MobileHub


Home | Devices | Knowledge pool |Projects | Contact |
The Mobile Hub is a prototype development environment for mobile applications. As a support unit and resource within the Media Lab of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, it provides support for rapid prototyping, prototype testing and making proof of concept for art and design oriented research and student projects related to mobile technology. The Mobile Hub is supported by NOKIA through their Forum Nokia PRO member University program and co-ordinated by Jürgen Scheible.

Forum Nokia Mobile Innovation Competition 2008

This Competition is initiated by Forum Nokia and co-organised by University of Art and Design Helsinki. In this Competition students have a chance to prove and hone their skills as mobile application designers. The mission is to design and implement a mobile application and/or service with business potential. Starting date: 20th February 2008, Submission deadline: 18th April 2008. More info here.

Video: Highlights of a week-long PyS60 workshop in January 2008 at UIAH Media Lab

3 days of teaching PyS60 and 2 days of building prototypes. Watch the video - 6 min.

Book: Mobile Python - Rapid prototyping on the mobile platform

written by Jürgen Scheible and Ville Tuulos. In an engaging hands-on coding style this book teaches you how to program your own mobile applications easily on Nokia smartphones using Python for S60. It covers camera, sound, graphics, Bluetooth, Internet, positioning, SMS, MMS, reading of incoming SMS, webservices etc. You can buy the book from Amazon or Wiley.

Video: Highlights of a week-long Python for S60 course at UIAH Media Lab

3 days of teaching PyS60 and 2 days of building prototypes. Video download (115MB) - length:15 min.
Version playable on the Mobile phone: *.3gp (9MB) - 15 min.

Videos on Python for S60 workshops and User Comments about PyS60

University of California at Berkeley / Yahoo Research Labs, Berkeley, Stanford University. Link

Tutorial: Python for Series 60

A tutorial for novices and geeks - created by Jürgen Scheible. Check tutorial.

Device lending

Check the devices we have available for student projects.

Knowledge pool

"How to" - tutorials, Tools, C++, Java, Python, Flash,
Technologies, Rapid prototyping, Skeleton code, dive here.

Python for Mobile

Learn what you can do with python on your mobile device
and find related links, tutorials and source code.

Flash for Mobile

Learn how to create Flash content on your mobile device
and find related links, tutorials and source code.

The MobileHub - What is it?

Types of support, areas of interest, organisational chart, connectedness to
other Universities, Development environment, Testing environment.

News

19.02.08 Forum Nokia Mobile Innovation Competition 2008

This Competition is initiated by Forum Nokia and co-organised by University of Art and Design Helsinki. Starting date: 20th February 2008, Submission deadline: 18th April 2008. More info here.

18.09.07 Book announcement: Mobile Python - Rapid prototyping on the mobile platfrom

Jürgen Scheible, the leader of the MobieHub wrote a book together with Ville Tuulos called Mobile Python - Rapid prototyping on the mobile platform. It is published by Wiley and includes over 100 inspiring and fully working Python for S60 application examples that can be instantly executed on your S60 phone. It also holds a foreword by Guido van Rossum and Eric von Hippel. You can buy it from Amazon or Wiley.

09.02.07 Jürgen Scheible selected as a Forum Nokia Champion for the second year in a row

Jürgen Scheible, the leader of the MobieHub has been selected as a Forum Nokia Champion. Forum Nokia Champion is a recognition and reward program designed to acknowledge the best and brightest among individual mobile applications developers for their high level of skill as developers and their devotion to advancing mobile applications development worldwide.

02.07.06 Python S60 workshop at Ars Electronica's Electrolobby Workshops

Call for participation - Still some places left in the Python S60 workshop track- creative mobile application prototyping at Ars Electronica's Electrolobby Workshops (www.electrolobby.org) in Linz/Austria 30.8. - 5.9.
How to Apply: The application should be made over email sending the form avaliable at the official electrolobby's website: www.electrolobby.org Deadline for applying is August 5th, Saturday, 23:59. So, hurry up and apply if you are interested! More info: www.electrolobby.org The Python S60 workshop is given by Jürgen Scheible, www.mobilenin.com.

09.02.06 Jürgen Scheible selected as a Forum Nokia Champion

Jürgen Scheible, the leader of the MobieHub has been selected as a Forum Nokia Champion. Forum Nokia Champion is a recognition and reward program designed to acknowledge the best and brightest among individual mobile applications developers for their high level of skill as developers and their devotion to advancing mobile applications development worldwide.

31.01.2006 Python for S60 Tutorial released

A comprehensive Tutorial for Python S60 - for novices and geeks - written by Jurgen Scheible, leader of the MobileHub has been released. Go and catch the low hanging fruits! Get into it here: www.mobilenin.com

27.01.2006 Python for S60 went open source

Find the source code and the latest PyS60 interpreter (1.3.1) at http://sourceforge.net/projects/pys60

21.01.2006 Symbian names Mobile Hub in article about Smartphone programming goes mainstream

David Wood, Symbian's Executive Vice President, Research, addresses the developer community and reveals the secret to rapid realization of applications and services for Symbian OS-based devices. As an example of Python for S60 he refers to Python S60 workshop activities of the Media Lab's Mobile Hub. Full article.

20.01.2006 Jurgen Scheible met the creator of Python: Guido van Rossum

Jurgen Scheible the leader of the MobileHub was invited by Guido van Rossum - the creator of the programming language Python - to visit him at Google in Mountain View, California, USA. Picture1, Picture2

03.01.2006 Flash Lite 2.0 is out!

Adobe (formerly Macromedia) has announced the release of Flash Lite 2.0 (more).

12.12.2005 Outcomes of Workshop on PyS60 (Sept.'05) added to mobile hub's project website

A number of projects that came out of the Rapid Mobile Application Prototyping workshop that was held in Sept. in the Media Lab of UIAH are now added to the mobile hub's projects website including short documentation videos.

24.11.2005 New mobile devices have arrived

Additional 5 x Nokia 6630 and 4 x 6630 phones are now part of he rental device pool of the Mobile Hub and can be borrowed from now on.

09.11.2005 Best Arts Paper Award for Jürgen Scheible & Timo Ojala

Jürgen Scheible of the Media Lab of UIAH and Timo Ojala from Oulu Univers. received the Best Arts Paper Award at the premier annual ACM Multimedia 2005 conference in Singapore with their joint paper: MobiLenin – Combining A Multi-Track Music Video, Personal Mobile Phones and A Public Display into Multi-User Interactive Entertainment. Find the paper here.

25.9.2005 A video documenting the Workshop on Python for Series 60 is now here available

From September 12th to 16th a workshop on Python and Flash for mobile was successfully held in the Media Lab.The workshop leader was Jürgen Scheible. A wide variety of different working mobile applications were designed and implemented by the students based on their own ideas. Detailed descriptions of the outcomes will be posted here soon. A video is already now here available showing some of the workshop results as well as statments of the students about their experiences with learning to program Python for Series 60.
Check it out: Pys60_workshop05_medialab_uiah.avi (115MB) - 15 min.
Version playable on the Mobile phone: Pys60_ws_mlab.3gp (9MB) - 15 min.

15.8.2005 Workshop on Python and Flash for mobile

From September 12th to 16th a workshop on Python and Flash for mobile will be provided for 2nd year students in the MediaLab: It will be a "how to do ..." workshops with introduction into tools and production methods as well as intro into simple python programming for non-programmers. More.

1.8.2005 MobiLenin Project among 25 best projects at SIGGRAPH2005 Student competition

The MobiLenin project was accepted to the SIGGRAPH 2005 conference as a poster session and presented in Los Angeles in August 2005. The MobiLenin project got also selected among the 25 best projects in this years ACM student competition at SIGGRAPH.

29.6.2005 New Gadgets have arrived

A Nokia digital pen as well as 2 x 6630 phones are now part of he rental device pool of the Mobile Hub and can be borrowed from now on.

MediaLab

© 2007 Jurgen Scheible .