Was writing a report about our recent work, and when it came to describing the so-called Context Browser that I've been tweaking for so long, I was naturally thinking again about porting some of it to a mobile widget. The CB can actually do a lot of stuff, but it's browser-based, and relies on the now-sacred AJAX to do periodic gets of the users current context state. There's simply not enough real estate on my wee 810i Sony-Ericsson to use it properly.
So what I'm really looking for is the ideal environment with which to do this stuff on a phone. The promising Opera Platform seems to have stagnated? There are some others I'm looking at, and I'm hoping that soon I'll find the right fit, so I won't mention them yet.
It's kind of a no-brainer: we can report location to our framework from the phone; we can grab very localized place visualization; we render it in a widget-type client. That could all be done in a midlet, sure, but widgets are so much easier :) Here's an almost up-to-date shot of the legacy CB: