Friday, January 08, 2010

Android Everywhere

Sun's dream of putting Java Everywhere is finally being realized but it has nothing to do with Sun and everything to do with Google.

Now Android is on Laptops, Netbooks, Mobile Phones, Video Phones, Washing Machines, Microwaves, Printers. Android is fast becoming UI device for consumer electronics.

Monday, January 04, 2010

MySpace Shame: Fix API and then talk of Developer Contest

Today MySpace announced Submissions Now Open for the MySpace Developer Challenge. Which is really great because MySpace is also trying to drive innovation from developer community on its platform. I got pretty excited to get an app going using Myspace API.

After trying to integrate MySpace OAuth for an hour without much success constantly failing in 6.3.2 section of OAuth spec title Service Provider Grants an Access Token getting a 500 Internal Server error. I refereed to MySpace forums and found that OAuth with MySpace hasn't been working since late November and MySpace is aware of issue for well over a month and still trying to Fix the issue.

Developer contest is a great idea to improve platfom but how about making API work before a contest so that developers can really develop the apps for contest?