The most charming Kickstarter I’ve backed is Sabrina Cortugno’s Bleeding Heart campaign. Sabrina is a storyboard artist on Gravity Falls and Bleeding Heart was a step away from animation and in to the world comics.
Bleeding Heart was 28-page about a young man named Henry – a scientist-in-training who one night encounters an injured werewolf collapsed on his doorstep. Who could resist that tale? Coupled with great rewards it was an unstoppable project, soaring past 100% funding in a day, and going on to raise $23,000 from almost a thousand backers.
I really hoped I’d get to chat to Sabrina for the Podcast, not so much about Kickstarter but about Sabrina’s thoughts on animation. She attended CalArts and honed her craft at Gobelin in Paris so I was curious what she’d found – story or pictures, what’s first in making great animation?
It’s 30 minutes of WWDC 2015 speculation with redcert host Andy O’Donoghue and Tapadoo & Ull Conference founder, Dermot Daly.
Among other topics: iOS9, AppleTV 4, Apple TV Streaming, Craig Federighi’s script and Developers and HomeKit.And Andy heard someone’s making home-security cameras for Apple to launch by year end – so is Apple going to put more hardware in the home, with AppleTV as the hub, or is a phone just fine? He’s convinced but Dermot, well he always looks kind of sympathetically at him.
In this Podcast Dermot Daly joins Andy O’Donoghue for Episode 15 to talk about the longevity of Apps, Apple & IBM and the life-cycle of enterprise apps. What’s likely to be important across the technology industry in 2015? Will Apple Watch revive the idea of iBeacons in retail as Marsh Supermarkets launch an iBeacon initiative, Google Glass gets a change of direction as Google’s haute couture device slips under the wing of Nest’s Tony Fadell and could this really be the end of Google’s Explorer program or where will we see, or see through, Glass next?
Did British Prime Minister David Cameron really suggest that Snapchat be banned? No, it’s all about encryption – but if encryption isn’t secure – could that be a threat to the future of e-commerce, and how much privacy are we willing to give up to live safer lives?
We talk about events and trade shows in 2015: is CES still important? Do any trade shows set agendas anymore or are they no more than one big shiny sales pitch? And yet, everyone with an online presence seems to be planning a live event…where should we flock to this year?
Finally, Dermot and Andy discuss New Years (tech) resolutions and whilst they both admit to probably owning a drone and an Apple Watch by year end, can a smart watch, even an Apple Watch, ever take the place of something that may be of incredibly important sentimental value?
A month to go to WWDC 2015 and Dermot Daly the CEO of Tapadoo will be packing his bags again for the iOS developer pilgrimage of the year, but what are we likely to see revealed this year? There’s been virtually no chatter about iOS 9, but it will appear in June, and will iRadio be launched? And where is Dr Dre? Zane Lowe joins Apple and some BBC Radio 1 producers – so Apple must be planning something exceptional. Also in this Podcast, we discuss what Apple’s R&D spend really indicates and as I often do, I run one of those left-field theories by Dermot: iOS Everywhere – in a world where Apple like glass, there will be lots of it, with icons.
‘While you’re waiting for Taylor’, Dermot’s had his first look at WatchKit, we discuss Amanda Palmer & Swedish composer Helienne on Spotify: crowd-fund your next album or your first book? Tony Fadell of Nest at the Web Summit and as far as the connected home is concerned, is anyone making apps? And Dermot tells meI may have been a little ahead of myself proclaiming that that #StrapsAreTheNewApps. We’ll see, we will see…
I can’t imagine working with my siblings would be easy: you don’t know my siblings. In a professional capacity, I’ve co-operated and collaborated with them a couple of times, but to work with them? Everyday? Rewarding and easy in some ways, yes; the understanding, the knowing – of how social and cultural experiences will be useful here, or a hinderance there – but I think I’d find it difficult – difficult to start, and difficult to quit.
I put the question to myself having met the Mc Ginn sisters recently; three siblings and serial entrepreneurs embarking on their third start-up, OPSH.COM – ‘The third way to shop’ The catchy name hints at the disruptive potential in OPSH – reversed, back to front, inside out, then nudge on a syllable to opt-ion….and you see where we’re going.
Prowlster & What Will I Wear Today were the sisters’ first two start-ups; it’s fair to say fashion is a theme with Jennie, Sarah & Grace, but this isn’t three women who are keen on fashion so they’re launching a website; it’s immediately obvious they have immersed themselves in an industry to understand the market, trends, technology and critically, their (soon-to-be) customers. Fashionable women yes, but they know the fashion business: back-to-front and inside-out.
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It’s only a couple of days to Apple’s September 9th announcement but Dermot Daly & Andy O’Donoghue review last week at IFA with Samsung’s VR and Note 4 announcements, the iCloud Hack and Victim Blame, and it’s time for a discussion on who does the vacuuming, with Dyson’s stunning step into the Internet of Things, the Dyson 360 Eye.
But there’s also time to start thinking about what Apple will do with iPhone 6, iOS 8 and they key to unlocking your wallet securely in public, with Two-Factor Authentication.
So summer is officially over and it’s a new season of the Redcert Podcast: did you unplug for the summer? Dermot Daly and Andy O’Donoghue discuss getting your ‘Digital Detox’ on the Brecon Beacons with UK company Unplugged Weekend, Apple’s iTime patent, Wearable Experiments’s Alert Shirt for Aussie Rules fans, parachute journalism in technology, the Skully AR helmet and that’s for starters.