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Refreshing rain: i2fly releases new collection of Flash lite Screensaver & wallpaper :)

Refreshing rain_Flash lite Screensaver\wallpaper 

Refreshing rain: Flash lite clock Screensaver & wallpaper :)

Refreshing rainour new collection of 3 beautiful design of Flash lite Screensaver and wallpaper for your mobile phone. Enjoy the beauty of rain weather in mobile with clock. You will see rain. .drips and drops. .colourful rainbow, little moving clouds and as your network will up and low it show a thunder too on screen. It looks so natural and relaxing to eyes. Let’s feel the rhythm in the rain …see it..love it.

Love to know what you feel about it.

Download these beautiful Flash lite Screensaver and wallpaper here.

Have fun 🙂

vivek

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First mobile phone screensaver catalog utilizing Flash Lite available on Sony Ericsson fun & downloads

smashing content 

Smashing Ideas, Inc., today announced the availability of Smashing Screens for Sony Ericsson phone users. Smashing Screens deliver the next generation in mobile phone wallpapers and screensavers to Sony Ericsson customers, in multiple territories around the globe through the Sony Ericsson Fun & Downloads distribution channel. With a Flash® Lite™ catalogue of over 50 animated Screens.

“Today’s announcement is a great example of the creativity of the global developer community and how it can enable a personalized mobile lifestyle experience. Sony Ericsson Developer World is privileged to work with skilled content developers like Smashing Ideas for the benefit of both consumers and other developers, providing developer tutorials and ensuring a steady stream of exciting new content for our phones,” said Ulf Wretling, General Manager and Head of Content Planning & Management at Sony Ericsson.

This is something great news for us . . creative things 🙂

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My first article on Flash lite “Creating dynamic screensaver” with Chris Georgenes in his book “How to Cheat in Flash CS3”

How to Cheat in Flash CS3, article published on Flash lite, i2fly

my first article on “Creating dynamic screensaver in Flash lite”

I am really exciting with this book release “How to Cheat in Flash CS3 : The art of design and animation in Adobe Flash CS3” as this is my first article “Creating Dynamic Screenasver in Flash lite” published in this book and working with Chris Georgenes is great experience for me.

Let me tell you something about this book its all how to cheat in Adobe Flash CS3 and tips tricks. It covers dedicated chapter 11 “Going Mobile” for Flash mobile development which covers from Basic to how to create a dynamic screensaver includes tips to optimize graphics and testing in Adobe device central. It includes many chapters related to animation, Flash video developments and time saving techniques.

Chris Georgenes a self-taught as an animator. he run his own animation company: Mudbubble.com. An avid contributor and speaker in many Flash communities and has impressive accolades and credentials, from delivering live Flash technical presentations via Adobe Connect (formerly Breeze), writing articles and tutorials for Devnet, presenting at Flashforward, to running his own Keyframer forum. Chris’s presence and contribution to the Flash community receives great recognition.He has undertaken countless outstanding high profile projects for Adobe, Yahoo!, Digitas, Ogilvy, Gillette AOL, and Pileated Pictures, to name a few. Chris Georgenes is also a featured artist at the Adobe Design Centre and an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE). A regular speaker at Flashforward and Adobe MAX.

Book: How to Cheat in Flash CS3 : The art of design and animation in Adobe Flash CS3
Release by:
Focal Press
you can purchase this book via Amazon at the cost of 26.37 $

It will be great if anyone post your experiences using this book and my Flash lite article.
Please feel free to post your comments\suggestions here.

Me = + very happy 🙂

vivek

Nokia opens its first design studio in India

 nokia

India seems to be now a global hub for designsers and its growing importance made us the global design capital.  Nokia today announced opening its first satellite design studio in Bangalore, signalling the growing importance the world’s biggest mobile handset maker attaches to India.
The studio, also the company’s first anywhere in the world, will explore a range of design trends and themes, including detailed research into colour and material trends in India. It will also study use of mobiles for Internet in India and its implications for design, and examine innovative new features and uses for mobiles.
“For Nokia, design is not just about the look and feel of the handsets, but equally important is what it can do for people and how it fits into their lives,” Hannu Nieminen, Head of Insight and Innovation, Nokia Design said.

Alastair Curtis, Nokia’s Chief Designer, said “India is a dynamic and inspiring place for designers with its diverse mix of cultures, traditions and color. The new satellite studio will help us further develop our understanding of this vibrant country and to work more closely with its extremely talented designers. Reflecting India’s status as one of the hottest countries for design right now I expect our work here to influence not only our thinking on new design trends and ideas for India, but also for many other markets around the world.”

“Designers must be exposed to how people live and work in different places around the world. Our new satellite studio will draw on the experiences of this dynamic market to develop new design ideas and identify trends,” Nieminen said.

Really a great news for Indian designers 🙂

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vivek

Inspiring design: product concepts forecasting how people will use mobile technologies in 2015

nokia future phones 2015_i2fly

Nokia collaborated with Industrial Design students from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London to come up with product concepts forecasting how people will use mobile technologies in 2015.

1 & 2 Ik-Soo Shin: “The aim was a user friendly product that gave an emotional relationship, like a friend. A new generation of mobiles with Artificial Intelligence will be able to express a user’s feelings, such as anger. The phone will also automatically recognize the voice of the user, allowing communication between them and their mobile”.

3 – Hannah Nuttal: “This phone is for those who do a blog and provides a fast, easy and more advanced blogging device. The phone has four layers, allowing for a multitude of functions and different methods of use. It can also be treated like a photo album, with images easily retreived, tagged and published on the blog”.

4 – Daniel Meyer: “The device was inspired both by the advent of video calling and the traditional practice of carrying pictures of family and friends with you. The handset is designed to sit as a picture frame wherever the user is, serving the dual purpose of communications device and a comforting familiar focal point at home, at work or when away”.

5 – Will Gurley: “Design your own phone. This is about stripping away technology and making your mobile phone more personal. You can chose a clear perspex case and put in it items that are individual and personal. Alternatively, you can buy attachments that say something about you, like a harmonica or a chess game”.

6 – Nicola Reed: “It aims to get people to be more green. It collects information on how much electricity and gas you use, how you get about, the type of products you buy and how you dispose of waste. It works on a reward system and you can earn free calls and texts by being environmentally friendly, like walking to work instead of driving”.

7 – Kimberly Hu: “The device works with the sense of smell, sight, hearing and touch. The user experiences communication on a multi-sensory level. It can detect, transmit and emit smell. It can also radiate colours, light and temperature from a caller’s environment”.

8 – Sung-Joo Kim: “People constantly upgrade mobiles and discard their old ones. In the future new mobiles will have to exist alongside older models that have become redundant in their primary role. This project proposes an afterlife for them, using secondary functions like the camera. This model allows old phones to become part of a CCTV network”.

9 -Jack Godfrey Wood: “Small, representational beads are exchanged instead of numbers. These are threaded on a necklace and to make a call you squeeze the bead of the person you want to call. Their bead will glow or vibrate. The electronics are in the clasp of the necklace, a microphone is worn as a ring and there’s a wireless earpiece”.

Very Intresting ! looks great 🙂

vivek

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Designing Mobile phone Ui getting serious: what you want in a mobile phone

Its always being so exciting to see a great looking mobile user interface with an easy accessibility may be like an apple iphone, as most people like to pick up a new phone and they can carry out at least the basic tasks without reading the manual. Day by day a smartphones have become very smart and even mid-range phones have more functions in them than most non-technical people can cope with.  So do mobile company really thinks about a usercentric phones or its just a mean for increasing facilities !!! The time has come to make local search a core capability of mobile phones to help users discover both the functionality of the phone and the content that they store on it.

“Believeing that the design philosophy of existing mobile phone UIs is now seriously getting in the way of finding what you want on a mobile phone.”

I was reading an article and like the following below points

  • Many phone functions go unused the UI is part of the reason
  • The handset UI is an important factor
  • New functions require new UI thinking
  • Advanced content and services exist but advanced service and content use still disappoints. 

Read article here

What you think? feel free to post your ideas here . .

vivek

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iGiki.com unveils games for iPhone, developed in Adobe Flash CS3

iGiki.com unveils games for apple iPhone

iGiki.com unveils games for apple iPhone

iGiki.com has announced that it will release several games designed for Apple’s iPhone. The games are developed in Adobe Flash CS3 and are modified for use without a mouse.

“iGiki are on the forefront of developing the technology and products that help people access the hottest content for their glorious mobile devices including the iPhone. and his aim is to ignite smiles around the globe 🙂 ”

Games are separated into GikiSingles, GikiPacks, and GikiMinis. iGiki.com has priced the Arcade GikiPack and Brain KikiPack at $2 for three months, which includes GikiPods with the subscription. GikiMinis are free, and the GikiSingles are available for $1 each for three month periods.

User have to enable Adobe Flash in quicktime to view these demo games in PC browser.

I like this phone preety much as User Interface and design is really cool !! Hope to see soon in my hand 🙂

vivek

From threads to wire:LEVI’S® introduces mobile phone

Levi_phone

In tune with its young consumers, the Levi’s® brand is adding a fashionable, steel mobile phone to its range of lifestyle accessories.
The Levi’s® phone embraces mobile technology and enables young people to connect, enjoy music, exchange images and videos whilst on the go.

Phone’s compact design and sturdy riveted steel casing. A unique detachable chain provides a clever design solution that allows users to fasten their phone to their jeans or bags.

”Technology is at the heart of today’s youth culture and mobile phones are the ultimate accessory. Adding a mobile phone to our collection is a natural progression for Levi’s®, a brand that is driven to meet the desires of young people”, says You Nguyen, Senior Vice President of Levi’s® Product.

It will be in select stores all throughout Europe in September.

No technical details relesed yet!! I hope Flash lite must be there.

Read more and watch video here

vivek

Porsche Design Unveils P’9521 Mobile Phone

Porsche Design Unveils P’9521

Porsche Design Unveils P’9521

Stephane Bret, director of Porsche Design Mobile Group, holds a Porsche Design Mobile Phone P’9521 in Essen June 4, 2007. The Porsche Design Group and Sagem Communication are presenting the first Porsche Design Mobile Phone, the P’9521, at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen.

Porsche Design’s P’9521 cellphone features the ability to rotate the screen 180°, turning this mobile phone into a digital camera in a snap. For better security, the phone also comes equipped with a fingerprint reader, so you no longer need to remember any more PIN numbers. The handset will be released this fall in Porsche Design Stores and specialist cellphone retailers. Sadly, it won’t be available in the U.S., Korea, and Japan for some reason.

Not sure for Adobe Flash lite as no such technical details i found but User Interface looks something similar to LG Parda.

vivek

Google Lays Out Its Mobile User Experience Strategy

google_mobile user experience

The event, “Google Presents User Experience & Mobile Apps,” was co-hosted by the New York City chapter of the Usability Professionals Association.

Google user experience designer Leland Rechis talk about Google’s mission: Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Rechis added that mobility is fast-becoming the key to making information “universally accessible,” but he warned that without a solid user experience, there is no way mobile applications can be useful.

Rechis said that when Google plans to launch a mobile application, it looks at the potential app through six layers:

  1. Understanding users, anywhere, anytime
  2. Fits in your pocket
  3. More personal than the PC
  4. Consistency across modes
  5. Localization is intensified
  6. Integrated devices, modes, products

Very intresting 🙂 and important to know before developing applications for mobile devices.
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Creativity ++ we launch our new work, have a look :)

ANTS, Bangalore, India 

ANTS, Bangalore, India

ANTS, Bangalore, India

Just finished the web design of Ants India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India.
See here http://www.antsindia.com/. This project we are working with couple of months and really passionate about it to show how creative we can think 🙂 , in little different way.

Tech: Adobe Flash 8,  Adobe Dreamweaver 8,  Adobe illustrator CS

Little about ANTS :
ANTS – Animation Training School, a first-of-its-kind animation-training studio in Bangalore, India. Set up with the aim of providing quality education to aspiring young professionals in the field of animation and related multimedia applications.

It will be really nice to hear from you, your feedback/ suggestions anything …feel free to write me ( vivek@i2fly.com) or post here.

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vivek

Adobe Creative Suite 3 event, Bangalore

Adobe Creative Suite 3 event, Bangalore, India

Adobe Creative Suite 3 event, Bangalore

Adobe Creative Suite 3 event, Bangalore

Adobe Creative Suite 3 event, Bangalore

Some pics from Live Adobe CS3 event, Bangalore which happened on last thursday, 10th  May 07, Its really cool! got some hands on tips from Rajesh, Adobe and V.natrajan, Image Infotainment ltd. Some Cool features of Adobe which I noticed:

  • Adobe product is now more focussing on similar UI interface and maintain functionality so its easy access from one software to another.
  • More on handy design tools to save time.
  • Now photoshop Supports 3d format like 3Ds, Obj, KMz and collada even video can be edited live(Movie Paint) in Photoshop is really cool.
  • Adobe Photoshop Cs3 extended gives a new dimension to Photoshop like non destructive editing using new smart filters its something very similar to Adobe Fireworks filter where any effects or filters can be applied without altering original images.
  • 2D and 3D measurement tools.
  • Adobe Bridge now can handle Camera Raw Images and even a normal photo can be handled as Camera Raw which is really cool.
  • Adobe Flash CS3 and device central 🙂
  • File handling is easy as Layer supports from Adobe Photoshop CS3 or Illustrator CS3 to Flash CS3 works really perfect for designers 🙂

Vivek