Monthly Archives: April 2014

UXMNL UX Manila April Workshop with Patti Hunt & Kristin Low

Last Saturday we hosted the first in a series of UX workshops under our UXMNL brand.   UXMNL is a User Experience Design agency, dedicated to creating solutions that make a difference and improve lives.

A large part of our vision for UX in the Philippines falls under education.  Without people, clients and companies being aligned on the benefits and merits of good design, it makes it very difficult for us to do our job and for good design to prosper.  Our mission is to drive the UX industry forward by servicing local companies and hosting these workshops and trainings with UX leaders from around the world.  There’s a lot to look forward to this year.

The UX Manila April workshop featured Hong Kong based Patti Hunt & Kristin Low, who gave an incredible workshop that started with an introduction & brief history of UX.  The introduction lecture was followed by a workshop where attendees were introduced to design studio.  Patti and Kristin introduced a persona and a design problem to be solved.

With over 230 attendees, not only was this was the biggest UX event in the Philippines to date, but it was also the biggest workshop Patti & Kristin have ever done!  Although you would never have known this, their presentation was smooth and concise. Evidently seasoned professionals at work.

A massive thank you to everyone who attended, and to Patti & Kristin for coming here and sharing your knowledge and experience with us!

Stay tuned for the next event!

Check out Patti & Kristin’s HK company http://on-off.com.hk/ and follow them on twitter https://twitter.com/onoffhk

The workshop in the press:

http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/03/31/1307193/hk-based-experts-speak-years-uxmnl-workshop

http://www.adobomagazine.com/global/module.php?LM=news.level1&id=1396840407467

 

Creating your own ios slide to unlock feature on Titanium Appcelerator

Interested in a hands-on tutorial in Titanium? Building Cross-Platform Apps using Titanium, Alloy, and Appcelerator Cloud Services

We currently have a project that requires a lock feature without using the actual lock button on the iPhone, since I have to somehow copy the “slide to unlock” of the iOS, I did a research thinking maybe someone have already done that on Titanium then voila! There is one! Thanks to a user named pec1985, here’s the link to the code repo.

Unfortunately he created the code during an earlier version of the Ti SDK,  Continue reading

Foolproof Labs’ blazes the way with first iBeacon powered event

At the UXMNL event on Saturday (http://www.uxmnl.com/AprilWorkshop), Foolproof Labs showed off the latest in our technology portfolio with an application that went from “idea” to “uploaded to the Google Play store” in 6 hours flat.

iBeacon is an indoor positioning system developed by Apple that works with both iOS and Android and enables us to send targeted content based on the user’s location and even on the user’s demographic information e.g. you could send different content to males and females, old and young people, students and professionals.

As solution providers, this is a really powerful system and opens up a whole new playground of possibilities for us and for our clients.

You could imagine a trade-show in a large conference center that could send a welcome message to the customer when they walk in the door, another message with a promotional coupon when they get to the first booth and another message when they reach another pre-defined place and so on.

The possibilities are endless, other uses include:

Our application (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.foolprooflabs.uxmnlevents) was a 3 page app for use on the day that displayed the event schedule by default.  When a user moved near the Registration Booth, they were shown a “Welcome” message and were then shown a “Meet the Team” page with profiles of each team member.  When they moved away from the Registration Booth, the Event Schedule page came back.  Later in the evening at the networking event, when users entered the venue at Chihuahua (I highly recommend their tacos and Frozen Magaritas by the way), they were shown the Chihuahua food menu.

Pretty simple but a great proof of concept and not bad for 6 hours of work from idea to design to finished application.

If you want to have iBeacons in your business, get in touch with us to know more, you can email me directly at phil@foolprooflabs.com

Further Reading on how iBeacons are going to change the world: http://www.businessinsider.com/beacons-and-ibeacons-create-a-new-market-2013-12