Jun 20, 2011

FBReaderJ — an e-book reader for Google Android platform

FBReaderJ is an e-book reader for the Android platform. It is a clone of the FBReader book reader written in Java and is distributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

FBReaderJ supports several e-book formats: oeb, epub,fb2. In future releases the list will be extended to support the same formats as the original FBReader. Direct reading from zip, tar and gzip archives is supported.

Binary package for Android 1.6+ is available from the Android Market. (To install start Android Market apllication on your device, search FBReader and press the "Install" button.)

1.1.0 is released (June 11, 2011).

  • Text selection 
  • Traditional Chinese localization 
Supported e-book formats are: 

Jun 18, 2011


Webdoc is an innovative social platform for people to express themselves and interact with others online in ways that haven’t been possible until now. It's like the conversation is happening in real life. A new service where conversations happen in free-form spaces called “webdocs. you can put almost anything into a webdoc : pictures, videos and music from all over the web, but also interactive applications like games, polls, slideshows or web services such as Google Maps and Twitter. Its the most easiest way to create a mixed content and share with friends. To create your webdoc visit http://www.webdoc.com

webdoc in action from webdoc

Suppose that you have information about your favorite topic from various sources and in various formats like videos, images, text, graphics, games, maps, etc, you can insert all those in a webdoc, create a mixed content that is rich with graphics, polls, games, animations and share your webdoc with a unique link with your friends on the web.

Jun 14, 2011

Google to acquire Admeld

Internet giant Google which gets its most its reveneues from online advertising, confirmed that it is acquiring admeld Inc. Admeld provides publishers with expertise & tech to sell ads smarter. Admeld in its june 10th blogpost posted by Micheal Barret said, "I'm happy to say that over the weekend our company entered into an aggrement to be acquired by Google. He further added that their relationship is driven by a shared belief that managing display advertising is far too complicated for publishers and together both the companies would adress this issue.

Google also has confirmed this in its blog post http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/helping-publishers-get-most-from.html

However there was no offical information on the price of acquisition. Unconfirmed reports estimated the value of the deal to be around $400 million.

This acquisition gains significance in the wake of the recent comments by Google's CEO Eric Schmidt that they didn't took the facebook very seriously. Facebook is now emerging as the new competitor for goolge in advertisements.

Jun 10, 2011

India's $35 android tablet-PC all set to roll out

Nearly six years after the idea of low cost laptop was conceived for Indian students, the much awaited $35 tablet-PC for Indian students is all set be launched this june ending. The first lot of 10,000 laptops would be delivered to IIT-Rajasthan. Once it is launced it will be the world's chepest tablet in the world.The HRD Ministry officials confirmed each Indian state would be given 3,000 devices once the supply of 1,00,000 devices is made. The Central government would contribute about 50 per cent of the cost and a student would need to pay Rs. 1,000 for the device. The device is basically targetted at students for educational content. It is perhaps the cheapest innovation of all time. The government of India would contribute about 50 per cent of the cost and a student would need to pay Rs. 1,000 for the device.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal displaying the $35 tablet-PC

The device features includes:
  • WiFi connectivity
  • PDF Reader, Open Office
  • 7inch touchscreen
  • web browser with javascript support
  • remote device management capability
  • video streaming
  • flash video
  • zip/unzip facility
  • multimedia input-output interface option
  • 2 USB ports
  • built-in keyboard and
  • 2 GB RAM.
The storage can be external hard-drive or a solid-state memory upto 32 GB. Thedevice comes with features a basic tablet should have. This device runs on Android operating system.

 It is for this ambitious project that the government of India has refused to join the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).The OLPC laptops cost around $100. In 2006, India decided not to become involved in the OLPC program. According to the Education Secretary Sudeep Banerjee, OLPC could not be taken seriously at that time.Banerjee also stated that the need for classrooms and teachers was greater than "fancy tools" and that if there were money available, it would be better spent on the existing education plans than attempting to implement OLPC in a pilot stage.By 2008, India had begun its own attempts at creating low-cost laptops. Instead of OLPC's target price of $100 per laptop, the HRD ministry is aimed for a $10 laptop. Many people have critized the Indian Governtment for not joining the OLPC and they even said that a tablet for $35 is not possible.

Jun 8, 2011

Ovi mobile application from web feeds in 4 simple steps

Ovi app wizard lets you to create simple Nokia ovi store application from your website feeds in four simple steps. Its like all your website feeds are wrapped into a mobile application. The mobile application created this way is used by mobile users to access your website. you dont need any programming to do this.

Ovi app wizard takes you through the process step-by-step, and makes app creation easy. No programming skills are needed, and no registration fees are required. It is the most simplest way to create a mobile application for your web content.

Ovi app wizard generates three different applications for Nokia phones
• Web application for Nokia Symbian touch screen smartphones
• Java application for Nokia keypad devices

visit http://appwizard.ovi.com/web_nokia/signIn.jsp and click on the Get Started.
Everything is self explanatory.