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wimvanhenden.be on theFWA!

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Maybe I should consider working for theFWA because a while after I blogged about my colleague Wim’s new experimental portfolio, it got included in worlds most famous webgallery: theFWA.com. Congratulations Wim, it does not happen much that an individual works up his way into the ‘website of the day’. Keep it up! If you missed the experimental experience, no need to panic: http://www.wimvanhenden.be

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Written by vilebody

March 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Posted in BoulevArt, Flash

Mobile Madness report

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The Adobe Usergroup posted a report of the latest mobile madness meeting. Feel free to check out the official review (thanks to frankwatching) or have a look at the recorded video material. You’ll find my session there as well, next to other interesting topics. I did not really saw a way to embed the video  ( maybe i’m getting more and more blind? ) so I just pasted a little screenshot below.

Mobile Madness

Written by vilebody

March 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Flash Lite and Symbian Signed

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I ran into an interesting blogpost from Alessandro today, reminding the Flash Mobile community how important Symbian Signing is. It is not an easy process but there is a lot of documentation at Forum Nokia for instance.

To distribute your Flash Lite content for Nokia S60 devices it better that everyone becomes familiar with the Symbian Signed process. The Nokia Flash Lite Library has a great section explaining the process.

Remember that there is a cost associated with the Symbian Signed process and that for the OVI Store and content distributed via content aggregators the process is required.

Now it is just up to you and your creativity in order to get some stunning Flash Lite content in this store!

Written by vilebody

March 20, 2009 at 10:26 am

Posted in Flash Lite, Nokia

Is PapervisionX mobile minded?

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Yesterday I came across this very interesting article: PapervisionX : what it is and what it is not. In this article the guys from the Papervision crew explain what this new version is and why they are building it:

What?

PapervisionX is the next version of Papervision3D built from the ground up based on Flash10’s new 3D api.  Ralph and Tim are leading the initial efforts on the core of the engine at the time of this writing (3.16.2009).

Why?

Flash 10 added a set of native 3D features to the 3D engine. To optimally use them, PapervisionX will be a rearchitectured (from the ground up) version of Papervision3D. This way we can retain the API as much as possible, while taking full advantage of the 3D features of Flash Player 10

The first thing that popped up in my head was: ” As they are focussing on fp10, does this mean the PapervisionX engine will be mobile optimized as well? Is it time for a Flash Mobile developer to start dreaming of smooth 3D transitions, with fp10 coming to a set of powerful devices?

Written by vilebody

March 17, 2009 at 11:08 am

2M09 Announced!

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Today Koen finally announced announced multi-mania 09 (aka 2M09) which still stands for Europe’s Biggest Free Multimedia FEST!

Multi-Mania 09 - Europe's Biggest FREE multimedia FEST

Multi-Mania 09 – Europe’s Biggest FREE multimedia FEST

MultiMania is a two day free conference in KORTRIJK XPO, BELGIUM offering workshops and 4 tracks full of national and international speakers … kind of unique in Europe …especially because the conference doesn’t cost anything for the attendees.

The  first day of the event (May 18th) will be one day full of workshops where you will be able to learn a lot from the experts. The second day (May 19th) will be the full conference like you know it from the last 9 years. That means that we are expecting more then 30 spreakers from around the world who have something cool and interesting to tell about DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, MOBILE,  VIDEO/AUDIO and 3D DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT.

Just like last year, the best multimedia student projects will win cool prices at the 2M09 awardshow, and afterwards we can celebrate at the 2M09 PARTY.

Last year we had more then 1000 peoples attending the event and this year we even have space for even more folks. Registration for the event is FREE and will open at April 20, so mark that date in your agenda!

Speakers will be announced very soon so make sure to keep an eye on the http://www.multi-mania.be

Written by vilebody

March 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Posted in events, multimania

From concept to development

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Yesterday I gave a session at the Mobile Madness Event, hosted by the Adobe Usergroup Netherlands. My session, which was titled ‘from concept to development’ focussed on everything that happens before we start programming our mobile application here at Boulevart. Attendees got an inside look on how we prepare, create and finetune a mobile concept, how important a good application flow and user profile is etc.. I really had a great time in Amsterdam, big thumbs up for the AUG Netherlands for organizing such a quality Usergroup meeting. There were over 300 registrations which resulted in the biggest AUG Meeting ever in the Netherlands! For the first time there was live interaction with the audience, having 2 big screens streaming twitter, flickr and sms feeds coming from the attendees, which resulted in live interaction, reporting and immediate feedback, super cool! I was second in line after Serge and I hope I manged to inspire you to get started with that killer mobile application! I uploaded my slides for those who missed the session or want to have a second look at them :) Feel free to give me any kind of feedback, just drop me a note in the comments or send me an e-mail.

Written by vilebody

March 12, 2009 at 8:49 am

Intelligere Flash Lite Server

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[crossposted from gnstudio]

Intelligere Flash Lite Server (FLS) is a c++ openn source component that gives to you the possibility to interact with the API of a symbian device from Flash Lite.
Using FLS you can  extend the capabilities of your Flash Lite application making some simple HTTP calls sending commands and getting back data in ths SWF file.

The workflow of the application can be summarized as following

fls

The main features of FLS are

–    Launch native video  player in full screen mode (launchVP)
–    Download a file from the NET (download)
–    Check the percentage of the download in progress (status)
–    Create the APN without opening the native selector (createAP) -> certificate is requested
–    Read variables without opening the APN selector (loadVariables)
–    Stop all the downloads (stop)
–    Close the whole application (exit)
–    Create a file (create)
–    Delete a file (delete)
–    Write content into a file deleting everything before (write)
–    Append content to a file (append)
–    Clear all the contents of a file (clear)
–    Rename a file (rename)
–    Check if a file exist (exist)
–    Get all the content of a directory (dir)
–    Create a directory (mkdir)
–    Delete a directory (rmdir)

In the RC2 version planned by the end of June 2009 the following feature will be added

–    Get a picture from the camera (mkPict)

You can get the source code from here.

Written by vilebody

March 9, 2009 at 9:19 am

Posted in Flash Lite, Mobile