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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…