Opera: Single-minded about widget development
Jon von Tetzchner is the chief executive of the Norwegian browser company Opera. Although Opera first became known for its desktop product, the company has also become well known for its Opera Mini handset-based web browser.
Opera has become heavily involved in the development of standards for widgets — the lightweight, web-based applications that are starting to become prevalent on new handsets.
It has also been working hard on the development of HTML 5, which has more built-in rich media functionality than the current version of the web standard.
ZDNet UK caught up with von Tetzchner at the Wireless ’09 event in London to discuss standards processes and how Flash may soon become unnecessary.