How Context-Aware Technology is Revolutionizing Utilities

Context-aware computing has been around for decades, but with the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices and the surge of the industrial internet of things (IIOT), context-aware technologies are now poised…

By Kirk Eggleston | Dec 14, 2016

Why Companies Should Embrace Oil and Gas Mobility

While reviewing the Apple’s iPad in Business website, I noticed something strange among the 33 various business types Apple was promoting. No Oil and Gas. Five Oil and Gas companies…

By Joe Southern | Jul 21, 2015

Hospitality Mobile Apps: Creating A Better User Experience

There’s no doubt, mobile can improve how companies offer their services to customers. This is especially true for hospitality. The ease of a mobile device has great potential to improve…

By Sven Lenaerts | Jun 08, 2015

Retailers: Your Customers Rely On Mobile, Yet Your Apps Suck

Today’s customers are multitaskers. They may be physically present in your store, but they are also fully immersed in their mobile worlds. Mobile has become an important accessory to our purchase processes. The ability…

By Madeleine Popp | Apr 23, 2015

A Guide To Geofencing

This blog post is based on an interview with Kevin Lee, the Manager of Engineering, at ChaiOne. You may have heard the terms geofence or geofencing, but do you actually…

By Natalie Cheng | Apr 13, 2015

Haptic Feedback Is Fostering Greater User Intimacy

Your phone vibrates to notify you, but of what? Is it a Snapchat? An Instagram like? An e-mail? A Twitter mention? A text message? Besides phone calls and the occasional…

By Madeleine Popp | Apr 02, 2015

Visualized Data Helps Drive Decisions: A Primer on Chart Types

This post is an introduction to a series on visualizing data. Information drives decision-making, especially in the business world. When multiple parties are engaged in collecting intelligence, synthesizing data and…

By Evelina Tapia | Jan 14, 2015

The Benefits of Big Data and Context

Data – it’s what companies are looking at more intently than ever before. The IDC recently reported that, “almost 3 zettabytes of data existed in the world in 2012, and…

By Natalie Cheng | Jan 12, 2015

Beacon Bits: A developer tool to explore the power of iBeacons

iBeacon technology was first introduced to the public by Apple at WWDC 2013; the goal: to enable a new level of location applications made possible with Bluetooth LE technologies introduced…

By Jeff Kibuule | Nov 11, 2014

Using Context Aware Mobile Apps in the Oil and Gas Industry

Seems like anywhere you turn, you’ll hear someone talking about how contextual awareness is the future of technology…or depending on the groups of people you hang out with, maybe you…

By Natalie Cheng | Nov 10, 2014

Creating Smarter Apps: A New Platform for Contextual Applications

Over the past four years, I have been fascinated at the speed at which the world has adopted mobile technologies. The advent of the App Store distribution model for software…

By Roberto Moctezuma | Sep 29, 2014

Changing the User Experience with iBeacons

Context is a growing mobile trend, especially through the use of iBeacons. These inexpensive and low powered proximity sensors track user location to send push notifications. ABI Research predicts that…

By Justine Albright | Jul 24, 2014

Integrating Context with Healthcare

With health spending projected to grow at an average rate of 5.8% from 2012-2022, an increasing number of patients will need more healthcare and expect better service. With this trend,…

By Natalie Cheng | Jun 25, 2014

A Guide to iBeacon Hardware and Contextually Aware Platforms

According to a report by Deloitte, 37% of U.S. consumers own a trio of tablets, smartphones, and laptops. In addition, 65% of consumers own smartphones, which is an increase of…

By Natalie Cheng | Apr 28, 2014

How Wearables Are Changing The Way We Treat Context

The use of context today isn’t just restricted to the use of smartphones. Context and its relevancy and applications have slowly entered our lives as well. Imagine a friend who…

By Ryan Desmind | Apr 24, 2014

Things To Remember For Mobile in Retail

According to a Forbes article, one of the Top 5 Retail Trends To Look For In 2014 is the convergence of the physical and digital world. This means that consumers…

By Natalie Cheng | Apr 08, 2014

Context Aware Computing and its Growing Importance and Impact on Technology

What works today is not just advertising. True, many Fortune 500 companies may be spending up to $500 million each year on advertising. Yet, the modern age demands a much…

By Ryan Desmind | Apr 07, 2014

Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking About Context

According to ABI Research, the indoor location market will reach $4 billion in 2018. In this market, companies will be utilizing BLE technology with Apple looking to establish its iBeacon…

By Natalie Cheng | Mar 31, 2014

Key Trends in Mobility 2014

We all know how mobile devices have made an impact on our lives with their set of rich features, capturing our multi-media experiences, connecting with social networks, helping us navigate,…

By Ryan Desmind | Mar 27, 2014

Themes of SXSW 2014: Context, Privacy and IOT

Over the past 6 years my time at SXSW has deeply affected my career path and the way I think about business, innovation, and the advancement of technology. Typically, at…

By Jacob Voncannon | Mar 20, 2014

How iBeacons Work Beyond Retail

In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how iBeacons could be implemented in the retail industry. Even though iBeacons work well in the retail environment, the technology can be…

By Natalie Cheng | Mar 17, 2014