We recently shipped an app, for our clients at Monkey Island Inc., that was so much fun we can’t help but share our story. The app is called drop, and is a location-based photo sharing app for iOS. In this post, we’ll walk you through our app building process, some of drop’s coolest features, and speak to the technical challenges we encountered during the development process. You can get drop here for free! Read more »
Today we’re proud to announce an app we’ve built called EduBeacons. It allows Years 5 and 6 age students to view lesson plans from their iPads when in proximity to an iBeacon. We built EduBeacons in partnership with our new friend, Paul Hamilton of appsbypaulhamilton.com and Matthew Flinders Anglican College in Queensland, Australia. Paul is an author, speaker, Apple Distinguished Educator, and overall education technology pioneer.
We’re starting to see huge indications that iBeacons will fundamentally change the way we interact with the physical world. While Apple’s iPhone can act as an iBeacon itself, it’s third party Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) hardware devices that are really stealing the show early on in the iBeacon Platform. These devices (made by Estimote, Gimbal, and many other manufacturers) paired with mobile apps turn physical world into a playground for our digital devices. Just how are BLE and iBeacons… Read more »
In a recent post, we talked about reasons you should consider upgrading your iOS6 app when iOS7 is released later this year. But what if your business is just in the early stages of exploring whether or not to build an app? Having an app for your business has become a hot trend, and the perception is every business should have an app. Customized business apps… Read more »