Jobs To Be Done. Or #JTBD. We’ve been road testing this framework lately. I like it. Could it be a good fit for the busy cloud developer who wants to build a usable solution that solves a real problem and doesn’t want to deal with the generalizations of personas or overhead of user profiles (a debate in itself)?
Seems like a good fit for the agile world too. Pictured is Julian Orr (left) (more...)
Images are heavily used in Mobile apps. For instance a list that contains employees usually shows the images of these employees. This works well when you have a WIFI connection, but what if you are using slower connections ? If you look at a mobile twitter app you will see that, depending on connectivity, images are loaded instantaneously or delayed. In this post I explain how you can load the images of a List in a (more...)
This year some of us at the AppsLab attended the Samsung Developer Conference aka #SDC2014. Last year it was Samsung’s first attempt and we were also there. The quality and caliber of presentations increased tenfold from last year. Frankly, Samsung is doing it really hard to resist to join their ecosystem.
Here are some of the trends I observed:
Wearables and Health:
There was a huge emphasis in Samsung’s commitment with wearable technology. They released (more...)
Editorial Note: This is a guest post by friend of the ‘Lab and colleague DJ Ursal. Also be sure to check out our Hackathon entry here:
EchoUser (@EchoUser), in partnership with SpaceGAMBIT, Maui Makers, the Minor Planet Center, NASA, the SETI Institute, and Further by Design, hosted an Asteroid Hackathon. The event was in response to the NASA Grand Challenge, “focused on finding all asteroid (more...)
A couple weeks ago Jeremy Ashley (@jrwashley), Bill Kraus, Raymond Xie and I participated in the Asteroid Hackathon hosted by @EchoUser. The main focus was “to engage astronomers, other space nerds, and the general public, with information, not just data.”
As you might already know, we here at the AppsLab, are big fans of Hackathons as well as ShipIt days or FedEx days. The ability to get together, get our collective minds (more...)
Robbrecht van Amerongen
Business Innovation Maanger
Je bent bezig met het creëren van iets nieuws? Een nieuw product of bedrijfsmodel waardoor je organisatie een unieke positie in kan nemen? Je zoekt je uitdaging in het oplossen van uitdagende inhoudelijke hobbels waar je lekker je tanden in kunt zetten. Maar in de praktijk loop je als vernieuwer al snel tegen bestaande wet en regelgeving aan als het gaat om innovatie. Wat doen je dan? Conformeren, of (more...)
There’s a post over on VoX about a OAUX new lab at Oracle HQ, the Cloud UX Lab.
Jeremy Ashley, VP, in the new lab, image used with permission.
Finished just before OOW in September, this lab is a showcase for OAUX projects, including a few of ours.
The lab reminds me of a spacecraft from the distant future, the medical bay or the flight deck. It’s a very cool place, directly inspired and executed by (more...)
Just finished up at the Dublin Websummit 2014 (Disclosure: I was there as part of the Websummit’s Global Blog Network program).
A hectic three days for sure. Lots to see and hear. Really.
Here’s what I really liked. And, what I didn’t. Bear in mind I didn’t get around to everything, so YMMV with how well this resonates with your experience*.
Websummit pass. Obtained as part of the Global Blog Network program. You can (more...)
From SOA & BPM Partner Community Blog:
Jawbone announced the Up3 today, reportedly its most advanced fitness tracker to date.
As with all fitness trackers, the Up3 has an accelerometer, but it also has sensors for measuring skin and ambient temperature, as well as something called bioimpedence. As these data collected by the Up3 are used by a new feature called Smart Coach.
You can imagine what the Smart Coach does. It sounds like a cool, possibly creepy, feature.
This post is (more...)
Yesterday, I had an OSB consulting day at a customer. We looked into a REST service that was to be extended with update functionality. Since calling an update service of an EIS (Enterprise Information System) can go wrong with all sorts of errors, it is important to be able to return a fault-message with the errors, jason format.
Now in OSB12c it's very apparent how you define possible fault-messages and even how the should be (more...)
A few weeks ago I did a BPM12c Quickstart Installation under Oracle Linux 6. Everything went smoothly, as described in the install guide as well as on many blogs already.
But I found that most of those blogs did an installation under Windows, where I did it under Oracle Linux in Virtualbox.
You would think (as I did) that it shouldn't matter. However, it turns out that in JDeveloper I was missing the 'BPM Application' (more...)
I have both the Google Glass and Android Wear (Samsung Gear Live, Moto 360), and often times I wear them together. People always come up with a question: “How do you compare Google Glass and Android watches?”. Let me address couple of the view points here. I would like to talk about Apple Watch, but since it has not been officially released yet, lets say that shape-wise it is square and (more...)
When you want to do demo-ing or perform the BPM12c workshops on a BPM12c QuickStart developers installation you'll need the Oracle BPM Demo User community. You know: with Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck and friends.
How to do so, you can find on the page following this link
. You'll need the demo-community scripting that can be found following this link
, and then download 'workflow-001-DemoCommunitySeedApp
However, besides adapting the build.properties file, there are (more...)