Designing for Mobile in India?

Designing for Mobile in India

Mobile Design India’s first event  focuses on the theme of “Designing for India”
The Indian market is a unique mobile innovation playground and untapped opportunity for anyone wanting to develop mass-market mobile experiences that needs to work across a myriad of languages, operators, income-segments, networks and user needs. Mobile has revolutionized the way people conduct business, get entertained, educated, married, to keeping up with cricket scores.

On one side the Indian masses go for “aspirational” experiences that make them stand out. At the same time the core offering of simplicity, universality and easy access has never been more important than the present, where all pc-based experiences from the developed world are already being leapfrogged by being made available directly on mobile in the places like India.  There are fewer legacies in markets like India. Mobile developers and designers have a wonderful opportunity to push for new behaviours, interactions and experiences.

This group is co-founded by Priya Prakash from Nokia, and she is planning the group’s first event. The event will focus on 4 companies/startups that are crafting mobile user experiences thus taking advantage of the Indian market mobile opportunity and challenges.

When: 29th April from 6:30pm onwards
Where: @ Jaaga | Rhenius Street, Off Richmond Road, Opposite the Hockey Association Stadium main gate, Shanthinagar, Bangalore.
Register here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/mobiledesignIN/

If you think designing for devices which is something you are passionate about, this is the right place and i am very excited about this event and hoping it will make big. 🙂

vivek

Forum Nokia released Flash Lite Components v1.0 beta

Forum Nokia released the first set of mobile optimized components “Flash Lite Components v1.0 beta” The components come as installable .mxp files with instructions and full source code.

“This resource file includes six Flash Lite components; Button component, Contacts component, List component, Media data component, Popup component, and Scrollbar component. The components can be used to develop applications to devices supporting Flash Lite 2.0.”

vivek

Let’s Inspired by Nokia Design Gallery

nokia design gallery

Good sources of inspiration is an essential part of the creative process. Let’s discover what other mobile designers have done to create delightful user experiences by exploring the Forum Nokia Design Gallery.

And think again “how good design can help you create successful mobile products!” The effectiveness of design matters a lot for creating a good user experiences.

vivek

Nokia and Adobe launch $10 Million Open Screen Project Fund

Open Screen Project Fund

Adobe and Nokia announced a $10 million Open Screen Project fund which is designed to help developers create applications and services for mobile, desktop and consumer electronics devices using the Adobe Flash Platform “a singular experience for multiple devices”

“The Open Screen Project Fund encourages the use of Adobe tools and existing developer skills to create exciting and unique Flash applications for millions of Nokia devices,” said Tero Ojanpera, EVP, Nokia Services. “With more than 300 million Flash enabled devices in market, we will support these developers through the Forum Nokia developer community while providing a more targeted distribution channel to consumers with Nokia’s Ovi Store.”

The new fund is a result of the Open Screen Project, an industry-wide initiative of more than 20 industry leaders set to enable a consistent experience for web browsing and standalone applications. you can find additional information on the Open Screen Project website and Forum Nokia website.

vivek

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Nokia Developer Confrence ’08’, Bangalore

Nokia Developer Confrence ‘08′, Bangalore
Nokia Developer Confrence ‘08′, Bangalore
Nokia Developer Confrence ‘08′, Bangalore
Forum Nokia is organising Nokia Developer Confrence ’08’ in Bangalore. So let’s join, share and see what you are dreaming about 🙂
I like this character also very much its simple and cute 😉 

Event details:

Date: 10 Dec. 2008
City: Bangalore
Venue: Taj residency, Bangalore, Karnataka

Register here

Update:
The great news is Forum Nokia is offering IndiMaD members an additional 25% discount on the registration fees. If you plan to attend the event, please register for the event & send an email to group moderator for the discount. This discount is available till the 21st of November 2008.

I will be there for sure so feel free & buzz me on my mobile 9986642998, let’s meet and discuss anything you like.

vivek

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Join the Forum Nokia Code Camp for the Series 40 Java Code Camp, Bangalore

Forum Nokia Code Camp for the Series 40 Java Code Camp, Bangalore

Forum Nokia organized Nokia Code Camp for the Series 40 Java Code Camp, 29th August, IIIT – B, Bangalore.

Speakers:
Balagopal K S
Former Forum Nokia Champion and  Technology Expert at Nokia Prakash Sayini, a seasoned telecom professional with  14 years experience in mobile telecommunication

Prakash Sayini
A seasoned telecom professional with 14 years experience in mobile telecommunication

Date: 29th August 2008
Venue: IIIT-Bangalore, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore – 560100
Contact: Sannidhi VJ
Tel: +91 80 40095420
Fax: +91 80 41501593

Register here

vivek

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Forum Nokia 2008 Code Camp Competition: Flash lite winners announced

Forum Nokia 2008 Code Camp Competition

Forum Nokia has announced the winners of the 2008 Code Camp Competition. The contest aimed at inspiring Forum Nokia Code Camp attendees to build Web Runtime (WRT) widgets and Flash lite applications.

The Winners are:

Grand Prizes
Flash: CityLite by MSCorp of Coral Springs, Florida. A mobile guide to night life, restaurants, and entertainment venues in Latin American cities.

WRT: Flickret from Mark Caunter of the U.K. A mashup that combines the Flickr photo-sharing application with MapQuest APIs to let users look for and get directions to places of interest.

Europe/Middle East/Africa
Flash: Kuneri Easy Vote from Kuneri of Oulu, Finland. One-button mobile voting lets users vote by mobile phone call, text message, or Web service.
WRT: Flickret from Mark Caunter of the U.K.

Americas
Flash: CityLite by MSCorp.
WRT: Fon11 by Mo’Blast of Berkeley, California. A mobile social-networking utility that lets users share their whereabouts with friends and family and determine if their contacts are nearby.

Asia-Pacific
Flash: WIND from Fieldsystem. This screen saver displays an image of a propeller turning in the wind. If the mobile signal is strong, the propeller spins quickly; if the signal weakens, the propeller spins more slowly. Also, the screen saver’s background scenery changes throughout the day.
WRT: Nutrition from Singapore Polytechnic. This widget is used for calculating your BMI and also calories burned on a daily basis, and it can help the user to check typical food nutrition in order to maintain a healthy life style.

China
WRT: Push To Speak from Beijing Motech Technology. This mobile travel guide to China helps tourists search for restaurants, places of interest, streets and more. Also, when the user clicks a word, the software “speaks” the word in Chinese, a useful feature for asking directions and instructing taxi drivers. The latest version includes information relating to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Congratulation to all winners 🙂

vivek

Forum Nokia: Flash Lite Webinar on Flash and Mobile Browsing

 forum nokia

Forum Nokia organising a Flash Lite Webinar on “Flash and Mobile Browsing”. This Webinar will explore the integration of Flash Lite on mobile devices, give pointers for developing online mobile Flash content, and provide a full question-and-answer session.

Presentation time: approx 60 minutes.
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2008.
Time: 3.00 pm London, 5.00 pm Helsinki, 10.00 am New York, 7.00 am San Francisco.

Register here

vivek

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Build a reusable Flash Lite 1.1 component

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Forum Nokia published an in-depth article on “Build a reusable Flash Lite 1.1 component”

Components and reusable code are important aspects to developing applications for any platform, including Flash Lite 1.1. Components speed up development and help make coding tasks easier. Many people still thinks or left designing applications or content in Flash Lite 1.1 for many reasons or off-course limitations but i still feel and try my best to work on Flash Lite 1.1 as device can be targeted more and you can reach it to more users.

vivek