Feb 27, 2008

Widgets and Flash Lite Code Camps in APAC

Widgets and Flash Lite Code Camps are coming up in April for the APAC region. This is organized by Forum Nokia and will be held at Sydney, Singapore and Bangalore.

Moket will be the guest speaker at the Sydney code camp. The Bangalore guest speaker is still to be decided.

Code Camps have become immensely popular in recent times where a developer can immediatelt start coding and sharing his apps with the community. This Code Camp will cover how-to tutorials, intensive discussion with the Code Camp leaders, plus hands-on experience with coding mobile applications.

Click here for the Widgets Code Camp Agenda. Click here for the Flash Lite Code Camp Agenda.

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Feb 22, 2008

Chumby in the New York TImes

This news comes via Alessandro, there is an interesting article titled - The Chumby is Open but Not for Business, in the the NewYork Times today. This article is a really good read for those who want to know more about this consumer electronic device.

I only wish it would be available in India for developers like us to get our hand on it.



Aniway views the mobile Flash Lite game market - past and present

Miikka of Aniway has written a great post on the Flash Lite gaming market by talking about his past and present development experiences.

Aniway has been a part of the Flash Lite community since 2004, and this post is the first in the series planned by them.



Feb 12, 2008

QNX Software Systems demonstates multimedia frameworks and engines in Flash based human machine interface (HMI) at Mobile World Congress

This news comes via BusinessWire, QNX Software announced a powerful Adobe® Flash-based framework for accelerating embedded UI design on mobiles, running on Freescale's multimedia processors, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The announcement and showcase included networked multimedia frameworks and multimedia engines in a Flash-based human machine interface (HMI) highlighting the power of Freescale multimedia processors with the performance of the QNX Neutrino(R) Realtime Operating System (RTOS) and the QNX Aviage middleware family.

The QNX Aviage family includes the QNX Aviage HMI player for Adobe Flash Lite 3, the QNX Aviage multimedia suite, and the QNX Aviage acoustic processing kit.


IMG Award Winners announced

The International Mobile Game Awards ceremony concluded last night in Barcelona, with the winners of their contest being announced. The giant winner was Ideawork3D's Metal Gear Solid Snake that won the Grand Prix and the Operator's choice award.
The other winning games included -

Best licenced IP - Furby Island by Lemonquest

Best 3D Game - One Sequel by Digital Legends Entertainment

Best Gameplay - Dirk Dagger and the Fallen Idol by Jadestone

Best Casual Game - Treasure Arm by Tequila Mobile

This award function was also streamed live last evening from Barcelona.

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Feb 11, 2008

XPERIA™ X1 is Sony Ericsson's first handset with Windows Mobile OS

Today at the Mobile World Congress, Sony Ericsson launched it's first mobile phone with the Windows Mobile 6 operating system. With a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3-inch clear wide VGA display, this phone looks very slick.

Says Rikko Sakaguchi, Head of Portfolio and Propositions at Sony Ericsson, "Our vision for the XPERIA™ X1 is to deliver a seamless blend of mobile Web communication and multimedia entertainment within a distinctive design. XPERIA™ is our promise to think foremost of user experience and to deliver the premium experience – anytime, anywhere, anything, with anyone."

The phone's user interface can be operated either by the touch interface, an optical joystick, a 4-way navi-pad, or the QWERTY keyboard. Connectivity can be through Wi-Fi, 3.5G HSDPA/HSUPA, and GPS. A 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera sits at the back. The 400 MB of internal memory can be expanded via microSD cards.

We only need to watch for the support for Flash Lite, which does not see a mention in their press release.


Nokia Files New Mobile Gaming Device Patent

After a not so successful run of the its N-Gage device, Nokia reportedly has filed a new design patent for a mobile gaming device. The device looks a lot like the PSP with fold-out wings to make the device feel comfortably in the hand, as well as allow normal use in the 'phone' mode.

Looking forward to seeing the actual device when it is launched. You can read the full patent here.

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Adobe Systems Launches Flash Home, Flash Cast 2 At Mobile World Congress

Adobe launched the Flash Home and Flash Cast 2 technology at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. It stated that major content providers like the MTV Networks, the Nasdaq Stock Market, eBay and Dolce & Gabbana are using Flash based mobile products and solutions to extend their brand.

Adobe Flash Home is a new mobile application for home screens while Adobe Flash Cast 2 is the next generation offline portal solution, delivering high-impact user experiences with instant access to data services.

Adobe also said that it will offer Adobe Flash Lite technology specifically designed for mobile and consumer electronics devices. Flash Lite 3 with support for Flash Player compatible video is already available in a wide range of devices, including the Nokia N95 series, Sony Mylo 2 and NTT DoCoMo's 905i series. Shipment of devices with Flash Lite has grown more than 150% globally on a year-over-year basis.

News Source - Trading Markets

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