Monday, 21 July 2008
“SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—Apple® today introduced the new iPhone™ 3G, combining all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services…” [launched July 11, 2008]
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
A new flag ship is rolling:
- Size: 102 x 51 x 11.33mm
- Weight: 110 g
- Connectivity: WCDMA / HSPA: 900/2100MHz. HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA
- Operating system: Windows Mobile® 6.1 Professional
- Display: 2.8-inch VGA touch screen
- Camera: 3.2MP, with video calling
- Internal memory: 4 GB Internal Storage, 256 MB flash, 192 MB RAM,
- Bluetooth: 2.0 with EDR
- Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g
- GPS: GPS/AGPS
- Interface: HTC ExtUSBTM (mini-USB and audio jack in one; USB 2.0 High-Speed)
- Battery: 900 mAh
- Talk time: GSM: up to 4 hours
- Standby time: GSM: up to 300 hours/100 hours with push email
- Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM 7201ATM 528MHz
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
JotYou™ is location based messaging. Send a message to your friends so they get it when they arrive at school or the ballpark or the mall. Make up geo-games. Track a foot race or bicycle race. Stage a road rally with virtual checkpoints, and feed the directions as participants progress. Ever plan to pick up the milk on the way home from work, but drive right by the store and forget? Use JotYou™ to remind yourself as you pass by specified locations. The possibilities are endless.
How it works: You send a message to one person or many people, and specify a delivery time and location using the map on the computer, or an address from your mobile. When they arrive at the location you specify, JotYou™ alerts them by “buzzing” their cell phone, and delivering the message. It’s just that simple!
Saturday, 29 March 2008
A stylish GPS-Blackberry 8820 – from the press release, 24 March 2008:
“T-Mobile USA and Research In Motion (RIM) … announced the national availability of the BlackBerry 8820 smartphone, featuring built-in GPS… Available in a sophisticated midnight blue finish, the BlackBerry 8820 is RIM’s thinnest BlackBerry smartphone.
The stylishly professional BlackBerry 8820 helps people stay connected to business associates, colleagues, family and friends by offering Wi-Fi connectivity for voice and data, access to location-based applications and services, and a superior mobile experience for personal and corporate e-mail.”
Saturday, 22 March 2008
A 2006 project by the Berliner artist Aram Bartholl (http://www.datenform.de/vitaeng.html):
“To make the digital layer of plazes visible in the city a selected number of plazes in Berlin got marked by interactive tags on the sidewalk. Each of these Plazemarks are individual icons but they all share the same graphical language. Each Plazemark has the Webadress of the specific plaze of Plazes.com encrypted. The technology behind these icons is called “Shotcode”. By using a standard mobile phone it is possible to decode the encrypted ink and browse to the specific plaze. A small java application decodes the tag from a picture taken by the phone’s camera.”
Friday, 21 March 2008
“mobile tagging (tagging= identify) means reading out a 2d- or 3d-barcode by using a camera in a mobile device.It is possible to save various data types in the codes, although in terms of mobile tagging predominantly url are ciphered . After decoding these codes, the user can be directly linked to the corresponding website.
Commercial tagging includes the use of multi-dimensional barcodes, especially in the fields of mobile marketing and advertising. Showcases in this context are additional information on products (e. g. the nutrient content on hamburgers), direct downloads (e. g. free ringtones, clips or mobile games) and the direct link to a specific site of a company. Particularly in the field of commercial tagging it is vital for the code to be able to be branded (= it is possible to integrate a logo in the code).”
Portal and blog on Mobile Tagging