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When cool technology becomes a really useful product - Google Photoscan

I'm interested in photography, cool technology and great products my whole life. This are great things separately - but are really awesome if you combine them.

For example I have collected a lot of pictures which are not digital and I still haven't gotten around to digitise - because it's expensive and or cumbersome - and I worry about them.

I also follow the latest technology trends in imaging and already a couple of years ago I saw a presentation by Google and a University which has shown that they can eliminate glare and other disturbing artefacts in a photo.

Very nice, but how to use this technology to create a really great product? Well combine them with a need like digitising old photos and you get something awesome.

The video explains all the details much better - so check it out and download the app - it's available for iOS and Android and it's called PHOTOSCAN by Google

A great lesson in adding value - not just features

A great lesson in adding value - not just featuresI'm a almost fanatic Evernote user. Since I decided that all my notes are going into one place - and one place only - I actually find stuff.Apart from that I can only highly recommend a companion app from Evernote - Evernote Food.I'm a foodie and I love talking about my meals with friends and my partner. With this I can also show them the meals. I can take pictures, add a place and go back later to get inspired or just to remember things like: Where did we go to eat on our last anniversary.The new Version adds even more layers like recipe exploration and the automated recipe collection from your Evernote Account. Exactly - you don't have to go through your library and tag the old notes - they find out for you. What a great function. Isn't that great - and by the way - you don't have to go Premium to use this companion apps like other services do.So go ahead and start collecting great food. #app   #evernote   #functionality Link: http://blog.evernote.com/2013/04/29/evernote-food-2-0-for-android-is-here/

Content aware photo retouching on your Android device

Are you already caught in the Instagram craze? Do you want to edit your photos before enhancing them with Instagram? Why not use one of the proposed Apps by Instagram themselves. The most interesting one is the content aware retouching App called TouchRetouch. Give it a try.

#instagram #android #photography #retouching #app

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Photo Tips: Android Photography Applications We’ve researched applications available for Android that can help you enhance and improve your photographs. Here are a few apps for simple and quick image editing to get you started! Photo Editing For...

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European Mobile Apps Contest - aka Hackaton

Luxembourg has launched some campaigns to gather geeks and talent into the small state. They want to become the Silicon Valley of Europe, next to London and Berlin. This App Contest is part of these campaign. It's a 36 hours coding and design challenge attached to a conference. The program looks promising and I will follow up with more news from good old Europe.

#challenge #app #mobile #europe #luxembourg

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Apps Foundry Contest CODE, GRAPHIC AND UX DESIGN

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Help me Translate my How Much Euro App

I would like to make my free Sales Tax aware currency convertet "How much Euro?" available in more languages. So please help me make this possible. I'm looking for translations of the in App copy and the description used in the AppStore and Google Play. If you speak Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish please spare 10 minutes and contribute.

http://www.getlocalization.com/howmucheuro/

I use the free service Getlocalization.com as I wanted to test it out and it looks promising. They also provide integration with Github, but I have to test that out a little further.

Thank you in advance.

How much Euro? Mobile App

  How much Euro? is the first sales tax aware currency converter. In the US and Canada prices shown in stores are mostly without sales tax. This messes up the result of any normal currency converter.

Not "How much Euro?", which calculates the tax and adds it before converting dollars to euros. This helps travellers, exchange students and other visitors to the US and Canada to understand quickly how much an item costs in Euro just like they are used to in their home country.

If you would like to stay up to date with the latest news about this App:

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JUST TOUCH NO KEYBOARD

  • Easy enter Dollar amount - just swipe right or left - result updates instantaneously

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WHAT IS THE REAL COST

  • Shows Euro amounts with and without tax
  • Up to date exchange rates through online update
  • App stores latest Dollar amount

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EASY SETTINGS

  • US & Canadian Dollar supported
  • Shake your phone to reset Dollar amount
  • Easily adjust to the local sales tax by swiping

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USE IT OFFLINE

  • Stores the last updated rates
  • Convert prices without internet access

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Android

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iOS/iPhone/iPad

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Windows Phone

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How much Euro? My first App ... and the excitement is back

It's done, my first Android App has been submitted to the Android Marketplace. I must admit that I'm proud of myself - it's the first time in years, that I have breached into a new "medium". By that I mean, that I feel the rush to have published something in a way I have never done before, much like the first time I uploaded a website to a server back in 1996, or when my first "Hello World!" was printed on the screen with my C64.

I also felt the same when I saw the first leaflet I designed lying on a counter in a bar - this "I did that, it's my creation and others use it actually".

That someone "uses" something I created is probably the most important part and the most exciting. In all my work, may it be design or development I always try to make something useful (I'm not against beauty, but a chair on which you cannot sit is pointless to me).

An App (native or on the web) is therefore the perfect medium for a "digital product designer" - someone who lives on the bridge between design and development. It contains not only design elements, but usability, development challenges and real world interaction (sometimes). People do not just "visit", they "use" the application.

This excitement will probably fade over time, but I try to keep this excitement alive by learning new stuff all the time. It is the excitement that keeps me searching for new challenges.

How about you, are you still exited about your work? How do you keep the passion for it going?

PS: Here is the link to Google Play

https://market.android.com/details?id=bz.frankie.howmucheuro

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