.