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Creating a Pedometer Using MetaWear and Android

Six months ago we started to play with a really cool wearable prototyping board called MetaWear from Mbientlab. If you haven’t heard of them you can read about the platform over here. ┬áThe idea behind them is that they are

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Allowing For More Signature Flexibility In The Ruby Passbook Gem

Passbook is a often under utilized feature of IOS. For those who haven’t used it, Passbook is a app that comes with all phones running IOS 6 and above. Passes can be mailed, shared, retrieved from a website or delivered

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Using Google Glass For Reveal.js Speaker Notes

I have been a Glass explorer since last November and regularly give a lot of talks at conferences and meetups. One of the first things that I really wanted to have was a way to have my speaker notes be

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RubyNation Recap

Recently I had the honor of being able to speak for a second time at Rubynation in Washington DC. Rubynation is a two day, dual track conference that focuses on Ruby and related technologies. Speaking On The Second Day This

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Getting Started With Google Glass Development Using Ruby, the Mirror API and Heroku

While Google Glass is a Android device, you don’t need to be an Android developer to start to create apps for it. What is the Mirror API The Mirror API is a Google API based cloud service that hooks into

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Getting Started with PhoneGap on Google Glass

Until last December your only option as a non-Google employee for developing Glass applications was to use the Mirror API. While the Mirror API is relatively easy to use, especially as a Rubyist, it has limited functionality. Now that the

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Analytics for the Busy Ruby Developer Slides are up!

Recently I gave a talk at Rubyconf Taiwan about Analytics in Ruby.  Check out the slides below!

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WearScript, Google Glass, and Keynote Speaker Notes

I’ve been a Glass explorer since December of 2013. If you’ve seen me around since then, you’d know that I’m usually wearing my Glass when I’m out and about. Some of its preinstalled apps, such as the one for navigation,

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