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How much does a mobile app cost to develop?

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  • Mobile Applications

Developing a mobile app and determining its costs is complex with no straight answer. One response I use to give uninformed clients is ‘how long is a piece of string?’ There are several factors that can determine the cost range of a mobile application I’ll approach this answer in a few different ways. WHO is...

You can increase your brand on YouTube by one simple word

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  • Video / Motion
  • Websites

A study was recently conducted by Tubebuddy and HEY!.com showing you can increase your overall YouTube views by 66% and views can increase by 97% which is almost doubling your viewcount. Here are some quotes from the experts who are applying this technique: “By addressing people directly with the word ‘you’, it’s possible to get...

BLEeding-edge Web and the Physical World

Google’s latest version of their Chrome web browser (56) can now enable websites to communicate directly with nearby Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices. Before now, interacting with bluetooth devices required the installation of a native app on a mobile device or computer. The Web Bluetooth API aims to bring this interactivity to web browsers and...

An army of 500 drones at the Super Bowl wasn’t live

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  • Custom Electronic Devices
  • Interactive Installations
  • Video / Motion

It was Intel’s biggest show with 500 drones flying around at the super bowl. With the uncertainties of weather, Intel ended up flying the drones the night before. According to USA Today, Intel elaborated on why they didn’t fly at the half time show: “In February, you don’t know what it will be like during...

Pattern is embracing ibeacon

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  • Custom Electronic Devices
  • Interactive Installations
  • Prototypes

ibeacon was developed by Apple and built into their IOS operating systems, starting with version 7.0. The technology lets retail stores and other businesses send messages directly to their customers’ smartphones by sending push notifications to their app with transmitters and a low powered Bluetooth connection. So basically, you can talk directly to your audience...

Receiver Decoding

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  • Custom Electronic Devices
  • Prototypes

On what we call Pattern Fridays, we take time out to explore new technologies and how they could be applied to existing and future client projects. This often involves playing with hardware and software and seeing where it takes us. Pattern Fridays are all about lofty goals and tricky tasks to challenge our skills, creativity...

Twitter Spot Light

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  • Custom Electronic Devices
  • Interactive Installations
  • Mobile Applications
  • Prototypes

When someone tweets us needing help we want to know about it. So why not have those tweets automatically light up the office with a giant Pattern logo, Batman-style? To make it happen, we programmed our web server to look for specific Twitter hashtags like #patternhelp. Then, we set up a microcontroller on the network...

Master Angler Panel

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  • Client Work
  • Custom Electronic Devices
  • Interactive Installations
  • Mobile Applications

With this prototype, we took learning about Travel Manitoba’s Master Angler Program to a new, interactive level. The Master Angler Program recognizes anglers who catch exceptionally-sized fish from Manitoba’s lakes. The angler is entered in the record book and, when they reel in a certain number of qualifying fish, awarded a badge. We happened to...

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