“Sổ Tay Đàm Thoại Anh-Việt” (English-Vietnamese phrasebook)

We just released “Sổ Tay Đàm Thoại Anh-Việt” – an English-Vietnamese phrasebook – that helps Vietnamese people to learn English faster and easier. This app also helps Vietnamese to travel the world even though their English are limited.

With simple and easy to use UI in the first released, the app “Sổ Tay Đàm Thoại Anh-Việt” is wholeheartedly welcomed by the Vietnamese community by downloading and sharing. The app achieved the top #2 Free App on Apple Store (Vietnam) on 20th Dec 2011 after 3 days of publishing. You can download the app here: “Sổ Tay Đàm Thoại Anh-Việt”

 

Top #2 Apple Store Vietnam:

Top #3

Top #3

Virtual grocery shopping for train commuters using QR codes.

Bored waiting for your train? No worries, you can go grocery shopping while you wait. Grab your phone, point at the grocery items you want to buy and voila your groceries will be delivered to your doorstep later in the day. Hopefully by the time you get home. Say what?

Virtual grocery shopping for train commuters using QR codes.

Virtual grocery shopping for train commuters using QR codes.

Several special ‘grocery aisle’ billboards that display images of grocery items are adorning several Korean train stations. Next to these images are QR codes where customers can simply snap up a code using their smartphone. The codes go straight into a virtual shopping cart and when you’re ready to pay you proceed to your virtual check out, and the products get delivered to your house. Simple, effective and efficient! And not to mention bloody brilliant!

Virtual grocery shopping for train commuters using QR codes.

Virtual grocery shopping for train commuters using QR codes.

Near field communication (NFC)

Near field communication

Near field communication

Near field communication, or NFC, allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two devices in close proximity to each other, usually by no more than a few centimeters. It is expected to become a widely used system for making payments by smartphone in the United States. Many smartphones currently on the market already contain embedded NFC chips that can send encrypted data a short distance (“near field”) to a reader located, for instance, next to a retail cash register. Shoppers who have their credit card information stored in their NFC smartphones can pay for purchases by waving their smartphones near or tapping them on the reader, rather than bothering with the actual credit card. Co-invented by NXP Semiconductors and Sony in 2002, NFC technology is being added to a growing number of mobile handsets to enable mobile payments, as well as many other applications.

The Near Field Communication Forum (NFC Forum) formed in 2004 promotes sharing, pairing, and transactions between NFC devices and develops and certifies device compliance with NFC standards. A smartphone or tablet with an NFC chip could make a credit card payment or serve as keycard or ID card. NFC devices can read NFC tags on a museum or retail display to get more information or an audio or video presentation. NFC can share a contact, photo, song, application, or video or pair Bluetooth devices.

Difference Between RFID and NFC

NFC - Near field communication

NFC - Near field communication

RFID vs NFC

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a tagging technology that is gaining widespread attention due to the great number of advantages that it offers compared to the current tagging technologies being used today; like barcodes. Near Field Communication, or more commonly known as NFC, is a subset of RFID that limits the range of communication to within 10 centimeters or 4 inches.

RFID uses radio frequency waves that are either passive, active, or a combination of both. Active RFID tags have a power source that helps extend their range even further while passive devices rely on the energy that it receives from the interrogating device to send its own information. Among the advantages of RFID is the very small size of the tag that made it possible to be used with small products or to be hidden away neatly. Another excellent advantage is that it doesn’t need a direct line of sight for the information to be read. This is very desirable in baggage tracking application where speed is very essential.

myAppalogues – App-based electronic catalogues

Yay, new site launched! myAppalogues – App-based electronic catalogues. You can also find the iPhone/iPad app available on Apple Store too

myAppalogues - App-based catalogues

myAppalogues - App-based catalogues

In their words:

Every day we see merchants willing to spend thousands of dollars on tradeshows, magazine / print, and website campaigns. And then they end up selling at a discount anyway as it’s such a crowded market. We’re not telling merchants what to do, and there are some benefits to tradeshows obviously, but if the world is going to mobile (which it is) and you can easily afford to give it a try (which now you can) then we’re finding that people will do that.”

myApp4KIDS is free to download and use and costs a small monthly fee per advertisement. There are no commissions on sales. Merchants can register at www.myappalogues.com and use the Ad Wizard to easily create instant mobile promotions for their products.

A few screenshots of the app:

myAppalogues

Alice in Wonderland – Facebook legend living in S’pore

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it’s possible.”

- from “Alice in Wonderland”

Eduardo Saverin – Facebook legend living in Singapore

Tham Yuen-C
Straits Times

Site’s co-founder set up a software development firm here last year, but has maintained a low profile.
The other Facebook legend – the one who fell out with co-founder Mark Zuckerberg – has set up a software development company in Singapore.

Mr Zuckerberg is chief executive officer of the world’s most popular social networking site.
His former collaborator, Mr Eduardo Saverin, 28, is one of three people behind Web technologies company Anideo, with offices in Singapore and Miami, Florida.

The Brazil-born billionaire is said to have been living in Singapore since last year, and the Singapore outfit of his firm was registered under his name in October last year.

His two partners are fellow Harvard University graduates, one of whom had worked with him on a job search site in 2005.
Since technology site TechCrunch posted a blog last Thursday about him being in Singapore, netizens – here and abroad – have been speculating about his whereabouts.

A film, The Social Network, based on the story of the two co-founders, is currently showing in cinemas around the world.
Mr Saverin is portrayed in the movie as the more affable and charming character, in contrast to its depiction of Mr Zuckerberg as a socially inept geek who is also the more cunning of the two.

Mr Saverin was Mr Zuckerberg’s partner in 2004 when, as Harvard students, they started thefacebook.com, a website that evolved into Facebook. But the duo fell out after Mr Zuckerberg allegedly sidelined Mr Saverin by diluting his 30 per cent stake in the business to less than 10 per cent. It led to the two suing and counter-suing each other. Both men eventually settled their lawsuits out of court last year, after which Mr Saverin disappeared from the technology scene in the US and out of the public eye.
Acquaintances of Mr Saverin here who spoke to The Sunday Times described him as nice and humble. They said the affable entrepreneur keeps a low profile and does not mention his Facebook links.

A friend of his, who declined to be named, said: ‘He is very low-key and doesn’t like people to know (who he is). He thinks the people around him don’t know, but most of us do.’
Other than software development, Mr Saverin’s company also provides seed funding of $20,000 to $60,000 to local technology start-ups.

Among the projects Anideo is working on are a product review site; a portable gaming application; and a Facebook application for VIP clubbers that gives them special discounts.

This last venture is probably a project close to Mr Saverin’s heart. Believed to be a bachelor, he is a regular face at the Butter Factory nightclub and more recently Filter Club, a nightspot next to Gallery Hotel opened by a friend of his.
Although he likes to keep a low profile, Mr Saverin is generous at the clubs and spends a lot of money on drinks for friends, said someone who has partied with him.

Forbes lists him as one of the world’s youngest billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US$1.15 billion (S$1.49 billion).
Most of it comes from the 5 per cent share of Facebook he holds.
yuenc@sph.com.sg

Open secret ‘He is very low-key and doesn’t like people to know (who he is). He thinks the people around him don’t know, but most of us do.’ A friend of Mr Eduardo Saverin, referring to the Facebook co-founder

 

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How to build an iPhone offline web app?

Developing a native iPhone application is really a difficult task if you are  a web programmer with no knowledge of Cocoa programming language. Why not try developing an iPhone web-app with local sqlite database, and sync with the live server whenever you are connected to internet? In this article i will show you how to do it.

Steps:

1. Build an offline iphone web-app

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Example can be found here: Berttimmermans Checklist App

2. Periodically check if the iphone is currently connected to internet, with javascript:

<script type=”text/javascript”>
var connectionStatus = ((navigator.onLine) ? ‘online’:'offline’);
</script>

3. Sync data with web server whenever you are online, via normal http POST/GET requests

That’s it.