Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Motorola wants to dress Android

If Google comes with a free Mobile operating system and it seems to be better than the competence why don’t use it? That is what Motorola would think... So Motorola will devote over 350 people to build an Android team.

The same source of the news says that Nokia and Verizon are also interested because has also seen people from Nokia and Verizon at a recent Android developer conference. The conference was put on by Google last week for developers who had not yet seen the G1 to help prepare them for its launch.

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Monday, 29 September 2008

First step

Well, now we have to choose our platform to develop the project. We have several options.

The first one is Apple and the iPhone, Apple has recently published the last version of the SDK. The iPhone is a great device (maybe the best) but the SDK provided is a little bit limited (we can’t code in PC e.g.), and we are not convinced by the policy of accepting applications to the iTunes Store.

The second one is Android. Google has announced some days ago the G1 with the support of T-Mobile. We think that the SDK is open and powerful, on the other hand we could use the services of Google natively. The applications are made in Java, an easy language and flexible at the same time.

The last one is Windows Mobile that is on the market longer than Apple and Google, but we believe that the power of movement of Apple and Google is higher than Microsoft, maybe because the applications of windows mobile is more focus on companies and businesses and the others is for everyone.

We are considering that the best option is Android, what do you think?

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Welcome to The ARLIM project!!!


Welcome to The ARLIM project blog, where you can find information about the world of augmented reality and live information through mobile devices. That's our idea for this site but, also, it's a way to show all the people our progress with our university project.

To resume it, we'll develop an application that allows everyone, who has a mobile device with camera, to obtain live information and access to specified Internet WebPages while viewing the real world through their cameras. That information will be shown thanks to the augmented reality technology, which consists in combine virtual images and the real ones.

We'll upload this blog with more information about the world of augmented reality, mobile devices and other stuff related to our project. Sometimes in an expert way for programmers; other times easier as a gesture for those who are not familiar with code, IT and so on.

We know it's gonna be tough due to the complexity of the overall idea, but we'll try to give the best of ourselves to reach this aim.

We hope you can learn and have fun with us.

So, as I said before, welcome!