Making the case for video previews in BBW

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First off I want to say there’s a lot to love about BlackBerry World (BBW), however there are some key areas that could be given a little love. One of those is the video preview, from the the perspective of a consumer and a developer, they’re a must and this post’s aim is to show why. For one, videos would save a lot of the consumers time, as with just a few seconds they would be able to visually judge whether or not this was the app they wanted, because even if it is a free app, similarly judge this, a Continue reading Making the case for video previews in BBW

In list workflow starting button

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I am working on a project at work that required a button that the user would click to kick off a process based on a field they filled in.  Normally, a WorkFlow could be assigned to a list on creation or update of an item, but in this case, I need to have the ability to kick off different WorkFlows based on the current stage the item is in and, as I mentioned, the fields filled in by the user.  The first step is to get the button in the list. Since I am using a very restricted version of Continue reading In list workflow starting button

The BlackBerry Athos

BlackBerry Athos

In my previous articles on smart wearables, I focused on smart watches and smart bands. I also mentioned the DIY aspect of wearables available with Adafruit. To expand on the functional wearable, I am now going to move on to smart fabric wearables. This new segment takes body monitoring to the next level beyond the smart band. When I bought my Nintendo Wii, it came with the sales pitch of getting people off of the couch to play games with friends. Nintendo didn’t just stop at making games that made you jump around and fling your arms, they also create Continue reading The BlackBerry Athos

Custom Category Icons

Category Icons

I mentioned in my new template post that I might add back the Category images to the posts. Well, I thought I would give it a try, but the first step was to see if something existed in the WordPress Plugin world.  There were a few options, but they either only posted the images on the Category template page or only did one image per post.  And all methods required modifying the template files. So, no go on that, time to re-add my original hack. I had previously created a way to pull up the Category description and image in Continue reading Custom Category Icons

New Template and Join the Conversation

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My blog has never been a hub of post post communication. The main reason for this has been the spam bots that join the site when registration was open or leave comments when comments are open. It isn’t that I don’t want to have discussion on my blog, but it is annoying to keep up with the right plugin or setting or managing all the invalid user accounts. I’ve decided to try a different method of conversation using BBM Channels. Why would I want to do that? BBM is free and on BlackBerry, Windows, Android and iPhones BBM, as far Continue reading New Template and Join the Conversation

The BlackBerry Adafruit

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So far I have talked about a smart watch and band, two items that are fairly straight forward on their functionality and how they are used. The other side of smart wearables are those with flexible usability. This market, as far as I can tell, is mainly in the DIY segment.  Being mostly DIY makes it hard to sell to the mass consumers, as it is not simple to put a finger on what it is or what the use would be for more than the individual who created that one item for their specific use.  Luckily, there is room for standardization of Continue reading The BlackBerry Adafruit