June 9, 2008

Dextella Frame and the next generation

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Last year was a eventful year in the mobile universe. New and powerful browsers were shipped with the mainstream phones, the iPhone was released and many more events that together contribute to change the world as we just have learned to know it. We are well familiar with the static presentation and generation of sites with a limited support for style sheets and general web design. Suddenly, last year, mobile devices with support for client side scripting with java script arrived. The minute we embraced this innovation the iPhone-effect was over us and the world changed with a blink of an eye.

What this means for a newspaper, magazine or any publisher is that it is now possible to create the compelling user experiences we have dreamt of for years. Mobiletech has had these dreams for several years now and we have only been waited for this paradigm shift to come.

Now that the paradigm shift finally is upon us, we are happy to announce that we are ready!

Mobiletech is releasing Dextella Frame 2.5 Monday 9th of June. This release contains the first set of features that are supported in the new mobile ecosystem. And more features will come in the coming releaser during 2008 as the market becomes ready. Dextella Frame 2.5 will contain the following features:

  • Widget support
  • Full AJAX support
  • CSS 3.0 and javascript support
  • Mobile RSS feeds
  • Handling of Transcoders and browsers
  • Extended presentation template support

Before Christmas 2008 Dextella Frame 3.0 will be released. This release will provide all features needed to create everything from a classic mobile experience, via an AJAX experience to the neat experience that is expected by iPhone users.

What’s so special about this? The important thing here is that the new features are nicely packed into the same abstraction layer as before enabling programmers to make both one-size-fits-all solutions and making something special for a group of users. And the one-size-fits-all approach is of course not the same as “least common denominator” approach. The one-size-fits-all approach will provide anything from static to animated AJAX depending on the device and use case.

 Further, a developer now can create his own widgets, and wrap these into the presentation framework and be sure of that the presentation and user experience is optimal for any device and any other dimension. This is the typical use case of an Escenic Template Developer. The Escenic Mobile Solution will of course benefit from the same upgrades enabling the long wanted really rich user experience.

At the other end of the scale, customers running on the ASP solution will also have access to the same features.

If you want more information on road map, features, the future or anything else, don’t hesitate to contact us! We have even more features we want to share with you.

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