Next chapter of MeetAndSpeak

March 23rd 2014

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Currently there are about 400 active MeetAndSpeak (MAS) users. I think a status update is in order, there has never really been one.

MAS has been my hobby now about four years. Behind the service there is one person, that's me. I can't say that I enjoy writing PR emails or blog posts so you may have never heard of me.

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iOS 7 UIWebView, still not great

September 21st 2013

If you are a mobile developer who would like to use web technologies wherever possible, you probably want to find out whether UIWebView in iOS7 finally supports WebGL and includes WebKit Nitro JavaScript engine. I tested exactly that today. The short answer is a disappointing no to both questions.

My iPad 2 Sunspider 1.0.1 test results:

iOS 7iOS 6
Mobile Safari1268.5ms1440.0ms (1)
UIWebView test app6129.0ms5496.8ms (2)
Google Chrome for iOS6174.1ms-

1) http://www.macworld.com/article/2010286/lab-tests-ios-6-and-ios-5-performance-differences.html

2) http://stackoverflow.com/a/18788195

UIWebView test app is a trivial iOS app I wrote. It instantiates one full-screen UIWebView object which loads the Sunspider test page.

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MeetAndSpeak - a short history

September 3rd 2013

Before talking about the upcoming changes in MeetAndSpeak v2 it might be useful for me to explain how the whole project got started and what has happened so far.

It all began in April 2009. At that time my job didn't involve much actual coding. I was concentrating more in standardization and technology studies at Nokia. I also had quite a lot free time and figured out I could start to build something using web technologies, not just surf the web. Only the idea for a project was missing.

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Prologue

September 1st 2013

I remember using ZMODEM and uploading the first version of my home pages to a local ISP's server soon after I had chance to use the modem my school bought. This happened around 1996 I think. For some odd reason I've had traditional home page in the net since then.

So once in five years or so I've got an idea to try something new and redo my current page. This site is the result of lastest such moment. I currently like to use Node.js at work. This lead me to build this site completely in node too. That is, JavaScript everywhere.

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Ilkka Oksanen

My photo gallery-blog hybrid and HTML5 testbed.

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Copenhangen, Denmark

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