Friday, May 11, 2012

Senseg E-Sense Haptic Technology Heading to Android not Apple iPad?

Ville Makinen, chief technology officer and founder of Senseg, said his company was currently working with Android device makers. However, he refused to name which company would first incorporate the technology or dismiss Apple as a potential customer.
"There are multiple Android devices. That's our current main platform," Makinen told IBTimes UK at an event held by Mobext and InMobi. "But I cannot comment on the actual brands that will bring it out to consumers first."

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The future of touch – How haptic feedback could change mobile UX forever


>>Sheehan showed me a demo application on his Nexus S that allowed for in-app highlighting via haptics. For instance, if you have an email inbox that’s overloaded, a developer could tie in with the Immersion SDK to have an email app that produces a vibration when an important contact’s email scrolls past on your screen. The demo that I used had light vibration for the scrolling movement, but it ramped up in intensity as I got closer to the highlighted contact’s message.
It’s one of those ah-hah moments where things just made sense. Why weren’t we getting this sort of touch-intensive feedback already?
The next demo was of something that could easily be a Facebook photo gallery. While flipping through pictures, I would feel increasing levels of feedback based upon how many comments a picture had. No comments? No vibration. Numerous? A quick buzz told me that something was going on, and I should tap the picture to bring up the comments display.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Alog Implements New Platform From Juniper Networks to Support Exponential Network Growth

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, May 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- To support its 40 percent year-over-year growth in its communication network, Brazilian-based Alog Data Centers today announced a $1.2 million USD implementation of Juniper Networks(R) MX routing platform with support from integrator Binario.
With data centers in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Tambore, Alog is a provider of collocation services, managed hosting and highly complex cloud computing services. Alog has 1,300 customers and 3,600 square meters in their data center environment with more than 3,200 square meters of modular designs for collocation. The Alog Network gives customers a scalable, robust and stable environment to do business.
"This partnership came together to support the increasing demand from our customers in a way that extends our industry leading high quality services offering," said Raphael Bittencourt S. Costa, area manager of Network Engineering at Alog.
According to Bittencourt, of the multiple platforms and technologies tested, the Juniper Networks MX Series proved to be superior in terms of capacity, while the Junos(R) operating system showed the most stability. "With the new platform, today we can expand our processing capacity by 11 times from what it was," said Bittencourt.
"Binario's support of this project was crucial," Bittencourt continued. "The integrator provided all the testing at their facilities and was responsible for part of the capacity-building and training of our team." Among the benefits provided by the project are guarantee of increased network capacity without impacting the end user, stability of the whole environment, traffic safety data, and greater resilience.

Monday, May 7, 2012

So why should a relative newcomer like Jamba Juice be so celebrated and welcomed?


>>James White, Jamba Juice chairman, president and CEO, and Thibault de Chatellus, SVP-International, were here recently, and marveled at the reception their first stores at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig and at the Alabang Town Center were getting. “We love the Philippines as a market. It’s a great fit for the brand,” he shares, adding, “We couldn’t have asked for better partners; one of our best, globally.”


The response so far has been so encouraging to the group. They had invested “a lot” in training, bringing an initial seven people to the U.S. to train, just to deliver this experience. Now focusing more on expansion, the group aims to have six outlets operating, in more locations, making the “smile” more accessible, including the soon-to-open branch at the Mall of Asia, by the end of the year.