This video was uploaded to youtube almost a year before apple applied for their pinch-to-zoom patent. I the real question is whether or not nownsizing the function to a mobile device is a natural next step or an new innovation.
I have been using eclipse for years, it’s been my favorite ide. It is very versatile, since you can add plugins which expands the core functionality, but sadly I often run into some sort of quirk when adding plugins. They are almost always solvable, by they add just a little time and frustration to the equation, but I’ve finally found a solution. Marketplace Client (MPC), which even seems to be included in the latest Eclipse Juno, lets you search for plugins and easily install them. I’ts not perfect, and a lot of the plugins can’t be installed trough the marketplace, but it’s a step in the right direction.
I do know that Nokia have map aps for their phones, but I still find it funny that m.maps.nokia.com, acordig to the about page , works on about evry mobile platform but windows phone and symbian, which are the nokia mobile operating systems these days. It dos have experimental support for n9 tho, but since most, if not all, the mego staff has left nokia, you rely cant count mego as a Nokia mobile os anymore.
Acording to Tomshardware, Canonical is seeking personel to make a smartphone os. This might be an interesting move, but unless it can run software for one or more of the existing platforms, apps are going to be an issue. Microsoft, with all its might, already have this issue, apps and developers are to few. If how ever, a ubuntu phone os can run android apps like the playbook, they might have a fighting chanse. I don’t like direction the ubuntu desktop is heading, so I’m rather sceptical to a phone os, how ever, a phone os that works well with a linux desktop would, in my opinion, be a welcome contribution