Apps 4 Ottawa

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We are participating on the Apps 4 Ottawa competition. This objective of this competition is to promote the use of Open Data provided by the city. In our case, our apps were basically made without the use of Open Data, however they’re still for Ottawa, so they comply 🙂 We’ve submitted two of our apps:…

Icon apps improvements

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Our series of Icon apps have been growing slowly but surely. Initially we started with Boston, continuing to Washington D.C. to then transform them into the Icon series that today covers more than a dozen iconic cities around the world. With this grow it has come the time to unify them under a similar UX,…

So you wanna be a startup…

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Some years ago Google released Google Docs, which was a free web version of the Office suite Microsoft offers. While Google Docs was certainly more limited than MS Office, it was functional enough to work with it, and (on top of all) sharing data and documents via Web was possible (MS Office didn’t allow that…

AR on a chip explained

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Last week Metaio announced with great -and justified- fanfare the first AR Engine. This engine is going to be manufactured in tandem with ST-Ericsson. So, what is it all about? Let it be said that we -obviously- embrace and welcome any advantages in the AR world. The more improvements, the better. Indeed Metaio and ST-Ericsson…

Online location, a second look

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Some time ago I shared my thoughts on designing and deploying an app that would work under the offline concept (no connection to the internet necessary) or online one (connection to the internet necessary). Well, during my visit to Innsbruck the experience reassured me to follow the online route. In short, online is easier on…

Porn in AR

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Ever since AR started to be popular, the question of using pornography on it has been in the air. After all, it seems obvious to use AR for those proposes. Well, last week, the first formal step of embracing porn in AR was made by Layar, by enhancing the Playboy Magazine, Netherlands edition. You can…

ENTER 2013 Conference recap

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As I mentioned earlier, we were invited to gave a little presentation of our experience in AR on the ENTER 2013 conference, celebrated on the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria. For those of you unaware of it, the ENTER conference is focused on IT on tourism, hence all presentations and keynotes are given with that…

Enter 2013

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We have been invited to give a little talk on the Enter 2013 conference, which will take place on Innsbruck, Austria. We’ll be talking about our experience with our platform (Cities Icons). Of course, we’ll summarize the experience later for you, our wonderful readers 🙂 In case you are not aware of this beautiful Austrian…

Translating machines -> apps

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Ever since computers where invented, a translation machine has been the dream of many, after all voice is the main way to communicate between humans, humans have created languages. Even if we humans can achieve to speak several ones, its really hard to speak them all for nothing else than practical reasons. However, most of…

20 years of SMS

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On December 3rd 1992 Neil Papworth sent the first SMS. Many of us have read and heard the history, so I’m not going to reap it here. SMS did indeed changed the world! What has been overlooked by many tech sites is that there’s an interview to Papworth about this event. The interview was made…