Adobe's Plans for Devices - Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2.0

We all know Flash isn't going to be allowed on the iPhone. Adobe has moved on and still has big plans for Flash and AIR on mobile devices starting with Android.

The next version of Android will ship with Flash support and early previews of the technology, as shown in the video below, look great. Adobe AIR is also ready to go as a platform for Android development.

Date: 
Monday, May 24, 2010 - 6:00pm

iPad Design and User Experience

Before the iPad launched, we convened a panel of experts to help examine what the iPad would mean for businesses, entrepreneurs and developers. The panel was a hit and the conversation continued into the evening.

By popular demand, we're bringing James Keller, one of the panelists, back to talk about what we got right and what we got wrong when it comes to the iPad. Accompanying James will be Darin Richardson from Refresh Media.

Date: 
Monday, April 26, 2010 - 6:00pm

Urban Airship: Pickaxes, Push Notifications, and AirMail

Portland's own Urban Airship recently celebrated some rather big milestones for a company that was started less than a year ago:

Date: 
Monday, March 29, 2010 - 6:00pm

The iPad: An Early Look at Apple's Latest Innovation

iPad photoLess than a month has passed since Apple unveiled the iPad and few technology products have spurred more divergent opinions and conversations than this unassuming tablet computer.

Some see the iPad as a tremendous new opportunity for businesses. Others believe the device is doomed to fail. Is it the future of computer human interaction? Or will people find the system too limiting?

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2010 - 6:00pm

Augmented Reality

Robotvision screenshotImagine being able to use your phone to see what that IKEA couch you've been considering will look like in your living room.

A far-fetched science fiction scenario? No, IKEA has already released an application like that in Europe.

Augmented reality is an exciting and emerging technology. Augmented reality take real life information--typically the video display of a phone--and overlays it with computer information. Augmented reality is something that is completely unique to mobile.

This month at Mobile Portland, we're lucky to have two speakers who are early innovators in augmented reality. P. Mark Anderson is the platform architect for Spot Metrix which provides an augmented reality library for iPhone called 3DAR. Tim Sears created Robotvision, one of the first augmented reality applications for iPhone.

Mark and Tim will share how people are using augmented reality, their experiences using augmented reality, and what the future holds for this new technology.

About the Speakers

3DAR LogoP. Mark Anderson

P. Mark Anderson has 13 years experience developing interactive applications.  After receiving a degree in Computer Science from University of Colorado in 1999 he started his career as a developer for Sun Microsystems.

In addition to creating several iPhone applications, Mr. Anderson moderates the Helpful iPhone Utilities open source project, as well as My Maps, an augmented reality iPhone app built on top of Google's personalized mapping system.

Mr. Anderson is platform architect for the 3DAR augmented reality SDK.  He enjoys working with both artists and developers, and occupies his spare time with watercolor painting, mountain biking, disc golf and mentoring.

Robotvision LogoTim Sears

Tim Sears is a software engineer who works for PR firm Waggener Edstrom by day building web applications, by night creating location-based augmented reality experiences for the iPhone. He created Robotvision, a popular augmented reality browser, for the iPhone in 2009 and currently works with clients to build out mobile geolocation experiences in augmented reality.

His work in augmented reality and social media analytics has been featured in major publications such as ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and CNET, and has won several awards, including the International Business Awards Best New Product/Service of 2009 for twendz, a real-time Twitter sentiment analysis application.

Augmented Reality

Monday, January 25th, 6 pm
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Portland, Oregon 97214
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Date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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