What do you do when you see people ignoring your hot dog stall and going to another stall [psst…where you can change the size of your hotdog with just a pinch :)]. You see that everything in that stall just sells! You become friendlier with the other stall and try to sell your stuff from the other stall. This is in a way good for the customers as they get some more variety under the same stall but at the same time..hmmm yeah at the same time they also now know that the neighbouring stall might have someting good and the next time they visit this place, they would check out both the stalls…. Well lot of story telling. Actually, what I was refferring to is that, Microsoft has released its first App for iPhone – Seadragon Mobile. Seadragon basically allows you to zoom into high res pics. Pretty cool tech concept. Though this app is not much of an use, its worthwhile to check how zoom in and out works. Browse large quantities of high-resolution imagery smoothly and quickly with a flick or a pinch. Explore massive galaxies, pore over maps, or flip through collections of photographs, all over the air. You can also add your own photos or browse those already available on Photosynth.com.
You may ask…what is seadragon?? Check this out:
A team of developers had been working hard at reverse engineering the hardware driver’s for the iPhone and have figured out a way to get it to boot other operating systems. They have chosen the geek-friendly Linux for alternative booting first, but there are said to be plans for a full port of Android in the pipeline.
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A demonstration video can be seen here: http://www.vimeo.com/2373142
I am very sure that, this is going to be great news for many of us. You know why??? – Adobe developing Flash for iPhone via SDK
Adobe is in the process of developing its own Flash client for the iPhone, company chief Shantanu Narayen told investment experts during a conference call (registration required). The executive revealed that Adobe has obtained the publicly available Software Development Kit and intends to release a version of the animation plugin through the App Store as soon as the software is completed. Narayen stated that analysis by the company suggested a form of Flash could be developed without requiring special access to Apple’s mobile Safari browser and that it would be an important launch regardless of how it arrives. “We believe Flash is synonymous with the Internet experience, and we are committed to bringing Flash to the iPhone,” the Adobe head noted. “We have evaluated [the SDK] and we think we can develop an iPhone Flash player ourselves.” Read More
A new bookmarklet called iTransmogrify promises a solution for the problem with iPhone’s Safari browser where you can’t see embedded Flash – for example, if someone’s embedded a YouTube video in their blog. It also means you can’t use some Music 2.0 services which use Flash streaming to deliver music. Coded by a chap called Joe Maller, iTransmogrify basically converts embedded Flash content into native iPhone formats. He’s making it work with various sites and formats as he goes along, with users queuing up with requests on his own site. It’s certainly an impressive bit of development work, and shown off in the video above.
See the Video Demo and read More on the iTransmogrify website.