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Blogging via Atom API on Nokia 6600

Christian Lindholm: Pertti Korhonen, Nokia’s new CTO introduced PhotoBlog for Series 60 in his keynote at ETech in San Diego. This application proof-of-concept is supporting the Atom API enabling users to post to leading blog platforms. The application was developed by Futurice, who is developing a Photblog platform.

This made my day.


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Why Atom? Cell Phone Blogging.

Sam Ruby blogged about an application under development at Nokia called PhotoBlog, which implements the Atom API and enables one to post to a blog via a cell phone. That would be really cool and would probably inspire me to...... [more]

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My understanding is that RSS has had this capability.  I'm pretty sure about that, in fact, and I believe it's been available for a year or two, so I'm not sure what "new feature" this is enabling for the user.

I appreciate that it's a new feature for Atom, of course.

Posted by JayT at

JayT: RSS is not a blog posting API.  Atom is, as well as a syndication format.

Posted by Dave Walker at

"Freeform" DW...;-)

If I'm not mistaken, posting to either a blog or a klog has been done through RSS in years past.  How familiar are you with different add-ons to Radio, for example?  (I'm only somewhat, or I could-a given specific examples and time-frames.)

Granted, the RSS spec wasn't real specific in some regards, but if there are tools to accomplish the same functionality for the user... ?

Well, if that's the facts, then I guess I wouldn't say that "This application proof-of-concept is supporting the Atom API enabling users" to do anything new and is an example of reinventing the wheel.  Still, I don't think anyone knows for certain, at this point, whether this is one-a the many wheels that, perhaps, need re-inventing, or not.

I'm skeptical, obviously, in part because of Mark Pilgrim's heavy involvement in the project.  I try not to let that bias influence my thinking, but it's not easy...  I did like his (and Sam Ruby's?) idea of building the feed-validator into the writing tools themselves (because I've worked with compile-listings/screens for decades).. but not a whole lot else.

Uh...  "Still diggin'" into a lotta this "stuff"...;-)

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JayT, the primary way that Radio upstreams blog rendered pages (and stories, gems, RSS itself, and even mySubscriptions.opml) from the Radio client to the server is via xmlStorageSystem, with a fall back of ftp.

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RE: Blogging via Atom API on Nokia 6600

JayT,
  This is comparable to functionality that is available with the MetaWeblog API [which uses RSS] not RSS itself. But yes, you are right there is nothing ground breaking here that couldn't have been done with APIs that existed a year or two ago.

I assume the reason Sam is blogging it is because here's a major company using a project he's working on. I tend to do this as well whenever I see folks using my pet application in cool ways as well.

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Dare, Radio UserLand is a three tier architecture.  While the middle tier "speaks" MetaWeblog, it typically running on a desktop, and therefore hidden behind a firewall, NAT router, etc.  The third tier serves static content and which it typically placed there via xmlStorageSystem or ftp.

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Sam,
  I wasn't thinking about Radio, I just meant the Blogger API & MetaWeblog API which are supported by a number of blogging tools and have been successfully used to create blogging clients that work on mobile devices. Examples of such an app are PocketBlog and I suspect there is more than one Moblog tool that has done the same in the past year.

It isn't ground breaking but it is cool nonetheless if you are an Atom geek.

Posted by Dare Obasanjo at

Dare, how do such APIs handle images?

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Sam,
We've talked about this before on the atom-syntax list. There are existing mechanisms for sending image content inline within HTML using RFC 2397. Now if you're asking how to send binary attachments using an XML protocol is defined in such APIs, the anwer is that it isn't.

Of course, I'd point out that this problem hasn't even been solved satisfactorily in the XML Web Services world by either of our employers [Microsoft or IBM] as can be seen by the rise and fall of various proposals in this space(DIME, SwA, PaSwA, MTOM and now XOP).

Are you claiming that ATOM has solved a problem that various W3C working groups and Fortune 500 software companies have not been able to?

Posted by Dare Obasanjo at

What is cool is that I sat down on a bench in front of the Weston Horton Plaza in San Diego, next to Christian.  He pointed his phone at me and took my picture.  He then selected the photo from a menu menu (a screenshot of that menu is on Christian's web site), and the picture was uploaded.  I was able to immediately view the results using my ThinkPad.

Whether other people have solved this problem before or not, this was the first demonstration that I have seen of this.  Furthermore, I was completely unaware that Nokia was working on this until they announced it at the morning ETCON keynote.

All I am claiming is that this made my day.

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I think you guys need to step back a little bit and enjoy the coolness of new (or even just newish) tech again. It's COOL that someone could take a photo of Sam and in very few and very simple steps make it available on the web. I'm not saying that this wasn't possible before, but I for one wasn't aware it could happen until Sam called it out.

So thank you, Sam, for pointing out some cool tech. Who got there first doesn't really matter ... it's just cool. And I'm glad it made your day :-)

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Futurice

This is the cool company behind a cool app that allows you to directly post photos to your blog from your phone without using email! QUOTEFuturice provides tools for messaging, imaging and data storing for mobile handsets and professional services...

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ahh.. i have da same fone .. just wanted to search for themes ... searched on google.. gave me this... kan some 1 help?? .. Ping.. :@)

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Futurice

This is the cool company behind a cool app that allows you to directly post photos to your blog from your phone without using email! QUOTEFuturice provides tools for messaging, imaging and data storing for mobile handsets and professional services...

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Futurice

This is the cool company behind a cool app that allows you to directly post photos to your blog from your phone without using email! QUOTEFuturice provides tools for messaging, imaging and data storing for mobile handsets and professional services...

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Futurice

This is the cool company behind a cool app that allows you to directly post photos to your blog from your phone without using email! QUOTEFuturice provides tools for messaging, imaging and data storing for mobile handsets and professional services...

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