One of the demos at our Symbian stand this year was showing off ScreenPlay. It highlighted the benefits you get now that some of our Multimedia technologies such as the camera viewfinder and video playback have been integrated with ScreenPlay.
What visitors to our stand did not see is all the hard work that went into producing this demo. In this post I hope to shed a little light on how many people came together from all across our organisation to make this demo happen. This is not an exhaustive list of every single person who was somehow involved (for example, some preferred to remain anonymous), but pictured or not they all deserve a big pat on the back. I’m sure the same goes for those who worked on our other MWC demos too.
These are the people who helped create ScreenPlay in the first place, so obviously the whole team deserves some credit. Some graduates and Deep (pictured below) within Graphics produced the originial demo used in the 2007 Smartphone Show which was the foundation of this new demo.
A number of people also provided lots of support during the development of the new demo. Especially Rehan and Simon. Cheers dudes!
A big thank you also to Rob for helping iron out some last minute bugs and John, their team lead, for allowing them the time to help out!
Thanks to our man Vitaly, who provided support for the TV out driver, we were able to show off the demo on the big screen!
Of course, TV out is no good unless you have the right cables for it. Enter Angelo, the lord of the boards:
The pretty icons used in the demo were produced by Annabel and Sabeena from the Marketing Department.
Integrating the camera viewfinder with ScreenPlay and providing lots of support was done by the camera guys in London: Rahul, Matthew, Brian, Jason & Hitesh.
Allowing video decoding to a graphics surface was done by our video gurus in Vancouver. Thanks to David for being the main contact for support:
And of course the demo was pieced together, continuously tweaked and presented by Joseph from the video team within Multimedia:
Last but not least, I had a small part bugging Joseph with UI ideas and suggestions and also being his side-kick at the MWC Symbian stand in Barcelona.
So there you have it, an excellent example of collaboration in Symbian. Can’t wait to see what we cook up for the next trade show!