October Innovation Day

October saw another great Innovation Day. Here's the low down:

The Parrot Flies!

AR Drone Test Flight

Rob and a couple of the other guys worked on connecting and controlling the Parrot AR Drone with an Oculus Rift headset. It turned out to be kind of successful. He got the video from the drone displaying in both eyes of the headset but the direction he moved his head in seemed to be working the opposite way than expected but I'm sure that will be fixed in next Innovation Day.

If you have a Parrot Drone and an Oculus Rift or are just curious, you can see the code on GitHub: https://github.com/buildingblocks/webflight-oculus

Manchester UX, Design & Psychology Conference

Quite a lot of the company went along to the Manchester UX, Design & Psychology Conference at the Comedy Store. It was good to see Designers and Project Managers start to get involved in Innovation Day and learn something new.

How Do You Like Your Brew Android Application

Android App Android App

Seen as though I don't get much time to code anymore I thought I would venture in the the world of Android Application development and after a few weeks getting to know Android Studio, the basic concepts of Android Development and it's architecture I managed to create my first (extremely buggy) Android App. I've already had lots of feature requests but right now it allows you to build up a list of users and their tea and coffee preferences and then will display these preferences when you click on the person in the list. The app is sitting pretty on a tablet in the kitchen and now there is no more forgetting how people take their brews!

BB MVT Suite

John Askew is making some great headway with his Multivariate Testing Suite and this time he worked on integrating CORS to maximise cross-domain scripting support for as many browsers as possible

Any questions?

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