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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- GOOGLE I/O -- Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket, Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capabilities. In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap, which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment. Dolphin Garage gives developers access to more than 150 Dolphin internal APIs including various browser user interface interactions, while also providing a runtime sandbox environment to allow developers to create their own experiences within Dolphin Browser. Powered by Dolphin Garage, users can now seamlessly exp... (more)

Smart Mobile Solutions Launches New DocuSign iPhone App

DocuSign announced the release of ESIGNControl, a new AppleiPhone application from Smart Mobile Solutions. Available now from the iTunes store, ESIGNControl enables DocuSign customers to use their iPhone to track, view and control documents sent for electronic signature. Smart Mobile Solutions, an ISV that specializes in applications for mobile devices, created ESIGNControl using DocuSign’s software development kit (SDK) and through active participation in the DocuSign DevCenter. By using DocuSign’s developer resources Smart Mobile Solutions blended its expertise in mobile computing to create a powerful utility for DocuSign users. With DocuSign’slectronic signature service, businesses can accelerate their sales cycles and obtain complete visibility into their agreement process. ESIGNControl extends the value of DocuSign to the iPhone handset, empowering busy profe... (more)

Vodafone India; China’s Baidu; Asia-Pacific News Roundup

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. E-commerce entrepreneur Minh Bui shares his recent interview and findings about the future of e-commerce in Indonesia in this article featured in e27.  Read Original Content Vodafone India is launching a new campaign that will show off mobile apps that are “fun and interesting”.  The goal of the campaign is to shift traditional mobile Internet usage patterns and enable users to see the Internet as a source of fun and convenience.  Read Original Content China’s Baidu is working with France Telecom to develop a browser for Android-based smartphones sold in Africa and the Middle East.  Read Original Content Ante... (more)

Sybase Releases Secure Email at "iPhone Developer Summit" in New York City

Sybase iAnywhere announced availability of support for Apple iPhone during the first international iPhone Developer Summit, colocated with AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East. Information Anywhere now enables IT organizations to provide secure delivery of Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange enterprise email to iPhone users, in addition to a broad range of other mobile devices. Sybase iAnywhere’s unique approach to providing enterprise email support for the iPhone reduces potential security concerns while still providing a rich user experience utilizing native iPhone applications. “We’ve had significant demand from our customer base for iPhone support, as companies want to allow the iPhone as an approved device choice for wireless email, along with their other Windows Mobile, Symbian or Palm devices,” said Mark Willnerd, vice president, Sybase iAnywhere. “In addi... (more)

Is AT&T Apple's Achilles Heel?

There is no secret that I love my iPhone. I really do - I written several articles about how cool it is. So why am I thinking of getting rid of it. The answer: AT&T. Bit-O history here. I was one of the first few idiots who purchased iPhone 1.0 the same week it came out. Yes, I shelled out $600. I thought it was a good deal as I was writing about the phone and could (in my head, not so much my wife's) justify the cost. I also had to purchase the $85/mth plan from AT&T. So, now it is over two years later and I still have the same phone and I am still paying $85/mth. And I want to stop paying the man. There are several reasons why I want to get out of the contract I am with. I live in NE Wisconsin, along with 1.5 million other folks. For some reason, AT&T has decided we are too small to support 3G. Why upgrade my iPhone to a 3GS when the G bit won't work? Also, if I do ... (more)

Defining Business Dynamics of Broadband Communications

Hunter Newby is on a mission. A mission to tear down the shroud of confusion preventing Americans from being wired into global communications at the same level as our neighbors in Asia or Europe. It is all about delivering broadband communications to every addressable device or person wired into the global communications matrix. Hunter, CEO of Allied Fiber, is on a mission to build and deliver high capacity utility fiber optic infrastructure around the United States, connecting every possible carrier hotel, metro fiber provider, wireless tower, and international cable landing station into a nation-wide, neutral communications resource that will push the United States to achieve our economic, social, and academic goals. "Fiber as a term is very over-used and misunderstood. Defining what "fiber" means in the context of a conversation, business opportunity, route, or a... (more)

Security Holes in the Mobile World

The speed of communication and connectivity today of the smart phone is unparalleled. Even better and faster than the Internet itself, because your phone is always talking to the network, always available and open to receive and send information without you having to dial a number or open a browser. However, this phenomenal capability also has a dark side. Convenience has a price. The same smart phone that is always connected and serving you content can also be serving you malicious content or stealing from you for someone else. People are buying and downloading applications to their smart phones by the millions. These applications potentially contain code to enable a hacker entry to your phone, access to your address book, identity information and more, where they can cause damage to your device and data. Much like the malicious tool bar on the Internet, an ordinary... (more)

Symbian Seeks to Innovate by Opening Up Completely

In the face of stiff competition from the freely available and wildly popular Android software, the Symbian Foundation has had no choice but to follow Google's example. It has announced that its open source migration project is now complete and that the Symbian platform called Symbian 3 is 100% open. Symbian software is currently used in more than 330 million phones around the world. The not-for-profit consortium which is mainly backed by Nokia ,the biggest maker of Symbian phones, said all 108 packages were freely available under the Eclipse licence and other open source licences. It has also promised transparency on all its future plans for the platform. The code can be downloaded at: http://developer.symbian.org/wiki/index.php/Category:Platform_Opening The full code disclosure is intended to stimulate more interest in Symbian phones especially in North America w... (more)

HTML5: Media in a Flash...Without Flash!

Welcome to part two of the four part primer to HTML5 development. In this article, I will showcase some of the additions to the HTML5 tag library that we can leverage to make media-rich websites and web applications in the blink of an eye without Flash or other 3rd-party code. HTML5-Compatible WebBrowsers The

Is 2011 the Year of the Mobile Web?

With January almost over now and conferences like Mobile World Congress and CTIA upon us, here is a thought: In the age of Mobile applications, will 2011 be the year of the Mobile Web apps In this article, we outline the reasons why it will be and welcome your comments. Some initial terminology, We refer to apps on specific technologies like iPhone, Android, Blackberry as native apps and we call apps using web technologies as ‘Web apps’ (more on this below) By Mobile Web, we also include widgets – not just browsing. By Web technologies, we mean w3c technologies but more importantly for our discussion, there are a set of emerging web technologies on the horizon such as – CSS2.1, CSS3, SVG Filters, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora, Native JSON, MathML, Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG), Cross-Site XMLHttpRequest, Microformats, Web Worker Threads (source Mozilla) Native ... (more)

Top Ten BYOD and Virtualization Market Insights

Like it or not, some enterprises have already entered a post-PC world -- where their business communication network must accommodate new user-driven choices. These include traditional applications, mobile apps, social apps and operating systems; various server architectures; and an array of mobile devices ranging from smartphones to tablets and other mobility tools. Are you experiencing this phenomenon? If not, you will soon. Moreover, this latest business technology trend has huge ramifications. Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) conducted extensive research and analysis to uncover key insights about BYOD (“bring your own device”) and desktop virtualization trends in U.S. enterprises. The Cisco IBSG Horizons BYOD and Virtualization study surveyed 600 enterprise IT leaders from 18 industries. The Top 10 Market Insights Insight #1: Mobility Is Pervasive... (more)