BlackBerry today made several announcements at an event in Jakarta, chief among them news of a new handset. The BlackBerry Z3 Jakarta Edition is a large-screened, inexpensive handset that has a solid chance of driving sales in the BlackBerry-crazed country of Indonesia.
There is something to be said for simplicity, especially when it comes to applications that leverage web APIs for mobile devices. Enter Sparrow, an application for the iPhone, that serves as a good example of how a few web APIs can be elegantly implemented for use on a mobile device.
Earlier this year, Google informed the world of its API go to market strategy surrounding Project Glass. Google has initiated its strategy with a private beta for the API, as well as an API name: Google Mirror API. The Mirror API, now in beta, will allow developers to create experiences for Google Glass. Google gave a live demonstration and overview of Project Glass and the Mirror API at SXSW.