Chatbots FTW?

Update: Cisco acquired MindMeld for $125M, and their site is gone. Is it realistic to make chatbots for popular chat services? Very much so. The state of the industry is such that best case you can set up chatbots without writing a line of code. Here are a few services of note: Especially has Read more about Chatbots FTW?[…]

Tech in 2017

What’s to be expected? I believe a lot in different combinations of Mobile, Internet of Things, Big Data (and Analysis), Machine Learning, Robotics and Healthcare. Machine Learning is one of the areas I’m studying right now for opportunities, not the least in the areas of autonomous robots and stock market analysis.

Google shuts down Project Ara

That was not surprising at all, not saying the project was shut down for these obvious reasons: Such an architecture makes the hardware more expensive. The mobile industry is dependent on continuous (preferably yearly) complete phone replacements. Otherwise it would collapse. Report: Google has stopped working on Project Ara

Open Mobile Media about the mobile marketing channel

From the e-mail about the report: Consumers now expect to be served through their channel of choice – and this is increasingly, mobile. To give a 2016 update on how brands are tackling mobile, we surveyed over 100 senior mobile executives from industries including retail, travel and finance. They shared on: Their challenges experienced with Read more about Open Mobile Media about the mobile marketing channel[…]

Facebook Messenger Platform

Messenger Platform is great news for Web App/Service developers that need to reach chat users without having to develop their own mobile apps. Are you interested in supporting Facebook Messenger Platform? Let us know and we might be able to help.

Looking back on 2015, looking forward to 2016

It’s been an exciting year for Abiro. Examples: Did consulting work for HemoCue, involving making an end-to-end solution for transferring measurements from HemoCue’s equipment to a server. Did consulting work for Instant Advice (and indirectly Beconfident), involving development of a platform and apps for advice relating to over-the-counter products. CliqTags got published on Samsung KNOX Marketplace, Read more about Looking back on 2015, looking forward to 2016[…]

Microsoft and patent trolling

This is a sad story: Microsoft makes more money from Samsung than from Skype, Windows Phone, and Xbox combined What incentive does Microsoft then have to be competitive in the smartphone/tablet arena? Answer: None. They are just going through the motions, as they always have.