Alexa Skills Tip – Linking an Alexa User with a User in Your System using .Net and Azure

So it’s been a while since my last post…2 years is kinda unacceptable really.  A lot has happened since then.  I have shifted much of my focus to IoT projects and app development.  Recently, my good friend Walt Quesada turned me on to Amazon Echo development using the Alexa Skills Kit.  Walt is putting together an amazing […]

Xamarin.iOS – Let Your ViewController Know the App is Coming to Foreground

Quick tip to share.  Found it on the developers lifeline (aka Stackoverflow). If you ever wanted to alert your Viewcontrolller that your app is back in the foreground (from being in the background), simple add an Observer.   Just create your custom method to handle the “notification” and whenever your app is brought to the foreground, NSNotificationCenter […]

6 Things To Know About Beacons

Beacons are a pretty hot topic these days.  They offer exciting new ways of presenting proximity-based content to an ever-growing mobile user base.  I have been working with multiple brands of beacons over the past 8 months and thought I would share some of my observations. iBeacon is trademarked term, not a device (not yet, at least). […]

Do You Have A Weakness?

During a job interview, we have all been asked:  “What would you say is your biggest weakness and conversely, what is your biggest strength?” I have been giving these questions a lot of thought lately.  Specifically, the weakness question.  I firmly believe people can be too hard on themselves.  I have worked with many team […]

What’s in a Name?

We recently changed our company name from Bayside Technology, LLC to Braneworks, LLC.   The reasons are too many to get into, but the process for picking a name was not easy nor was it quick. Apparently, every reasonable name (or jiberish you can invent) was already taken.  At one point, we thought of calling […]