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SeeScan – Mobile AR

Posted by Lester Madden under Augmented Reality, Smartphones

Regular readers will know that augmented reality is a passion of mine. So much so that I setup another blog, AugmentedPlanet where I could blog away happily about all things AR.

However I came across a really cool mobile augmented reality demo for visually impaired people today that I thought was worth sharing. The SeeScan application from iVisit is a real-time object recognition application that enables people with a visual impairment to point their smartphone at an object and have it tell them what it is.


Interested in beta testing mobile software?

Posted by Lester Madden under General

I had an interesting meeting yesterday with a company called Mob4Hire.

Mob4Hire is an interesting idea where developers can submit applications that they want beta tested, specify what functionality they want testing, on what devices and on what networks, in return they offer a cash incentive.



What does Symbian mean for developers?

Posted by Lester Madden under Symbian

If you’re a developer then take a look at a couple of interesting videos that appeared this morning on YouTube.

They are both published by Symbian, the first sets up the developer proposition, the second is focused more on the benefits of the platform.
Interesting stuff.

What it’s all about for a developer

Opening up a world of infinite possibilities



Silent mode on your phone is there for a reason

Posted by Lester Madden under Smartphones

Sometimes your phone rings at the worst possible moment, on the tube, in a meeting, at 5am while you nurse a hangover. Still it could be worse, it could ring in the middle of a live press conference at the White House and the Press Secretary could fancy himself as a bit of a comedian.



Phones To Consider When You Are Super Rich

Posted by Lester Madden under General, Smartphones, Symbian

I visited Motorola in Turin not so long ago. In their reception area they had a cabinet displaying some of their high range devices. One of them was solid gold Razor, the ultimate bling.  As this weekend’s Euro Millions Lottery is a massive £120 million roll over jackpot, it got me thinking about what I would do with the money should I be fortunate enough to have the winning ticket on Saturday morning.


Watch Phone For Budding Secret Agents

Posted by Lester Madden under Gadgets, Smartphones

Ever fancied yourself as a secret agent? Of course you have, but to be the next James Bond you need to have the latest gadgets. I’ve said a few times that this year we are going to see a plethora of watch phones come to the market. At MWC  and CTIA there were a number of the mobile heavy weights showing off their latest integrated watch/cell designs.

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