Publishers must focus on the open Web, not Android, to gain upper hand with Apple | Poynter.
“The launch of the Motorola Xoom tablet last month has rekindled hopes that Android tablets may take a bite out of Apple’s dominance of mobile publishing. But for media companies, “Apple vs. Android” is a false choice.”
StatCounter: Android tops BlackBerry globally for the first time
“The tracking service reports that users are rapidly turning to their mobile devices to access the Internet, instead of their desktop computers, doubling worldwide from 1.72% a year ago to 4.45% today. U.S mobile users also indicate the same trend, with use increasing from 2.59% in the past year to 6.32%.”
Ars reviews the Motorola Xoom
“Although the Xoom has a lot to offer, the product feels very incomplete. A surprising number of promised hardware and software features are not functional at launch and will have to be enabled in future updates. The Xoom’s quality is also diminished by some of the early technical issues and limitations that we encountered in Honeycomb. Google’s nascent tablet software has a ton of potential, but it also has some feature gaps and rough edges that reflect its lack of maturity. “
Matt Waite: To build a digital future for news, developers must be able to hack at the core of old systems » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
“And that is the source of my disappointment. All this talk about a digital future, about moving journalism onto the web, about innovation and saving journalism is just talk until developers are allowed to hack at the very core of the whole product. To argue otherwise is to argue that the story form, largely unchanged from print, is perfect and to change it is unnecessary. Hogwash.”
iPads: The Creative Process In Process – Recorded Sessions | Reynolds Journalism Institute | University of Missouri
Later this week, recorded sessions from an all-day workshop at the University of Missouri School of Journalism about iPad development.
Faster Forward – Adobe releases Flash to HTML5 converter
“Adobe has announced its release of Wallaby, a drag-and-drop tool used to convert the company’s Flash files into HTML 5. The program is available to developers through Adobe’s Labs Web site. According to the company’s release notes for the program, users can view the output file in one of the supported browsers or on an iOS device. The company also notes that not all of the features of Flash Professional are supported in HTML5. “
A note from the editor: on Twitter ads | Connect2Mason
“As of two weeks ago, our primary Twitter feeds, @connect2mason, @GMUStudentMedia and @FairfaxVANews, have launched sponsored tweets. This is our first month and we are continually seeking to fine-tune the process. We’ve already received some feedback and we want to explain what’s going on—and why—in more than 140 characters.”
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