Sat September 25, 2010

Authoring tool for four-frame image gets on iPhone

Shiodome Innovation Studio (SIS) began to provide an iPhone application that works as an authoring tool for four-frame image on September 21.

The application ClipCM ver 2.0 allows the user to create a four-frame image by using photos he/she takes.

The user can make the photos in motion and add captions to them.

Furthermore, the user can post his/her four-frame image on YouTube, and inform others of the URL by Twitter or e-mail.

posted by sam at 00:14:27 JST on Sat September 25, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu September 23, 2010

ATOK for iPhone/iPod touch (1) -- Optimized for touch input

Justsystems Corp. announced a memo pad application for Japanese language input that is intended for use on the iPhone and the iPod touch on September 21.

The application ATOK Pad for iPhone embraces Justsystems' Japanese language input method ATOK, its dedicated automated dictionary, and proprietary UI (user interface) optimized for touch input of Japanese language.

It would be put on the App Store on September 22 at ¥960 through September 26, ¥1,200 thereafter.

posted by sam at 01:00:16 JST on Thu September 23, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Tue September 21, 2010

KDDI works with a Chinese company to provide a social game (2) -- Open API

The social game Sunshine Kingdom that will be released by KDDI Corp. allows KDDI au cellphone users to associate their address book “au one address book” with the game.

Furthermore, KDDI will open its API in order to incorporate other companies' service in the game.

posted by sam at 06:02:19 JST on Tue September 21, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Sun September 19, 2010

KDDI works with a Chinese company to provide a social game (1) -- Sunshine Kingdom

KDDI Corp., Chinese social game developer Rekoo Media Ltd., and its Japan subsidiary Rekoo Japan announced on September 17 that they will collaborate to provide a social game on more than one platform.

Their social game Sunshine Kingdom will be first released on cellphones from KDDI au, NTT DoCoMo, and Softbank Mobile on October 14, 2010.

In winter in 2010, the game is expected to appear on PCs and Android-based smartphones.

The game will be available for free.

posted by sam at 00:10:30 JST on Sun September 19, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Fri September 17, 2010

KDDI's au to terminate cellphone roaming in Brazil

KDDI Corp. and Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company (OCTC) will discontinue providing their au cellphone roaming service GLOBAL PASSPORT CDMA in Brazil on January 2, 2011.

They have been offering the GLOBAL PASSPORT CDMA service in Brazil via a local mobile operator Vivo S/A since July 2007.

However, Vivo S/A is expected to halt its CDMA network on January 2, 2011, which will lead to the discontinuance of the cellphone roaming service provided by KDDI and OCTC.

posted by sam at 08:16:29 JST on Fri September 17, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Thu September 16, 2010

Facebook released Japan-version of Places

Facebook released a location-based service in Japan on September 14.

The service “Spot” is based on the Places features that have already been provided in the U.S.

The Spot for the iPhone allows the user to download its dedicated application from and install it in her/his iPhone.

To use the Spot features on a smartphone other than the iPhone, the user will need to access to ‘check in.’

posted by sam at 00:04:55 JST on Thu September 16, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile

Wed September 15, 2010

Kishiwada Danjiri Festival to be broadcast live to mobiles

Cable TV Kishiwada (TVK), a CATV service provider in the southern part of Osaka, and Japan Digital Serve (JDS) Corp., Tokyo, Japan-based CATV solution provider, announced on September 13 that they will broadcast the Kishiwada Danjiri Festival live to mobile devices on September 18 and 19 on a trial basis.

The broadcast will be viewable via the Internet on cellphones from NTT DoCoMo and Softbank Mobile around Japan.

posted by sam at 00:16:21 JST on Wed September 15, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | mobile