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China #throughglass: What Chêng Ho teaches us

Friday

19

Jun

Looking at the world #throughglass, it is known that the search of objects such as The Ark of the Covenant, Merlin’s Wand, Excalibur or of mythical places like El Dorado, Shambhalla or Atlantis, has long encouraged all sorts of sincere entrepreneurial truth-seekers and neo-gurus. There is nothing new about this; ever since “Man” – and of course, “Wo-Man” – were able to say “I Am”, there has been a search for meaning, for answers. In the world of today’s turmoil, there is only a different language to express all this.

Let us read an example. In the year 1433 AD, Chêng Ho (Zheng He), born of a Muslim family from southern China and a top-notch Imperial Court’s eunuch, had returned home due to the new Emperor’s strict policy forbidding the Chinese from traveling abroad. His birthplace, Kunyang, is a 900-km (550-mile) drive to Droiders’ office in Shenzhen along the South to the East China Sea.

Admiral Ho established diplomatic and/or tributary relations with peoples ranging from Nanjing (northern China) to Kochin (southern India) to Mecca and down to Mogadishu (actual Somalia). The Indians, Persians and Arabs could not envisage how the most powerful naval force known to that day, a 27.000-man crew with mastodonic nine-mast four-deck ships, was used primarily for exploration and seafaring. Now, that was truly a search for the Grail of trade and meaning!

Back at home, the same story: an old battle between Confucian bureaucrats and Court eunuchs.

What should we learn, not from Admiral Ho himself but from the new Emperor’s attitude? This is to say, how upper management  in companies across the market board must find means and meaning by being ready and up for the challenge; this is one of the issues we address at Droiders, every day: our product, Streye, is the means as those ships and firmness of purpose were for our protagonist. How reinvestment, effort, the search for technical perfectibility and the Herculean challenge of human reason produce the best results. These are the questions people like Chêng Ho have to master: a sense of enterprise by looking at China and the world #throughglass. If you are a Google Glass explorer just go ahead and feel free to do it!

Let a thousand flowers bloom, a hundred schools of thought contend“, said Chairman Mao Tse-T’ung. After him, he Chinese started in quite a different way where Chêng Ho had been compelled to leave off.

Here is the moral (and the morale) of this piece of history: Admiral Ho and his vast fleet could have “discovered” the European continent, had they been able to carry on. Then, sixty years later the Treaty of Tordesillas and Vasco Da Gama opened the way for Europeans to “discover” China in 1513 AD…

… the new Emperor should not have listened to mere bureaucrats.

A Day at Droiders: Smartglass and Wearable Technology

Friday

08

May

a day at droiders

We are located in Murcia’s financial district, it’s 8:30 a.m. and Droiders opens its doors. When the lift doors open, the first things we perceive are a delicious smell of coffee and laughter. So, as we enter a wide open-plan office, we gape at the biggest Google Glass in history hanging from the ceiling. This is how work starts at Droiders every morning, having breakfast while gazing at a spectacular view from the tower, where Droiders headquarters are.

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Droiders Headquarters

After a quick coffee together, the Development team crosses a hallway into the heart of the company. This is where engineers, designers and developers work on Augmented Reality software and hardware, such as Epson Moverio; Virtual Reality and cutting edge wearables.

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Developers testing Epson Moverio and Google Glass

Around 9:30 a.m., after spending some time in front of a computer screen, the Marketing team enters the Meeting Room; they report on daily subjects and objectives as well as feedback on yesterday’s work. An overhead projector turns on and, from a pair of Google Glass in which there is a Streye Checkr tasks list, starts showing slides; in order to achieve this, we use Streye Live Pro, a smartglass software we have designed, developed and patented ourselves. Then, today’s subject turns out to be about the strategy and campaign of our new product. After the meeting, the team returns to its section, moving forward with new ideas for the project.

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Google Glass and Streye Live Pro presentation

It’s 11:00 a.m., time for a quick brunch.  You see people walking back and forth from all directions. Some take over the kitchen to get toasties ready, while others take advantage of having a pair of Oculus Rift goggles to leave this world for a brief time. They become immersed into a virtual world. Then, there is a Formula 1 Race challenge, to find out who’s fastest…and who will have to bring food for the rest!

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Immersed in a Formula 1 Race

A visitor comes into the office; senior managers and clients head for the Meeting Room. All the rest return to their posts so to keep working on new concepts, on developments that shall bring the future a bit closer. The streets are about to be invaded by devices way beyond smartphones. Wearables are clothing that store, broadcast and receive information. Hyper-connectivity is here to stay.

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Working on new concepts

Lunch is here! There is an avalanche and people cue for two microwave ovens; the open-plan office is empty. Now food tables are the place to be. Comments and laughter between bites and mouthfuls. A courier service package arrives and one of the engineers opens it as was typical of Steve Jobs, and he introduces a brand-new smartwatch being long awaited by the team.

It’s 3:30 p.m. Two more hours to go in which the design and Web usability teams work on the web pages and display banners to be used in the commercial campaign. Marketing analyses performance, past and present.  Just before off-duty time, the last meeting of the day, commenting on real-time results and tomorrow’s objectives.

At Droiders, our sights are set on that which exists though always looking at what is to come. By working here, one realizes that the future is not far from the present. It is right here, within the following minute and we are heading straight into it.

Droiders ¡Performing Apps!

Streye, the future of your enterprise

Monday

20

Apr

As Tom Clancy once wrote, Technology is a tool that helps us improve our lives. This is why we want to announce that in the next days you wil be able to acquire all our Streye products. We will soon be providing more info on how Streye shall improve performance in your business.

Lets start with Streye Box , the future of medicine. It is a streaming system capable of sending video captures mostly from any source. For example, in the healthcare industry, from an endoscope or an ultrasound device by bradcasting a low-delay video signal using a high quality system into your smartglasses. This system provides multiple advantages, just to mention a few: comfort for the healthcare professional, resource optimization and a clear patient-first focus approach.

Adjusting Google Glass

Continuing with streaming systems , we have Streye Live, which we wrote about in the previous post. What can we achieve with Streye Live? Live broadcasts to YouTube Live Events. You can tell stories or simply share what you are doing at the moment directly  through the biggest online video platform.

Then we have  Streye Live Pro, a collaborative streaming tool that allows us to screenshot from your smartglass to another device and viceversa. With Streye Live Pro, we can share documents or multimedia files between both devices. It also allows to look at your smartphone content through your smartglass. For example, if you take a picture with your smartglass, you can securely edit it on your smartphone without having to switch your line of vision from the glass.

Finally, but not the least, we offer Streye Checkr, . This application helps you to create tasks and checklists, collaborating in group to improve productivity. You can attach multimedia files and add information to a task list and share for others to complete it, ensuring great success in any procedure without losing time. It provides and excellent way to follow guidelines.

Google Glass used during surgery Concentred surgons operating with a touchscreen on a hospital

Streye has been designed to boost efficiency in any business, because it is easy to share work, gain experience, ask for opinion and collaborate in group with our apps. Don’t forget to click on web to get more information about Streye products.

Streye Live – Broadcast from Glass to YouTube

Friday

13

Feb

streye_live_broadcast_from_glassStorytelling is never more compelling than when it’s retold in film.

Going LIVE with a developing story or being in the now, can add extra excitement.

With Streye Live, broadcasting to YouTube Live Events from Google Glass is now possible.

We’re thrilled to announce the publication of Streye Live to MyGlass directory so Explorers can continue to document, report, tell their stories and more on the world’s largest video platform: YouTube.

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If you have a YouTube account and Google Glass, get Streye Live and tell your story LIVE.

getitonglass_172x60_action_buttonStreye Live is the first in the family of streaming products to be announced.

Streye Live is free* (*as in gratis) to use for all Explorers and we’re committed to developing it for future editions of Glass.

Reasons to believe

If you’ve been following the build up to Streye Live, you may have noticed that we, like many in the Google Glass community, believe there are many reasons to loveglass.

There’s amazing stories that people using Glass are producing. Long may that continue!

So to celebrate we’ve made a 50 shades of #loveglass quiz. If you know your music and you can score tops there’s a discount reward on offer for Pro versions of Streye Live.

Wherefore art thou #loveglass?

Here’s a selection of previews cards to the multiple choice quiz. You can see the whole lot at streye.com/loveglass

Take the pop quiz

It’s for anyone, Glass Explorer or not.

What’s your reason to #loveglass?