Archive for April, 2005

EcPc 1.5 VGA Beta Version Released and Wireless Forum Spring

Wireless Forum Spring 2005If you have a new Pocket PC device with a VGA display prepare to be stunned just like I was when I run for the first time the VGA version of EcPc on my Loox 720 because I’ve uploaded to a public beta! 🙂

I’ts a homage to the community grown around one of the best VGA devices around, but obviously this beta is intended to be tested on any other VGA device on the market. It’s a beta and that means it contains some limitations and possibly even some bugs, so please read this post in the forum for the details and provide any feedback so that I can complete and release the final version as soon as possible.

I also would need some help to complete the dutch translation, which is now at 70%.

If you aren’t a VGA Pocket PC user you can take a look at some screenshots in the updates page, read about the new features such as the background skin and wait for the QVGA version, which will be released together with the VGA one.

On april 21st I attended the Wireless Forum Spring event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Milan, one whole day of conference sessions about wireless mobile technologies. There were up to nine different sections in order to cover almost the whole spectrum of the subject matter, from the Machine2Machine Forum to the Mobile Force Forum, from the Forum about RFID to the one about VoIP, the most crowded one, from the WLAN Business Forum to the Wired World Forum. I choose to follow most of the Mobile Force Forum and I did a good choice since I found most of the presentations interesting for my future software projects. 😉

Here you can find a brief article about the Wireless Forum Spring I wrote for the local daily newspaper La Provincia.

Now that the beta is out for some public testing I’ll take a few minutes rest before getting back at the code to fix that damned routine!  🙂


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An Historic Day in Rome and EcPc 1.5 VGA Preview Posted

1 EuroWe’re living historic days: I mean the passing of Pope Giovanni Paolo II and the funeral ceremony taking place today in Rome.

However, work can’t wait, especially if you have a lot of it. I’m glad to present a preview of the incoming VGA version of EcPc. I posted a series of screenshots here in the forum, so be sure to check them out and be amazed by the graphics. 🙂

The new version will contain a series of enhancements regarding mainly graphics and not new features. When the beta will be ready I’ll make it available in exclusive to FirsLoox site members, so that they can test the new version on the best VGA Pocket PC around, the Loox 720. 😉

As I previously wrote, I’m planning a restyle of the site and I’m evaluating different solutions with the advice from some expert friends. In particular I’m evaluating content management systems such as Drupal. It’s something new to discover and it’s pretty time consuming.

Another important step has been the acceptance by the Volta Center of the project I proposed them and which I mentioned in a previous post . They judged it interesting and we’ll work together in the next weeks to make a due diligence study which will act as the foundation for the development and the eventual experimental deployment of the application.

I can’t tell any detail at the moment, but I’ll keep you updated as it progresses. In the meantime get ready to download the new VGA version of EcPc on your Pocket PC. 🙂

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