[Server-devel] Server-devel Digest, Vol 79, Issue 20
tony at olenepal.org
Mon Nov 25 22:43:17 EST 2013
In my experience the overwhelming majority of mobile phones are basic
Nokia models, not Android devices.
On 11/25/2013 10:45 PM, server-devel-request at lists.laptop.org wrote:
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> 1. [crazy idea] Supporting basic mobile phones | Searching for
> possible standards (Anish Mangal)
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> Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:21:47 +0530
> From: Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.com>
> To: server-devel <server-devel at lists.laptop.org>, T Gillett
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> Subject: [Server-devel] [crazy idea] Supporting basic mobile phones |
> Searching for possible standards
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> Disclaimer: Please do not construe this as a direction that XSCE should be
> taking, but more of a crazy idea I am exploring on the side.
> In developing nations, the most common communication device is the mobile
> phone. It is atleast a magnitude more common any other electronic
> communication device. If one were to look at building technology solutions
> for education in less developed nations of this world, a cellphone would
> seem like the perfect thing to piggyback upon.
> On the other hand, this would seem like saying lets shut down sugar and
> move to android, because it's everywhere, something I'm not sure is the
> best thing to do. (So I am conflicted about it).
> Cutting to the chase:
> 1. Is there any overlap between the xsce vision *as you see it* and
> supporting mobile phones.
> 2a. If the answer to that is a yes, are there standards or software that
> might help make XSCE content and services available on basic mobile phones.
> We will probably forego 80% of the value XSCE provides, but that 20% might
> be valuable.
> 2b. What kind of service standards would be most suitable to build upon?
> WAP, SMS, Voice (navigation)? Most basic mobile phones today have a WAP
> The more I think, the more it "feels" that this may not be the right thing
> for the XSCE project, but still would like to have an understanding of the
> challenges involved.
> P.S. this email is a result of talking to a few people over the past few
> weeks and hearing from them again and again the sheer availability of
> mobile phones. At the same time, I'm sure many people would have already
> tried to figure out this space (maybe I'm trying to do just that).
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