It’s been nearly three weeks, and I’m finally getting around to sharing the highlights of our OpenWorld 2015. Enjoy.
Steve Miranda showed some of our project work in his keynote. This year, our Glance framework on the Apple Watch, made an appearance in Larry Ellison’s first keynote in a video showcasing the evolution of Oracle’s User Experience over the last 30 years.
OTN Community Quest
noelportugal) and I oversaw the (more...)
A while back, I told you about
Glance, a framework for wearables and other devices.
Quick history review, Glance was born out of our frustration with rebuilding basic Oracle Cloud Applications notification functionality each time a hot new wearable device dropped, e.g. Google Glass, Pebble, Android Wear, etc.
So, by the time the Apple Watch launched,
we had a solution ready, and we designed Glance to be a framework so whenever the next, new hotness (more...)
So, Mark (@
mvilrokx) built a internet-connected Nerf gun, so that happened. If you read here, you’ll have seen the early stages of the build.
JavaOne (@ javaoneconf), where he’ll be giving a talk, Mark wanted to build something cool to show.
Look for a technical post from him soon. The short version is that he
added the ESP8266 to connect the toy to the interwebs and then rigged the internal (more...)
Scavenger Hunt we ran at Kscope15 was a huge success. The players had fun, the game was mostly bug-free and our gracious hosts, ODTUG (@ odtug), were happy.
The Hunt went so well that we’ve been asked by the
OTN (@ oracleotn) to run a similar game at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld (@ oracleopenworld) and JavaOne (@ javaoneconf).
I can’t tell you much about it yet, but the name has changed.
I’m very pleased to announce that our colleague and friend Kathy recently pushed live a page on
oracle.com under the OAUX section, dedicated to our Emerging Technologies team and our work.
Our new home, circa 2015.
Big moment for us. I feel like a made guy.
Don’t worry. This little blog will continue to be our home and stream of consciousness, but now, we have another, more structured home, focused on our projects and thinking.
Despite the amount of iOS and Apple Watch chatter here lately, we still have a dedicated Android user base on the team, including me.
If you read here, you’ll know that
projecting an Android device screen to an audience has always been important for us, and usually we have more than one screen to project. Over the years, I’ve used several tools for this BBQScreen, Android Screen Monitor and lately, Chromecast’s screen mirroring feature, (more...)
Editor’s note: If you read here, you might recall that we have dos hermanos en Guadalajara, Luis (@ lsgaleana) y Osvaldo (@ vaini11a). Last month, the Mexico Development Center (MDC) celebrated its fifth anniversary. Here’s to many more. Reposted from VoX.
By Sarahi Mireles, (@
sarahimireles), Oracle Applications User Experience (@ usableapps)
As you may know, Oracle has a couple Development Centers around the globe, and one of them is in Guadalajara,
A couple days after Noel (@
noelportugal) wrote about reducing user friction, I got a chance to try one of Amazon’s latest friction-reducing services, Amazon Prime Now.
The likes of
Webvan pioneered grocery delivery back in the dot com days, and fun fact, Amazon owns and continues to operate what is left of Webvan. In those halcyon days, I used Webvan quite a bit. Sounds a bit silly, but being able to order groceries (more...)
The Year of Data continues for me, and yesterday, I finished a four-week relationship with the
I use relationship purposefully here because if you use a wearable to track fitness and sleep, you’re wearing it a lot, and it actually becomes a little friend (or enemy) that’s almost always with you. Wearables are very personal devices.
If you’re scoring at home, 2015 has gone thusly for me: