v.0.9 Source Code Preview Release

On behalf of the MIT Mobile Web Team and MIT IS&T, I am pleased to announce that the preview of the MIT Mobile Web Project is now available as an open source project under the MIT License.

There is a lot more work to be done in order to make this into a true collaborative project, and we plan to do so over the next coming weeks. In the meanwhile, for those of you who expressed interest in the source code (and sent me repeated reminders :-)), you can now download the code from the following URL:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mitmobileweb

Please note that this is a preview only and that the documentation, version control (vis SVN), mailing lists, forum, blogs, and other features will be added gradually to the project space in the coming weeks.

Please also note that the source code (version 0.9) in current form will not work as is in your environment. But, advanced developers (with knowledge in XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL) will be able to reference the source code to obtain CSS files, some usable PHP modules for LDAP access (e.g. People Directory), browser detection (using WURFL), etc.

We hope that your developers will find the source code useful as is, but we hope to make them even more useful in the future by providing code segments via SVN with example mobile sites so that we can collaborate with developers in and outside MIT.

The MIT Mobile Project is a work in progress and we are currently working on version 2.0. You can check our progress by going to http://m.mit.edu from your mobile device.

We hope to be able to collaborate with other universities in providing mobile information to the students, faculty, and staff individual schools.

Thank you all for your interest in the project.

Cheers,

Andrew
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Andrew Yu
Mobile Platform Manager and Architect
Information Services & Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Posted by Andrew Yu 2009-05-05