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For a noob, the code on a device like Crownstone might look like magic spells; the programmer might look like a wizard including the long hair; the computer like a science-fiction console. However, did you know that as a firmware developer most of the time is spend on debugging!?
When we enter a hotel room in a new country the small changes that normally get unnoticed suddenly get noticed. Dan Hill cites Timothy Morton: '*the light switch seems a little closer than normal, a little differently placed on the wall*'. Technology should be seamlessly integrated in our environment.
The history from the Echo 4 to the Echo now and what this means for our homes getting smarter right now.
The Crownstones use very little power themselves. This means that they can operate as standby killers.
Developers have a hard time to cope with iOS advertisements as soon as the app goes into the background mode. However, it is possible to scan for devices, it just requires more in-depth knowledge.
We have been testing the dimming behavior extensively and are rolling this out as we speak. Yes, LED dimming as well!
A bike of other object can have an iBeacon attached to it. If Crownstones are strategically positioned they can help scanning for these beacons when such an object is stolen.
Thermostats and energy labels are not what they should be. A technology that works is zoned heating. In the meantime we got our Bluetooth certification!
Delivering Crownstone plugs! After a very busy time just before and during the holidays we shipped!