Blog posts tagged "30boxes"

Mobile Calendaring

August 10th, 2006

Aaron’s released upcalendar, the latest barrage in his Web2.0 on S60 campaign.

And 30Boxes has m.boxes.com.

Got to say the mobile page for OSCAL (now defunct as its smart enough to only show upcoming events), was by far my favorite part of the app.

Turns out mobile is sexy, useful, and fun but not all that hard. Who knew?

All of which goes back to my an idea I’ve been kicking around for a bit, sync is dead (which is good because sync is hard), instead we’ve got remote services, local caching, and change propagation. (which is largely understood) All the interesting work right now is on the tension between the client and the server.

Your Calendar is Watching You

March 29th, 2006

Calendars are not interesting because they show us a grid of dates with things happening. Calendars are interesting because more then our inbox, more then our todo lists, more then ourcontacts, more then our phones, they know things about us. They fundamentally intersect the social and the geophysical. If I’m attending an event (say in Austin) you have a powerful hint about when and where I am to a degree inaccessible to other facets of my digital support system.

All of which is an overblown way of saying 30Boxes are smart, and seem to be the only people doing calendaring that seem to get calendars, or the next rev. of the social web for that matter.

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