International Days on Mobile Development

From November 14th to 16th I took part in the International Days on Mobile Development at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. We had three really exiting days together with lecturers in the area of mobile application development from countries such as Belgium, Finnland, the UK, Netherlands, Spain and Germany. On the first day we all gave…

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Microcontroller Programming for a Stop-Motion-Camera-System

In the course of a semester project in the winter term 2011/12, two of my students (Luca Petrusch and Christph Schulthess) developed a software for controlling a stop-motion camera system. The hardware was developed by a student (Hannes Bucher) of the course audiovisual media in his bachelor thesis. The software runs on an Arduino device…

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Master Seminar Embedded System – Projects Winter Term 2011/12 – Home Automation, StepPiano, iBooze, CAN, iOS Accessories

During the seminar on embedded systems five student teams worked on five different projects and wrote a paper about the results. The topics were: Home Automation with Arduino StepPiano – an Installation with Arduino CAN Bus Simulation with CANoe from Vector iBooze – An iPhone controlled cocktail mixing machine Developing an iOS Accessory The paper abstracts…

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NFC is rapidly coming to your next smartphone

ISIS is a joit venture between AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Verizon and provides a national mobile commerce platform using NFC chips in the smartphones for mobile payment. A great number of manufacturers now will support the ISIS NFC technology in future smartphones. This will pave the way for mobile payment at least in the US….

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Motorola Atrix – The future of personal computers?

At the CES 2011, Motorola shows Apple and other competitors what the future of mobile phones will look like! The Motorola Atrix is a phone that can be used as a desktop, a laptop and even a multimedia set-top box – all in one device. Equipped with the corresponding docking stations you can (almost) forget about…

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Nexus S with NFC – update

The Nexus S will be running Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and support Near Field Communication (NFC). Since 16th December it is available in the US. The release date for UK is 20th December. In Germany rumors say it will come to the stores in March 2011 with Android 2.4 preinstalled! (source: mobiflip). (Why so late?) Gingerbread…

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Instant Translation – World Lens

Take a look at this interesting app. Cool stuff! Get it here for free: a title=Word Lens href=http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-lens/id383463868?mt=8ign-mpt=uo%3D4 target=_blankWord Lens iTunes/a object classid=clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000 width=360 height=280 codebase=http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0param name=allowFullScreen value=true /param name=allowscriptaccess value=always /param name=src value=http://www.youtube.com/v/h2OfQdYrHRs?fs=1hl=de_DE /param name=allowfullscreen value=true /embed type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=360 height=280 src=http://www.youtube.com/v/h2OfQdYrHRs?fs=1hl=de_DE allowscriptaccess=always allowfullscreen=true/embed/object

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Gingerbread with new Web API’s

Take a look at this interesting Google presentation for a glimpse on the next generation of Web-Apps. The next version of Google’s Android is called Gingerbread and brings a number of new great features to the developer. But what about the standards? Will these features be integrated in HTML5?

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