Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google Buzz Released

I surprised by seeing it.
I didn't guessed Google will do it. Google is not giving any gap at all for its competitors. I though Google will leave real time search to twitter. But the giant came into ring.

I think.. It will takes years for Google Buzz to balance twitter. Because there are already lots of twitter applications integrated. For twitter there are many third party applications and plugins are ready to use. It will definitely takes more than a year for Google to compete with twitter. But.. I think. twitter will give strong competition.

What do you think friends?
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mobile Website Development

Developing your website for mobile is a challenging work. It is more complex when compared to normal web development. Without understanding the mobile browsers and trends, optimizing a website for mobile will not yield a happy ending. I’ve seen many web designers/developer are just searching for “mobile web templates” for their existing website. If they understand what mobile web development is, they will not search for mobile web templates.

Developing an existing online website for mobile is completely different strategy. The existing website should be planned for mobile environment and to be strategized. Look at the mobile versions of famous websites like Facebook, Gmail, Google and Yahoo. They were perfectly strategized their websites for mobile devices. Developing website for mobile browsers is an art which is mastered by only few companies; COMO Group is the one of them.

When you are developing a website for mobile browsers, there are lots of devices and browsers to be considered.

We will consider only few browsers, resolutions and platforms while we developing a normal website for PC. But while developing a website for mobile browsers, we should consider thousands of devices and tens of mobile browsers and OS and few Markup languages.

Few things we need to look at before start developing your mobile website.

WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource FiLe):

Almost all the devices repository is available at WURFL and they are updating it everyday/week. By the help of WURFL file it is easy to figure out all the devices and their properties and so, load your website accordingly. The data will be given in xml format. WURFL API is available in PHP too.


Uses WURFL data but through MySql.

WALL (Wireless Abstraction Library):

Universal markup language for wireless devices. It will use WURFL and optimize your markup language for requested mobile device and delivers the appropriate fail proof markup. Such a cool one.

Markup Languages for Mobile browsers:


Get you mobile website developed at COMO Group
Thursday, February 4, 2010

Silly UI mistakes - ICICI online banking

This is the silly mistake yet irritating.
Internet users were accustomed RHS Next button, LHS back button.
But this ICICI bank while you are transferring funds, it is quite reverse. The UI engineer / designer is seems like a TUGHLAK.

The payee account numbers were not accepts copy and paste. The users has to fill the two fields related to payee account number. After filling they are clicking "Back" button instead of "Next" button which costs to re enter the both account numbers again.

Such an idiotic mistake. There are many things like this in ICICI online banking system.

The ICICI lombard will works only for registration. You can not be able to modify your details. But the customer support people will tell you that "It is under maintenance and will be done in next couple of hours. Please buy the insurance first". Be careful.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Paid Directories List - Australia - $10 / Year - 19.95 / One time fee - $100 (Hospitality Industry) - $10 / One time (Free with reciprocal) - 249.95+GST / Year - Starts from $1295 (:-O) - Starts from $7.95/Year (Free with reciprocal) - Starts from $30 / Year - $6.95 / Year
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Australian Worst Directories

Here I am posting the most worst Australian web directories. I will add items when ever I found new worst Australian directory.

- Ends with "Fatal error: Cannot use object of type DB_Error as array in /usr/local/lib/php/YZage/AdvertiserRegister.class.php on line 160"

- Almost all categories empty

Please post if you consider any more directories, I will list them here for you.