Category Archives: Web2.0

4th Carinthian Photowalk – Aug. 18th @ Night

Taken by zerokThe 4th Carinthian Photowalk has been announced. It will take place in Klagenfurt, starting on 18th of August 2007 at 9pm here. Main topic is night photography (well 9pm is a good time for that ๐Ÿ˜€ ). If you want to come, don’t forget your camera tripod.

If you want to know what people are doing on a photowalk, then check the results of for instance the 2nd photowalk or the 3rd photowalk.

Image to the right was taken by zerok, licensed under CC (THX to zerok).

Nokia MOSH: Social Networking & Multimedia

mosh.pngRecently I got an invitation to Nokia MOSH, a new social networking, social bookmarking and sharing and multimedia platform of Nokia. Within MOSH one can share videos, images and audio files, which then can be collectred by other members and viewed online as well as on Nokia mobile devices. Furthermore one can share and collect application (e.g. for your mobile phone), games (also for mobile devices) and documents (mostly hyperlinks as far as I found out).

The actual platform looks good, but does not feel very ‘handy’ yet – maybe due to its closed beta status ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t get the mobile app to work with my N70 yet (server was down/unreachable as I trued) but I think it may be a fine communications and entertainment platform for Nokia mobile phones. I also really appreciate the applications and games sharing thing, so one can finally get some recommendations of other users instead of surfing different sellers sites in search for fine S60 apps.

If you want to try it out yourself just drop me a line and I’ll invite you to MOSH as the feature is there. I don’t know if the invites will be instantly, but I can try at least ๐Ÿ˜‰

Update: Techcrunch also published a post on Mosh.ย  They also describe how to get in:

… just type โ€œALLACCESSโ€ into the box on the landing page

Barcamp Vienna Sep. 07: Time and Location

In September 2007 the next BarCamp in Vienna, AT, takes place. After some Wiki based un-organisation the location and date seems fixed now: It’s in the Microsoft Office Vienna, on 29th-30th of September. Find more information here (as always – in German). If you plan to attend put your name in the list here.

I definitely plan to go there. If you want to meet … same as always, drop me a line ๐Ÿ˜€

YouTube Mobile

screenshot-realplayer-video3gp-1.pngAround last weekend the YouTube mobile interface was opened. As I’ve paid for a 100 MB / month never really using more than 20 for mails and some chatting I really had to test it ๐Ÿ˜€

The interface is clean and simple. It works like a charm with the Opera mobile browser (not the Opera Mini, I haven’t tried with this also with Opera Mini – tested by Daniel Goldman, thx to Daniel) . The videos are provided with RTSP in 3GP format. So one can also watch the videos using Realplayer (see screenshot). Some further information on the used streaming format: The video I tested was encoded with 40 kbps with H263. Taking a look at the RTSP communication reveals that there is a Darwin Streaming Server working:

Received PLAY response: RTSP/1.0 200 OK
Server: DSS/5.5.3 (Build/489.12; Platform/Linux; Release/Darwin; )

The only thing about mobile YouTube: You’ll need an UMTS connection or better ๐Ÿ˜‰