Thursday, September 20, 2007

New version for Fring

Fring has a new version available. I have already talked about it, so I will only mention the new features included in this version. I am really happy that ICQ is included, but the coolest thing I found is support for network roaming so it can commute between WiFi Access Points or even jump to GPRS/3G when no WiFi is available (see the screenshot below).

You can manage several other aspects of network connection as you can see below.

Symbian users have the new version available and Windows Mobile fans will be able to enjoy it soon. I really recommend this application (more if you have a WiFi-enabled phone and/or a flat-rate data service).


I have finally found the time to write a little bit about TeaShark. It is a web browser for mobile phones implemented in JavaME. It tries to allow the user to enjoy desktop webs in your mobile phone and it seems to do it by transcoding. Doesn't it sound familiar? Yes, it looks like Opera Mini has a new competitor.

Its makers say it is based on WebKit "as the back-end HTML transcoding engine".

I have tried it and it is working pretty well to be an alpha. It offers options and preferences similar to Opera Mini beta 4 (landscape mode, fit to screen vs minimap browsing, high/low quality when displaying images). Give it a try, as current (alpha) version is free.

Oh, by the way, I could not find any information about the company or people developing TeaShark, which seems to be pretty weird.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

What a weekend!

After a week at MWeb'07, and a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning correcting exams at the University of Oviedo, one expects to have a one-day-and-a-half peaceful weekend.

But no. I had to watch Xerez-Sporting (0-2... hourrah!), the Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa Francorchamps (where F. Alonso stole another point of difference to Lewis Hamilton and is only 2 points behind) and the final of the EuroBasket (Spain lost the match against Russia in the last seconds).

I hope I can sleep properly, as tomorrow I have to head for a MyMobileWeb meeting in Boecillo (Valladolid). Too much adrenaline for a proper sleep :-)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

1st Spanish Mobile Web Congress

This Wednesday and Thursday, 12th and 13th of September, I am attending MWeb'07. As part of the organization commitee, I hope it helps to increase the momentum of the mobile web (ubiquitous web, in general) in Spain. You can see the program here.