Keynote by John Carmack at Oculus Connect 2014

Here is technical presentation about Oculus and Samsung cooperation on GearVR and on improving Android platform towards higher realtimeness. A must see for everyone who is into Virtual Reality.

Oculus Connect is a developer conference that brings together engineers, designers, and creatives from around the world to share and collaborate in the interest of creating the best virtual reality experiences possible.

The Black Bears at the Liberty Global Appathon

Two days of amazing learning experience, working shoulder to shoulder with fellow developers and getting all needed technical support from the experts … what else to wish?

Many thanks to Liberty Global for this great event! We are looking forward to coming back next year.

Ways to think about watches

Apple is to release its own watch early next year but do we actually need one?
Some thoughts from Benedict Evans:

“It seems to me that there are two kinds of puzzle around a new… thing. One is that you already have a thing that does this … But for another kind of new product, you don’t already have a thing that does this because there is no ’this’, and it’s not clear what ’this’ might be.”

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Stumble upon a bear: street art

Meeting a Black Bear on the way to a client is always a good sign!

This guy greeted us near the Café-Restaurant “Stork” in Amsterdam Noord, just when we were heading to a meeting.

Coming up: The First Liberty Global Appathon

The Black Bears will be participating in the first Liberty Global Appathon that takes place on the 16th and 17th of September in Amsterdam, the Netherlands!

The Appathon is all about building new exciting apps for Liberty Global’s TV App platform, currently rolled out to more than 900,000 customers. The apps are built in Javascript using the Metrological SDK.

During the two days (a total of 30 hours) we will be competing with  20 other developers to make the most innovative, intuitive, unique, appealing, and technically superior TV App … and we have a very good idea!