Using app gamification to get more people outdoors
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Chimani is proud to roll out its most significant update to its popular gamification app for exploring our country’s vast number of parks and public lands! The new version has been rebuilt from the ground up with a completely redesigned user interface. It also features expanded content with the inclusion of state parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges....
Kubernetes for the enterprise as Canonical sees it
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by Richard Harris
Nearly five years ago, throngs of people in cities across America started roaming streets, parks, and other places to hunt down creatures on their cell phones. The launch of Pokémon GO on July 5, 2016, created a craze, peaking at 45 million daily users and smashing previous estimates of player traffic.
Behind the scenes, a new open-source technology played a p...
5 million consumers will own PERS devices by 2024
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
New research from Parks Associates estimates more than 5 million consumers in the US will own PERS devices by 2024. Enabling Independence: Connected Solutions for seniors and Caregivers forecasts traditional and mobile PERS revenue will reach $1.1 billion in the same year.
The report Enabling Independence: Connected Solutions for Seniors and Caregivers assesses the a...
How the US Government shutdown could effect your app
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The impacts of the US Government being offline are obvious to the daily operations of the National parks, security agencies, and other federally funded offices. But it doesn't stop there. Techcrunch recently reported how this shutdown (close to the longest running in history), is affecting IPO ready companies, and Karen Hao, a reporter for MIT Technology Review rece...
Here's why AR is not ready for industrial use
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Retriever Communications announced the results of a study it commissioned with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) sharing deeper insight into the design of industrial-grade augmented reality (AR) software and hardware.
The goal of the study was to identify heuristics that will aid designers and developers in the creation of hands-free technologies for field s...
ARena Space VR parks coming to America
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
At the international exhibition IAAPA Attractions Expo, the virtual reality provider ARena Space will present the format of the new generation VR park. The event will be held in the world capital of theme parks, in the city of Orlando (USA). IAAPA Attraction Expo is the largest event for employees in the entertainment sector, where companies from all over the world demo...
The VR emersion trailer of your dreams
Friday, December 23, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
Jeff Hake, founder and Chief Executive Officer of JNT Company in Manhattan, Kansas has built a Virtual Reality InMotion simulator.Hake relocated to Manhattan in 2006 and began his career as a Networking Systems Analyst with Morgan Keegan and then with Kansas State University before founding JNT. The company first started as a side project in February of 2008 but by Sept...
Introducing the new Google Play Music
Monday, November 14, 2016 by Richard Harris
Editors note: Submitted by Elias Roman, Lead Product Manager, Google Play Music
Whether reminding you to leave to catch your flight, helping you find pictures of your daughter’s recital, or suggesting the right Smart Reply, Google builds tools that help you make the world of information more accessible and useful. And at Google Play Music, we strive ...
What the mobile AR phenomenon has taught us about security
Thursday, October 13, 2016 by Aaron Lint
The extraordinary success of Pokémon Go has been surprising, even in the rapidly changing paradigm of the mobile application space. The game, which allows users to hunt down and capture virtual monsters, uses Augmented Reality (AR) technology to display the creatures in real world locations such as parks, homes, and offices.Pokémon Go has already broken five Guinness Wo...
Wireless Networks, SSL, Content Delivery Networks: What You Need to Know
Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Pete Mastin
Everything and everyone is going mobile. We all hear it every day. We see people wondering around parks looking for Pokémon. Increasingly, we see people using mobile devices to replace desktops and laptops professionally. How are architectures for application performance evolving to keep up with the shift to mobile? Let’s look at two trends that are conspiring...
CONNECTIONS Conference to Feature Technology and Business Solutions for IoT and the Connected Home
Monday, April 20, 2015 by Richard Harris
Parks Associates will host the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS connected home conference on May 19-21, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.CONNECTIONS focuses on technology and business solutions for the connected consumer. The event features consumer research and market strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services,...
SXSW Watch: 2014 Connected Home Developers Garage to Attract App Developers Wanting to Plug into $71B Internet of Things Market
Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Heading to SXSW this weekend? Looking to plug into the $71 billion Internet of Things market? Check out the inaugural ‘Connected Home Developers Garage’ on Sunday, March 9, hosted by iControl Networks, Silicon Labs and Time Warner Cable. The IoT opportunity for app developers is becoming clearer, and smart home systems are a new fronti...