Hotel Guests booking via Hotels.com will be notified about their upcoming reservation and have access to their booking details accompanied by an image of the hotel and address and in addition the app screens will include directions to the hotel and will issue reminders to the guest about check-in and check-out detail.
In a video shortcut from Episode 15 of the Redcert Podcast, I asked Dermot Daly the founder & CEO of leading app development company Tapadoo about WatchKit and his initial thoughts on working on apps for Apple's first wearable device.
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.
Recently in a piece I did with Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down To Business I sort of gushed my thoughts, and admittedly hopes, for what Apple will do with iTime. One of the points I made that seemed to irk some listeners was my jibe at mainstream reporting on the iTime patent publication.
Andy O'Donoghue joined Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down To Business to discuss the patent recently granted to Apple for a device they termed iTime. Andy though thinks Apple have done a good job convincing the market that they're building a Smart Watch with lovely interchangeable (lulti-coloured!) straps, whereas, could iTime in fact be an interface for your entire life?
Instaward AB is the first company in Scandinavia with its own iBeacon development and manufacturing capability. Instaward are targeting retailers who want to tailor messages for their customers, based on the customer's exact position and previous buying behavior.
Apple announced an upgrade of its MacBook Pro with Retina line-up: in a nutshell, faster processors, double the memory in both entry-level configurations, and a reduced price for the high-end prosumer 15-inch version. Here's a quick reference of part numbers and specifications.
iTime will likely be the gong that silences the the nay-sayers who mumbled 'there's no innovation at Apple anymore' - despite new frameworks like HealthKit and HomeKit that could kick-start entire industries, new iPhones this September and incidentals like a whole new programming language Swift, the market wanted Apple to spring something so huge it could change the world. In yesterday's quarterly results we noticed a 36% increase in Apple's R&D spending. At a company where much work is done and cost already accounted for in a type of modular innovation process before a new product is created a surge in R&D is a good clue that there is plenty going on.
They had bought an Android phone, by mistake, and then sought a better experience. And a better life. And decided to check out iPhone and iOS.