Monthly Archives: September 2006

Adobe User Group Geneva

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Things begin more serious for the future Adobe User Group of Geneva, I’ve received the “go” from Adobe, the URL has just been settle on. You can already subscribe to our mailing list (so you’ll have all the information you need).
I’m looking forward to hear about creative people in the region of Geneva, Switzerland.
I already have made some contact, and I can say that there will be some nice presentation about the hotter topics of the moment (Flash 9 – Premiere Pro 2 – After Effect 7 – Flex 2 – Flash Lite 2 – … ).

Le futur du Groupe d’utilisateur Adobe de Genève commence à prendre forme. J’ai reçu le feu vert d’Adobe, l’URL du site vient d’être installée aussi. Vous pouvez déjà vous inscrire à notre mailing list (et ainsi avoir toutes les informations concernant le groupe).
Je me réjouis vraiment de pouvoir rencontrer les créatifs de la région de Genève (et alentours).
J’ai déjà pris contact et je peux d’ore et déjà vous assurer qu’il y aura des présentations incroyables sur les sujets les plus “chauds” du moment (càd Flash 9 – Premiere Pro 2 – After Effect 7 – Flex 2 – Flash Lite 2 – …).

Inscription à la liste mail / Subscribe to the group
Poster un message au groupe / Post message

You can also contact us directly from: info [AT] augg [DOT] ch
Vous pouvez nous contacter directement: info [AT] augg [DOT] ch

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Free E-book : Web Designer’s Success Guide

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Are you a freelance or wiling to be one ? If yes, I suggest that you download your copy of the Web Designer’s Success Guide. In this free e-books you will find a lot of useful tips to start you freelance business.
Book overview :

  • Transition from full-time to self-employment
  • Freelance on the side to make additional income
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  • Manage your projects professionally
  • Price your services appropriately

  • Download Web Designer’s Success Guide pdf

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    High-Definition TV from your Cell Phone

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    […]A cell phone that can project a high-definition television image could soon be possible, say researchers at Cornell University who have developed a new microelectromechanical system (MEMS) for rapidly scanning wide areas with a laser. A projector based on the device would be about the size of dime and could cast a meter-wide image on a surface only half a meter away.[…]
    […]Thompson says a prototype projector should be ready within a year, with commercial products, developed by their startup, Mesmeriz, in Ithaca, NY, likely possible in three to five years.[…]

    From Technology Review

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    Adobe UG in Geneva, Switzerland – Adobe UG à Genève, Suisse

    There will soon be an Adobe user group in Geneva, although I’m still waiting Adobe to confirm my inscription. Anyway if you have interest on joining the AUGG (Adobe User Group Geneva) you can already send me an email:
    infos [@] metah [dot] ch
    or just let a comment here (with your mail). By doing so, I’ll contact you as soon as the group is ready for the first meeting. If you don’t live in Geneva it’s not a problem as will accept user from everywhere in the Leman region.
    Please talk about this around you 😉

    Il y aura bientôt un Adobe User Group à Genève, bien que j’attends encore la confirmation d’Adobe pour l’inscription, je me permets de déjà en parler.
    Si vous êtes interessé de participer à cette initiative envoyer moi un mail à:
    infos [@] metah [dot] ch
    ou sinon laisser un commentaire ici avec votre adresse mail. De cette façon je vous contacterai dès que le groupe sera prêt pour sa première rencontre. Si vous n’êtes pas dans la ville de Genève se n’est pas grave nous accepterons les members de toutes la region Lémanique.
    S’il vous plait parlez-en autour de vous 😉

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    Is Mobile VoIP To Boom?

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    […]Mobile VoIP is expected to surpass fixed VoIP revenue by 2012, according to a study developed by Analysys.
    […] The capacity, cost per megabyte and quality of service of existing 3G cellular technologies [are] not yet adequate to support a significant move to wireless VoIP services. […]

    Exactly what I thought, price are too expansive for mobile TV but the perspective are great. Even if I read (I lost the link) that in Japan (who lead in mobile “fashion”) the mobile VoIP services isn’t exactly a furious trend. I hope it’s the price and not the user willingness that make mobile TV not much used.
    For the capacity it seems to be already working,I mean I watched the Soccer World Cup Final on my mobile in the middle of nowhere without problem, only a cut all 15 minutes, but it was too expansive again.

    [Via : J2mobile]

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    Flash Lite Device Profile Update

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    Just had the info from the Flash Mobile Group : new device profile update(#4) for Flash Lite Emulator.

    Device Profiles on Adobe.

    Addition of the following new devices that support Flash Lite 1.1:

    * iriver U10
    * Motorola L7
    * Nokia 5500
    * Nokia 6131
    * Nokia 6136
    * Nokia 6233
    * Nokia 6234
    * Nokia E50

    * Nokia N72
    * Nokia N73
    * Nokia N92
    * Nokia N93
    * Sony-Ericsson k610im
    * Sony-Ericsson w710
    * Sony-Ericsson w850

    Minor enhancements for the following existing profiles:

    * DoCoMo Fujitsu F505iGPS
    * Nokia 6125
    * Nokia E60
    * Nokia E61
    * Nokia N80
    * Nokia N90
    * Nokia N91

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    Open Source Web Conferencing

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    Dimdim is a Web Conferencing open source tool, still in Alpha-Version that seems to have a great future. There are a lot to say about it so I prefer to give directly the link 😉
    By now it’s only work on IE and is full of bug but the idea is awesome. I guess it can be a good alternative to Breeze as they want it to be free.

    Watch Dimdim demo.
    Have more info.

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    AS3 video tutorial : helloworld 2

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    Following my first video tutorial about AS3, in this one I go a bit further with AS3 by making more function in one class and using event (when user press Enter key). The video & audio quality is a little bit better than in the first video but I’m still not totally happy with it. Better will come in the next one.
    To access the first video goto my as3 tutorials page.
    Or play helloworld2 video.

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    What slows mobile development?

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    In my point of view, mobile world has 3 big problematic, first is Os and Platform and the wide variety of mobile generation, second is connection cost, third is user expectation.

    It’s how I see the mobile world from Switzerland, I don’t know how is it in the rest of the world but to begin :
    1- You thought that web development was head breaker? Well compared to mobile web (moweb ?) it’s paradise. The standard fight in moworld is huge, there is so few directing line that for developer it’s hell. Flash Lite is still a really nice advance for cross-compatibility but here appear the problem of wide variety of mobile generation owned by the public. The Flash Lite penetration statistic is too low compared to c++ / J2ME. If we talk about Flash Lite 2.0 it’s even worst (okay it’s going better everyday) but in this very moment the market is nearly inexistent for public. The only way I see for now is to work directly with the mobile operator to embedded Flash Lite Player in their offer. From the Adobe part should work strong on an auto-update for there Flash Lite Player and obviously let it free.
    2- In my point of view the future of mobile application would be like RIA in an interconnected server and mobile interface, solving so the trouble of processing and memory space. For example media (sound, video, pictures, contacts, …) shouldn’t be saved on mobile but on a streaming server, delivering the wanted stream to the user mobile. By now the price are much too high to make this interesting for user. I’ve been testing streaming this month and my mobile invoice increase from 300% ! I don’t understand mobile operator strategy to keep so high price on data transfer in GPRS/UMTS. Maybe Wi-Fi phone could help for this issue.
    3- The user expectation of a mobile phone is often to be able of making phone and to make some messaging and for some games. As Paul Golding suggest in his book (Next Generation Wireless Applications) mobile phone should be called communicator. I know some people don’t even known about Visiophony nor Localisation. Now that it’s possible to watch movie, to read Ebook, to surf, to make visio call, to know our localisation and have mapping, It’s really the time to advertise and promote it!

    All these point slow the development of rich mobile application, wondering how long it will take.

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    GetMaxSize of a Shared Object (FlashLite 2)

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    Although it sound obvious once known it was quite a surprise for me.

    An example is better than a long sentence :
    [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.metah.ch/blog/image/fp_soClass.swf” height=”250″ width=”430″/]

    Here you can notice that to access the Size() of a SO you need :
    the_so.getSize ();

    but to get access to the MaxSize() of SO you need to do :
    SharedObject.getMaxSize();

    It just mean that you can access the size() of the _so object, but you get the MaxSize() from the SO Class.

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