Best Practices for AR App Development with the RealWear HMT-1

Best Practices for AR App Development with the RealWear HMT-1

Technology, and how we interact with it, is evolving every day. Someday, virtual overlays, like in Minority Report and Terminator, might not be science fiction. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), two relatively new interactive experiences, have had their rises and falls throughout time as new technology became widely available, but not enough to sustain user engagement in the...

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The Business Value of Augmented and Virtual Reality

The Business Value of Augmented and Virtual Reality

While Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies have languished over the past several decades, major technical advancements within the past few years have brought forth a resurgence of interest in these technologies. From the first AR/VR experiments in 1968, to the failure of the Nintendo Virtual Boy in the 1990s, to the explosive success of the Oculus Rift VR headset...

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Using Good Dynamics SDK v1.8.x with Xamarin.iOS

After following  the “Getting Started” guide in the latest GOOD Dynamics documentation, you’ve undoubtedly encountered this error while trying to run your Xamarin.iOS application using GOOD Dynamics: This error has been a show stopper for most anyone attempting to get GOOD Dynamics working with Xamarin. Fortunately, the fix is fairly straightforward.…

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How Kenya Has Emerged as a Mobile Banking Leader – And Why it Matters (Part 1)

In 2009 I spent several months in rural Kenya volunteering with an independent community development non-profit, working with a small group of women engaged in a microfinance program.  To make regular savings deposits of generally 75 KSH (~$1 at the time) into the pseudo ‘bank,’ some women would travel miles, by foot and/or Matatu, to the orphanage I worked with running the program. …

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Money for Nothing – I want my ATM

It may come as a surprise to learn that the vast majority of the world’s ATMs run on Windows XP. However, by now many people are aware that on April 8th 75% of the nation’s ATM machines will be running on an operating system that is no longer maintained by its creator.…

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Modernizing Legacy Applications Through Mobilization

Introduction With renewed interest in migrating applications to the cloud, the landscape of web applications is ever changing.  Even a few years ago, checking your web-based email required refreshing the page.  Now, Google’s Gmail automatically downloads new emails behind the scenes.  Facebook instantly shows you new likes and comments in your news feed and Twitter automatically injects...

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Mobile Web Services – JSON/REST vs. XML/SOAP

As companies become more interested in exposing web services to get data to mobile apps, the question is always “what format should we use for the services?” It seems like JSON is the default most of the time lately – but larger companies often have existing investments in XML-based web services, or they’re using some enterprise web services stack, middleware, or ESB...

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