Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan
Co-founder, The Thing System, Inc.

Website | @aallan

Alasdair Allan is the author of Learning iPhone Programming and iPhone Sensor Programming published by O’Reilly Media. He is a senior research fellow in Astronomy at the University of Exeter, and as part of his work there he is building a distributed peer-to-peer network of telescopes which, acting autonomously, will reactively schedule observations of time-critical events. Alasdair also runs a small technology consulting business writing bespoke software, building open hardware and providing training. He sporadically writes blog posts about things that interest him, or more frequently provides commentary about them in 140 characters or less.

Sessions

Development - Mobile Ballroom F
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Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
Augmented Reality has become one of the killer applications for the iPhone platform. During the workshop you will be walked through building a simple location-aware AR toolkit that you can then extend and reuse in your own projects and iPhone applications. Read more.
Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.), Pete Warden (Jetpac)
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(4.00, 3 ratings)
Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan will discuss the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps. Read more.
Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.)
Location-aware augmented reality applications, where objects are injected into a real-world view based their location relative to your own position, as well as marker-based applications, where the real-world view is interpreted in real time and objects are placed in the view based on unique real-world markers, have rapidly become one of the killer applications Read more.
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