Funny exercise proposed by Engadget: here are the results of “What would steve jobs do”. Great creativity on all domains…Some nice peace of design, some very funny (I like the iPod yocto…. )
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This week’s carnival is hosted by GotoMobile , and I am proud to be referenced for the first time! However, there is also an impressssive list of good post, so check it….
I had an interesting meeting during 3gsm with Ikivo CEO, Stefan Elmstedt and of Ikivo engineer, Sebastien Ruggeri. Ikivo provides some SVG implementation for mobile and some related tools. SVG was covering mainly the rendering part of vector graphics (or that was my understanding). So if you compare to Flash(Lite), it was just the vector graphics rendering part, and not the ActionScript part . Now TinySVG1.2 include some interactions and scripting capacities that can be embeeded into the file. In fact, it can contains a Jar file (and then interaction is done through JSR226) or some ECMA script. That’s quite interesting, and is a challenger for FlashLite. Unfortunatly, SVG content is quite poor yet, for two reasons in my view: lack of good tools (and I do not talk about Ikivo product, but of an equivalent of Flash), and lack of experimented designer with the technology. This still require some investigation (is scripting mandatory? thats unclear for me). But what if this happens, this is a great way to go into the path of integrating several component around J2me. So the SVG vs FlashLite battle is about to begin….
Mobiface is a great blog about evolution about UI. It has been quite silent for some weeks, but start to be more active now. So I encourage you to take a look at it. There are two great post about UI metaphor, especially regarding SonyEricsson phones approach. These phones haves in my view the most comprhensive approach, and yes, that’s evolution and not revolution. This allows users to keep their existing habits
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There was several interesting discussion, about what is equivalent of “Web2.0″. Some call it “Mobile Web2.0″. My perception is that it will be more “Mobile 2.0″, as the mobile does not imply the same approach as Web. Why? There are fundamental differences now between mobile and web (and mostly from a tech point of view approach):
So what are the conclusions:
That Mobile2.0 will be in my view a smart mix between several components, able to
From the end user perspective, this will be transparent (no need to care about installing an application). I think that technically speaking, it will be a combination of browsing based technology (typically XHTML) and some smart client like J2me, FlashLite, or just plain voice call or DTMF….
There won’t be any single technical answer to the frangmentation problem, as mobile is an innovative media, and then innovation generate fragmentation…
Gemplus, Swapcom and Abaxia set the menu for mobile operators: The objective of this demo is to customize user home screen according to his profile. Gemplus provide security part (in other words, only operators can modify the home screen) while Abaxia provide the home screen UI. What is unknown exactly is what is the level of customisation available….
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Yesterday was last day of 3gsm. As usuall, it happens so quickly
that you have no time to see interesting things…. My original plans
of a daily report are gone now!
So, a few comments.
I’ve seend a lot of interesting companies, with some great
technologies. Some of them includes RealEyes3D, Actimagine, Streamezzo,
More detailled report to come….
The 3gsm will happens this week. I usually do not speak a lot about what we are doing here, at MobileScope or In-Fusio, especially in my team, the “advanced technology” one. I am doing an exception, as this will be publicly presented to the 3gsm. We will demonstrate our “ProjectX” technology.
ProjectX is a game and platform prototype, exploring three topics:
The challenges are numerous: how to provide a reasonable consistent playability with both 3D and a 2D version. It helped us also to understand the expected latency with GPRS and UMTS on real networks. Finally, we started also to work on these new 3D accelerated chipset. Unfortunately, on this last topic, there is still some work to do…
So if you are interested, just come and see me at the 3Gsm, Hall2. I will be here mostly in the morning.
Also, thanks to Stephane De Luca, who was behind most of the achievement of this demo
Fourteen of the industryâ€™s biggest hitters have joined forces to address mobile gamingâ€™s handset fragmentation nightmare.
The group, which includes EA, Digital Chocolate, Nokia, Texas Instruments
and Microsoft, has defined an open gaming architecture for native
mobile games for phones. The big idea? To make development quicker and
ultimately cheaper while providing a rich gaming experience for the
Seems related but no similar to the OpenKod initiative, except that not all the participant are the same in both group. Well, sounds great on one hand (who could be against fragmentation reduction), but on the other hand, it create another fragmentation. We already had Java and his numerous JSRs, we had Brew, Symbian, Windows Mobile, than came FlashLite, and now another effort to “de-fragment”…. I love this space! So much fun in so little space!
Rya is a company providing face recognition to automatically tag photos…I have no clue if it works or not (I try to enroll into the beta!), but if it’s really works, this would have huge impacts on on-line photo sharing, including mobile, especially because it’s so complex to tag picture through a mobile. So with location, time stamp, and face recognitation taking a picture taking a picture from a mobile could provides a lot of meta informations (let’s call them tags! ) on a picture…
ColorZip , is a new code reading technology. The novelty of this one is that it’s color based. Some interesting use is the ability to use it to capture such code from a TV screen….
Viewers will be able to simply point their camera phones at the screen to capture the codes and get directed to Internet sites where they can purchase goods or learn more about the programs they are watching. Content can be delivered as video, photos, music, text or a link to a website that automatically opens.
I’ve also discovered this nice blog genrally speaking about advertising MIT Advertising Lab.A lot of very interestnig info about new kind of advertising, not linked only to mobile. Check the entry about rethinking ads on plastic bags:
I am following Macromedia (and now Adobe) efforts in the mobile since several years, and FlashLite became more interesting recently. Not due to the introduction of FlashLite2.0, which I do not think is the key point, but due to the support -even partial- of SonyEricsson after Nokia.
That’s why, in this entry, I will try to analyze what could the key success factor (and of course, weaknesses) of FlashLite.
Strengths of FlashLite:
What could slow down or eventually kill FlashLite:
Don’t take me wrong. I think that 2006 will be a big year for Flash, and I will try to investigate more the technology, as it provide many great advantages today, compared to alternative.
My ideal whish is to see the emergence of a better â€œcross technologyâ€ compatibility/communication, between the major ones: JavaMe, which is the clear leader, FlashLite, a true challenger, and the new generation of mobile HTML (the Opera Mini trends, Mobile Ajax, etcâ€¦.). This does not happens yetâ€¦..