Category Archives: Designing Around Place

Publk Web Client 1.0 Almost Ready

Publk, the new local and (presently) anonymous broadcasting service, is about to launch Beta version 1.0 if its mobile web client. Publk lets you share words and images with people in the same venue. The web client is intended to … Continue reading

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Grazia Magazine Preview of Love Machine by Publk

Love Machine got a little love from Grazia.¬†Graziadaily.co.uk will feature Publk, Inc’s Love Machine in their upcoming issue for print and web. Will they accurately portray what Love Machine is all about? Who cares? We’re published! Here’s a preview of … Continue reading

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Twitter + Textmarks = TweetMarks

Tweet every text. Text every tweet. Twitter and SMS users connect. Textmarks keyword = Twitter hashtag The challenge was to get the most possible users contributing to a communication system from my most possible devices while allowing all users to … Continue reading

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Bartalk: the Text Component (Twitter)

Since the BarTalk application is really just a metaphor for a system that can be used in any situation where there might be mingling, the entire application is being customized for the ITP Spring Show. What makes this application widely … Continue reading

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Detecting Bluetooth Devices and Notifying Them via SMS

Say you’re having a party and want to send guests a welcome message when they arrive, or you want to notify your employees as soon as they walk into the office about a last minute meeting. It is quite easy … Continue reading

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iPhone as Remote Control for TV/Desktop

In forging a stronger relationship between the mobile device, desktop, and TV I thought AJAX might have great potential. With the iPhone’s Safari browser supporting AJAX there is lots of fun to be had. I made this little application that … Continue reading

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BarTalk Project Proposal for 1′ 2′ 10′

For our final project, Matt Young and I will design and develop BarTalk, our idea for a social network centered around bars. BarTalk will allow bar patrons to interact with each other and the bar as a whole using their … Continue reading

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My Personal Mobile Development Camp

This week I used ITP’s 4 in 4 Project Challenge (do one project a day for four days) as a kind of mobile development crash course. I’ve sort of done mobile development using Textmarks, but I’d never built a native … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose Schedule for BlackBerry

Sometimes you might be out trying to decide whether or not you should head home early for Charlie Rose. It’s a tough call when you don’t know who’s on. When you look at the channel guide on the TV, it … Continue reading

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Hello, BlackBerry

Today, I set up my BlackBerry development environment. To do this, I installed version 4.2.1 of the JDE which came highly recommended. From there, this Hello World tutorial was dead simple. However, there are lots of other fun things to … Continue reading

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