UserMatter(s) is the totally free magazine dedicated to topics oriented to user experience. The table of content of this number contains :
* Camera raw 4.0 Overview and features * Actionscript 3 developing a custom component * Microsoft silverlight RIA by Microsoft * Flex 2 and ASP.NET developing a remote file ssytem * Video graphic Stop motion tecnquiques * AdobeGuru.com * Blogosphere
Nokia today announces the availability of Nokia Eseries business devices
in the U.S. through a variety of channels, allowing both business and
individual users to obtain enterprise-grade dual-mode devices -
including the new Nokia E61i and Nokia E65 - in this market.
The Nokia E-series are the competitor line of Blackberry devices.
The Internet Channel for Nintendo Wii, powered by Opera, is currently
available for free via the Internet Channel within the Wii Shop Channel menu.
After this week though, this unique Web experience will require 500 Wii points
to download. The free grace period ends July 1, 2007. Users who download before
this period retain the application at no cost for the life of the system.
The Wii Internet Channel is the exclusive full Web browser for the
hot-selling Nintendo Wii game console and delivers exciting Web content, such as
Flash, YouTube and Google, to your TV with intuitive, Wii-tailored controls. (via Opera Press)
One of the interesting reply to the question about the obstacles the industry faces to reach the growth potential that’s been forecasted (ie, growing from $3.3 billion this year to $10 billion by 2009) Mark Ollila, of Nokia, answered that the main problems are :
- mobile payments for buying mobile contents : at the moment the experience to buy content is hardand users don't trust about the quality of the contents - finding the contents : it's not very easy for the end users (not geeks or web users) to find the contents
The same problems exist in the Flash Lite field where people don't have easy channels where to download Flash Lite contents (games, wallpapers, ringtones, applications ...). Then you have to consider that many mobile users don't know (and don't
have the capability) wheter their mobile device has the
Flash Lite embedded !
Adobe is trying to solve the problem and the Verizon's deal is a clear message of this. But it needs time ..... a long time !
The answer of Mark ends with :
Nokia is focusing on create an end-to-end
solution which allows you to find the content, see reviews, get
imagery, and then you can even try the content before you actually pay
for it. All of those things will actually allow Nokia to build trust with
the consumers so that they start feeling comfortable paying for the
I'm not (totally) mad.... I know it's not friday. But I wanted to try giving a second chance to the Flash Lite Friday Digest.
I think that the FlashLite Friday Digest initiative was great. A condensed and organized set of links created by users to help users to get a weekly overview on the Flash Lite mobile world. When I first created it I made it for my own convenience :) And it worked. I could easily find all the links I needed and I reached and knew new contents dedicated to Flash Lite.
Last post was written by Darren (thank you mate) and it was long time ago ! So I would try again and start Flash Lite Friday Digest again.
This is my collection of links for the past week :
I'll start with some news on Chumby. Chumby was announced one year ago and the company has made upgrades to the hardware and sofware that makes up the
device, and say they will make it available for sale in a couple of months. The
biggest change is that Chumby now runs Flash Lite 3, which is the first mobile
version of Flash to support streaming audio and video. Users can now run music
or video over the Internet and play it on the Chumby. (Chumby: One Year Later).
20 Tricks to Improve Flash Lite Development Creating Flash Cast Channels for Verizon Wireless Creating Flash Lite Multiplayer Games Designing for Mobile Experiences Flash Lite 3 Development From Desktop to Mobile: New Revenue Opportunities Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium Introduction to Flash Lite 2
On Flash Lite 3, Heavy expectations: When you compare the enthusiasm and activity against other Adobe juggernauts like Flex 2 and AIR (formerly Apollo), it’s hard to explain the absence of leadership for Flash Lite. Those in the space that do post often..