Posts tagged "chicago"

C2E2 technology of comics, graphic novels, and video games

C2E2 technology of comics, graphic novels, and video games
 C2E2 (Chicago’s Pop-culture Event) is taking place this Weekend of April 13-15, 2012. Combining comics, movies, popular shows, and video games culture into one exposition meant that of course there would be some sort of use of new technology in the mediums. DC Comics, and other major comic publishers, for example had some comics and... Read more »

Chicago becomes a hot spot for technology entrepreneurs and incubator spaces

According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, Chicago has recently become home to a number of co-working spaces and incubators, for entrepreneur-types who are looking for places to establish their technology ideas in physical spaces. Pointing to the successes of Groupon and GrubHub, the WSJ article mentioned a list of newly formed... Read more »

Reflection on uses of open city government data, including apps, from Chicago Chief Technology Officer

Reflection on uses of open city government data, including apps, from Chicago Chief Technology Officer
There was a new post on the first day of the new year in 2012, Ascent Stage, the official blog Web site of John Tolva, who is the Chief Technology Officer for the city of Chicago. In the post, entitled Open Data in Chicago: progress and direction, he reflects on the last year, 2011, and... Read more »
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‘Apps for Metro Chicago’ contest final Grand Challenge winners announced

‘Apps for Metro Chicago’ contest final Grand Challenge winners announced
The “Apps for Metro Chicago” contest began earlier this year in 2011 now it came down to the best of the best. Chicago app developers created apps based on city of Chicago data, and entered their app in hopes to win prizes, creating a large list of impressive app entries. Ten of them were previous... Read more »

Everything is mobile for 'CyberWalkAbout', Chicago app development company

Everything is mobile for 'CyberWalkAbout', Chicago app development company
It shows a dedication and focus on the city of Chicago when some of a development company’s most well-known products are built around the Chicago lifestyle. CyberWalkabout is a mobile app development company that has been a part of the Chicago technology business for exactly a year now. Established on December 12, 2010 by CEO... Read more »

Chicago game industry expands with IGDA game dev events, panels; and the mobile device influx

Chicago game industry expands with IGDA game dev events, panels; and the mobile device influx
Riding on the wave of mobile device popularity, Chicago game industry is at a high. Given the relative ease of access to game development tools and now, mobile gaming devices found on virtually all phones now. The IGDA (International Game Developers Association), Chicago chapter has been a big part of the Chicago game development scene’s... Read more »
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'Apps for Metro Chicago' contest Community round winners announced

'Apps for Metro Chicago' contest Community round winners announced
The ‘Apps for Metro Chicago” contest began and now it continues to gain wide interest among Chicago app developers and communities. The most recent community round had around 35 submissions of apps made using the open data with a focus on Chicago communities. The public voting period ended last Friday, and the ten app finalists... Read more »

'Apps for Metro Chicago' contest continues with Community focused round; public voting open

'Apps for Metro Chicago' contest continues with Community focused round; public voting open
Apps for Metro Chicago, a citywide app competition started by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, continues this week in the “community” round of apps. The competition, which began in June, uses “data from multiple governments to make applications that improve lives of millions of residents,” as explained in the city’s official press... Read more »

Social Media Week ends on a social note with media industry veterans

Social Media Week ends on a social note with media industry veterans
Social Media Week was a success in Chicago, and also around the world. Hosted by the Zócalo Group and The Chicago Tribune, the weeklong focus on social media ranged from discussion topics on mobile applications and the newest technology, to also focusing on how the traditional media (such as radio, TV and newspapers) are currently... Read more »
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Taxi Share Chicago app allows riders to share the road, and fares

Taxi Share Chicago app allows riders to share the road, and fares
Taxi Share Chicago is a free Android application that allows riders to share taxis in the Chicagoland area. Co-created by Dan Fedor and Chicago app company CyberWalkAbout, the unique app allows Chicagoans to utilize their Android smartphone as a beacon of sorts to find and share taxis with others. It uses the GPS capability of... Read more »