When I spoke at the keynote at Web 2.0 expo , I ended up speaking about Mobile 2.0.
In our book Mobile Web 2.0, we define the term Mobile Web 2.0 as extending the idea of Web 2.0 to Mobile devices. A more complete definition and the approach behind it can be seen in the blog Of Web 2.0, Mobile Web 2.0 , Blue chairs, Blind men and Elephants – but essentially, it is technology agnostic because we can view the root principle of Web 2.0 as ‘harnessing collective intelligence’ and then extend Mobile Web 2.0 as ‘harnessing collective intelligence using mobile devices’.
Thus, the definition of Mobile Web 2.0, as we define in our book, is
a) Technology agnostic(i.e. any mobile technology can be used to capture intelligence from a mobile device)
b) Capturing intelligence at point of inspiration. The mobile device lends itself very well to this purpose because it is available at the point of inspiration
c) Adding metadata to the harnessed information (for instance location metadata)
d) And in future, we will define ‘Intelligence’ more broadly: For instance through Mobile communities, Identity, Location based tagging and mashups between the Web and the Telco world. Hence, see blogs like Bothered 2.0 from Tony ..
However, coming back to Mobile 2.0 (as opposed to Mobile Web 2.0)
For my O Reilly Web 2.0 expo keynote, I referred to some work by both Dan and Rudy and came up with the diagram as below.
Essentially, we talked of abstracting the network at an API level. The first step in evolution is IMS – the ultimate stage is a ‘mashup’ for the lack of a better word between the Web and the Telco world.
To come from the world today to the world of Mobile 2.0, we need a few other things to happen – for instance Open Standards, Devices accessing multiple networks and so on
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Feel free to use the diagram referring back to this blog. Download a high res version here: Mobile 2.0 conceptual diagram