How to send data from a Particle Photon to OpenSensors

from on 20.09.2016
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The Particle (formerly Spark) Photon is an easy to use WiFi connected micro-controller with a great web interface for managing the small Photon devices (think Arduino Nano connected to and programmed by the cloud). Code that runs on the device is written in Wiring, just like on Arduino. Particle have an app for provisioning and a rich web interface for developing, deploying, integrating and running the devices. And it’s not Continue reading

Xamarin for Cordova – a bizarre idea?

from on 16.09.2016
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The goal The main task set by the Cross-Platform .NET topic at the annual Zühlke Germany camp in Barcelona was how to combine Cordova and Xamarin to use them together. At first, this idea seems to be a bit crazy because both frameworks are trying to solve the same problem. Xamarin as well as Cordova are cross-platform frameworks which were created to simplify the development of multi-platform mobile apps. Both Continue reading

UX Design, focusing on the outcomes

from on 11.08.2016
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In the fast changing world of UX sometimes there’s an eagerness to try out the latest and greatest prototyping tool, try a new wireframing toolkit or develop ultra-detailed artefacts when they aren’t warranted. It’s important that UX engineers have an understanding of the tools available to them. It’s as important they understand what they wish to communicate before they select the tool to communicate with. Continue reading