Archive for November, 2009

Share contact details on your Phone with a simple “Bump”

Friday, November 13th, 2009

This I find an innovative product. You share contact details or pictures by simply bumping two phones together. The way it works is as follows

  • Bump phones together
  • The motions sensors send motion and location information to the bumptechnologies.com servers
  • If the bump happens at similar location and at the same time the contact information is exchanged

It even seems to work if there are many people exchanging details on something like a conference.

It’s available for iPhone and Android

Web stats for GNOME websites (Piwik)

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Jeff Schroeder has installed Piwik on the GNOME servers such that we can get more advanced web statistics. Based on that info the marketing and the web team can for instance try to improve conversion rates of Friend of GNOME donations.

For the gnomeweb-wml and the foundation-web module I’ve changed the scripting for *.wml files such that the necessary piwik tags are automatically added.

I’ve noticed that not all web pages use *.wml files to generate html pages. So if you want to track your pages you’ll need to either convert your pages to wml files or put the tracking tag yourself on each page.

For pages on www.gnome.org the tracking tag is the following

<!-- Piwik -->
<script type="text/javascript">
var pkBaseURL = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://webstats.gnome.org/" : "http://webstats.gnome.org/");
document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + pkBaseURL + "piwik.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
</script><script type="text/javascript">
try {
var piwikTracker = Piwik.getTracker(pkBaseURL + "piwik.php", 1);
piwikTracker.trackPageView();
piwikTracker.enableLinkTracking();
} catch( err ) {}
</script><noscript><p><img src="http://webstats.gnome.org/piwik.php?idsite=1" style="border:0" alt=""/></p></noscript>
<!-- End Piwik Tag -->

For pages on projects.gnome.org you need to add the following

<!-- Piwik -->
<script type="text/javascript">
var pkBaseURL = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://webstats.gnome.org/" : "http://webstats.gnome.org/");
document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + pkBaseURL + "piwik.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));
</script><script type="text/javascript">
try {
var piwikTracker = Piwik.getTracker(pkBaseURL + "piwik.php", 4);
piwikTracker.trackPageView();
piwikTracker.enableLinkTracking();
} catch( err ) {}
</script><noscript><p><img src="http://webstats.gnome.org/piwik.php?idsite=4" style="border:0" alt=""/></p></noscript>
<!-- End Piwik Tag -->

The web statistics are available at http://webstats.gnome.org. If you would like to have an account on that just send me your GNOME login account and I’ll make an account and sent you your password.

All my pictures will go in the cloud now

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Today Google came out that you now can have 20GB of storage for just 5$. (They doubled the storage for a quarter of the price).

Backing up all my pictures for just 5$ per year is dirt cheap if you ask me