ExB Communication Systems GmbH presents the PTPT touch screen interface, a suggested UI to manage "all the information around you". PTPT stands for people, things, places and time. It's an Android Home Replacement that will be available in the Google Marketplace next month.
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Marvell demonstrates seamless sharing of pictures, videos over the Internet with picture frames, HDTV slideshows, NAS and more. This demo is using the software from Funambol and Eyecon.
Kinoma play is showcased on Android devices, it's running all the apps on pure ARM processor with no need for graphics acceleration, it can come with more than 50 applications built in.
- Carriers try outflanking app stores with WAC (reviews.cnet.com)
- Mobile Operators Launch WAC, A Global Wholesale App Store (readwriteweb.com)
- WAC 2.0 specification announced; 8 operators already connected to the platform (intomobile.com)
- Telefonica, Orange pledge support for Wholesale Applications Community (intomobile.com)
- Operator Application Push Goes Live (pcworld.com)
- With Opera, WAC is right here, right now (opera.com)
- 10 new companies join Wholesale Applications Community, including HP, IBM, Adobe, SAP and Panasonic (intomobile.com)
http://endomondo.com is a sports tracking system, that works on all the major smartphone platforms, and includes an online community, to compare running routes, compare running performances, in any city, you can see an overview of all the people that are running right now, it can also include real-time speech synthesis to read up comments or comparing your running speed with someone else you want to beat in the community.
App to send stuff from one device to another using swipes or movements.
Opera is adapting their web browser for tablets, here is their demonstration of Opera Mini running on the iPad. Will Apple allow this in the Apple App Store? To be seen.
Opera Software is optimizing a version of their Opera Browser for Android Tablets, thus providing some higher resolution user interface features.
- Opera for Tablets gets pre-CES preview [Video] (slashgear.com)
- Opera For Tablets Previewed, Looks As Slick As Ever (androidpolice.com)
- Opera touts touch-enabled browser for tablets (v3.co.uk)
- Opera Targeting Next Browser At Tablets (informationweek.com)
If you have an idea to create a competitor to Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia or Google, but you lack the programming talent, you can still do like Kevin Rose did to start Digg.com, what Steve Jobs did to start Apple and what Bill Gates did to start Microsoft, you can just have someone else do all the programming work for you for cheap! Now that we have the Internet, why not hire someone to do it for those $500 or so that you have been saving up?
Digg.com was started for $200, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer bought DOS for $50'000 from some guy which basically founded Microsoft, Steve Jobs convinced his programming friend Steve Wozniak to code the Apple OS inspired by ideas they got from the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for "free", some claim Mark Zuckerberg was hired as a freelance programmer for $1000 to program facebook (then possibly to have been called harvardconnection) before he decided it was too good and kept it for himself (something like that).
What do you think of the potential of outsourcing work using Freelancer.com or other such online freelancing sites? Can those sites also be used to connect freelancers in your local areas if you want to actually meet the freelancer face to face? What do you think is the potential to create a successful startup based on a small investment through freelancer.com or such site? What do you think is the value of an idea compared to the programming talent necessary to build it? What do you think is the risk of you potentially loosing your idea to a freelancer (like Mark Zuckerberg) if they find out that the idea is too good and they decide to keep it or duplicate it?