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If you plan to do some skiing in Powder Mecca this year, otherwise known as Colorado, check out Vail Resorts clever new use of on-mountain RF tracking technology dubbed "EpicMix." It turns an RF-enabled lift ticket into a combination of ski-run tracker and a homegrown version of Foursquare. It will also be available in Tahoe at Heavenly. Vail has been using RF-enabled lift tickets for a few years now -- so skiers can tuck their passes somewhere in their coats where they won't flap around, and lift operators can still scan the ticket. This year, the company will use that RF technology to monitor... Read more...
Palm used the Game Developers Conference to announce a public beta version of its webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK). The company is also showing off new games from early PDK developers at the conference. Palm tells us more about the PDK: The PDK complements the Palm webOS Software Development Kit (SDK), letting developers use C and C++ alongside the web technologies that power the SDK and mix them seamlessly within a single app. The PDK enables new functionality, including immersive 3D graphics, and gives developers who have built games for other platforms an easy way to bring their titles to... Read more...
Phone manufacturers seem to be in a bit of a race to match the success of Apple’s App Store. Now, LG is joining the race and plans to launch its own store for mobile phone applications tomorrow. In a statement, LG said the LG Application Store will provide 1,400 applications for Windows Mobile phones including 100 free programs. The store will support 15 languages. Initially, the store will be available in Asia-Pacific countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. LG plans to make the store available in other markets such as Europe and South America by the end of the year. LG plans to increase... Read more...
Nokia is attempting to make up for some lost time by making a big splash with its upcoming Ovi Store. With over 20,000 titles ready to go at launch, Nokia is in a good position to compete with Apple’s App Store which has about 40,000 apps. Nokia’s number of titles at launch is a sharp contrast to many of today’s first app stores. For example, the Android Market started with a mere 50 applications. Even Apple’s popular App Store only offered about 500 applications at launch. You’ll notice we’ve said Nokia will offer about 20,000 titles. In other words, these are not all apps. Store items are said... Read more...
If you’re looking for a better way to enjoy YouTube videos on your mobile phone, you’ll be excited to know YouTube has revamped the Windows Mobile and Symbian versions of its mobile application. The company claims the new app is 90% faster at loading videos. In addition to faster video loads, the application promises faster start-up and faster searching. Wi-Fi streaming has also been improved. For quick access to the application, you can add an icon to your phone’s home screen. The application can determine in advance what type of connection a user has (Wi-Fi, EVDO, EDGE, etc) and can optimize... Read more...