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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Time-Tracking App for Research Project in Africa

In the course of my Masters course on Mobile Applications last summer, Hannes Buchwald and Simon Schuster developed a time-tracking application (timetracker.cc) that was used in a research project in Africa in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim. The idea was to find out what effect agricultural mechanization has on the daily schedule of African…

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Institute for Mobility and Digital Innovation at the Innovation Day

The Innovation Day (last Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016) at the Stuttgart Media University was an exiting day full of interesting presentations and workshops. Together with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gruel and Prof. Dr. Arnd Engeln I presented our new Institute for Mobility and Digital Innovation (MODI) which we recently established together with our colleague Prof. Dr. Uwe Eisenbeis. Together with the audience we conducted…

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Two more PhDs completed

Daniel Thommes (left) and Thomas Fankhauser (right) both finished their PhDs this year and can from now on proudly call themselves Doctor! During the past five respectively three and a half years I supervised them in cooperation with Qi Wang from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and Christos Grecos (now Central Washington…

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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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Installing Custom Fonts on iOS

As I was testing the new iPad Pro concerning it’s suitabilty as a laptop replacement in my courses, I quickly found noticed that fonts were missing in my Keynote slides. So the question was, how do I install custom fonts, such as the HdM Frutiger font on the iPad. The solution is easy if you use…

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6th Apps to Automotive Conference 2015

The Apps to Automotive (A2A) conference takes place once a year in Esslingen, near Stuttgart. Since the beginning I am a member of the A2A program committee. This year (June, 11th 2015) I also took part as presenter and talked about two contemporary projects: Auto Play and the Telematics App-Challenge. Auto Play Together with Steffen…

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