Monday, January 24, 2005

Welcome and "Mobile Google" idea

I thought this was a better forum to air my thoughts that weren't apprpriate for emails, yet I had to unload. I'll hit the ground running and post one right now...

Mobile Google and Mobile Software Development thoughts

You know how Google's Adwords, and the "Google-bot" has reshaped the web (not to mention raised 1.2 billion in a recent IPO)? Besides the search engine's proficiency, this has also happened because of the success of AdWords, including the use of blogs which generate content, links, traffic... for display more ads.

Someone is going to step in within the next 3-5 years and do the same thing with wireless and mobile technology. For example... there will be a similar "Google-bot" spidering cell phone text messages the same way the bot automatically hits gmail messages... and based on one's SMS/text messages and the internet sites hit by someone's mobile phone a new company could serve up Cost-Per-Click ads that matched that user's interest. A company or the industry itself could dervive a way to determine if a cell phone hit a standard web, and or a mobile web page. It would not be intrusive, and would be anonymous, and would only point you to sites that you have "expressed" an interest in (i.e. by visiting, or through the text in your text messages). Only it will be on Mobile Technology such as cell phones, Pocket PC's, tablet PC's and PDA's (which will no doubt be connected to the web sooner rather than later.) Just like Google can now recommend restaurants, hotels, etc or at least point you towards one in your area, the mobile Search Engine will do the same. Eventually in 20+ years, they will converge, but there will be a time for a company to step in and dominate this market like Google did with their search engine. It might even be Google themself.

Mobile software development is the next big thing. Broadband internet users are increasing, memory is getting cheaper and better performing, processors are getting faster... all of this makes mobile devices increasingly more capable. There will be significant leaps in the amount of broadband users as government on the city and local level (in the US and elsewhere) invest in broadband technologies to stimulate their economies. Within 8 years, highspeed wireless internet will be ubiquitous, and cell phones, Pocket PC's, tablet PC's, all computers and most TV's will be wired (finally!). Software technologies like ColdFusion will make it increasingly easier for developers to make SECURE and ROBUST code on internet and mobile devices that share data in controlled formats with other mobilie devices and central servers. The opportunities lie in creative application development that fill various consumer and business market needs, and software development technologies that are enabling.

...that's just my opinion in 20 minutes or less.


Vivek Krishna said...

Good Insight!! ButI wonder if there will be one star player like Google. I mean there are so many mobile middle ware companies out there and each sells some solution but nobody really has tried to create some kind of platform for such services..I mean when google came around there was already an open WWW for it to we have something like that for the mobile world ?not yet.i work on mobile browsers and i know its so hard to see pages on mobile phones.there just arent too many relevant mobile websites out there

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