Wed, 6 April 2011
Lester Madden (smart phone app developer consultant) is today's featured guest.
Topics: Augmented Reality such as Face Recognition in smart phones, Google Sky and wikitude. Also, Augmented Reality helicopter drones controlled by smart phones; some of the goings on at Augmented Reality Conferences; and rumors about the next version of the iPhone (which may feature a Face Recognition app). And Eyeglass Computers: existing prototypes; many of the engineering hurdles which must be overcome before we all are wearing eyeglass computers; and why, once they become popular, there may be laws against wearing eyeglass computers.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the April 6, 2011 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 39 minutes]. This interview was recorded as a Skype-to-Skype call on March 26, 2011.
Lester Madden spent 10 years at Microsoft evangelising the latest Microsoft developer products. After leaving Microsoft, Lester joined Skype and launched their developer program. He has also worked at Symbian Software Limited, Nokia Devices R&D and Symbian Foundation, working with thousands of developers to help bring applications to market. In 2009 Augmented Planet was created as a blog to catalogue the ever increasing growth of augmented reality. In 2010 Augmented Planet Consulting was created to utilize over 15 years of industry experience helping developers and organizations use cutting edge technologies and bring new products/services to market.
News item: My father, Melvin Euin Cobb, age 80, passed away peacefully, after several years of declining health, on Sunday, March 27, 2011. To the many listeners who sent me emails of condolences, Thank you; I appreciate it. If I prove to be as devoted to those things I believe in as he was to the things he believed in, I will have done well.