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I was on my vacations for 20 days and due to which designtraffic was silent for almost a month now. The traffic would start again from today.

emTube is an application for Symbian S60 3rd edition phones that allows you to:

  • Search and browse videos on YouTube.
  • Download selected videos onto your phone.
  • Stream FlashVideo files directly from YouTube.
  • Play local FlashVideo files.
  • Other features:
    – Audio and position control during playback.
    – Normal and full screen (portrait and landscape mode) video playback.
    – Ability to use built in accelerometer to rotate video between portrait/landscape mode.

    Via Scott I got this Pretty cool news.

    Adobe Wins Prestigious Industry Award

    Adobe Flash Lite Receives First Spike TV award for Innovation in Mobile Gaming

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — December 12, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that its Flash Lite software received the first Spike TV award for Innovation in Mobile Gaming at Spike’s Video Game Awards Ceremony. The award was given to Adobe based on its role in pushing the mobile gaming medium forward in a remarkable way over the past year.

    “Adobe was selected due to the incredible development of Flash Lite technology, its rapid advancement, and its integration with mobile gaming,” said Spike TV’s Tom Akel.

    Spike TV’s 2007 Video Game Awards is a multi-platform event, integrating special categories exclusive to mobile voting. The Innovation award validates the importance of Adobe Flash Lite in mobile gaming and the developer community and is one of a number of recent milestones achieved over the past year.

    Highlights include:

    – Adobe launched Adobe Flash Lite 3 globally, bringing Flash Player compatible video to mobile and consumer electronic devices

    – First Adobe Flash Lite 3 devices are available today including NTT DoCoMo’s 905i handsets.

    – Over 300 Million Flash Lite enabled devices have shipped so far.

    “Adobe Flash Lite technology has pushed the mobile gaming medium forward in a remarkable way over the past year, and this new Spike TV award is proof of the broad industry acceptance,” said Francisco Kattan, director of product marketing and developer relations, Mobile and Devices at Adobe.

    For information on Adobe’s mobile business and products, please visit: www.adobe.com/mobile.

    About Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

    Key Features

    YouTube mobile on Helio includes:

    • Browse: view tens of millions of videos
    • Rate: let everyone know which videos you like best
    • Comment: add your own two cents by posting text comments for everyone to read
    • Share: send favorite videos to friends using address book integration
    • Save: save favorite videos to My Favorites and My Playlists
    • Subscribe: subscribe to a channel to check out more from that user
    • Record and Upload: capture a video on Ocean and instantly upload it to a personal channel

    One of the most powerful features on the Web version of YouTube is the ability to watch a video and then post a video response. In another first for mobile, Helio members can now record and upload video responses to clips directly from their handset, making the YouTube experience more accessible than ever with watching and responding in real-time possible without ever having to log in from a computer.

    Designed to easily browse, search and view millions of YouTube videos, Helio’s YouTube application also offers a simply organized interface where members can access their own video feeds including My Subscriptions, My Favorites, My Playlists, My Videos and Received Videos. Members can also check out YouTube videos in traditional categories like Most Viewed, Most Recent, Top Rated and Recently Featured.

    Nokia recently released a press release about a report it had comissioned, ‘A Glimpse of the Next Episode‘ which talked about the future of entertainment. The main trend identified was the coming of ‘Circular Entertainment’ (content created, edited and shared within a peer community rather than traditional media sources). Nokia have now released a number of videos featuring discussion around some of the key areas of the report. Watch the videos below:


    The New Nokia Eco-Sensor Concept. Looks like a very promising concept.

    The concept
    The concept consists of two parts – a wearable sensor unit which can sense and analyze your environment, health, and local weather conditions, and a dedicated mobile phone.

    The sensor unit will be worn on a wrist or neck strap made from solar cells that provide power to the sensors. NFC (near field communication) technology will relay information by touch from the sensors to the phone or to or to other devices that support NFC technology.

    Via Andreas Constantinou here is a list of 30 providers of ODP client or client-server products today, a little old post but definitely worth a read. Read the full Post:

    1. Access Netfront Dynamic Menu,
    2. Action Engine (still around?),
    3. Adobe (FlashCast),
    4. Airmedia,
    5. Cibenix,
    6. Communology (mobile catalogue),
    7. Comverse,
    8. Crisp Wireless (mLogic platform),
    9. Everypoint,
    10. Geniem (MediaCast and Superstore),
    11. Handmark (Pocket Express),
    12. InFusio (nMap),
    13. ITfinitiny (2Go),
    14. mPortal,
    15. MobiComp,
    16. Mobinex,
    17. Nellymoser (ASAO platform),
    18. Nokia (Content Discoverer),
    19. Opera Platform,
    20. Qualcomm (uiOne),
    21. Reporo,
    22. RefreshMobile (Mobizines),
    23. Streamezzo,
    24. SurfKitchen (SurfKit series),
    25. Tricastmedia (TWUIK),
    26. U-Turn,
    27. Volantis (BuzzCast),
    28. weComm (wave),
    29. Yahoo! Go,
    30. UIActive.

    In a conversation with Keith Peters and other developers, Bill Gates talks about his vision. The interesting part of the conversation for me was the talk on Flash/Silverlight. Here are the other episodes of the conversation. Only text 😦

    Due to a lot of on and off deadlines and some personal commitments, I had to make designtraffic sleep for some time. I am trying to wake it up, lets see if I can do so 😉