Monthly Archives: December 2013

My Google Glass Experience

Doing some cool stuff with Google Glass lately. It’s been a pretty interesting experience so far. There’s not one but 2 API sets I can tap into. One is called the GDK and the other is called the Mirror API. The latter is a pure services layer where I can build a services oriented application…… Read More »

My Google Glass Experience

Recently BGT Partners was acquired by PwC and since then I’ve been tasked to work on a Google Glass project for one of PwC’s large clients and it’s been a pretty interesting experience so far. There’s not one but 2 API sets I can tap into. One is called the GDK and the other is… Read More »

LIFTTT Adds Location to Your IFTTT Recipes

Android/iOS: If This Then That is one of our favorite web apps out there, but if it’s missing anything, it’s location-based triggers. LIFTTT is an app for Android and the iPhone that adds just that. via Qnovations http://lifehacker.com/lifttt-adds-location-to-your-ifttt-recipes-1481171611

German Patent Ruling Threatens Microsoft’s Windows Phone Earnings From Android

In yet another round of the patent fights going on over smart phones we find that Microsoft has just been dealt a blow over the revenues it gains from Android hand sets. Yes, read that again, Microsoft makes money out of many to most of the Android handsets out there. […] via Qnovations http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/12/06/german-patent-ruling-threatens-microsofts-windows-phone-earnings-from-android/

iBeacon In Apple’s Retail Stores Has Limited Appeal

Apple’s new iBeacon technology is now being rolled out to the company’s U.S. retail stores, but it’s real promise will only be realized by other retailers willing to offer discounts to shoppers. via Qnovations http://www.forbes.com/sites/garydallen/2013/12/07/ibeacon-in-apples-retail-stores-has-limited-appeal/