Project name: INES (In-Dash Entertainment Software)
Latest version: v0.2
OS Supported: Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP
Project Type: Free to Mp3car.com members
Supported functions: Windows Media file types, MP3, video, DVD playback
Input type: Touch Screen/mouse
Other features: Fully skinnable!!! including animations
INES uses Flash and Flash Studio Pro as an executable wrapper. Ines is based on a hispanic woman narrator and will feature 3d and 2d animation incorporated into the interface (which is fully skinnable) and lip synching for the default animations and speech. Because this uses Flash as a base for the program, the interface can be customized with new motion or static backgrounds and icons (read: you can get rid of the narrator and make it look anyway you want). Windows Media Player 9 series is embedded into the application so this is the only extra software requirement. I've been working on this for about 4-5 months now and currently it's a few months away from testing... screen shots to follow once the interface design is solidified.