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holiday_dreams

Samsung – Holiday Dreams

How do you get 74 Samsung devices all playing different videos synchronized at exactly the right time?  You call Aaron and myself from the RGA Prototype Studio.  We built a node.js/socket.io/Android platform to allow the director to start/stop/reset the videos on all the devices simultaneously.  The devices were all Wi-Fi’ed into a heavy duty router and there was a Samsung laptop running the node server.   The director had a slick web-based management console to run the whole thing.   The system took 4 days or so to build and it ended up working great.  The RGA Content Studio and RGA Samsung team put the whole thing together and it came out amazing.  Take a look:

 

 

Scrub to 1:30 to see me talking.
 

glass

Bikeity on Google Glass

Back in May of 2013 we received our Google Glass and we were dying to build something on it.  After much deliberation we decided that the best idea would be to integrate with the newly launched CitiBike program.  Users could be on a bike, pull over to the side, quickly get information on the surrounding bike share stations.  Then they could follow the visual and audio directions to their destination.   The application was picked up by Fast Company:

http://www.fastcolabs.com/3018333/how-nyc-citibikes-can-integrate-with-google-glass-thanks-to-r-ga

We built and released this app using the Glass Mirror API.  We then submitted it to Google for approval.  They rejected it saying that we should use the new GDK.  So we rebuilt it,  submitted it and as of now it’s the Google approval queue.  

Here’s the site for the application.