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Visit our new Blog for information on this new crowdfunding effort. The future of personal communication is here. MyCamAnyWhere Please note the following blog is now in archive state IOS Developer Journal Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Exotic Particles
We are no longer adding new conetent to this blog Please visit our two new blogs. Exotic Particles and the Blog for our new crowdsourcing effort : MyCamAnywhere Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Life in The Clouds
MyCamAnywhere is not a video conferencing solution it is like FaceTime a point to point secure communication system initially targeted for the IPhone/Ipad that can use either the internal front camera of the iPhone or easily obtainable external IP cameras like those used in security systems. The system has the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at MyCamAnyWhere Innovation Blog
FFPlayer-beta1 has a very simple video/audio player using the most common aac format supported by apple, the callbacks are available to add your own more complex audio. The audioController uses the apple audio queue service but does not do any ffmpeg decoding. You certainly can do that and should be able to get big buck bunny to play. The audioController now only plays single channel aac like from security webcams, which is what many people would use this code for. If you want to be able to play a lot of different formats you should look into our streammore products which use the audio Unit api..
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in this series of blogs we are going to show you the secret to building the original FFPlayer-tests application. First we will show you how to build and deploy the application using the FFPlayer.framework, then we will dive into a simplified version of the code behind ffplayer.framework. The full code... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2012 at Exotic Particles
Clearly having a central Controller or Navigator application is an efficient approach, if it uses a GIP protocol it can be a central single connection to the hardware accessory , even if it doesn't it can provide the central menu structure for starting applications. Also as previous mentioned this Control Center which presumably would be provided by the Accessory provider could also having the ability to intermix its own alternative content e.g. web content, into the streams coming from the the accessories to the third party applications. Thus channel guides or service information could be provided and not have to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
In this continuation of the last post "playing with app states" we are going to look at two hypothetical case studies. Case Study I Hardware jukebox Whether the jukebox is meant for a motor vehicle or the dressing table is irrelevant. The design is a simple display of some kind and a voice interface. All command and control is via the accessory, once the IPhone or IPod touch is placed in the dock it can be ignored. We will assume we have two applications, RadioPlay which we mentioned before, a simple radio streamer and InfoPlay which provides, news, weather and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
Thinking about the different app states in relation to background applications and interapplication messaging. Before IOS 4 this was all irrelevant there was no way to keep the application running in the background, but now if you have an application that use background audio or external appliances an interesting idea comes to mind. Say you have a hardware jukebox or a radio headunit, and it allowed you to stream audio via ad2p through its speakers and command and control via IAP. You want to be able to select applications from the jukebox and switch between them. A jukebox that required... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
We can now reveal the featureset for AirTracer and AirTracerLite AirTracerLite is on track to be submitted to Apple for review last week in January. We anticipate a Typical 2 – 3 week review so you should see it in the App Store in February. Both AirTrackerLite and AirTracerPro are the perfect debugging tool when you can't use xcode or instruments. Such as remote QA testing or working with Apple external accessories. Gabrielle Larose our Art Director and UI advisor is finishing up the promo art and we will post it here as soon as it’s available. AirTracerLite will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
So now we come to the end of this series, the final cut if you will ,we hoped you found it both educational and enjoyable. So looking again at our Marathon runner traniee. She has the pulse rate monitor band wrapped around her left wrist, and the jambra headset behind her right ear. The heart monitor "talks" to the applications on her phone using the same ANT+ protocol used by the resident Nike application. The headset allows her to control a springboard application on her iphone using Siri (or perhaps Nuance) over the new WB band 16 khz SCO channel.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
So now we have a fairly useful multi-application usage scheme. The runner can use her voice to start and swap between applications. She can also connect or disconnect applications to the heart monitor that perform different functions. But there are definite refinements that can be made surrounding HealthMonitor and HealthShare. Since the monitor accessory only allows a single connection only one of the applications can be getting updates from the monitor. HealthShare in particular would benefit from a persistant connection because as implemented it can only deliver a log of resperatory activity over a particular time slice. Also any applications... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
ImageShare won't be ready for the Iphone 3gs launch. But if it was. Here is a usage Scenario of where we hope to ultimately go. So you're in line at one of the apple retail stores, you arrived early. When you arrived there were 50 people in line its now grown to over 300. You scan your emails, there's one from your close friend Terry she's in line at another store. She wants to share her Travel log of the event. Your Iphone displays the invite and the message "Share your location with imageShare group Terry's group. You instantly see... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
So now using All the information presented so far we can turn to our hypothetical Marathon Runner trainee. She has the Pulse monitor band wrapped around her wrist and the Jambra headset mic over her right earlobe. Using the headset she can switch between Music applications on her phone as well as call up spoken statistics from the HeartMonitor application. She can also Post her progress to her Facebook Wall using the HealthShare application. The Heart Monitor accessory allows for a single serial radio connection. When she requests the Heart Monitor application using a voice command, HealthMonitor starts if it's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
In this segment continuing our discussion on IOS external accessories and Multitasking we are going to look at ways an application can be launched without any action on the part of the user. Case Study: In-car navigation and management systems , so called infotainment systems. These are Radio head units that may offer depending on the OEM Handsfree calling, messaging , navigation and control over the vehicle's environmental systems. Examples would be SYNC from Microsoft and Ford, Mylink from GM and Entune from Toyota. All of the above named systems and many others also provide some level of integration between... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
When Apple first announced the External Accessory Framework with IOS 3 there was a great deal of excitement, it was thought that the new framework would open the iphone up to a host of new third party devices which could be attached via the dock connector, camera adaptor , USB and even bluetooth. But along with the new Framework came new rules and limitations that tempered those early expectations. For one the new framework required enrollment in the Made for Ipod program or MFI (which can be interpreted nowadays as Made for Iphone or whatever "I" device you care to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
We promised you expanded blogs or themes. Our first theme is Microsite. AirTracer uses microsites to provide a common User Experience across all platforms. Andriod, Iphone and browsers that support webkit, while still providing a basic web page for unsupported browsers such as internet explorer. This is used for the remote console logs and trace reports. In this theme we are going to build a little application called Smart Photos. Some of you may recognize Smart Photos as similar to a project we started back in 2010 but never completed. Photostream. (I believe we coined that term long before Apple.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
Our first Comercial Application AirTracer an Advanced logger and debugging tool for your IOS applications. We are agressively having the lite version of the application available for Apple review by the end of January. AirTracer will make IOS debugging less painful . Watch for the official announcement soon. Learn more about AirTracer in our IOS Debugging Tips blog which we will be adding to weekly until the release of the application. Along with AirTracer we will be providing a Twitter support site were Developers can share debugging problems and collaborate on log snapshots uploaded by AirTracer users. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at Life in The Clouds
Where do new Apps come from? The best ideas come from real life experience. Over the next few weeks you will hear about our crowd source shopping application. The spark for this came from the desperate act of trying to find gifts on black friday.What if I just took a picture what I wanted , posted it to facebook and asked my network of friends to post the stores they found the product. We'd sort by geolocation and price and show the newest location. Applications may start as blog posts of concepts that interest us, these idea posts may evolve... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at Life in The Clouds
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