Today, i’ve created the Facebook page of a new online service i’m working on. It could sounds a bit early since it’s not gonna be released before a few months but i want to share with people how it evolves, ask feedback, get momentum asap. Will see how it work…
So to be the more attractive as possible, i need a sexy Welcome tab, with a like-button call to action. Not a big deal, i just type “coca” in searchbox and make a screenshot of their welcome page. Now i have the good width of window to optimize mine.
It’s a service dedicated to find bike rental station in my hometown (which you can already find in Paris as “Vélib“). Lille is located between Paris (55min by train), Brussels in Belgium (35min by train) & London (1h20min by train via EuroTunnel). It’s also a massive studient area with a lot of exchanges from all around the world. EuraTechnologies, a huge startup incubator, has a partnership with Stanford for more than a year.
Here is how i did this: Using a PHP script as an image ressource. First, link image to your script:
Then, just use a simple PHP script to detect browser language so it can choose which image ressource to load:
$lg = explode(',',$_SERVER['HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE']);
$lg = strtolower(substr(chop($lg),0,2));
$lg = ($lg=='fr')?'fr':'en'; // only to provide a 'en' fallback for non french.
McDonald’s Sweden has put an interactive billboard in Stureplan, the main public square of Stockholm. Called “Pick n Play”, concept was dead simple: during a week & by completing a pong-like game in 30 seconds, users win coupons for free food in the nearest Mcdonald’s restaurant (7th to 14th of may)
Big news here: you just play right from your mobile web browser, no app to download!
What a better birthday present Mozilla could make to a geek like me than this: DOOM, now in HTML5.
It seems Mozilla has optimized medias (or code) for Firefox 4 since i get no sounds on Safari but WOW !! It’s fully works (even IDDQD & IDKFA) and runs like a charm (sorry touchscreen devices owners, a proper keyboard is needed to loose your daily productivity here).
This could sounds just like a small geeky demo (like the Google Quake2 port) but as the computer ecosystem is pushing more and more a cloud-based way, HTML5 games could be a real game changer for this industry in the next years (ChromeOS anyone?!)
Twitter search now delivers more relevant search results, alongside related photos and videos. And, you will soon be able to upload a photo and attach it to your Tweet directly from http://twitter.com.
C’est ce lundi que devrait être annoncé l’offre “La Poste Mobile”.
En effet, les 300 000 abonnés Simplicime (aka Simpleo) ont reçu le message suivant: « Le 23 mai prochain, Simplicime deviendra La Poste Mobile. »; Ce n’est donc pas un nouvel opérateur mais la reprise d’un opérateur virtuel existant. Simplicime appartenait à Debitel, filiale de SFR.
Petit tour d’horizon de ce qui au premier coup d’oeil fait sourire, mais pourrait bien changer le paysage mobile français.