28/5 Mobitype takes the Atom Feed instead of the real thing;)
I am flattered to find my blog at http://mobile.mobitype.com/
, but on the other hand, I would like to let you know that there is already a mobile version of this blog.
You can find it at: http://mobile.kaywa.com/mobile
This mobile version has much more to offer than what you can find in the Atom feed. For example:
- a proper navigation
- an archive
- search over the whole mobile blog
- mobile comment possibility
- link to latest comments
- images rendered for every device, output only of the first image (the other images are links) for download speed
- proper link handling (external and internal)
- and so on...
And it's available in XHTML, WML and i-mode, scaled for every device.
So why not simply link to the real thing. Thanks.
See also: mobitype - what is going on ?
Btw: If you want to try it out now! There are free blogs
(the internet version has google ads
though) available at http://www.moblog.ch
. Right now the registration is in german, but once you are through, you can go to Einstellungen > Blog and change it to english or french.
If you need any help, drop me an email [roger at kaywa dot com] or leave a comment.
27/5 Tokyo Metropolitan Government uses QR Codes everywhere
Tokyo Metropolitan Government(see images below) launched on April 12 a mobile service by which citizens and visitors to Tokyo can use their QR code-enabled phone to access more information on a whole variety of things such as landmarks, roads, plants, zoo animals and construction works.
via Wireless World Japan
Kaywa will provide a free QR Code and Datamatrix Reader in the next weeks.
26/5 Spinvox converts your voicemail to text
seems to offers what I am looking for since eternity. Already in 2003 I was talking to the guys of HP in Boston about that, but - at that time - they couldn't deliver what I was looking for: speech to text in natural environments.
If Spinvox can with the quality of a simple phone call, well that's really great. Congrats! Is this also possible with other languages than english?
By the way, Spinvox
sounds quite familiar. Did they know about Svox
(text-to-speech) or vice versa?
Russell about Spinvox
Mobile Crunch about Spinvox
PS: Sofar we at Kaywa with our partner can give you Phonecasting or Phoneblogging with a swiss phone number. You call a number and as you finish your voicemessage, it's blogged as an MP3 file and a Podcast. See an example here
If needed we with our partner (not Svox) can also give you text to speech. So you can listen to your blog;)
25/5 Teen Buzz - this communication channel cannot be heard by adults
Pupils perform 'alarming' feat
A high-pitched alarm which cannot be heard by adults has been hijacked by schoolchildren to create ringtones so they can get away with using phones in class.
Schoolchildren have recorded the sound, which they named Teen Buzz, and spread it from phone to phone via text messages and Bluetooth technology.
Now they can receive calls and texts during lessons without teachers having the faintest idea what is going on.
You can listen to a recording of teen buzz here
. I didn't hear anything. There is also a torrent download.
(you need to go to bittorrent do download the client first
23/5 Radar - Pete reports
, Share what you do while you do it with the people who matter most.
Pete reports in Radar - Mobile Picture Sharing
The app is very focussed on the 'friends' side of things - you have to know a person's id to be able to see their pictures and this keeps the whole thing within a circle of friends quite nicely - this isn't your dad's social network.
22/5 Different Types of 2D Barcodes
Sources: Wikipedia, Gerhard Fasol
Big advantage of QR Code:
QR Code is capable of 360 degree (omni-directional), high speed reading. QR Code accomplishes this task through position detection patterns located at the three corners of the symbol. These position detection patterns guarantee stable high-speed reading, circumventing the negative effects of background interference.