APP DESIGN

February 18, 2019, by
Streaming Object Detection on a Raspberry Pi

Streaming object detection demo of the Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick. Running on a Raspberry Pi.

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December 28, 2018, by
IoTFriday E42 | Smart building compatibility. One app for all?

Combining all smart building appliances to create one seamless smart building. Whether it be for smart homes or larger scale solutions a lot of applications controlling lights, presence detectors, temperature sensors, heating, smart locks, etc. need to be integrated. Is the “one-app”  approach the best solution? We look at the options of delivering API’s from...

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October 12, 2018, by
How To Continuously Improve Your Mobile Apps (Part 1)

Gathering insights before releasing As customers are becoming more digital savvy, organizations are under pressure to continuously enhance digital products, services and related channels. When talking about digital channels, product teams need to carefully plan how to spend time and effort when working on the development of websites, mobile apps, chatbots and others. To justify...

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September 21, 2018, by
IoTFriday E37 | Your next product contains a distributed design

IoTFriday looks at the trend of dedicated chips. With the release of the new iPhones the Bionic A12 chip is introduced. It takes over a lot of tasks when taking photo’s. Qualcomm introduced the snapdragon 3100. A big step forward opposed to the last 2100 version. Smartwatches will benefit greatly from this in terms of...

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August 28, 2018, by
Modern Mobile Experiences and Platforms

January 2007, the iPhone was announced, ten months later Android debuted their first version along with an early version of the Google Play store. In another ten months the iPhone 3G would come bundled with the Apple App Store app. Within less than a year these two app stores would create an entirely new avenue...

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July 31, 2018, by
The need for unbiased & transparent design in algorithms

Algorithms have an increasingly fundamental influence on our lives. That is not necessarily positive. In order to steer the use in the right direction, I think that two characteristics are essential when developing algorithms. They should be unbiased and transparent. AI and chatbots make our lives easier. The insurance company Lemonade, which works entirely based...

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June 7, 2018, by
SharePoint Spaces Brings Mixed Reality to Your Company

In May 2018, Microsoft announced a new addition to the SharePoint platform: SharePoint Spaces. “Today, we unveiled SharePoint spaces—immersive, mixed reality experiences—which enable you to view and interact with content from every angle and visualize and manipulate data and product models in real-time. SharePoint mainstreams mixed reality, empowering everyone to create visually compelling spaces that...

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December 1, 2017, by
IOTFRIDAY E13 | Edge Computing to Battle 50,000 Messages per second

Data becomes an issue Online data storage is cheap and cloud computing power is widely available. This creates the situation where IoT solutions send all their data to a cloud platform before analysis starts. Why not have all this great data available? A problem rises where data streams become too big. This can be a...

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July 19, 2017, by
Companies as Digital Happiness Engines

  Digital Happiness The degree in which someone judges positively on the contribution of digital technology to the experience of positive emotions, getting in a state of flow, or having the feeling to live a meaningful life. My earlier call for companies to Pursuit Digital Happiness is meant as a wake-up call. Customer centricity is...

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July 27, 2016, by
Is ‘Tango’ a start of the next big trend for mobile devices?

Lately, organizations are investing in robotics technology with a vision to someday clone humans and their intelligence. One of the key aspects here is to be able to conquer the popular human senses Sight, hearing , taste, smell, and touch. I remember about four years ago, IBM in its annual release of “IBM 5 in...

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June 15, 2016, by
How To Improve Your Apps?

Building great apps and achieving high ratings isn’t easy. Developing apps require new skills in different fields of expertise as I have already explained in one of my earlier blog posts. But how can you improve once your apps have been pushed out to the stores? There are many ways to find improvements for your...

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May 2, 2016, by
Flirting with Bots

Speaking of design we usually think about the wonderful front-ends your customers, and sometimes employees, love. We might also think of industrial design or even city shaping. Beautiful architecture. These days we are so focused on the front-end; we might be tempted to forget the back-end. They say, beauty is what lies inside. Image from...

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February 9, 2016, by
The Future of Coding

My kids don’t understand what I do for a living. To them “I work on the computer” and “I push buttons”. Computer programming and designing apps that run on their PCs, tablets and phones is a concept that their Elementary aged minds just couldn’t seem to grasp. So, when the local coding community hosted an...

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January 25, 2016, by
Workload Migration to a PaaS provider: Is it worth the effort?

PaaS platforms are becoming more and more predominant, I don’t have a crystal ball so I can’t say the percentage of Web Apps that will run at a PaaS provider in 5 years, but I will bet on 80%. Hosting an application at a PaaS provider has it’s pros and cons, like most of the...

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January 4, 2016, by
Why Justin Bieber isn’t using these apps?

Is Justin Bieber working for your company? Is pseudo Latin your native language? Probably not. Making demonstrators for customers should not only show relevance in customer or employee value, it should also make the demo relevant by using appropriate content. As relevant as friendly names can be, make sure they are relevant to the customer...

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November 16, 2015, by
Holiday Readiness – Tuning Your App Stack

  In my previous post, I outlined why holiday readiness is important and how to get started. In this post, I will discuss some of the approaches to optimize the infrastructure that will handle the holiday traffic. Why? Tuning an App in isolation is like buying a million-dollar super car, and having no race track to...

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November 13, 2015, by
Challenges of a CIO Part 3

In my last blog,  I described the first steps that Peter Sommer took to handle the challenges facing him as the new CIO at Olfama. The small change in the service desk is already proving to be successful – response times during a systems failure has dropped significantly and though not pleased with system failures,...

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November 3, 2015, by
Apple Watch and APIs in Healthcare

I was invited recently to talk about how the Apple Watch could be used in healthcare, and since I’ have already been involved in a number of watch app projects, I thought it would be fun to share the experience. 

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October 26, 2015, by
5 Tips to Help You Survive the Rise of the Front-end Engineer Hipster

There is never a dull moment in software development. You just learned the newest cool framework and before the project is finished it is old again and there is a new kid on the block. Every new project another framework looking for authenticity. Image credit: http://blog.dmfranc.com/post/113059677461/about-framework-fatigue

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September 24, 2015, by
PaaS Is The New N-Tier

Do you pride yourself on your knowledge of modern application development?  I always did, and I kept my skills current—until recently, when I discovered that I was way behind. Platform-As-A-Service (PaaS) is a significantly different approach to custom application development.  It kicks n-tier to the curb, and I love it. Traditionally, applications were built in three tiers:...

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September 9, 2015, by
3 Must-have Design Principles for Any Mobile App Prototype

While doing several Mobile App concepts for clients we discovered a trinity of value that took us from ‘quick and dirty’ to ‘quick and clean’. While building concepts as a demonstrable prototype, you are bound to take shortcuts. You cannot make fast progress without cutting some corners. Having limited time should never mean cutting out...

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August 18, 2015, by
The Next Wave in App Design

Since the start of the App revolution we have seen some pretty amazing Apps, as well as a great deal of crappy designed and pretty much unusable Apps. I have always liked Apps that have a clear focus. Apps should not start with a menu asking what the user wants to do. Apps should start...

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