Category Archives: Android

AR goes mainstream

The NZ Herald has just released their AR interactive app for iOS and Android making the TimeOut magazine supplement interactive.

Time out coverAR1

Check out the overview at:http://offer.nzherald.co.nz/timeout/

Download the first version of the AR interactive TimeOut issue here: http://offer.nzherald.co.nz/timeout/pdf/TimeOut_3-9_November_2011.pdf

Check out the iPad/iPhone app at: http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/timeout/id474689475?mt=8

TimeOutAppIcon

TimeOutApp

Mobile Internet Finally Mainstream?

You know that mobile web 2.0 is finally mainstream when over 50% of a standard issue PC magazine is devoted to mobile computing and mobile web 2.0!

  1. e.g. November 2010 issue of NZ PC World http://www.pcworld.co.nz
  2. Also breaking stories in NZHerald and Newsweek feature mobile:
  3. How the Cell Phone Is Changing the World – Newsweek http://bit.ly/c3bgdG
  4. Smartphone wars in time for Christmas – Technology – NZ Herald News http://t.co/xSHlvxc

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Android 2.2 Update

The Android OS 2.2 update is now available for the HTC Desire in NZ – just installed via wifi directly to HTC Desire. You need 25MB Ram free to install, although the update does seem to free up a little Ram after the install.

The update brings several obvious new features:

  • 3G to WiFi Hotspot app
  • Navigation
  • Flashlight
  • Graphics appear better
  • Better quality Video recording
  • And other stuff I haven’t found yet

Definitely worth the update, and nice that the update was painless. I’m liking Android – apart from the dodgy adds you get in some free apps.