I just added a possibility to follow the latest qik.com videos from the sidebar of this site. It’s located on the right hand sidebar.
I quite ofter take my Nokia E71 from my pocket and start broadcasting. It may be something I see, a new idea or meeting someone interesting. If you happen to visit the site while I’m doing live streaming, it will be available live. Otherwise, the latest broadcast is viewable.
Any comments on those videos are welcome, since I’m testing how ad hoc reporting really works.
I was walking back from a customer meeting through Kamppi mall in Helsinki, when I noticed a stand with Nokia Research Center logo.
I started streaming with my E71 and walked in for this interview
The interview is in Finnish only, and here’s a short description of key points.
Nokia Research Center is piloting mobile shopping catalogue with WLAN-based location services. The application gives you details onshops and special promotions. Eventually you will be able to login with your Facebook credentials and share your location with your friends within the mall.
Since GPS are not functional inside, the mall is using a network of WLAN access points to figure out where you and your people are.
This is the latest tramterview from last Friday. I was taking a tram to YLE (Finnish BBC) strategy seminar and Kai Lemmetty of Floobs was riding with me.
In this short tramterview he talks about what Floobs is up to nowadays, tells me about the cool things they do with soccer leagues such as Spanish premier league La Liga in Europe .
The audio quality is not the best, I’ll have to work on that to improve it. E71 works perfectly in doing these ad hoc clips, but still looking forward to see N97 enter the market.
Who would you like to see tramterviewed? There are lot of interesting people in Helsinki, and I see most of them quite often. If you would like to see and hear your online contact, let me know and I’ll catch a tram with them!
I’m starting find usable applications for streaming video from my mobile phone. Different services and technologies have been around for a while, but I just didn’t know what’s the whole point in using them.
Here’s one example – sharing ad hoc content easily.
This morning I was taking a tram to my Office Nomad site at Codento, when I bumbed into Jozsef Pap from RunToShop. I realized that I could actually take advantage of the moment and start sharing our ad hoc discussion with other people as well.
Here’s the very first and very short Tramterview. It’s in Finnish but next time we’ll do English.
This is done with my great Nokia E71, running Qik video streaming service over 384k (!) 3G connection from a moving tram. No editing whatsoever.
DHL called in earlier today. They had an envelope from Abingdon in UK. W00t? Are they starting to anthrax us again?
I was surprised to see that inside there was a nice goody bag from WOM World. The funniest thing in it for me was the key chain from Helsinki. Also, the “luggage tags” with real bar codes was cool as well. And the memory stick had some interesting videos inside… Maybe someone’s gonna share them for the rest of the world? Thanks, guys! (And no, the E71 was NOT in the envelope)
Well, my intention for this blog was to talk about the great network of people around things mobile. I know quite a few people from my long history, but last couple of weeks has still been some of the most interesting with regards to knowing new, interesting people and networking with them. Because of the Nokia Open Lab 08 I’ve started being more active in Twitter, getting some more international (non-nordic) friends on Jaiku, and most of all learned so many new interesting web resources.
The best place to find them at the moment is to go womhelsinki08 wiki, which is adding links to the online content of the participants.
So, I did attend Nokia Open Lab event. And it was great! I had great expectations about this event, and the event fullfilled all of those and beyond. Amazing.
The event itself had some 40 participants all around the world, or should I say all around the Internet…Great personalities with strong views about everything and anything. I could have spent a whole full day just talking with every single attendee. Can you imagine how this type of people can contribute and yes, co-create?
One whole day was spent on four workshops:
Join the share (by James Whatley)
Join the journey (by Glenn Letham)
Join the fun (by Anne Toole)
Join and collaborate (by CT Moore)
Everyone attended the lively discussions with lot of enthusiasm. The results are available all over the web, good place to start looking is the event homepage. You may also try tag nokiaopenlab08
The second day we had an honor of listening to Adam Greenfield and Udo Szabo. They made some very interesting points. I’m really looking forward to read Adam’s next book, The City is here for you to use.
The best moments of the event were though the discussions, where so many different opinions, ideas, viewpoints and pieces of information were exchanged.
A big hand for Nokia for arranging such a great event. I’m really looking forward to next one, and I hope I will be able to attend.
I will later share some information about the people I met and a bunch of links to some very interesting blogs.
Thanks Nokia and all the attendees! Thanks JP and the team!
And as we say here in Finland “Thank you very many!”
Ok. I have to admit that I’ve been using Nokia phones most of my life. Started with some Motorolas and Ericssons, but then got stuck with Nokia. Still, I’ve never felt like I have a phone that fullfills my needs and wants.
Nokia was kind enough to let me play with Nokia E71 for a few days. I’ve always thought that it’s qwerty-keyboard is not good enough after trying out the E61.
But it’s different. The E71 keys are kind of sharp and pointy, which makes it easier to punch them more accurately. That’s something I really like.
It of course has all the communication gadgets in it, but what is amazing and surprising that the device is really connected. After recording a piece of video, it will be uploading to Ovi within seconds. And ready to be viewed by the world (ie. your network) within minutes.
I really gotta explore this more, so see you later.
(Heading to the Nokia OpenLab 08 pre-event party).