Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The reality distortion effect, 3 months on...

One of the things I've never talked about in this blog, mainly because I talked about it enough elsewhere, is the iPhone Tracking scandal and the bizarre reality distortion effect that went on during those couple of weeks back in April.

Mac Slocum finally managed to corner me at OSCON last week and got me to talk about things now everything has settled down.

Interview with Mac Slocum at OSCON

One of the things I mentioned during the interview as one of the really positive things to come out of the iPhone Tracking debacle is the visualisations from the group. If you haven't already seen them, I'd encourage you to take a look at what they've managed to pull out of the data.

The movements of 880 iPhones in Europe during April 2011

Talking about connecting iOS to the real world

I seemed to spent a lot of time in front of the camera while I was at OSCON last week, amongst other things I talked about connecting iOS devices to the real world using the new Redpark serial cable for iOS.

Demonstration of the cable

Interview with Mac Slocum talking about the implications