Forza Motorsport Dash App

Forza Motorsport 7 recently released an update that allows you to send telemetry data to another device real-time.  This is done over UDP at 60 frames per second and works with XBOX or PC! The data interface was primarily designed for people building motion sleds and the like.  It contains lots of data useful to … 

 

Summer Code Project

With my spring house and car projects wrapping up, starting to think about my summer code project.  I try to experiment with new frameworks or platforms that may help with work related projects or just for my own curiosity.  For example, in previous years I have done: Bot Development Apple Watch Development Blockchain Apple TV … 

 

KLIC Photo Gift Bot

I have created a bot for our company that allows a Facebook Messenger user to upload a photo they like and get dynamic previews of gift products they can purchase. Rather than showing all products that are available, the bot uses heuristic rules that select the best products based on the photo itself.  These include thing … 

 

Doom for tvOS Running!

As I mentioned in my previous post, while a couple of people have got Doom running on tvOS, they either have not released source code, or did not have it running on more recent SDK’s and buildable in Xcode 8.  I haven’t seen anyone implement game controller support either. I’ve managed to get it running with … 

 

Porting Doom to Apple TV

On Memorial Day weekend I had some time and was loading up some of my favorite Commodore 64 games via emulation.   I started thinking about Doom and wondering why it was not on Apple TV. I did some researching and saw that a couple of Facebook developers got it running on Apple TV, but … 

 

Messenger Astronomy Bot

I’ve released an initial version of my astronomy bot on Facebook Messenger.  You can get to it by simply going to m.me/skygazebot The bot actually has more features than its Alexa counterpart, mostly due to the fact that API.AI’s natural language processing skills are better than what Alexa has currently.  I will be writing up … 

 

Leveraging Alexa for an eCommerce Photo Storefront

The introduction of language-based systems like smart speakers and chat bots brings with it some opportunities for ecommerce storefronts. I’ve created a proof-of-concept skill for Alexa that leverages one of our ecommerce platform’s RESTful API’s.  Lifepics is one of Taylor Digital’s software platforms that is a complete omnichannel B2B2C solution for photo dealers.  It is used …