Thomas Joos | mobile application developer

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New Boulevart Blog online!

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afbeelding-61The last couple of weeks I have spent some time together with my colleague Erlend. Not just to have some beers, too bad, but to prepare Boulevart’s new online communication platform. Erlend did a wonderful job doing the design and together we discussed the structure, what type of articles should be on the new blog, why people should come and have a look around. This week we decided to go live, feel free to dive in to a brand new Boulevart experience at blog.boulevart.be. As you might notice it does not really act as ‘just a blog’ and that’s why we like to give it the more fancy ‘online communication platform’ title.

I already prepared 2 articles but it might be a good idea to just start at the beginning: in ‘the bigger picture’ you’ll find everything you need to know about the new blog, what it stands for, why we will be spending time on it and so on..

The bigger picture
No need to panic, labs.boulevart is not dead. We will keep encouraging our developers to share their technological expertise, covering Flash, Flex, Air, Mobile, HTML&CSS, php, .NET, … So what’s this new blog about then? On a regular base we will provide quality articles giving you front-row seats in our visions and beliefs. Next to that we’re also focussing on the latest and newest cases, you’ll get a glance at the final result and find out the ins and outs directly from those who designed, developed and managed it. Via our blog you’ll get a closer look at Boulevart: see what happens behind our scenes and how we experience everything that’s going on here.

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April 7, 2009 at 7:23 am

Posted in BoulevArt

BE TV: a mobile television guide

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This week, Yannick Compernol launched a first version of Be Tv. This is a mobile television guide for Belgian Channels, including Een, Ketnet, Canvas, VTM, VT4, VijfTV, Vitaya, TMF, JIM, Prime, … He also included other European channels like MTV, BBC1, BBC2, BBC World, ARD, ZDF, WDR, France1, Franc2, CNN, …

A very rich and useful mobile application that offers an answer to ‘what’s on the television tonight’ with one click! I asume Yannick will be working on updates like ‘tagging’ a progam etc.. but it is a very good start. Try it out Be Tv (only available in the Belgian Appstore )

More info: Emmer Inc

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April 3, 2009 at 11:24 am

Posted in Iphone, Mobile

Fanbase

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Via Serge, I saw that Atlantic Records launched a mobile version of their Fanbase application. While some of you may already be reaching for their iPhones, Atlantic Records chose to built the app for the widest possible reach by picking Flash Lite as the platform. The mobile version has the exact same feature set as the desktop version. Serge recorded a quick demo of the mobile application this morning.

Atlantic Records now takes full advantage of all that content in their Fanbase application. This free application puts the latest information from artists/muscicians on to the fans desktops. The app features an audio player (powered by imeem), chat room (powered by Meebo) and a continuous feed of all the official and ‘unofficial’ news, photos and videos aggregated from all over the web. With one download, music fans now have access to all available information from one application. The application is built on top of AIR and thus runs on Mac, Windows and Linux.

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April 3, 2009 at 11:10 am

Posted in Flash Lite, Mobile

I’m Silverlight Certified!

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For a while now, people ask me what I have been doing. Today I can finally answer: I have been studying for my Silverlight exam and guess what: I passed with a nice 94% result. Because Flash (Mobile) started to bore me I decided to learn a real and mature language that I can use for creating Rich Internet Experiences accessible from web, desktop and mobile. People want to use and experience quality products and services and thanks to my Silverlight knowledgde, I feel I can finally provide clients with everything they need. I worked hard but it was really worth it. If you want to get your Silverlight Certificate just like me, feel free to drop me a comment or send me an email and I’ll hook you up with some tips and study material.

Update:

Sorry for those who believed this story, I think I Aprill fooled you on this one :)

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April 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Posted in Silverlight

Actionscript support overview for Flash Lite and Adobe Mobile Clients

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April 1, 2009 at 6:25 am

Posted in Flash Lite, Mobile

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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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

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March 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm