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Wired.com article on IBM Research

October 8, 2008

Wired.com has a post about some of the work we’re doing in IBM Research around the use of mobile devices. It’s a positive article, but I’m reminded that technology reporters never get things quite right. We are looking at how to redesign user experiences when users incorporate highly mobile devices like the iPhone into their computing activities, but it’s a bit of a stretch to say that we’re seeding the App Store with research prototypes.  Right now IBM has zero apps in the store. WritingPad is a third-party app using licensed IBM Research technology. I discussed how an iPhone could be part of your Personal Information Environment, but practically the current iPhone SDK makes that a little difficult (you can’t run applications in the background). In fact, the only mobile PIE client we have is for Windows Mobile.

Although we’re therefore not currently using the App Store as a test bed (at least not directly), I would like to see us doing so in the future.

From → Musings, Software

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