Connecting to the web from your mobile is all well & good, but the sky-high bandwidth costs have always put me off. Enter Scott Powell, and his new mobile-framework SQIJ.
Sqij is all about making the mobile web a fast and fun experience. This is achieved through specially written ‘applets’, which keep the user interface simple, while adding the power of dynamic updating with Sqij’s ‘push’ capabilities. This makes live data feeds possible, like in the Finance applet, and alerts with sounds like the Email Monitor. Applets also employ Sqij’s smart-caching, giving a snappier feel and lower wireless bills!
Sqij is also an instant messenger, allowing you to chat in realtime with other Sqij users.
Some popular applets available for free are:
- Traffic Incidents
- RSS News Reader
- Travel (world times and currency converter)
- Yahoo Local
The Twitter applet gives you an easy-to-use interface on timelines, updating, and direct messaging, all without SMS! You can receive alerts on either timeline changes or incoming direct messages.