Together with the students of the Cooperative State University of Loerrach, we develop a new kind of Beacon with additional functionalities. We call this device a "PiBeacon". A Raspberry Pi emulates a Beacon using his BLE module. The program code will be implemented in Python.
Our first project using the brand new Raspberry Pi 3 will go live next week. It is used to control a shopwindow display showing actual informations to the people outside. The Pi connects to the internet using the now integrated WiFi module and plays a Powerpoint Presentation automatically after the start. The PPP is stored in the cloud using Microsoft OneDrive. After the start, the Epiphany webbrowser is started. The PPP is loaded by opening the "shared-link". This will open automatically PowerPoint Online. Issue: Powerpoint online will not start automatically a PPP in the presentation mode, that's a missing feature and we really don't understand why Microsoft doesn't implement that to Powerpoint Online. But we have a workaround: Using "xdotool" our script is sending simulated keystrokes to the browser which select…
We finished the development of an Android App Prototype: an distinct launcher for kiosk operation mode. Android 4.4.2, no alternative Android (as e.g. CyanogenMod), not rooted Now we enter into the next step to improve the prototype to bring it to maturity phase.
We just started the development of a web database using Microsoft Access 365. High integration of Microsoft Office products, location independent sharing of information, business critical application for a medium-sized business.
In these days we started an new project in Mobile App Development. It's a project initiated by a Swiss NGO. First step will be a pre-project phase with the scope of commiting to paper the user requirements. This will lead to find the budget and to decide which technology for implementation should be used: Android & iOS vs. HTML5