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Conduits Technologies Inc. Hosts Pocket Player Skin and Plugin
Contest with Giveaway
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, January 18, 2000 -- Conduits Technologies Inc.
has launched a contest and giveaway for development of skins and
plugins for Pocket Player, a MP3 player for Windows CE.
Pocket Player supports an extensive skin system, where older skins
done for previous versions of the program can be used with future
releases. Pocket Player also supports a pluggable visualization
system while listening to music. For example, one features a
visualization of the "oscilloscope" view and volume meter bars in
real-time. A software development kit for developing plugins is
available on the Conduits website.
The Pocket Player skin and plugin Giveaway guidelines are as
follows: an author who develops a skin for Pocket Player that
is not a derivative of an existing skin (judgement made by Conduits)
and is a product of a reasonable amount of work will receive a
free copy of Pocket Player. If two skins are made, meeting the
guidelines, a copy of TaskSwitcher is given. Three, and a copy of
Pocket Browser is also given. By the end of the giveaway
(1 March 2000) a ratings system will be available on the Conduits
website, and the five top rated skin authors will receive prizes.
An author of a visualization plugin for Pocket Player, using
to the skin guidelines above, will receive copies of all three
aforementioned programs. Making three unique plugins will
yield a free copy of Pocket Artist Lite (to be released before
March 2000). As part of the contest, the top three
plugin authors will also receive other prizes.
Conduits has released a skin utility for Windows desktop machines
that simulates the Pocket Player skin engine on the desktop,
to aid in the designing of the skins. Full skin documentation
and tutorials will be available soon on the Conduits website.
Pocket Player 1.2 is available as a free trial
from http://www.conduits.com/ce/player/, where the user can download
and evaluate it unabridged for 15 days. After the trial period
testing of skins is still active. Pocket Player 1.2
is available for $14.95 from CEShopper.com (http://www.ceshopper.com).
More information, including a complete list of skins and features,
can be found at the Conduits website at http://www.conduits.com.
Official details and rules of the Giveaway and Contest are
available at the Conduits website. Conduits develops several
commercial applications for Windows CE, including Pocket Artist
(a painting and image manipulation program for Windows CE) and
Pocket Browser (an online web browser for P/PC). Conduits also
has several open source efforts, such as CoPilot for Palm-size PCs.
SOURCE: Conduits Technologies Inc.
CONTACT: Jason Patterson at 850-523-0426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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