iPhoneDevCamp, iPhone, Safari and Microformats

I wish I could attend iPhoneDevCamp but unfortunately I won’t be in the area (or in the right country for that matter ;-) ). I just read Chris’ post about iPhoneDevCamp and I think these are the right reasons to make the iPhoneDevCamp. There are a few facts that support Chris’ view: In the first week Apple sold 700,000 units The iPhone is closed for outside application, but not for web applications Having a couple of million units out (after it is also sold in Europe and Asia) means there are a couple of million users using Safari on their iPhone and want to get the right experience in all/most sites. [Read More]

Facebook hCard Microformat Application

Being a big fan of Microformats as well as a relatively new Facebook user, I find it odd that Facebook has no Microformats support (at least non that I know of). I’ve decided to remedy the situation a bit and created a small Facebook application which adds hCard support to your profile as a profile box. It is called the hCard application. It features your Contact information (as much of it as it can) which include: [Read More]

Yahoo Pipes, Microformats and Extendability

I think Yahoo Pipes is really cool. The main attraction is its slick user interface and ease of use. I just created a pipe of all of the Recent Questions of Yedda translated using Babelfish to French and it took less than 5 minutes. I do have a couple of ideas that I think will make Yahoo Pipes into something very interesting: Accept Regular HTML pages Have a built-in Microformats parser Support for a more complex piping scripting (perhaps in the form of a JavaScript script) Support for state saving (or at least a limited way such as the ability to compare the previous version of the page/feed you are piping) **Accept Regular HTML pages [Read More]