[CoMoDev] Re: Our next meeting

  • From: "Rick Sands" <Rick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 10:54:35 -0600

I currently have Palm and WinMob covered but what I'd really interested in -
and it may not be just me - is the RIM Blackberry. My understanding is that
it is a J2ME environment and there's a free SDK/IDE, but it would be cool to
see a architectural overview for both it's hardware and software.

Don't know if it's possible, but it may be something to keep an eye on.


-----Original Message-----
From: comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of David Beers
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:30 AM
To: comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [CoMoDev] Our next meeting

Hey folks!

We've all been kinda quiet since the June meeting.  Either we're buried with
work (I've got my hand up) or on a summer break.  Anyway, just wanted to
give a big thanks again to Kevin Price for a great preso on RFID that was
jammed with a lot of good information.  The nutshell message I came away
with was slightly scary: RFID is a loose umbrella term for a bunch of
related technologies, many of which are not necessarily ready for prime time
but are getting pushed into prime time any way by a few early adopters with
the market clout to force adoption more widely.  The other message: it's
coming now, but beware the hype.  RFID has its place, but physics,
engineering, and economics dictate that barcoding is going to be around for
quite some time and RFID will emerge gradually.  Sounded to me like the
biggest opportunity in the near term may be for RFID-related services:
companies that come in when an RFID deployment hasn't gone as planned and
figure out how to fix the situation.

So... we've got about 12 days before our next meeting and I thought I'd put
the usual request out for presentations.  Anybody got something they'd like
to show or talk about?  Requests for things they'd like someone else to talk
about?  Don't be shy!

I've been thinking maybe we should try to get Darren Shaffer back for
another .NET CF presentation.  I don't know if that could happen this month
(heck, I'm not sure we could get him back at all after the debacle at Rock
Bottom Brewery last year) but I'm throwing it out there.  Another question:
are people interested in hearing a little about J2ME?  Something like
"Writing GIS applications that run on a $99 handset"?  Let me know.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
Skype ID: pikesoft

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