Start-up Sandbox

The HdM Sandbox is a project funded by the Ministry of Economics supporting young entrepeneurs in setting up their start-up ideas. At the last Sandbox Start-up pitch event at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart, twelve start-up ideas were presented by their teams. The teams are supported by different mentors and the HdM Startup-Center provides…

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The Electric Car Sion

Recently I had the chance to test drive the prototype of the upcoming smart electric car called Sion, developed by the Munich start-up Sono Motors. The Sion is a very special electric car, as it is completely covered with solar panels in order to produce the energy – it requires for driving – by itself….

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Book on Mobile Learning published

It was a long process, but after nearly 1,5 years the new book called: “Handbuch Mobile Learning” (Springer VS) is officially published! With over 1000 (!) pages of content from different experts in the field of digital learning, it is a must have for any teacher, professor or lecturer who wants to make use of…

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Implementing an Ethereum Blockchain DApp

Wintersemester 2017/2018 In my Mobile Applications lecture (course Computer Science and Media) we have developed a mobile app that makes use of the Ethereum Blockchain framework and Smart Contracts. You can take a look at the result here: Thanks to Michl Zedler from Exxeta for the project idea and Pirim Rehm and Pascal Fecht for…

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International Days on Mobile Development

From November 13th to 15th the International Days on Mobile Development took place at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA), one of our partner universities and with about 46.000 students one of the largest in the Netherlands. I had the opportunity to meet with colleagues from all over Europe who are teaching in the area of…

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AWE Europe 2017

The AWE is the worlds largest AR & VR conference and expo and it took place this year in Munich, Germany. I had the chance to take a look at the latest developments in AR & VR software and hardware and was really surprised to see that the general interest for AR seems to explode,…

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MediaNight Summer Term 2017

Today the biggest event of the year, the MediaNight,  is taking place again at the Stuttgart Media University. Please come and have a look at the great projects the students were working on during the last semester. Here are some snapshots of the projects I have supervised: Hamster is an app that helps you to…

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Mobile Day Summerterm 2017

On Monday, June 26th at 14.15 the third Mobile Day took place at the Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart (Nobelstraße 10, Room 013). See the video stream here https://events.mi.hdm-stuttgart.de/2017-06-26-3-mobile-day: AGENDA – MOBILE DAY 14:15 – Welcome, Prof. Gerlicher 14:20 – Cross-Platform App Development Dr. Daniel Thommes, NEON alpha 15:00 – App-Backend as a Service Ruben Deyhle,…

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Apps 2 Automotive Conference 2017

The A2A this year took place in a beautiful old-timer venue in Neu-Ulm about an hour drive from Stuttgart. The event was running under the topic Smart World. Thus, there were many presentations that did not necessarily had to do with cars but with how IoT and Smart-Home can be combined with mobility and what…

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MediaNight Wintersemester 2016/17

Last Thursday (January, 26th 2017) the MediaNight (trailer) was taking place again at the Stuttgart Media University. This semester, what impressed me the most were the many VR installations and games. It seems to me that VR really is mainstream now. I had the impression that there were more VR games and applications shown than normal…

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