Vodafone uses Opera to promote open standards

    The new product, Vodafone's Widget Manager, uses Opera and, unlike other platforms (such as Nokia’s Widsets ), it uses open standards. The reason is simple: “Widsets uses Java and it is a closed platform. And the “Widget Manager” is based on Opera, so it’s faster and easier to write for it ... ”

    With the launch of its application, Vodafone expects an influx of widgets: W3C developments allow developers to launch the same version of their products on different devices.

    “Widgets provide interaction better than regular surfing on the phone ... Only important information is updated - this makes them faster. At first there will be simple widgets, and later they will already use the functions of the phone. ”

    Moreover, it will be possible to use the accumulatedOpera widget database . And if you know xhtml, css, javascript - making your own widget will not be difficult for you. Knowing SVG you will make it better;)

    Before that, in September it was announced that T-mobile will also use Opera as a platform for widgets.

    In this way, Vodafone and T-mobile will compete with proprietary technologies that are more complex and time consuming.

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