In this episode I got to talk with Claire McHugh, who co-founded Axonista with Daragh Ward. If you haven't heard of Axonista, you will, soon; they brought TV3's 3 Player to ROKU and the RTÉ News Now App to Windows Phone, and their ShowPal second-screen app is a wonderful implementation of 2nd screen functionality for Ireland's leading independent TV station. We chatted about Claire's early work with WAP, what Twitter means for second-screen, how event television and social media co-exist and we almost step into the the philosophy of politics & second-screen.
Dermot Daly the founder of Tapadoo and co-founder of Úll.ie gives us a sneak preview of who'll be speaking at the most important app conference in 2014 as it transforms into an event all about 'making beautiful products', and some of the worlds's best product people take over the Lyrath Estate in Co Kilkenny, Ireland in April. We also discuss Apple's purchase of Topsy and what's likely to happen in the land of Twitter analytics and we consider Forbes' Ewan Spence and his remarks that the iPad mini with Retina approaches perfection. We talk about new Irish Podcast app, Castro and Dermot tells us what Tapadoo are doing with iBeacons which could well revolutionise retail, very quickly.
Andy O'Donoghue and Dermot Daly, the founder and CEO of Tapadoo discuss iBeacons and what Dermot's company Tapadoo have been doing with fascinating devices. Devices that could well radically transform sectors like retail, sooner than we think.
Apple seem to banning apps like Coinbase from the App store and I played with The Jester's new app, Bitcoin Bud this week, it got me thinking about a blog post I wrote in 2012 - could Apple be planning a currency of their own, say "Apple PIPS" (Personal Internet Payment System) out loud? I chatted about this with App developer Dermot Daly of Tapadoo this week, and it seems he agrees it may be something Apple do in 2014 and he chats about the mobile commerce projects he's been involved in.
Today, I was delighted to get to chat with Paul Campbell and Dermot Daly, about how the Úll conference in 2014 is transitioning, in its third year, to be a conference about making beautiful products. This year, Úll moves out of Dublin to the Lyrath Estate in Co KIlkenny and runs from April 28 to 30.
Paul and Dermot discuss the returning speakers Jim Dalrymple, Jennifer Brook, Matt Gemmell and Dave Wiskus, and they reveal new speakers: Jean MacDonald who founded the wonderful App Camp For Girls movement. Jason Snell, SVP and Editorial Director of Macworld Magazine, Techhive and PC World.
As well as Guy English co-creator of Napkin, Amanda Rösler, a games developer at Toca Boca and Linda Franco, co-founder of Machina which Wired Magazine called “The most beautiful wearable tech [of 2013].”
For more information and for tickets, go to 2014.ull.ie