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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

The Rise and Success of QR Codes in London

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by James Whiting | 01.18.12

Innovative adaptations of QR codes in London have made visiting this popular tourist destination easier, with London attractions available at the touch of your smart phone. QR codes have been around quite some time, but new innovations are making these patterned matrix codes ubiquitous rather than unusual.

Get Taxi shakes the world of taxi drivers

Get Taxi shakes the world of taxi drivers

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by Elsa Sidawy | 12.06.11

Even in larger cities, finding a taxi can be a real obstacle course. Launched in Israel, the service Get Taxi wants to simplify this path for users and take advantage of the growing number of independent taxi drivers. A linkage service that is being emulated all over the world.

Paris within a second: the application that gives inhabitants of Paris real-time information

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.22.11

On November 16th, the city of Paris launched a new and free mobile phone application to give on-the-move inhabitants of Paris access to practical information. “Paris à la seconde” (Paris within a second) provides iPhone or Androïd mobile phone users with weather forecast alerts, information on unexpected closing of public places or highways, pollution peaks, electricity failures…

An accessory for using touch screens without removing gloves

An accessory for using touch screens without removing gloves

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.16.11

Anyone who has walked the streets of Amsterdam in winter knows that wearing gloves is not a fashion statement. Chi Dang, an Australian-born designer finishing his studies in Europe, felt this first hand. With the increasing presence of touch screens in our daily lives, a solution for gloved fingers is becoming more pressing.

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

Dynamic ridesharing is breaking the deadlock

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by Elsa Sidawy | 11.15.11

Is ridesharing the butt of entrenched prejudice? Its ability to reduce nuisance has been known for a long time but single car drivers are not ready to let go of their individual cars yet. With the boom of new technologies, players in that field are technically ready to shift to second gear and are developing what are known as dynamic car sharing solutions. Companies and local authorities, which are more skeptical, are experimenting this new service with sometimes-mixed results. Let us explore the mysteries of dynamic car sharing.

Sound Delta Wild, digital technology in the service of nature

Sound Delta Wild, digital technology in the service of nature

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by Adrien Geneste | 10.10.11

Born from an idea put forward by the WWF to increase the presence of wildlife in cities, the Sound Delta Wild application helps users explore their surroundings through sound, transmitted via their smartphone headphones or supporting media.

Trends and innovations in bike mobility

Trends and innovations in bike mobility

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by Elsa Sidawy | 10.07.11

The bicycle market is going well. Bike mobility is having great success as comfort and safety constraints have gradually been removed, thus encouraging people to cycle in town more often. City-planning policies and financial aids to help people buy electrically assisted pedal cycles constitute additional levers for the development of these mobility bikes, as Didier Huré, General Delegate of the french National Council of Cycling Professions explains.

An application to assess Parisian pedestrians’ level of exposure to pollution

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by Elsa Sidawy | 09.28.11

What about going out for a walk in Paris depending on the level of pollution? It is now possible thanks to the “Votre air” (“Your air”) application prototype launched during the Futur en Seine festival last June.

White label website and application to signal damage to public space

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.21.11

After BuitenBeter in The Netherlands, Fix my Street in England and Léon in France, the firm Pixel Iris is now providing “Le problème de ma rue” (The problem in my street) web platform and iPhone application, which enable citizens concerned about their environment to note down the problems that have occurred on public highways and inform the appropriate local service.

Harmonav is sailing in public transport’s troubled waters

Harmonav is sailing in public transport’s troubled waters

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by Elsa Sidawy | 07.11.11

“Traffic disrupted because of material damage.” Tired of hearing these messages in the metro? On June 17th, during the Futur en Seine festival, the start-up Senda launched an application enabling users to prepare journeys while anticipating transport network incidents.

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