Android – The Difference between Design vs Development

“When Doug Bowman, former creative Director for Google resigned, he posted a quote on his blog that sums Google up perfectly. Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better. Android is the creation of technicians and […]

Android UI Development

Android UI Development is a quick blog post I have written (on my own blog, yes), about the transition from iOS to Android in terms of UI development. We are currently coding the first Alpha release, and I am in charge of the main UI. So, the point of the post is that my main […]

The Serval presentation at Linux Conf Au 2011

The Serval BatPhone: Making Mesh Mobile Telephony Practical, Anywhere, Any Time. Paul Gardner-Stephen Conventional mobile telephone networks rely on the availability of significant and expensive infrastructure. While this model makes it possible for the resulting networks to offer strong service guarantees, it is not applicable to all situations. During disaster and unrest, the requisite infrastructure […]

Where we could have helped

Blackouts continue as SA clears storm damage – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). There is a distressing amount of articles that show how much a Serval Batphone system could have helped. Even the Monarto Zoo, mentioned in the final paragraphs, could benefit from our setup. There is also the New Zealand earthquake scenario, in Christchurch. […]

Thanks to everyone

A quick thank you so much to everyone who has contacted us in the last few days. As Dr Paul is leaving to go on holiday to a super secret destination, I will be running things for a few weeks. I am also presenting at the Telstra Innovation Challenge on Tuesday. With all of that, […]

A little rain must fall

It is absolutely bucketing down here in Adelaide, with windy, stormy, and sort of wonderfully wild weather. I believe Victoria is experiencing similar conditions. This means we have had intermittent blackouts – today’s lasting all afternoon and into the dark evening. Ok, Romana, great, what has that to do with Serval? Quite a lot, actually. […]