Saturday, July 16, 2005

Starbucks and My Name

I am all for the Starbucks policy of putting ur name on ur glass when u order so that there are no mixups..but... the name "Punit" has been taking a beating lately. These are some of the interpretations of my name taken from my handy Nokia 6260.

These days I have begun to look forward to my Starbucks Name of the Day. :-)

"B" .. I am just going to put "B" is that ok ...

is it "Benit" ???.... Did u say Benit ???

Poni... I am sorry "Noni" ......

"Blinit" ... interesting name ...

Monday, July 11, 2005

BREWDIR Launched

Have been meaning to do this for some time now and finally got around to doing it. The site BREWDIR has officially launched today :-)

Sunday, July 03, 2005

QRCode Blog

My infatuation with the Japanese mobile technology continues :-)... This is a site that has all its blogs in the form of a QR code. The text of the blog has been encoded into a QR Code. I don't get the practically behind the site ...but then I don't think that it was meant to be practical at all :-)...

If only the text in the code wasn't in Kanji script, I could read what's actually written in the blog.

Check it out : QRCode Blog

Friday, July 01, 2005

ICamera Preview Mode: Recieve SMS or In coming call

Got my app back from NSTL stating this bug:
" If the application has the camera in the preview mode and an incoming voice call is received, then the handset’s ringer is distorted. "

For some reason when the ICamera is in the preview mode, it shuts off the ringer on Moto V265. Havent actually figured out why this is happening ... dont know how I can figure this out either. The native camera application on the handset does exhibit the same behavior. My application displays the notification on the screen but just shuts of the ringer.
This is something I will have to look at in the future and try it out with the other handsets but for now a temporary fix ( thanks to Ilho) has done the job. When I start the camera I register for a notification:


and when I stop the camera internally, I unregister for the notification:


In my main applet handle event function I have dumped in some code to shutt off the camera as soon as you get an incoming SMS or Phone call.

case EVT_NOTIFY: {

AEENotify * ns = (AEENotify *)dwParam;

if(NMASK_TAPI_STATUS == ns->dwMask NMASK_TAPI_SMS_TEXT == ns->dwMask){

//Shut off the camera and show a pause screeen

// If user accepts the incoming call or reads the message then the applet

// will recieve a EVT_SUSPEND event. Else have the Select key ready to

// activate the camera on the pause screen.

return TRUE;

Note: Set the privelege level in the MIF to have access to TAPI.