OpenAjax Alliance launches mobile initiative

The OpenAjax Alliance industry group released new standards and open source initiatives for Ajax on mobile devices. Launched to broaden the use of the Web 2.0 applications technology on wireless devices, the new Mobile Ajax initiative promises to address emerging industry requirements for integrating the Ajax platform with phone operating systems to support mobile web browsing, widgets and user interfaces for device-resident applications. The OpenAjax Alliance's Mobile Task Force plans to establish use cases, requirements and security safeguards, with subsequent efforts pursuing industry standards and/or open source. The alliance adds that European telecoms giant Vodafone is actively participating in the initiative, with its R&D unit already including its MobileScript JavaScript extensions work in the public domain via the OpenAjax Alliance and its own Betavine developer site to help advance industry dialogue. 

"In order to deliver tomorrow's innovative mobile applications, the industry needs to standardize its approach to allowing the Web Runtime to use mobile device services, such as current location, messaging services, address book and connection status," OpenAjax Alliance Mobile Task Force co-chair Brad Sipes in a prepared statement. "By unifying the industry around a common approach, and defining the security requirements, OpenAjax Alliance's efforts will help propel the next-generation of mobile applications."

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