May, 2009 Archives

Google is making amazing things using the information they collected over the digital space. This new technology Google waves is amazing. Checkout following video.

Wait for updates in Google Waves website.

Google released Web Elements, which makes using most of the Google gadgets very easy. Here is some examples.

I can easily copy paste code to show a map.

A widget to show latest news about Flip Media

Fox news youtube news video Widget

It is very useful all of those widgets in one place to copy paste from google

Facebook Developer Garage Dubai logo

Facebook Developer garage logo

I was there at Facebook Developer Garage Dubai event yesterday. It was at Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Village. Lot of facebook developers and marketing personalities came to attend. We all got event T-shirts, Tea and light refreshments.

There is 3 main sections. The first section was from Facebookster , a leading social media developers. They showed how a facebook application can really make money in huge margins. They explained how to make applications successfully and to market them to get more users on it. It was really interesting, when they show how games can be used to publicize your brand on Facebook. as example they shown the Mafia Wars game on Facebook. Virtual money, viral loop, funnel design, viral hooks these are some of the topics they discussed. The statistics about the money gained by certain applications and the way “value of an application” related to users on it, etc amazed us.

Second section was from Flip Media . Shuja Shabandri explained the Flip’s success stories in Facebook application developments, Facebook and social media integration inside Flip’s CMS etc. He talked how to develop Facebook applications, and platforms to use. The fun part was the live demonstration of a “Portfolio” Facebook application development. After setting up demo hostings and creating the application settings in the Facebook, he opened the text editor and typed the code to show us how to create a real Facebook application quickly as a WordPress extension.

Third section was from Microsoft. Anton Delsink, Developer Tools Specialist Microsoft, talked on “Microsoft & Facebook – better together”. He shown the Microsoft technologies like Silverlight, Photosynth etc. Explained how Silverlight can be used for Facebook applications with .NET technologies. He talked about VisualSage, Popfly etc. Popfly seems somethings like Yahoo Pipes, but only for Facebook with Silverlight. On his talk he always remembered about the new Microsoft technologies like Windows 7 desktop zooming, new .NET IDE, SQL server, virtalization etc etc, and it explained how Microsoft is trying to get some users for them anyhow on these technologies. During his conversation he showed Facebook application for Windows mobile. There was no one in the attenders who seen it or used it.

Here is some pictures

Shuja Shabandri, Flip Media on FB Garage Dubai

Shuja Shabandri, Flip Media on FB Garage Dubai

Facebook developer Garage Dubai

Facebook developer Garage Dubai - Microsoft

Facebook developer Garage Dubai

Facebook developer Garage Dubai- indroduction IQPC

Facebook developer garage dubai

Facebook developer garage dubai-Flip Media

Facebook developer garage dubai

Facebook developer garage dubai-Anton Delsink

Facebook developer garage dubai

Facebook developer garage dubai- Facebookster

Facebook Developer garage Dubai - Audiance

Facebook Developer garage Dubai - Audience



United Arab Emirates Linux Meetup Group

More than 20 Linux minded people met on venue at Flip Media meeting rooms, yesterday evening. The Meetup went for about 2 hours. It was an amazing experience that people with various level of experience in Linux and computer systems in common, talked about themselves and the importance of Linux everywhere.

There was people with experience of more than 10 years, hackers, desktop users, programmers and people never used Linux in the group. We discussed mainly on how to proceed to make this group work for everyone And shared some of interesting experiances.Here is some pictures.

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See more pictures at the meetup group here . I recommend all Linux users in this region to join on this group

You can visit and register at http://uaelug.org to know more. Follow @uaelug on twitter for updates.


Click here to check out
The United Arab Emirates Linux Meetup Group!

Skymap application helps to find out stars and identify objects in the sky using your GPS enabled android phone.

See the demo

Expecting this in application in iphone also :)