Thursday, January 27, 2005
Movie Previews Coming to Your Phone...
The deal is done, and Jellingspot Data Server will be rolling out to Palace Cinemas soon in Prague, as another Jellingspot enabled store in our Novy Smichov pilot project. We're pretty stoked, as this will basically be our first commerical implementation where movie previews will be sent over Bluetooth to Jellingspot client enabled phones. In addition to getting movie previews for free, Jellingspot users will be able to download the cinemas weekly movie schedule (and they can take it with them, or send it via MMS/SMS to their friends, etc...), movie screen shots, ads popcorn/drinks, etc.... some good stuff.
What is even cooler, is that the existing Jellingspot locations will host some of each other's content -- so, when you're eating at Gyros-Gr.Com, you can watch movie previews from Palace Cinemas ... kinda of an Ad-Hoc internet of sorts. What we may even end up doing is connecting these servers via Wi-Fi, so that you can play multi-player games on Jellingspot, against people at other Jellingspot locations -- we plan it, but it's way down the line.
Right now, we're fighting with getting our solution on Windows still -- the Bluetooth stack development we're doing is kicking our butts -- it's working, but we're trying to hunt down a major bug -- we simply can't release a Windows version until it's squashed. Wish us luck ...
Yes, we've been quiet lately ... but as Gandalf noted,"It's the deep breath before the plunge." Here is a splash screen (to be added) to a newer version of the Jellingspot client eventually coming out -- our little viking (no name yet) will be part of our "logo" -- a new webpage is shortly behind .... stay tuned!
And, while I'm involved in Jellingspot -- I have no problem mentioning that a somewhat "near" competitor, Hypertag, has gotten some good press lately, too... We look forward to going head-2-head against them, once our invasion of England begings ... stay tuned!