Open source software, Web development
| Posted: February 12th, 2011 | krivitskayats
Eclipse has rolled out Orion, a new web development tool that will enable web application development in the cloud. Unlike Eclipse flagship products Orion is a browser-based tool designed to support widely-used web technologies and take these technologies to the cloud.
As emphasized by Mike Milinkovich, CEO of the Eclipse Foundation: “Orion is a brand new, browser-based open tool integration platform which is entirely focused on developing for the Web, in the Web”.
The Eclipse Foundation has concentrated its efforts on releasing updates every 6 months to improve the initial release and to add new features in order to provide software development companies and web developers with new capabilities. Therefore, the specialists will be able to take advantage of Orion’s new features for web application development in the cloud.
Mobile Application Development
| Posted: February 1st, 2011 | krivitskayats
Tags: Android, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Application Development, mobile payment technology, Nexus S, NFC technology
The idea to transform mobile devices into electronic personal wallets is being actively put into practice. Mobile app development companies take advantage of NFC capabilities to give mobile users the chance to use their gadgets as a payment means. The NFC technology has already been used in Japan, South Korea and Malaysia to carry out money transactions, while it is only on its way to be widely adopted by the USA, the UK and other European countries.
The coming upgrades of Apple’s products iPhone5 and iPad2 will support the NFC technology, while Android-powered Nexus S devices already come bundled with NFC capabilities. The ever growing popularity of iPhones, iPads and Androids provides a foundation to promote and introduce mobile wallet technology into everyday use. Though, at the moment for this technology to become ubiquitous retailers should be willing to install hardware that will scan mobile wallets and carry out money transactions.
The UK mobile carrier Orange is about to introduce a new service, allowing its customers to use their mobiles as wallets. Mobile wallets will save many people from extra headache connected with carrying cash and credit cards – people will get everything in their handhelds.
If mobile money payment system will catch on it will outline for software development companies a new trend in mobile app development services.