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  1. iPad - System Wide Voice Control

    by , 06-15-2010 at 12:58 AM

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    Ok so it's not true system wide access, but pretty darn close. Using a few apps, and a little jailbreak action, Justin Riley shows us how to control some basic functionality with just voice. Here we demonstrate adjusting the iPod, finding a place to eat, and even posting a tweet.

    Open your mind and imagine when iOS 4 comes out and vlingo can be backgrounded. The goal of vlingo is to allow any developer and their application to use the vlingo voice recognition engine to do whatever the developer wants with voice. So eventually everything you ever wanted to do will be able to do with voice.

    (p.s) still don't text and drive, even if you can do it with your voice!

    Updated 06-15-2010 at 01:05 AM by optikalefx

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  2. iPad - Keeping Your Eyes on the Road with Gestures.

    by , 06-14-2010 at 01:11 AM

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    Justin Riley shows off us, on his custom iPad mount, how you can easily control some basic iPad functions with lots of gestures. After you do the quick 2 minute jailbreak (you wanted to do it anyway) you can enable a plethora of gesture controls. Slide from bottom up, top down, from status bar, tap and hold, pinch and even shake. And you can actually assign these gestures to anything you want.

    So you basically end up with a 9.7 inch touch pad, which IMO is easy to use w/o looking at the screen at all. Drive Responsibly™.

    Updated 06-14-2010 at 01:21 AM by optikalefx

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  3. Custom iPad Mounts

    by , 06-03-2010 at 01:13 PM

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    Justin Riley has fabricated a really well finished bolt-in kit for the iPad. (wifi or 3g). This particular kit fits into the 2005-2007 Subaru Impreza/WRX and STi. (They all have the same dash).

    This bolt-in kit is a 1:1 replacement for the stock dash. Basically just pop out the old one, and put this in there. It has protection for the iPad, and when used with the Apple iPad Dock will charge and deliver audio. (via the 3.5mm cable)

    This kit for the Subaru series will be available on the mp3Car Store soon.
  4. AT&T Speech To Text For Developers

    by , 05-20-2010 at 04:52 PM

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    AT&T Has proven speech to text. Their goal is to allow developers to integrate this technology into their apps. This demo is done on a Blackberry but at the show she had an iPhone and an Android device running these same features. Once iPhone has multi tasking it will be able to run in the background.

    Now that a lot of states are instituting strict cell phone laws, this type of technology will really find a home with all kinds of developers.

    Check out Vlingo's blog If you want some serious detail on the matter.

    Updated 05-20-2010 at 05:00 PM by optikalefx

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  5. SQL with SUM, group, order, left join, exclude and limit

    by , 05-13-2010 at 09:00 AM
    So I came across a scenario where I need to know the top developers of applications based on how many times their software has been downloaded.

    There are 3 tables involved here.
    The developers table
    the orders_software table
    the orders_software_downloads table

    The whole goal is get this information with 1 Sql query.The basic relationships are as follows:
    there are many developers in the developer table
    there are many softwares to 1 order in the orders_software table
    there are many downloads to 1 software to 1 order in the orders_software_downloads table.

    So we select the developer name from the developer table, and the download count from the orders_software_downloads table. Left join to get all the tables together. Exclude counts that are null. Then group the results by the owner of each software. Which is a row of the software table.

    This will be a great case to use SUM

    we can modify the download count to sum(download_count) and as long as we have that group by, it will sum up the group.



    So sql will look like this:

    SELECT developer.name, SUM(orders_software_download.download_count) as sum
    FROM software
    LEFT JOIN orders_software on software.id = orders_software.software_id
    LEFT JOIN orders_products_download on orders_products.orders_software_id = orders_products_download.id
    WHERE orders_software_download.download_count IS NOT NULLGROUP BY software.software_owner
    ORDER BY sum DESC
    LIMIT 11

    And then from this the result will give you an array of the top developers where you can know who the developer is an how many times in total their software was downloaded

    Updated 05-13-2010 at 11:01 AM by optikalefx

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