[CoMoDev] Re: We're set to meet at Microsoft

  • From: "Kevin Cawley" <kcawley@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 20:49:28 -0700

Hey All,

I am currently hobbying w/ development on an RSS/Podcasting client for the
MS Smart Phone... Podcasting is basically a term being used to coin the
process of downloading RSS enclosures (typically audio files) for later
consumption.  Check out ipodder.org.

Most people are pulling these down to their pc/mac and pushing out to an
audio device - hence the ipod reference in the term "podcasting".  I am
pulling down the enclosures right to my Smart Phone.  If anyone is
interested I can demo this App and showcase the Smart Phone device.


-----Original Message-----
From: comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of David Beers
Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 12:09 PM
To: comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [CoMoDev] We're set to meet at Microsoft

Good news!  We're good to go for moving our meetings to Microsoft in the
Denver Tech Center.  A big thanks to Ashwin Karuhatty for the invitation and
to Sandy Parks for making the arrangements and being our host.  

The meeting is set for the usual time: Jan 25 (4th Tuesday) at 6:30.  For
directions to Microsoft and some helpful parking info visit this link, which
I've also added to our web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/info/usaoffices/rockymtn/denver.asp.  Sandy
will have the door open for us, so don't worry about that stuff about the
building being locked after 6pm.

I haven't heard from anyone else (besides me) who'd like to present this
month, so there's still an opening.  I can definitely fill a meeting with
topics that *I* think are interesting, but if you want to move things in a
different direction you need to pipe up!  Let me know if there is something
you would like to know more about and I'll try to line up a speaker for us
on that topic.

Some of the things I'd like to hear presentations on:

* Data synchronization (huge field of things to discuss here: SyncML, the
many varieties of middleware, integration with software other than RDBMS
(like QuickBooks), etc.)

* Using web services with mobile devices (SOAP, XML-RPC, etc.)

* P2P: does it have some important uses in a mobile context?  How does it
work with wireless carriers?  What about other ways to "push" data out to

* How are mobile software platforms going to shake out in the next few
years?  The future of Palm OS, Win Mobile, Symbian, J2ME, Blackberry?  What
about the future of wireless connectivity?  Barring a good speaker, a bull
session among people who have read about this and have thoughts is welcome.

* I would love for someone to just show off a smartphone that's running MS
Smartphone OS or Symbian Series 60, so we can see what those are like.  I'm
clueless about anything that doesn't accept pen input.  I don't even care if
you've written any software for it (thought that would be cool to see, too)
I just would like to see what the built-in software UI is like.

But that's just me.  What about the rest of you?  I know we have people who
are implementing special applications for mobile devices.  Why don't you
tell us about them?

David Beers, Moderator
Colorado Mobile Developers

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