Web Wednesday GZ is back in June!
Phillip Wu, CEO of inforThinker, will bring us a speech about the hottest consumer electronics product: iPad!
iPad defines a new type of mobile computing devices, which has differentiate itself from smartphones, netbooks and Tablet PCs. Apple also set a very high standard in UI design for the whole industry. What kind of efforts Apple has been made to bring the computers much closer to our daily lives? The speaker has prepared the slides based on what he has learned from WWDC 2010 Session 103, and will tell the UI design principles behind the brilliance of iPad.
For more information, please visit http://www.kudelabs.com/wwgz/
And for more, we will donate 5 promo codes of a Beauty Clock iPhone app: MMClock! We draw a lottery after the speech. Remember to join us on 30th, June!
Web Wednesday GZ 在六月份又再卷土重来了！
Web Wednesday March: Making your splash in the iPhone App Store
iPhone has changed the way we think about cell phones, and with the App Store, a whole new industry has developed within the past 2 years. Apps, especially the game apps make people crazy about them.
As more and more Chinese have iPhone, iPhone games have become more and more popular in China. This month’s Web Wednesday, Peter Tam, CTO of iNFOiSLive and Gameislive, gave us a great speech about the current situation of iPhone App Store in China-market.
由于越来越多的中国人拥有iPhone，iPhone游戏在中国越来越受欢迎。本月的Web Wednesday，我们请来了拉阔资讯有限公司（iNFOiSLive 和Gameislive）的技术总监谭止诚来给我们谈谈中国iPhone应用程序商店的市场现状。
Peter founded his company with a friend after he got his doctorate in US. His company is an international developing IT outsourcing services provider based on Apple system. They develop software, games and ring tone for mobile phones, especially for iPhone.
Here are some interesting things mentioned by Peter:
iPhone games will be translated into English most of the time, but not into other languages. Games always have English version or its local language + English version. Games with only local language version are very rare. Are all the developers good at English? The fact is most of the users are English users. Of course, even the registration of iPhone developer is in English.
大部分时候，iPhone游戏会被翻译成英文，而不是翻译成其他的语言。大部分游戏都只有英文 版本或者本地语言+英文版本。只有本地语言版本的游戏是非常罕见的。开发者的英文都那么棒吗？其实是因为大部分使用者都是英文使用者。当然了，连 iPhone开发者登记都是使用英文的。
Online mobile RPG is more popular in China than other countries. And RPG games are hard to translate into English.
Some iPhone App development company have a wired strategy. Most of the App’s names starts from character “A”, Awful Hand, Alien Crisis...This is a traditional A naming strategy in these companies. Unfortunately, most iPhone players will search for App by Top10, not by the name sorted.
有些iPhone应用程序开发公司有一个非常古怪的策略。大部分的应用程序的英文名字第一个字母都是A，Awful Hand，Alien Crisis……这是这类公司传统的“A命名策略”。但很不幸的是，大部分的iPhone玩家都是通过搜索应用程序排行榜上前十位来选择游戏的，而不是根据名字。
Low price and low quality games are on sell in China. The result is losing money and ruining the market.
People like jailbreak game in China.
Q: Once you put the game on App Store, there will be some SHANZHAI appears. Even when you sell weapons, it will be the same. How can you deal with it?
A: We have a certain account to receive the money. If people choose the SHANZHAI version or pay through the SHANZHAI store, they still can not use it. Because our system doesn’t receive the money, so it would not give you anything.
Wind of iPhone blew into China a few months ago. More than half audiences of Web Wednesday March have iPhone. Now, you can find more and more guys playing games with iPhone in the metro in the morning. You can find the boys playing Doodle Jump at the lunch time in Kudelabs. That’s why we put this topic on top.
iPhone的热潮几个月前就已经吹到了中国。三月Web Wednesday的活动上，过半数的观众都有iPhone。现在，你会发现越来越多的人在地铁上用iPhone玩游戏。你也会发现Kudelabs的男 孩们在吃午饭的时候都在玩Doodle Jump。这就是我们要讲这个话题的原因。
After a sufficient promotion online, this Web Wednesday was full of audiences. Most of the audiences are developers. And one is the author of Fun Input Toy, a famous free input method of Mac OS, Feng Huajun came and shared with us. We don’t know what would attract them most, technology, iPhone or games. But, no matter what, we are happy to see the family of Web Wednesday grows bigger and bigger.
经过了网络上充分的宣传，这次的Web Wednesday坐满了观众。大部分的人都是开发者。甚至Mac OS著名的免费输入法：F.I.T.(Fun Input Toy)的作者华君也到了现场和我们分享。我们不知道是什么吸引他们来的，是技术，iPhone还是游戏？不过，无论如何，我们都非常高兴看到Web Wednesday大家庭越来越兴旺。
Dominic Yu, a friend of Kude Labs, has just released a new piece of software that we'll call LargeType2. Its a handy little service that just blows up selected text. It is really easy to use in 10.6 Snow Leopard, where services are accessible from the right-click contextual menu.
I know I'll be using it for things like chatting in Chinese, where small fonts make characters hard for me to distinguish. Thanks to Dominic for releasing this to the public. We look forward to more great software.
I upgraded my Mac OS X Leopard to Snow Leopard a couple days ago. Everything seems to be fine, system runs faster than before in general. But a couple of softwares doesnt work compatible with SL.
The 1st one is mysql, after upgrading, it's completely gone, I just cannt find it. Then I try to reinstall it with macport, but zlib doesnt work with SL too! So, install mysql manually may be the best way.
Solution: Compiling MySQL on Snow Leopard
The 2nd one is mysql-gem. When I wanna reload db, it shows "uninitialized constant MysqlCompat::MysqlRes" error. To fix this, specify ARCHFLAGS when you install the 'mysql' gem:
sudo env ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64" gem install mysql -- --with-mysql-config=/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql_config
The 3rd one is thin-gem. Well, easy to fix:
sudo gem update thin
Check out svn project in Mac
Are you guys just transfer from Windows to Mac, which need to check out project from svn? If yes, this post may help you when checking out project in Mac by using terminal.
- Step 1: Maybe better to build a folder which can save your project
<pre>jack-pandemacbook:~ Jackchen$ mkdir workspace/</pre>
- Step 2: Then go to the folder which you just created, and the project will be saved in this folder later
<pre>jack-pandemacbook:~ Jackchen$ cd workspace/</pre>
- Step 3: Get project from svn by enter: svn co svn+ssh://example.com/…, which “…” is your project where located
<pre>jack-pandemacbook:~ Jackchen$ svn co svn+ssh://example.com/code/firstproject</pre>
The following is important, if the account is fit your username in .ssh, it’s will be easy, just enter the psw of your account and then you can get the project, but if no(Your .ssh username is firstname.lastname@example.org and your svn account is email@example.com), there is 2 ways to solve it:
Enter command with username:
<pre>jack-pandemacbook:~ Jackchen$ svn co --username firstname.lastname@example.org svn+ssh://example.com/code/firstproject</pre>
Change the username in .ssh, also there are several steps to do it:
Before go to .ssh, you have to back to the root by: cd ..
- Then go to .ssh: cd .ssh
- Then type: pico config
- Then type: User jacket
- Then save and exit by using Ctrl+O and Ctrl+X
- Step 4: OK, right now, you can enter your password without warning “Permission denied, please try again.” , and enjoy!
这篇文章的灵感来自于我们公司越来越多的Mac追随者, 至今为止, 已经有5个人在使用并享受其中.
Mac本身自带有不少很好的软件, 但仍然不足以满足我们的需求. 例如中文输入法就是其中一个, 它在MacOS X里的表现平平. 另外一个表现逊色的就是播放不同格式的video. 然而幸运的是, 现在有很多免费的小软件都可以弥补它的这些不足. 我认为以下软件都是不错的选择, 不过如果你有更好地选择或者有任何建议, 请慷慨地给我们留言.
Fun Input Toy – 这个拼音输入法明显优于MacOS X内置的ITABC拼音输入法. 如果你需要智能的中文输入法, 那FIT Input Toy无疑是你首选. 同时, 基于iPhone的中文输入软件WeFIT也是由这个团队开发的.
IMQIM – 黄金标准的中文输入法. 这个软件要16美元(RMB109.2元), 不过它真的很不错, 它拥有智能整句输入, 能够帮助你快速输入. 因此, 对于大部分时间都在输入中文的人来说, 这是值得投资的.
Perian – 这个插件使自带的Quicktime Player更加强大. 当安装完perian以后, 几乎所有的视频格式都可以播放. 这相当棒, 因为QT Player集成在OS里面, 同时也是最好的播放器之一, 而perian又作为QT Player的插件, 因此它们的结合是相当完美的.
Video Monkey – iPhone 最大的缺点就是不能播放你现有硬盘上的大部分视频, 其中包括AVI 和 WMV 格式视频文件. 然而Video Monkey可以帮助你解决这个难题, 它通过简单的方法转换成可以被播放的格式. 它可以转化大部分格式同时将视频文件转成iPhone或者iPod正好可以显示的size. 它甚至还可以将转换的文件直接导入iTune当中, 以便同步.
VLC – 当上面的视频工具对你来说都失效的话, VCL奏效. VCL能够播放任何东西. 但Quicktime Player的用户界面更加友好, 所以我并不建议把VLC作为首选, 除非实在是没有其他的办法.
UnrarX – 基于某些原因, RAR已经成为中国标准的压缩文件的格式. UnrarX就是可以打开这种格式的应用程序. 这种短小精悍的软件绝对能够达到你的要求.
除此之外, 还有很多不错程序适用于Mac, 而且会越来越多的中国软件开发人员会发现, 支持Mac用户是一个很好的举措. 我记得Apple电脑曾经是一个传奇, 很少人会使用甚至看到Apple电脑, 只是某些人会偶尔听说关于它的消息. 在过去的5年里, Apple公司发生了爆炸性的变化, 那就是从iPods面世和风靡开始, 进而是iPhone和Macbook. 我期待着更多有用的软件能在这里诞生, 同时期待你的建议.
This post is inspired by the growing number of Switchers in our office. At this point we have 5 people using macs full time and loving it!
The Mac comes with some great software out of the box, there are still a few missing pieces. Chinese input, for one, is poor in MacOS X. Another issue is playing videos in various formats. Luckily, many of these holes can be solved with small pieces of free software, I hope to list the best ones here. Feel free to add more suggestions in the comments.
Fun Input Toy – Developed in Beijing, this pinyin input system is much better than the built in ITABC pinyin that comes with MacOS X. A MUST download if you want to type in Chinese. This is brought to us by the same team that makes the WeFIT chinese input system for the iPhone.
IMQIM – The gold standard in chinese input. This one does cost $16, but it is really nice, with full intelligent sentence generation for super fast typing. For anyone who spends a lot of time typing in Chinese, this is worth your investment.
Perian – This is a plugin that makes the built in Quicktime Player a powerhouse. After installing perian, pretty much any video format you can throw at it will just play without any fuss. This is great because QT Player is integrated into the OS, and has all the best scrubbing capability of any player out there.
Video Monkey – One of the biggest drawbacks of the iPhone is its refusal to play the videos that you actually have, namely the AVI and WMV files that you have on your hard drive that you may want to take with you. Video Monkey takes care of this by proving an easy way to reformat video. It can take almost any format and convert the file into the right size and format for your iPhone or iPod. It will even put it into your iTunes library for easy syncing.
VLC – when all else fails, VLC to the rescue. VLC can really play anything. The user interface for Quicktime Player is much better, so i don’t recommend using VLC full time, just when it won’t play anywhere else.
UnrarX – For some reason, RAR has become a standard file format within China. UnrarX is the app to open up those files. Its a great little app that does exactly what you would expect.
There are many other excellent programs for the Mac, and finally more and more Chinese software developers are finding that supporting Mac users is a good move. I remember a time when Apple computers were a legend, something that some had heard of but few had ever seen. In the past 5 years, there’s been an explosion of Apple gear, starting with iPods and moving to iPhones and Macbooks. I look forward to seeing many more useful apps in this space, and to hearing your suggestions.