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2deScherm now available with an interactive program guide

Today, SBSBelgium released an important update of its 2deScherm application on iPad, iPhone, iPod & Android. The app goes beyond its initial target group of ‘Komen Eten’ or ‘Huizenjacht’ and integrates now an interactive electronic program guide (EPG).

With the start of the new TV season, 2deScherm expands its functionalities towards the whole Flemish TV audience. The app does not only give an overview of the programs of VT4 and VijfTV, but also integrates other dutch speaking channels (één, canvas, VTM, NED1, …).

When opening the iPad app, the user will see a clever designed TV grid. Other than similar EPG apps, 2deScherm uses appealing pictures to visualize the individual formats. This results in a beautiful mosaic effect. In addition, behind every picture (or program) there is a specific page related to the TV show including: pictures, videos, content description, a chat and Twitter wall.

The 2deScherm user can also give ratings on TV shows. The overall ratings are visible on the TV grid. This will motivate people to select TV programs not only on content or popularity, but also following the ratings of other 2deScherm users. A new way of watching TV !

Next to the new EPG module, the existing formats of ‘Komen Eten’ and ‘Huizenjacht’ continue with new episodes starting today.

MobileWeb was in charge for the development of the application and broadens with it, its portfolio in Social TV mobile applications.

The 2deScherm app is available on iPad and iPhone, the Android app will be updated later this week.

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WGM10: The Afterparty

Thank YOU for a great event with highlevel international keynotes

Zeer interessant event met sprekers van niveau, ideale halve dag formule

Dank voor een rijke, inspirerende ochtend

goede sprekers, goede inhoud fijne lunch.

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These were only a few of the many positive feedback we received yesterday. Hereby we would like to thank our keynote speakers, pecha kucha presenters, our sponsors, the Business Faculty, the helping hands from the MobileWeb team and of course all the participants for their presence and participation to the debate.

Presentations will be available at the end of the week on publishing.mobileweb.be

Check also the results of our poll – Will the iPad do to publishing what the iPod has done to music?

 

Apple Sells 8.75 Million iPhones in Q2

Apple announced its second quarter earnings results today and, once again, the company outperformed market expectations with its best non-holiday quarter ever. The company posted $13.50 billion in revenue and a net quarterly profit of $3.33 per diluted share. This obliterates Wall Street estimates of $2.45 a share.

It was also a big quarter for Mac and iPhone sales. The company sold 2.94 million Macintosh computers — that’s a 33% increase year-over-year. It also sold 8.75 million iPhones in the quarter for 131% growth year-over-year. Furthermore, the company sold 10.89 million iPods, which is a 1% decrease year-over-year.

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iPhone OS 3.0 presents new features

During last Tuesday’s keynote, Apple presented the new OS 3.0 beta for the iPhone and iPod Touch. 
This interface promises more than  100 new functionalities for iPhone applications.

Some of the new features:

- Apple Push Notification service, which offers developers a channel to alert users of new information

- In App Purchase, which enables users to purchase content or services from an application, e.g. new levels of a game or additional chapters of an e-book.

- Peer-to-Peer Connectivity, which enables mobile game developers to add multi-player capabilities.

- Map Kit, another new framework that enables programmers to embed maps within their applications.

- iPod Library Access, which enables applications to directly access music, podcasts or audio books in a user’s iPod library by means of the updated Media Player framework.

- Support for MMS and cut, copy and paste functions

More at the New York Times

Apple gets patent on touch screen

Apple has received a patent on the specific touch screen technology, used by its iPhone and iPod.  The touches of the users’ finger is converted to specific queries.  This is now detailed into the Apple patent.    The description mentions 25 inventors, among which also Steve Jobs.

The patent will be important to fight off competition, who often uses the same technology with less precision.

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