Getting started with iOS10 / Swift and Bluetooth 4.0 for wearables / hardware

Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has been around for years now and has enabled the development of wearable technology to really take off. Where once Bluetooth was only useful for sending low grade mobile photos or polyphonic ringtones to other mobile phones, the low energy variety of Bluetooth allows smartwatches, smart light bulbs … Continue reading Getting started with iOS10 / Swift and Bluetooth 4.0 for wearables / hardware

Christmas Bauble Smoke Detector Prototype

At AnalogFolk, we love building hardware prototypes, especially with the Arduino open source hardware platform. These development boards are quickly getting smaller, lighter and cheaper, so it has become possible for us to build our own smoke detecting smart Christmas bauble. The brain of our system is the Digispark ATtiny85 microcontroller board which is currently … Continue reading Christmas Bauble Smoke Detector Prototype

HypeCast – Sports Action Prediction Engine

In Australia, sport is god. But there’s one problem that plagues every die-hard sporting fan down under – and we’re tired of it. A (Sleepy) Sporting Nation Australia is one of the most passionate international sporting nations in the world which is particularly impressive because we’re quite literally very far removed from a lot of … Continue reading HypeCast – Sports Action Prediction Engine

Spark introduce the Electron, a cellular IoT development kit

Spark, the small startup company from San Francisco have always been exciting to follow. They debuted their first wifi enabled development board, the Core, on Kickstarter two years ago. The Core was the first affordable and reliable tool to connect hardware projects to the Internet. Reading temperature sensors in your living room, or switching lights … Continue reading Spark introduce the Electron, a cellular IoT development kit

iBeacon Prototype \ AnalogFolk London office tour

We recently built a prototype iBeacon app with Apple’s new programming language, Swift. Treated as a hack project, we used Estimote Bluetooth Beacons to create a three zone setup which delivers location aware content to the user. We’re now focusing on extending this functionality, and building a contextual app for the entire office that will … Continue reading iBeacon Prototype \ AnalogFolk London office tour