Cars 2.0 – Hacking XBee, Arduino, RaspberryPi

July 15, 2014 No comments yet

A bunch of friends and I decided to race for the 24 hours of Lemons. Geeks that we are, we had to come up with a way to get sensor data out from the car to the pit and communicate with the driver. That’s how ClariceNet came to life (our theme was the “Silence of the lambs”).

A combination of Arduino, RaspberryPi, iPad, Wifi and XBee for communications.


Source code is on github.
Team blog is on Tumbler.

AirMusic + Chromecast

June 30, 2014 7 comments

AirMusic can now stream music to a Google Chromecast device. Pick a song from your library and hear it on your TV. You can also queue up more than one song with the Chromecast Playlist in-app purchase.

More features features coming including ability to edit now playing queue, party mode, guest access, etc…

Songbird launches DLNA support using Platinum SDK.

November 16, 2012 No comments yet

Songbird, the acclaimed music desktop and mobile application, released a new desktop application with support for DLNA devices thanks to easy integration of the Platinum SDK.

Check their blog entry

Automatic HockeyApp/TestFlight Upload XCode Script

March 27, 2012 1 comment

If you’ve ever want to distribute your iOS app to beta testers, reviewers or investors, you know how painful it is.

Usually when there’s pain, there’s a Business opportunity. Indeed. You can now use services such as TestFlight & HockeyApp to automate the process of distributing AdHoc builds.

But it’s still cumbersome to manually upload builds.

Thankfully both services have an API so it’s just a matter of writing a script and hook it up inside XCode.

  • Fist off, if you work with a team, make sure to “share” your target scheme.

  • Second, Edit Scheme and add a Pre-Action Run Script to Build. This will increment the CFBundleVersion in your plist when you make an adhoc build. This ensures that all builds uploaded to TestFlight or HockeyApp have a different version (They use a combination of you CFBundleShortVersionString and CFBundleVersion). [This script assumes that you created an adhoc configuration with “Adhoc” in its name]

Here’s the script.

  • Then, select Archive and choose the adhoc build configuration you created.

  • Then add a Post-Action Run script to Archive. [Make sure to select your target in “Provide Build Settings from”]

Here’s the script. Make sure to update your API keys and select the service you want using the UPLOAD_SERVICE variable.



doubleTwist AirTwist powered by Platinum

February 18, 2011 No comments yet

Yesterday, the doubleTwist company I contracted for a couple months ago finally announced an awesome feature called AirTwist. With AirTwist, you can now stream your music, video and photos from your Android phone to a TV using a PS3 or XBox. This is the first Android product released which is powered by our Platinum UPnP SDK.

Check out their press release and blog entry.

TwonkyBeam acknowledges it works with XBMC!

December 2, 2009 No comments yet

TwonkyBeam lets you send Music/Photos/Videos to UPnP Renderers (such as XBMC) from Web pages as you browse the Net. Since Platinum UPnP SDK is powering XBMC, this is cool. Check it out: