Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mobile 2.0

We all have been living through the web 2.0 for a while (even though different people define web 2.0 in different ways). Now the focus is on the mobiles. Web 2.0 for me has brought about a major change; which for me is the ability to develop applications to the web very much like the conventional applications. Its not just one technology which have enabled the change; but a convergence of many.

At a time when the dot com boom has ended and still many companies seek to become the next youtube and google; the focus is slowly changing. For every internet connection in the world; there is ten or more mobile phones. Obviously there are more mobile users and we are already starting to realize this and trying to bring the same technology on the web to the mobile. Mobile 2.0 is more then accessing internet with broadband speeds and better browsers. For me mobile 2.0 is much more then that.

Furthermore at a time when operators are looking into more ways of increasing the ARPU and mobile value added service providers are coming up with more services there is an increasing competition in this arena. Obviously the charges on basic voice is dropping and might even become totally free; the focus is on data. with the introduction of services like HSDPA access to high speed data will soon become a reality to a lot people world wide.

Past year or so I have been very much involved in mobile VAS arena, and I have met a lot of service providers and from what I can tell; there is going to be a lot of new exciting things which is on the way. Soon we are about to experience a convergence and offering multimedia specialties on the mobile in a way which we never would have thought of. The introduction of devices such as apple iPhones is strong indication to the road ahead.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vote for Nobody

I found this pic while browsing through reddit and thought its a good one....

Monday, June 09, 2008

Steve has taken the stage

I never expected this, but my guess is the iPhone hype did not end.. it just started. As I blog I am listening to the live audio feed of WWDC.

Seems Apple iPhone just become the next best thing. So far I did not want to own one. But now I do. Its come a long way "Starting with enterprise. Exchange support out of the box -- push email / contacts / calendars, auto-discovery, global address book, remote wipe."; thats just a few I guess... "Core Services includes everything from a complete database layer to core location, for easily building location-based functionality into applications. Also a very fast implementation of OpenGL." .. those are few comments from live bloggers.

Seems Apple is providing with a damn good STK for developers of iPhone, enabling or facilitating easy and great application development platform. This will result in loads of cools app's. Which will really matter with such a cool device like iPhone.

So guys I say the iPhone mania just started.


1) 3G network support 2) Enterprise support 3) Third party application support 4) More countries (joking about unlocked iPhones in countries not officially supported) 5) More affordable 6) GPS

Now now the best part...

Started at $599 for an 8GB iPhone, now $399. The iPhone 3G 8GB will sell for... $199.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


I remember the comments 'Bulhaa vakiahlhaa fa' (ބުޅާ ވަކިއަޅާފަ) when referring to my hand writing in dhivehi/thaana. Back then I just thought well what the hack, I just can't improve on it and I never even tried.

Well; what the hack. The script we see today is not original anyway. It was a form of script which has been adopted by us to become more 'Abaric' like. I don't know for what reason. Thaana as we all know came after Gabulhi Thaana and before that we had Dhives Akuru. Dhives Akuru looked something very close to Sinhala or Indic letters. Or maybe the origins were Tamil.

Anyway Thaana was another one of the moves; where we the Maldivians wanted to become more holy and related to Arabia. Well, that's just my view. So I wonder if the transformation is complete now?.

The missing links are being forgotten and no one dares to find out or take alternative thinking. Scared to become outcasts of this society maybe. The truth about who we are and where we come from is lost like the letter 'Naviyani'.

Ok, Soadhube (ސޯދުބެ) now you can shoot me! :)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


We had had geocities, hotmail, yahoo, google , blogger, flickr and facebook. These are some of the outstanding stuff which came along on the internet. Now its twitter!

Some of us are already on it; and if you are not... its highly recommended to check it out and join in. Its a simple concept and its amazing and addictive.

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets"; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via the Twitter website, short message service (SMS), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. - from