Why you won't find me in the forum much

Giles Jones giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Thu Jul 26 10:05:23 CEST 2007

Robin Paulson <robin.paulson at gmail.com> wrote :

> it's open-source (BSD license), so all the code is available to build
> on whatever environment/architecture you want (as far as my limited
> understanding of portable code/interpretation of the gears wiki goes,
> anyway)
> http://code.google.com/p/google-gears/
> i might look into this - gears piqued my interest a while back, but i
> never had a suitable project for it

This is the problem though, why should someone spend hours porting an application to their phone just to be able to read a list they can perfectly easily read now?

I find this a bit crazy given this is a project to develop software for a mobile handset. We should be very aware of the limitations of a mobile device, CPU speed, memory and download speed. 

If our own discussions aren't capable of being read on a mobile device then how do people even expect to be able to design software for one? you have to be able to imagine how the device will be used and focus on user experience.

G O Jones

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