Portfolio: Prototypes

Pattern is embracing ibeacon

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

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

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...