The Eclipse Foundation is going mobile.

Genuitec’s proposed project, Blinki (formerly FireFly), has received the go-ahead from the Foundation and in the coming months will explore creating rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the mobile Web.

Blinki will be part of the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) project and is currently slated to release with Eclipse 3.5. Users can expect to see the following applications in the proposed Blinki dev kit:

  • previewer
  • debugger
  • Web rendering kit
  • device service access framework
  • deployment framework
  • educational resources

The massive adoption of smart phones such as the iPhone has led nearly all players in the tech space to start developing for mobile devices (the project will include development tools and examples for the iPhone and G1 phone). This trend could be foreshadowing a change that could likely be larger than Web 2.0, as “phones” are becoming more accessible and prominent than laptops.

Read the entire proposal here.

Allison, Genuitec, LLC   

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