There’s been a lot of announcements (here and here) recently about the partnership between Google and Adobe in some supposed hardened stance against Apple.
Something I haven’t heard mention of though, is how strong a browser-based phone solution such a partnership could offer. Has anyone heard of Ribbit? I think an implementation of Ribbit and Google Voice would be interesting…I haven’t read it, but this Google Wireless Telecom Strategy report is bound to unearth some interesting info.
Personally this is big news and a bold move by Adobe and Google, bringing more weight to the Open Screen Project.
I found out from Richard Leggett, who’s over in Austin for Flash Forward and picked up the award on my behalf, that AKQA has won a FlashForward rubber arrow for the work Emmanuel Okyere & I did on the Orange Phone Trainer. This online application was built for the purpose of aiding customers in selecting the best phone, plan and accessories based on their own personal usage.
This is a massive honour, especially considering the competition. Thanks go to Tiina Bjork (Design), Sunil Mohan(Project Management) and Steve Brown(Technology) for their enormous effort in helping create was has been AKQA’s first foray into Rich application development and it’s most successful. Stay tuned for more application goodness in the future from the CRD department at AKQA ;o)
Yesterday I received word that 2 of the projects I worked on are finalists in this year’s Flashforward.
NikeFree Europe in the Commerce category & the Orange Phone Trainer app in the Application category.
I’m really stoked! The Orange phone trainer was AKQA’s first application project and came at a very difficult time in the Adobe product cycle, meaning it wasn’t possible for us to build it using Flex which would have been great. Despite that, I’m really happy with the way the project went. It was a great building block to some of the application-based work we’re currently doing at AKQA.
The NikeFree project was a brilliant concept carried through to delivery – even if I do say so myself! We managed to integrate some sweet video footage in with the content and there were some long, long hours spent tweaking things so they were just right. Others involved on the project at a Flash level were Dan Wood and Andy Foulds.
technorati tags:Flashforward, finalist