ChaiOne Insights: technology news

ChaiOne's Velostics Platform Featured by Innovation Map

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HOUSTON, Texas—April 7, 2020 — ChaiOne's logistics platform, Velostics, was given a spotlight by Innovation Map. Innovation Map fashions itself as the "voice of innovation in Houston covering startups, tech, health, energy, social impact, and more."

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Top 10 Mobile & Tech Blogs To Read

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With constant changes in mobile and new technology developments all the time, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to try and keep up. Fortunately, we have many blogs and websites that cover mobile and new technology to help you out. Here is a list of the Top 10 Mobile and Technology Blogs To Read (in no particular order):

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Why Should I Care About the Wearable Technology Market?

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Based on Senior Developer Matthew Morey’s talk on Wearable Devices at TechStreet

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Elixir Concepts : What You Need to Know Now

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Elixir is a language built on the Erlang virtual machine. It was written in 2011 by José Valim. Elixir has a Ruby-like syntax but it behaves in a much different way. In this blog post we won’t go over syntax. There are many resources that go into great detail on Elixir syntax, so I want to talk about the what makes the Elixir language intriguing.

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Augmented Exercise: A Meetup Review

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Houston has a vibrant iOS community, complete with a large iOS Developers Meetup. Between work commitments and three kids, it's been very long time since I've been able to attend one, but I made an extra effort to make the July meetup. I was impressed with how large the crowd was. We filled the Apple Highland Village briefing room:

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About Swift 4 JSONEncoder and JSONDecoder extensions

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With ChaiOne being a digital innovation agency, we are constantly finding ourselves on the bleeding edge of technology. Events such as WWDC becomes a department wide event in our offices. Developers from all different tech stacks can set time aside on their calendars to watch sessions and have discussions afterwards. This type of investment not only keeps ChaiOne up-to-date with what's new in the tech world, but helps the growth and development of it's engineers.

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Virtual Houston

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Houston is known for many things– we're the fourth largest city in the US, we've got the largest medical center in the world, NASA, the Energy Corridor. But one thing Houston is not known for is being a tech hub. That's about to change...

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Why the UX of Star Wars: A New Hope Tells a Completely Different Story

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When audiences first saw the universe George Lucas built “in a galaxy far, far away,” it was the technology and connection between the humans and that technology that mesmerized. What was so striking was that the futuristic landscape was “lived in”: the spaceships were dank and dirty, the Mos Eisley cantina reminiscent of the dirt and grime of the local dive bar, the control panels a nasty collage of buttons and wires. You could see yourself living there.

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How iBeacons Work Beyond Retail

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In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how iBeacons could be implemented in the retail industry. Even though iBeacons work well in the retail environment, the technology can be applied to other areas such as conferences, hotels, the automotive industry, and restaurants. iBeacons can even be used for logistics such as storing products in warehouses. For example, you could put iBeacons throughout your warehouse in order to monitor and track inventory. This can help you control inventory levels...

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