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Cutting edge FLASH-like graphical user interface technologies for mobile devices

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UK-based Tricastmedia has announced that their display engine for the ultra-compact rich media toolkit TWUIK is now Vector-Graphics based.Offers a powerful UI platform (TWUIK) enabling customers and developers to create better and more visually appealing user experiences, designed for a wide range of mobile devices.

TWUIK is a rich media graphics user interface toolkit for J2ME developers to create UI with visual effects.

Features:

  • Powerful: Create Flash-like user interface with advanced animation and effects engine
  • Cost effective: Cross platform development reduces cost and time to market
  • Intuitive: Easy to learn, based on XML data-handling and Java
  • Extensible: Customizable UI components can be included with TWUIK™ to target specific device or application requirements
  • Flexible: Application design and development can change independently
  • Portable: Create eye-catching user interface and content for mobile phones and consumer electronic devices like mp3 players, game consoles, multimedia players

Supportive platform are :

  • J2ME/MIDP 2.0/CLDC 1.1
  • Windows Mobile 5.0
  • J2ME/Doja 3.x/4.x (coming soon)
  • Qualcomm BREW 3.x (coming soon)

See demo example here

Interesting! Can someone compare technically with flash lite.

vivek

My blog i2fly is added to the MXNA 2.0

Mxna 2.0

Cool 🙂 just got an email from Christian Cantrell and Mike Chambers from macromedia that my blog http://blog.i2fly.com” is now added to the Macromedia XML News Aggregator (MXNA 2.0).

MXNA 2.0 allows readers to read different Macromedia related weblogs and news sources, all in one place.It is created by the Macromedia Developer Relations team, and is maintained by Christian Cantrell and Mike Chambers.

Now my ideas and post will reach to many people.

Thanks a lot

vivek

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Sony Ericsson published Developers’ Guidelines for Flash Lite 1.1

Great to hear that Sony Ericsson published Developers’ Guidelines for Flash Lite 1.1 under Technical Docs & Training Section.
Following Sony Ericsson phones support flash lite content: generic names are
W600i, W550, W900, W810, W300, W850, W830, W710, W200

There are two main implementations in Flash Lite enabled Sony Ericsson phones:

  • Standalone model
  • browser based model

Docs cover topics like General design considerations and phone features.
Download here

vivek

Mobile Bubble or Mobile Gold Rush – Jan 29

Mobile Monday Beijing pleased to announce the first session for 2007 to be held on January 29 at Browns in Sanlitun, with the topic

Mobile Bubble or Mobile Gold Rush?
Is it still worth it investing sweat and equity in China’s mobile content industry?

You will hear the views of invited panelists on what is hot – or not – in mobile services and content in China from an entrepreneurial and investment perspective.

Panelist are :

1. Rocky Lee, Partner – Head of Venture Capital & Private Equity Practice – DLA Piper
2. Akio Tanaka – Director, Emerging Market Investments & Corporate Development – Adobe
3. Harry Man – Vice President – WI Harper Group
4. Niklas Ponnert – Managing Director – Origo PLC

Important thing is Akio Tanka was the CTO of Macromedia Japan where he made Flash Lite a de facto standard in the mobile industry. Akio now oversees investment in the Asian region for Adobe, including China, Japan, Korea and India.

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vivek

Hello Japan

application

Easy way to learning Japanese language, Learn and Test your knowledge with quiz mode, create and Write Japanese messages.
Also we can create and Write Japanese messages (no fonts needed).
Cool application in flash lite developed by Splus.

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vivek

Millennial Media lands $6.3 million in funding

Millennial Media, a mobile-advertising services company started by a former a Verizon executive, has received $6.3 million in Series A funding.

The company supports many platforms such as short message Service, wireless application protocol, Qualcomm’s binary runtime environment for wireless, Java 2 Micro Edition, and multimedia message service, with Plans to support Flash lite :), uiOne and all video codecs (video compression/decompression software) by the end of the second quarter.

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vivek

Nokia 6131 with Flash lite

nokia 6131

It was a nice surprise gift from my family in this new year
Got Nokia 6131 as my birthday gift 🙂 I am so happy as flash lite 1.1 is preinstalled.

Features:

  1. S40 3rd edition device, elegantly crafted, attractive flip phone, one touch push to open design and compact.
  2. Dual displays: Impressive and large 2.2″ QVGA main display in 16.7 million “true color” , 262,144 colors outside
  3. Integrated 1.3 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom and video recorder and voice recorder
  4. MP3 player and FM stereo radio with Visual Radio (MP3 player supporting formats including MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, H.263, H.264 (eAAC+ only playback no streaming)
  5. Seamless connectivity with Bluetooth wireless technology, Infrared and USB 2.0

For more Technical specification click here

Flashlite:

As per Macromedia site the Nokia S40 6131 supports these Flash Lite content types: standalone player, wallpapers, sub LCD, and standby screen (screensaver).

I tested some screensaver and wallpaper in both Main and sub LCD. It works really great and impressive. I am doing some more testing with flash lite content which will upload here soon.

Things which I found: 2 screensaver (galaxy, photos), Sudoku game and animated introduction of phone.

Update:

Observations

1) As radio will start wallpaper in both main and mini display pause automatically, mean whatever animations is playing it stops at the same stage and remains just like an image.
As i think its a good feature that can save battery a bit.

2) But while charging battery nothing stops (wallpaper in both main and mini display), its surprising but the same case can be applied here too.

Update on march 090307:

As discussed from Hartti Suomela, Forum Nokia

Me: Why there is very limited capabilites of flash lite 1.1 in this cel phone.

Hartti Suomela: Series 40 devices are mass market phones with limited amount of memory available, limited processing power, etc. when compared to for example S60 phones

Me: No accessibilty of simple features like battery, network etc. I understand that some features we cant access while flash lite is in wallpaper as it may drain out battery little faster. But even in stand alone we cant access them. Is there any particular reason for this?

Hartti Suomela: No comment on this, I was not aware that this information was not available for standalone apps. I have to check this at some point.

Me: As radio will start wallpaper in both main and mini display pause automatically, mean whatever animations is playing it stops at the same stage and remains just like an image.
As i think its a good feature that can save battery a bit. But while charging battery nothing stops (wallpaper runs), its surprising but the same case can be applied here too and charge battery faster.

Hartti Suomela: Thanks for the suggestion!

vivek

Piko V1.0

Piko

Hey! Its Piko another cute wallpaper for your phone. i created sometimes back.
Which is available free in Adobe flashlite exchange.
Download here

 

 

 

If you are finding any problem using this or in download, feel free to send me an Email with your Phone model.
I will get back to you as soon as possible.

vivek

Cute smiley clock

cute smiley clock

A cute smiley clock wallpaper/screen saver for your phone.

It blinks, dazzle and have a cute smile 🙂
When i design this, i was thinking off do these simple things can be liked by people but yes as i feel simple things can do wonder and change your emotions.
Download here

If you are finding any problem using this or in download, feel free to send me an Email with your Phone model.
I will get back to you as soon as possible.

vivek

welcome note

Ting Tong *

Welcome to the creative world of I2fly.
where we show u creative things and what we do and love to do.. . .
And i just moved my stuff from earlier blog (www.i2fly.blogspot.com)
to here.

cheers
vivek