Archive for the ‘Web 2.0’ Category

Now that the Mobile World Congress is over, there’s lots of talk that 2008 will be the year of location based services (see here, here or here). I googled a little bit on that – and what did I have to see? I learned that 2007 could turn out to be the year of LBS. […]


Some people asked me already how I would spend all that spare time I have now that my thesis is finished. Well, THANKS for asking. DESPITE THE FACT that I’ll be back in a fulltime job from this friday onwards AND my son is (finally) getting his teeth – which should be more than enough […]


Vienna 360

01Aug07

Stumbled across this only recently: 360 cities mashes up Google Maps with 360 degrees panoramic images from various cities (including Vienna), using Quicktime VR. Hmmm… I’m ALMOST tempted to say ‘I could’ve done that myself!’, but ok – I do have to admit their version looks slightly better than the hack I did some weeks […]


Reporting Back

28Jul07

Feels like ages since I wrote my last blog post… The times were quite busy lately as I have FINALLY started to dedicate all my efforts into finishing my thesis. Basically, the thesis takes all the work I’ve done over the last four years, putting it into a more general perspective and deriving a set […]


DIY Street View

23Jun07

When I recently scouted for suitable test locations for our compass/tilt-enabled mobile app prototype, I thought it would be nice to have some sort of Google Street View-like panoramas of our potential test areas – so I could better discuss them with colleagues and roughly estimate some basic geometry paramters for each location (like e.g. […]


If you’re a developer who gets to play around with mobile gadgets and high-end smartphones a lot (or, well, frequently enough at least – like myself) it’s easy to get excited over the stuff you can do with those things nowadays: realtime 3D graphics, integrated GPS, animated SVG user interfaces, Flash, you name it. Despite […]


Couldn’t agree more with this post by C. Enrique Ortiz ‘The Future of Web Applications is Local‘ (no, not in the location-based/local-search kind-of sense – though I personally believe that the future of mobile Web apps is local in that sense as well 😀 – but in the running-locally/offline kind-of sense recently made possible on […]