January 1, 2012 marked the close of the Bhangra.me: Vancouver’s Bhangra Story exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver. The web portion of the exhibit was powered by the Drupal framework happily running on IIS 7.5 / Windows Sever 2008, which served as a repository of interactive stories accessible from: WebSite for adding & browsing interactive [...]
This is the second instalment of our interview with Michael Dekmetzian (amickey_), a mobile developer we met at MobileCamp Montreal. In this clip, Michael discusses the fragmentation of open source mobile platforms and Nokia’s adoption of Windows Phone 7. Specifically, Michael sees Android’s fragmentation across devices as a challenge for both mobile developers and users. [...]
Meet Dov Amihod (doooov), one of the founders of Happy Stuff, a mobile app the lets users buy and sell things locally. I recently had a chance to chat with Dov and ask him about his experience as a mobile developer. Among the things Dov discussed with us were: Why Happy Stuff launched on the [...]
Brandon Foy is a talented 24-year-old who inspired everyone at MIX11 with his creative Windows Phone apps video. Brandon, a recent graduate (and valedictorian) of Florida’s Full Sail University, was brought on stage by Joe Belfiore who announced that Brandon’s work would be featured in a TV advertisement if it reached 200,000 YouTube views. This [...]
Intense hackery is occurring at Microsoft Canada today. In the name of International Open Data Hackathon Day, a group of geeks from London to Halton (and many places in between) are creating an app from Guelph‘s municipal data. This project is part of the Open Halton open data initative. The app uses city ward information [...]
Tomi Ahonen, who does a lot of thinking about mobile phones and their impact, says that mobile phones have seven unique qualities that distinguish them from other mass media. Here’s my distillation of his seven things that set the phone apart…
From Vancouver’s Open Data Catalogue came VanGuide, an application that mashes up City of Vancouver’s data, data from private sources, as well as user-generated landmarks enabling user tagging, comments, and ratings. It’s available for web, iPhone, and *now* Windows Phone 7. VanGuide is a social map of Vancouver. It automatically plots landmarks provided by open government [...]
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