How to make a NFC check in sticker with Foursquare / Swarm / Facebook Places

NFC stickers and chips are the new QR codes and offer some ease of use, if you know how to harness their power 😉 Where the user otherwise would have to type a long URL, we can make use of NFC enabled smartphones to just bump into the sticker to take them to a website or a check-in.

Shops and restaurants benefit through social media and especially through the ones like Foursquare or Facebook Places. Let’s have a look at how we can make the user check into our place with an NFC chip. All you need is:

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Huawei Ascend P7 Review, ROOT, camera shutter sound disable

The Huawei Ascend P7 is an attempt by Huawei to put their products in a premium segment, close to the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone. I’m writing this, because maybe some people out there are curious about the phone or how to root it. As far as I’ve got it figured out multiple phones are sold with that name, I got the L10. These first couple of days I’ve been happy with it 🙂

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Ingress in Odense, Denmark

Ingress is an augmented reality game where you actually have to get off the couch and walk around your city to capture portals. The game is developed by Google and of course they’ll grab all your data, where you are and so on and so forth, moving on: it’s really fun. It’s plainly a social, geolocation based team game to dominate points of interest. Continue reading “Ingress in Odense, Denmark”

Applab Odense April 2013 recap

The participants, many of them students from the EAL, others from Copenhagen or just volunteering enthusiasts, went on a 24h sprint with Applab.

First, introduction of toolkits, group building and idea generation tasks were on the schedule, followed by a supply of sandwiches and softdrinks.

The theme of the sprint was to utilize the information exposed by institutions within Odense, which up front were listed as possible data sources on the events page. Continue reading “Applab Odense April 2013 recap”