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What is the Role for BB’s Web Signals?

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Just bumped into the BB web signal at the BB site. Where are they supposed to fit in the BB ecosystem? And why are they not in the AppWorld?

Are they an evolutionary dead-end?  A brand-new development?

They seem to me they could be a handy, quick, way for content providers to push information to the BB users via BB push.  The content is all relatively homogeneous and one could write a pretty nice generic WebSignal client that everybody could reuse to generate content (via RSS/Atom).  Then everybody reuses the same machinery and benefits from updates to the common client.

Right now (as tested by the CBC News and from the docs I can see), this is an icon that then launches the browser.  Which is emphasizing the weakest part of the BB platform!

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Written by pelegri

October 31, 2009 at 10:36 am

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