At Forest Giant, a mobile app development company in Louisville, Kentucky, We’re always keeping watch on the industry and latest trends. Our ATO (Around the Office) posts are designed to be a little peak behind the curtain of what we are talking about from week to week. Whether it’s a new iPhone app, a new technology to develop with, or a piece of hardware that we’re excited to try out. Here’s what we’re talking about this week. h2. CarPlay
Today, Huvr Tech, announced that your childhood dreams have come true. A real Hoverboard can be yours! Since Back to the Future II (1989) Hoverboards have been a mythical vehicle that defined “the future”. There have been multiple claims by various companies stating they will bring a real one to market, Huvr Tech has taken the claim to the next level, the video below shows a live demo with various celebrities such a Tony Hawk, and Moby.
Automobile tech has become quite a hot topic these past few years. We’ve shared before about cool projects that seek to shake up this industry. Automatic, until now, has been one of the forerunners. CarPlay will make Apple the first major technology company to develop software in this space. h2. The best iPhone experience on four wheels.
At Forest Giant, a mobile app development company in Louisville, Kentucky, We’re always keeping watch on the industry and latest trends. Our ATO (Around the Office) posts are designed to be a little peak behind the curtain of what we are talking about from week to week. Whether it’s a new iPhone app, a new technology to develop with, or a piece of hardware that we’re excited to try out. Here’s what we’re talking about this week. h2. Pickup by Square
This year we had the privilege to design the t-shirts for Startup Weekend Louisville. As app developers we love working with the startup community, so you can imagine we became excited to get involved. Dave Durand, President here at Forest Giant, also participates as a mentor each year. h2. So what is Startup Weekend? While there are tons of SW events that take place each year, they all follow the same basic model. “Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.” Want to see more about Startup Weekend? Check out this video.
We launched Louisville Love nearly 2 weeks ago now with our friend Aaron Marshall and his team at Over. While they handled the development of the app, Forest Giant’s role in the project was to handle all the design work. Over the course of two days our four designers came together to produced all the art work that is now in the app. This design project was a bit different in the sense that we did no user interface work, each design element was created with hopes that it would be appreciated and used. Jon Shaw, one of our designers shared with us a little about the experience.
Just yesterday Samsung announced it’s brand new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. According to the Samsung press-release, the phone will garner new features such as: * Enhanced camera experience with higher mega-pixels * More advanced wireless connectivity * Fitness tracking and monitoring * New updated design, with new colors * Protection enhancements, water resistance and finger scanning * Processor and overall performance updates The announcement has so far received mixed reviews, some critics praise the phones enhancements, while others remark it’s nothing worth making someone upgrade.