Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Canola 2.0 Photos Screens

the feature that most catched my eyes when I saw the first canola 2.0 presentation from the design team, was the pictures screens!

lucky me that had the opportunity to take part in the challenge of transforming a beautiful and smooth flash animation into a real usable application on the maemo platform :) I worked on the three photo screens that are previewed below:

these screens push the hardware (memory and processing) capabilities of the maemo devices to its limits, but that is a good thing!

wait for some videos of these photos in action (these screenshots are from my desktop)


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fullwork at Canola 2.0 pre-release

we are now working at full speed in order to release canola 2.0. a lot of new features are being implemented, and unfortunately we are not having much free time to report back to the maemo community our work in progress.

I have been working since the beginning of the project with the download manager, the new canola media player, code-named "atabake" and more recently with the UI of the photos screens.

next week we will start posting some screenshots of the features of canola 2.0: podcasts, media player and photos browsing have been through a major "ramp up"

and despite the new look and feel and the features added, canola 2.0 keeps the original spirit: a simple, yet powerful and sexy portable media aggregator.

hope you enjoy the outcome of this project!