The true location cloud computing

The true location cloud computing

The cloud concept is meant to be ethereal, floating, that we don’t need to worry about it. It has worked! However, cloud computing is very real, which means it has a real physical presence and cost. So, how does the cloud exist?

Floating around
Server

In reality the cloud is a bunch of servers, located in a data center (more on that later). Specifically, a server is a computer built … well to serve. The main characteristic of a server is that’s build to be on 24/7 and it needs to be very fast. So, while it may have the same architecture as […] Read more

The curios case of tech’s business model pendulum

The curios case of tech’s business model pendulum

In the beginning

In the 70s Bill Gates and Paul Allen were programmers. Different from a formal employment, both of them only made software to whoever needed. As such, they needed compensation -at least- to make a living. However, there was one problem, up until that time, a programmer worked for a company which made hardware that needed software. Gates wasn’t planning on being an employee, he was envisioning living only from building software for -again- whoever needed it. He laid this out in his Open Letter to Hobbyists. At the time, such a thing wasn’t saw as revolutionary, it was […] Read more

The challenging reality for Magic Leap

The challenging reality for Magic Leap

In case you’re not aware of, Magic Leap is one of the hottest startup lately. Their pitch?

An AR company with a technology that’s going to revolutionize the field

As such, they’ve raised (up until today) ~1.4$ Billion. Many big investors are behind this company, including Alphabet. Presumably most of them have seen a private demo of the product the company is making. Publicly this is what has been shown:

Which is exiting! Definitely expands AR, and that’s always a good thing. The people who has been granted access to the technology talk wonders about it, however -because of an NDA- they can’t […] Read more

Monterrey Tech

Monterrey Tech

Monterrey Tech (Tecnológico de Monterrey) is one of the world’s most prestigious universities. As part of our recent trip to Mexico, we engaged with them on how we can mutually collaborate. The result of this collaborations is, Tec Monterrey will be supplying us with the points of interest so they can be put into Terra Icons™.

This is for the main campus in Monterrey. As we have done previously with Montreal and Sherbrooke (among many others), now it’s Monterrey’s turn to be in augmented reality!

To navigate the campus in AR, download Terra Icons and select the layer: Monterrey Tec. Enjoy!
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El tecnológico […] Read more

Mexico DF

Mexico DF

Last week I had the great opportunity to visit Mexico city (a.k.a, Mexico DF: Federal District). I had the chance to get to know this wonderful, vast, complex and majestic city. The visit was mainly to expand our business and market what Terra Icons does. I met amazing people, companies and future partners. I continue to evangelize about augmented reality and the potential it has as a new medium. Mexico is well positioned to take advantage of this technology as it continues to be one of the growing economies on the world, and it’s one of the biggest markets on […] Read more

Native or Hybrid mobile app?

Native or Hybrid mobile app?

Mobile

In the mobile world, programming for an smartphone is divided in native or non-native (i.e. hybrid). But … what is it?

Each OS manufacturer (i.e. Google’s Android & Apple’s iOS) develops their platform to be programmed in a certain way with a certain language using a defined set of instructions, known as APIs (application programming interface). For Android that language is Java, for iOS is Objective-C and Swift. As with the web case, only people who know how to program in these languages are able to understand and develop for these mobile platforms. Java is quite a popular language, Android is […] Read more

Pokemon Go changed forever user behaviour towards AR

Pokemon Go changed forever user behaviour towards AR

There’s has been a lot a talk about Pokemon Go. We are going to focus on how it benefits AR, because, well … we do AR.

First things first

We weren’t that far off (4 years ago) when we predicted Google was doing data mining with Ingress. If you want all the details, I suggest you read this. Long history short, Alphabet (aka Google) has among its companies one name Niantic. Some years ago, Niantic published a game called Ingress. Ingress was based on going through portals in order to progress on the game. At that time we inferred that Niantic was […] Read more

La Fête du lac des Nations in AR

La Fête du lac des Nations in AR

Mollejuo’s mission is to index the world in augmented reality (AR). Step by step we have been doing that for years. Our latest assignment has been to index the Festival du Lac des nations, which starts today in Sherbrooke Quebec. We have indexed it in AR within Terra Icons. On the app you can find in AR the stages and some other points of interest within the event.

Enjoy the party Sherbrooke!

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MVP, frameworks, languages and programmers

MVP, frameworks, languages and programmers

So you got your idea, maybe you already have a website hosted or in the cloud. Now you need to execute on that idea. Assuming this idea involves a software project, how do you proceed? Well, I’m going to share an small part on what’s needed to know in order to execute better, or at least with less pain.

Programmers and choices of languages

In order for this software idea to be made a reality you’ll need a programmer. This person (he or she) can be in the form of freelancer, employee, contract etc. Like any other profession, programming tends to be […] Read more

Scavenger hunt in AR

Scavenger hunt in AR

One of the natural uses for geolocated in augmented reality (AR) is doing an scavenger hunt activity of some sort. While obvious, we have thought about the idea for a long time. That, until Jessie connected us about doing something together. And so we did …

Enter the games!

Given her wide experience on travel and foodie trips, we decided to made an AR scavenger hunt for foodies. The way we did it was by enabling within Terra Icons, a layer for Jessie on a journey active on New York city. This layer contains NYC Brooklyn’s neat restaurants. The first 5 restaurants […] Read more