Nothing major, just an update on a few things I’ve changed recently on the wiki. First off, I’ve added details of the various operator specific S60 devices that were announced a few months back. Initially I wasn’t going to cover these, but after seeing a fair bit of traffic looking for these I decided they were worth covering (it is hard to find details of China Mobile’s 6122 in English).
Also new is a stub page for The Symbian Smartphone Show 2008 with basic venue details and links to the show’s site and a venue map, but no details on the All About Symbian pub meet, or much else yet.
I’m starting to find that I’m getting buried under the sheer numbers of S60 and UIQ phones on the market, so I’ve moved the older S60 devices off the specific phones page. For a more eclectic view of the most interesting devices, I’ve added the Latest and Greatest page, which has a brief list of the S60 and UIQ phones that I’m most excited about. Some of these aren’t officially announced yet, whilst others are old stagers that still appeal strongly.
Talking of exciting, I still need to complete the page covering the very interesting Samsung INNOV8 – Samsung finally seem to be taking S60 seriously, and this phone shows their intent. Watch this page with interest!
There's been a lot written about Identi.ca a micro-blogging service based on the Free Software Laconica software. Whilst some view it as a Twitter-clone in many ways it's very different, with a primary focus on open software and federated servers, rather than relying on one closed-source central server. Much like the advantages of Jabber/XMPP over the monolithic, closed systems of MSN/AOL in many ways.
One area that Identica/Laconica currently lags Twitter is in the plethora of 3rd tools. However with a Twitter compatible API the list of apps is growing rapidly, some being simple ports of existing Twitter apps, others being entirely new.
The primary reason for this post is Kent Brewster's cuddly little identica badge, which although still a prototype is plenty functional enough for many people. Below is how my Identica content looks like on the badge.
Nice, simple and with a bit of tarting up/visual bling, it'll be quite pretty too. Click on an author's name in a post, to explore his or her friends' posts. To see my identi.ca page, click the top link on the badge.