Lenovo Unveils Google Glass Competitor

Source: garymonk.sharedby.co Things can get a little interesting between Apple and Lenovo. Chinese technology manufacturer Lenovo has revealed its own model version of wearable glasses, which has similar features as the Google Glass. Just as with Glass, it appears that a virtual screen is projected onto a small acrylic prism in front of the user’s 

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How to Effectively Measure Your Social Media Marketing Efforts

Source: www.digitalinformationworld.com If you’re going to invest time in social media marketing, you need to measure performance.  However, it can be difficult to identify relevant metrics in your particular field of practice. There’s no one-size-fits-all method of measuring social media success, because goals var from company to company. But you can certainly find ways to 

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WebGL, Set to Conquer Mobile, Announced on iOS8

Source: insights.wired.com

Will WebGL change app development and finally bring a replacement to Flash? I agree with the author of this blog that it will.  WebGL together with HTML5 can bring incredible 3D models to any modern browser that supports WebGL.  Recently Apple made a huge announcement regarding the Safari support for WebGL in IOS8.  This brings WebGL to the iPhone and iPad.

The author of this blog, describes several industries which will be significantly improved through WebGL – Gaming, Automotive, Architecture, Technology, and most importantly for us — -Health Care.

The ability to bring interactive 3D imagery to a browser experience is truly a game changer in health care.  Patient and practitioner education has relied on simple anatomical images providing little understanding of the true 3D nature of our bodies and the relative placement of anatomy.  WebGL will allow us to build 3D models that provide the relative placement, and physical properties to accurately convey our body’s anatomical systems.  Also, WebGL will allow patients to interact with these 3D models on their web browsers, providing another key element of education that was previously not available in simple anatomical images. 

At UpTempo group, we are working closely with very talented developers and designers to bring the promise of WebGL to the health care community.

WebGL on iOS 8 Safari and WebView! | Ludei

Source: blog.ludei.com

Apple released one of the biggest news in June 2014: WebGL is present by default on iOS 8 (and MacOSX) both in Safari and the system webview.  With CocoonJS Launcher App, that offers access to both the System WebView and to Canvas+, Apple confirmed that WebGL support is for both mobile Safari and the webview.

 

WebGL is a JavaScript API for rendering interactive 3D graphics and 2D graphics within any compatible web browser without the use of plug-ins. WebGL is integrated completely into all the web standards with the usage of image processing and effects as part of the web page canvas. Essentially, WebGL is used in many of today’s websites and apps because of its high speed and efficiency.

 

What does this mean for app developers and software engineers? With WebGL, mobile apps and websites are fast and responsive.  The users will enjoy high-speed applications and truly experience digital entertainment to the fullest potential.

 

This move from Apple is definitively great news for the whole web based game and app development community. With WebGL, the world of mobile application will continue to flourish in modern society.