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Recycling Apps: City Tools Find The Bin For You

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/03/29/recycling-apps-city_n_1385420.html?ref=canada-business Recycling Apps: City Tools Find The Bin For You First Posted: 03/28/2012 12:11 pm Updated: 03/29/2012 8:28 am React VANCOUVER – Looking for a place to recycle your phone? Just ask it. Several cities are turning to smartphone apps to encourage tech-savvy citizens to recycle and navigate the complicated rules about what can be turned in and where. The apps […]

HP Touchpad running android

Got my $99 HP touchpad up and running android.  working well with the exception of a few wifi issues.

SK8 Wireless was recently on the A Channel Morning TV Show

I was on the A Channel Morning TV Show recently to discuss with Kurt Stoodley some of the apps i developed for the Apps4Ottawa Contest.  Kurt and I  discussed the Traffic Ottawa app that displays traffic cameras around Ottawa.  The app has been available for almost a year as an iPhone, iPad, and Android app and has had over 10,000 downloads. […]

SK8 Wireless on CBC Radio All in a Day with Alan Neal

I was on CBC Radio All in a Day recently to discuss with Alan Neal some of the apps i developed for the Apps4Ottawa Contest.  Alan was particularly interested in the Persons of Interest app that displays photos and descriptions of persons wanted for questioning by the Ottawa Police.  We also discussed the other apps I submitted to the contest. http://sk8wireless.com/media/personsofinterest.MP3

SK8 Wireless wins award at Apps4Ottawa.ca

SK8 Wireless won an award for our Ottawa Recycles Iphone and Android apps.  The ceremony was on Tuesday February 15th at Ottawa’s City Hall.  Many original great apps were acknowledged.  Thanks to everyone who voted for our apps. http://www.obj.ca/Technology/2011-02-16/article-2245344/Apps4Ottawa-winners-announced/1 http://ottawa.ca/online_services/opendata/winners_en.html

Apps4Ottawa.ca Open Data Competition Submissions

Please check out Apps4Ottawa.ca and register and vote for out app submissions and idea submissions. We submitted the following Android, iPhone, and iPad apps using City of Ottawa Open Data: Persons of Interest – Ottawa, Ottawa Parking, Ottawa Parks and Recreation, Civic Duty, Traffic Ottawa, Museum Canada, Libraries Ottawa, Ottawa Recycles, Take a Taxi, and Parking Valet. I also submitted […]

GPad G10 Android 2.1 – Ordered 7″ tablet from Pandawill.com

I just purchased a GPad G10 Android tablet.  I ordered it from a Chinese tech site called Pandawill.com.  The stats are: Gpad G10 Android 2.1 OS 7″ TFT LED touch screen, 800*480px 14mm, ultra slim and stylish design Telechips 8902 800Mhz ARM 11 processor 256MB DDR2 RAM Gravity Sensor Built in 4GB Memory 1.3 Mega Camera No HDMI output unfortunately. […]

Apps4Ottawa.ca – new apps by SK8 Wireless

Check out our apps submitted to the Apps4Ottawa.ca contest by the City of Ottawa.  We’ve tried to create a variety of apps to display the usefulness of open data. Voting in January 2011. As part of the City of Ottawa’s commitment to improving citizen engagement and enhancing transparency and accountability to its residents, the City is joining other government organizations […]

SK8 Wireless – Runner Up Portland Contest

SK8 Wireless wins runner up in multiple categories for their Portland Parks iphone app. The app displays information and locations of the parks in the Portland, Oregon area. The categories were: -Most Useful App -Most Appealing App -Most Original App -Best Use of Data App For a full list of all the winners, check out: http://civicapps.org/news/civicapps-awards-congrats-round-2-winners-and-runners

Google – Conspiracy Or Poor Customer Service

Is Google making it so difficult for Android Devs to set up paid apps so they can encourage ad-supported free apps? It makes you wonder. It literally took years to add additional countries such as Canada and Australia to the list of countries from where you can sell apps. Even after that, the financial input screen for Canada had so […]