Monthly Archives: August 2006

The End ;)

Logo Metah
After 3 month, my last project in Flash development comes to an end. Today our customer has accepted the final version. I was asked to develop a Flash interface for displaying video (flv) and to interconnect with database information by XML. You can check here the final project.
I worked with a great team on this project:
Management: Multimedia Architects
Database: Atelier Freelance
UI & Video: Beautifulscreen
Music & Sound: Picture Start
Flash development: Metah (me;)

I’ve learned a lot in this project and I’m really looking forward to work again with you all 😉

Ahmet

 
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WOM : 43 Ideas You can Implement Tomorrow

This one is for marketer, from Womma: 43 ideas to implement your WOM strategy. Although some are obvious other are really interesting. And well, in my point of view, the Buzz marketing should really be implemented in early development. What are the user wishes ? What could be the must “Sexy new development”? How can we use user for promoting and testing?
If all this questions isn’t answered before development I guess it’s really hard to make solid rock technologies. So much still have the “it’s not my job” point of view, but marketing should be as every level of your enterprise (development, design, analyst).

Ahmet

 
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Google Webmaster Central

logo GoogleGoogle has opened new tools for webmastering. Those tools added with Google analytics can offer a good overview of your website (from Google Bot point of view).

[…]comprehensive info about how Google crawls and indexes websites. You can learn here how to ensure that your site is easily crawled and indexed and access tools that will enable you to diagnose crawling issues, study statistics on how your site is doing in our index, and tell us how you’d like your site to be crawled and indexed.[…]

The webmaster tools contrary to the analytics tools give informations about your website from google. There is a diagnostic part with the status given by your pages (HTTP errors, Not Found, …). You can also check if the Google Web crawl access your pages or not, you can also (and this is new I guess) check if the Google Mobile crawl work, so you can know if you mobile.site source code is CHTML/XHTML/WML compatible 😉
For the statistic you can also have some really nice informations about your average position within your website Top search queries. For example I’ve learned that if you search for Adobe Flash 9 in google.com my average position is 10! or try typing adobe tryouts and my website should be in third position.
Even nicer you can know what are the query that bring most click to your website. For example most of the queries that bring to my website from Google contain “flash tutorials” somewhere in the last three weeks
There are more useful tools (word : site content – external link to your site || pagerank : position, top page)

Ahmet

 
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AS3 video tutorial : helloworld

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I’ve just opened a new folder for actionscript3 over my server. You can access it directly with the url : as3.metah.ch
My first video is about beginning AS3 with Flash 9 Alpha and to create a little helloworld application in AS3.
My English is quite terrific and I hope you can still understand what I say 😉
This tutorials is inspired by the AS3doc but IS working.
If you still haven’t downloaded Flash 9 Alpha yet, you can get it from Adobe Labs.
Watch the video (app. 5 min).
Download the source.

Ahmet

 
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Meeting Fscommand2 with Flash Lite 2.0

Here a little example about using Fscommand2 with Flash Lite, you can access some low level (not really but kind of) information about Network, Player Memory, Platform and so on. As you can guess it doesn’t work on Flash Player(that why what you see bug) but it works well in emulator and on FlashLite2 Player.

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.metah.ch/blog/image/sources/network.swf” height=”230″ width=”190″ /]

Here is the fla. Code is commented and free.
Direct link to the example swf.

Ahmet

 
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Introducing problem in Java Micro Edition

Interesting post from Munja where he makes a work around about Java Micro Edition most obvious problems.

[…] The force of java was always portability, on the other hand: compile once run everywhere. In the world of desktop java this promise is respected (even if in opinion of some colleagues it is more like: compile once debug everywhere 🙂 ).[…]

That could be me, and for mobile device it’s even worst: compile as many time as existing device and debug as many time you compile.

Read the complete post from J2Mobile.

Ahmet

 
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J2Mobile : J2ME and Mobile World

J2Mobile is a new blog that was born on last Friday. I’ve made it for the students (and some of the teacher) of the Advanced Systems Object Group from Geneva University (were I’m student). It is not an official blog from Geneva University.
We will mostly talk about J2ME, the Mobile World and obviously from the projects of the group. We should normally be at least 6 writers so don’t forget to bookmark the Rss feed😉

Ahmet

 
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Next Generation Wireless Applications

book coverture I just finished reading this book (it’s already an old book from 2004), about the Next
Generation Wireless Applications
written by Paul Golding. It’s a very refreshing book that give a good review of what is now possible with mobile phone. The introduction chapter gives an example about how mobile phone could be use in a very near future.
There is no code in this book but a lot of ideas about mobile – wireless environment.

Ahmet

 
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Flash Lite Texts Enhancements

I was a bit disappointed with FL, I tried to load a CSS but nothing happened. A few click later I knew that FL does not support CSS. What we can do is very basic, but there is still things to do with dynamic text. FL support some Html tags : p (with align), br, sbr, font (with face, color, and size attributes), b, and i.
[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.metah.ch/blog/image/sources/sampleEnhancements.swf” height=”200″ width=”230″ /]
Download source(fla+html)
Here are more infos about FL and text

A summary of the different supported text features:

  • Static, dynamic, and input text fields
  • Embedded and device fonts
  • Unicode text encoding
  • Partial support for HTML formatting and the TextFormat class properties
  • Scrolling text

Ahmet

 
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Simply Amazing

The AS3 Sound Spectrum Contest Results are out, what was done is simply amazing be sure to check it out at Lee Brimelow blog’s. Congratulation to all participants.

 
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Composite Capabilities / Preference Profiles and User Agent Profile

I’ve just found a very nice information article about CC/CP from the university of California, Berkeley : Unified Data Model for Mobile Information Services
The goal is to provide a structured format to describe device capabilities and user preferences for the purpose of adapting contents to a device.
There is also a useful list of “Components and Attributes in UAProf”.

The UAProf specifications contain six components, hardware platform, software platform, network characteristics, browser user agent, WAP characteristics and push characteristics. The following lists the attributes in each component and brief descriptions of the attributes.

Check whole article, or only the Components and Attributes.

 
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Entrepreneurial Programming and Research on Mobiles

A pics from EpromVery nice project taking place between MIT – Nairobi University.There is a part of education and a part of research about A.I. on mobile phone :

Using a variant of a Hidden Markov Model (HMM), a phone can trained to predict what its user is going to do next by continually learning about its location, communication, and context.

Wow, the mobile world is really getting incredible: location, communication, context, multimedia. The developemnt of mobile services and the number of subscriber is huge.

[…]In June of 1999, Kenya had 15,000 mobile phone subscribers. By the end of 2004 the country had 3.4 million subscribers, and in the last 18 months this number has grown to over 5.6 million, despite the fact that only 200,000 Kenyan households have electricity.[…]

Kenyan entrepreneurs got a very innovative use of mobile phone technology, it appear that you can buy milk, pay for a taxi ride on a mobile phone.
You can read more here.

 
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