Friday, August 04, 2006

Google/Yahoo! SMS

Send SMS to somebody's phone From PC:
Google Send To Phone
Yahoo! Mobile (Send Message from Your PC)

Send SMS to Google from mobile phone:

  1. Start a new text message and type in your search query
  2. Send the message to the number "46645" (GOOGL)
  3. You'll receive text message(s) with results
Tip: For help send the word 'help' as a text message to 46645.

What you can search with Google SMS:

  • Business listings (Sample Query: pizza 10013)
  • Residential listings from PhoneBook(Sample Query: john smith palo alto ca)
  • Driving Directions (Sample Query: pasadena ca to santa monica)
  • Movie Showtimes (Sample Query: king kong 94103)
  • Weather (Sample Query: wx houston tx)
  • Stock Quotes (Sample Query: wmt for Wal-Mart)
  • Q&A (Sample Query: population of Japan)
  • Product Prices (Sample Query: Price ipod 20gb)
  • Definitions (Sample Query: d crepuscular)
  • Sports (Sample Query: chicago bulls)
  • More useful information (Caluculator, Translation, Currency conversion, Area code look-up, Zip code look-up)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Memo: Flash and XML

Dynamic Flash with XML

1. Create XML (generate with JSP)

<%@ page contentType="text/xml" %> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <itemlist> ... </itemlist>

2. Load the external XML into Flash (fla). Create swf
myTest = new XML(); //create a new xml object myTest.ignoreWhite = true; //ignore whitespace myTest.load("sample.xml"); ...

3. Embed the swf (and set xml path) in HTML
<object width="250" height="250" id="some_id"> <param name=movie value="test.swf"> <embed src="test.swf"> </embed> </object>


1. JSP / XML 2. Flash