by Charles Ying

Archive for November, 2004

Vodafone Live! Powered by 3G

Thursday, November 25th, 2004

In the US, when people ask me what I do, and I tell them, it often doesn’t impress upon them how people in other parts of the world use mobile phones in a completely different way. For about a year now, I’ve had the privilege of building the graphics and UI in one of the web browsers and messaging clients in Vodafone’s new Live! 3G service. Recently, Vodafone Live! 3G launched in Europe, and here are their launch adverts: Vodafone Live! Powered by 3G Adverts. (‘Mimic’ is one of my favorites)

I’ve also helped build other stuff for some of the world’s largest carrier services, Here’s a partial list:

  • KDDI au / WAP2001 / EZweb
  • Vodafone Live!
  • NTT DoCoMo – i-mode Europe
  • J-Phone JSky
  • Sprint PCS Vision
  • Orange 3G

So when you see Hello Kitty animating on one of those services, there’s a fair chance that I helped build that. Nifty :-).

Back from Mexico

Monday, November 22nd, 2004

Howdy, I’m back from (my first!) cruise to Mexico. It was a great experience, I met some interesting people and have come back surprisingly relaxed and refreshed.

I’ve also turned off comments for the time being, it seems that some spammers have taken my blog hostage, so until I get some verification plugins installed, I’m going to be leaving comments off. But you’re always welcome to drop me a message. :-)