Category Archives: developer

To Hack or not to Hack – Why “Hackathon”?

TweetThe term “Hacker” has been somewhat abused by the media, such that many may now view it as a derogatory term.  It has often been used by media to describe criminals who infect systems and breach networks. Hacker. Noun. “A … Continue reading

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Thousands of Geo Professionals Convene in San Diego for Location Technology Event of the year #esriuc

TweetIf location technology is your thing then San Diego CA is the place to be, or watch, this week as about 15,000 developers, geo technologists, modelers, technicians, and other geo professionals convene for the annual Esri user conference. The week … Continue reading

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Gearing up for Another #ESRIUC and 5 GeoGeeky Things for the Developer to do

TweetThe countdown is on… I’m scrambling here to prepare for a busy week at the annual Esri user conference in San Diego. I’m always interested in some of the fun developer meets and events that are planned during UC week … Continue reading

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Dev tip – How to Register an App with Facebook

TweetSo, you’ve been thinking about creating an app to run on facebook, so now what? Well, to begin you can take advantage of this great read from fbombmedia… enjoy! To make sure your app reaches its full potential, you need … Continue reading

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DevTip – Open Data Means Opportunity: The Food Truck App Example

TweetSo, you wanna grab a bite to eat. Chances are good that if you live in or near a cool, hipster filled city that a food truck may be close by. Think opportunity! I recently stumbled onto a cool mobile … Continue reading

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opportunity knocks – Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge

TweetThe Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014 is now open worldwide to developers of all types (government, technology firms, academic institutions, not for profits, startups, and individuals). This contest challenges all developers to create an app using the Esri ArcGIS Platform to help … Continue reading

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Training Tip – Create an Interactive Map with jQuery (Video)

TweetjQuery is a popular technology tool with the map geeks these days. Here’s a training resource that might help you to get up and running with jQuery – enjoy! In Create an Interactive Map with jQuery, Chris Converse shows how to … Continue reading

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OS Ride iOS app maps the first three stages of the Tour de France

TweetSeems the UK Ordnance Survey is in the mobile app making business as the UK data provider for teh Government has released OS Ride, a mobile app for iOS featuring routes for the Tour de France. OS Ride features detailed … Continue reading

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Google i/o 2014 – Save the Date, June 25-26 – Registration opens April 8

TweetThis from Google… We just launched the Google I/O 2014 website at http://www.google.com/io. Play with the experiment, get a preview of this year’s conference, and find out more details about registration. Registration to begin April 8 with attendees selected randomly … Continue reading

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Video – Google Project Tango – A smartphone that can map its surroundings in 3D

TweetSo, you may have heard about Google’s foray into the smartphone market and Project Tango. What is Tango exactly?? From Google… Our current prototype is a 5” phone containing customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion … Continue reading

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Samsung wants you to make Gear 2 apps, ASAP

TweetSamsung on Wednesday introduced tools that will allow developers to create apps for the company’s new wearables and flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone.The company, speaking at a developer day at Mobile World Congress, released a software development kit for its Gear 2 smartwatch, … Continue reading

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60% of developers are below the “app poverty line” earning less than $500 per app per month!

TweetSome interesting research from VisionMobile reveals tredns and revenue opportunities based on mobile platform.  Vision Mobile has a new Developer Economics Q1 2014 report based on a survey of 7,000 app developers in 127 countries.

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