Thursday, September 8, 2011
Funambol MediaHub Video Contest Round 2 - Win an HTC Flyer!You probably were all on vacation, and only one brave participant completed the submission for the MediaHub Video Contest on time. This means an easy first prize for our friend Thomas!
Take a look at the "Why Funambol?" video by Thomas
Congrats Thomas! We will send you the HTC Flyer soon.
But this also means we still have one HTC Flyer to give away :)
We don't want to have gifts meant for you hanging in our offices, so we decided to launch Round 2 of the MediaHub Video Contest: the rules are the same, but the deadline for Round 2 is October 2nd at 11:59:59 PM PDT.
Videos will be published on our Facebook page on October 5th, and the video with the highest number of 'Like' at 7am PDT (2 PM UTC) on October 21st will be selected as winner of one HTC Flyer.
This time I think we'll have more participants, so it won't be easy as it was for Thomas to win... but who knows? Anyway, try to do your best!
Additional detail: the "Why Funambol?" video by Thomas will not count for Round 2 :)
Posted by francesco mapelli at 9:22 AM | 0 comments |
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Win one of two HTC Flyer with Funambol MediaHub Video ContestFunambol starts with fun, so we're announcing MediaHub Video Contest!
This is a good chance to have fun and win an HTC Flyer.
To partecipate in the contest you've to create a video about Funambol MediaHub and upload it to our public FTP before August 31st.
We'll publish the videos on Funambol Facebook Page and at the end of the contest the two videos with highest number of "Likes" will win the prizes!
Read more on the Funambol MediaHub Video Contest!
Update:The original first prize was an Apple iPad 2, but it came to our knowledge that Apple 3rd Party Promotional Policy forbids to put iPads as prizes for contests. For this reason, we are forced to change the first prize to another HTC Flyer. We apologize for any inconvenient this may cause.
Posted by francesco mapelli at 8:35 AM | 2 comments |
Free premium myFUNAMBOL account for first 200 users that fill up our survey!Funambol is conducting a survey to learn about peoples' views towards personal cloud services, such as the forthcoming Apple iCloud.
The first 200 people to fill out the survey receive a free one-year premium subscription for a 5 Gigabyte account on the myFUNAMBOL portal, a $34.99 value. After 200 surveys are received, this offer will no longer be available.
The survey takes only a few minutes and your data will only be reported upon in aggregate. To take the survey, please go to
You can also request a free copy of the survey results.
Fill the survey now!
Posted by francesco mapelli at 6:33 AM | 0 comments |
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Announcing Cloud Sniper Program - earn money developing on Cloud APIsHello!
Today we're launching the Cloud Sniper Program, a new community program that rewards developers working with our Cloud APIs to increase number of connected devices and make it easier to access content stored in the Funambol Cloud.
Our JSON Cloud APIs, available on our Carrier Edition servers such as my.funambol.com, make easy to access, add and modify content of the cloud.
As an example, this is a call that returns a json object with pictures information: (change username and password to your myfunambol credentials to see it working)
Thanks to CAPI, it is possible to build applications for virtually any connected device, CMS, programming environment you can think of that interact with content stored in the Funambol cloud.
Rules for participating to the Cloud Sniper Program are very simple:
1) submit your proposal, discuss it with the community and get approval
2) code and release to the community
3) collect your bounty (up to 500$)
To learn more and get started, read the detailed instructions at the Cloud Sniper page!
Posted by francesco mapelli at 8:22 AM | 0 comments |
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Funambol v10 - MediaHub - is GA!Hi all!
today we're announcing Funambol v10 - MediaHub.
It is like iCloud but for all devices, and available now :)
To get more information you can:
- read the official MediaHub press release
- read some more information on the MediaHub solution page
- take a look at the sneak peak if you missed it
- read the Release Notes
- try it by getting a free account at my.funambol.com, if you don't have already
Posted by francesco mapelli at 3:50 AM | 0 comments |
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
myFUNAMBOL upgrade plan for v10The wait is almost over! Next week we'll upgrade myFUNAMBOL portal to the new Funambol v10!
Since we're adding Videos and Files sync, we changed a bit the architecture, and we need some time to migrate your data to the new one.
To reduce downtime, we have the following plan for the upgrade:
On Monday 6th 9:00 am CET - 12:00 am PDT (Los Angeles) we'll bring the service down for approximately 30 minutes, to upgrade the servers to v10.
After this, we need to migrate the data, so we'll disable all media users (i.e. users that have pictures in the Funambol Cloud) and we'll migrate them to the new architecture starting with premium and ultimate users..
While your account is disabled, you won't be able to login to the portal and perform syncs. We'll re-enable users as soon as the account is migrated. We expect to be able to complete the migration of all the users in 24 hours, this means that in the worst case you'll have your service restored by Monday 7th 9:00 am CET - 12:00 am PDT.
Update: migration has been completed successfully, and new clients are on the Apple Store and Android Market! Try them!
Posted by francesco mapelli at 4:23 AM | 0 comments |
Monday, May 30, 2011
Funambol Windows Sync Client v10 on LinuxOk, I admit, I can't help doing things counter flow and I haven't given up on using Linux on my laptop. I tried everything else, but always went back to my dear little Linux. I am not one of those that knows all the ins and outs of the Linux system and I never compiled the kernel. That's too much even for me :)
Now that the dependency on Outook for the Funambol Windows Client is gone (a cool new feature of v10), encouraged by great Alfredo, I decided to try to make it to work on my system using wine. I use Fedora 14 on my netbook and it was much easier than expected!
I do not want to waste your time reading a lot of instructions for a task that resulted to be very easy. This is what I have done:
- System>Administration>Add/Remove software: I searched for wine and installed it. It found out all the dependencies and asked confirmation to install. I pressed Ok.
- After installation, I configured wine keeping pretty much all defaults; wine requested to install a few additional packages, but it has done it on its own.
- I downloaded the new Funambol Windows Client v10 and opened it with the wine launcher.
- The setup program started, ran and completed successfully. Cool!
- I inserted my credentials and started to sync. Beautiful!
The installation program installs a link to the MediaHub folder on the Desktop. The link generated does not actually work, but wouldn't it be even better just to have a link to the native MediaHub folder? To do so, just create a MediaHub.desktop file on yor desktop with this content:
GenericName=Funambol MediaHub files
Icon=$HOME.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Funambol/Windows Client/images/MediaHubFolder.ico
Of course you have to replace c:/users/ste with your username.
Scheduled sync does not work. I am thinking of creating a branded version of the client called Funambol Wine Sync Client with scheduled sync disabled.