Sunday 27 May 2012

Zyris Marathon Tracker and Calgary Marathon

Starting at 7:00 AM close to 12,000 runners participated in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, the Zyris Marathon tracker provided a great way for spectators at home to watch the event and track the runners Live. 

Thursday 24 May 2012

Android: Zyris Calgary Marathon Tracker - Download Now!

The Zyris Marathon Tracker: Calgary 2012 Edition, is now available from the Android marketplace (download), if you're a runner and you plan on using the application during the event, we suggest you download it and sign up now!

Sunday 20 May 2012

Marathon Tracking Update

Well were just putting some of the finishing touches on the Marathon Tracking System for Android and going through our alpha test cycle, we expect to have a version published on the app store by Thursday at the latest. There have been some discussions to add support for iPhone but our focus is on ensuring the quality of the Android version. If there is sufficient time prior to the event we will attempt to get a version for iPhone up and running. A preview of the mapping interface after the break.

Monday 14 May 2012

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Tracking

Attention Readers: If you came here from or please head over to our latest post Zyris Marathon Tracker and Calgary Marathon

As we previously mentioned we will be working with the East Village to design and develop a marathon tracking system for the upcoming Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. We have been working extremely hard to get the system fully implemented, and are pleased to announce the runner signup is now open!

Friday 11 May 2012

Calgary Herald: Bar Camp

A special thanks to Boast Capital's Lloyed Lobo for his detailed overview of the Bar Camp event. Lloyed outlines some very important observations and lessons learned from the event, you can head over to the Calgary Herald website and checkout the article entitled Calgary’s Tech Community Makes BarCamp a Roaring Success!

Sunday 6 May 2012

We're Looking for Contractors

We are looking for an experienced PHP & MySQL Intermediate developer to fill a contractor position. 

Bar Camp Calgary Touch Voting Platform & Zyris Multi-Touch Technology

Yesterday's Bar Camp Calgary event was a success, lots of presenters all with great topics. For those not familiar with a Bar Camp, it is categorized as an 'un-confrence', meaning unlike a traditional conference where speakers are pre-selected and announced in advance. An unconference allows attendees to post their topics on a board which are then voted on. 

Friday 4 May 2012

Bar Camp Calgary: Topic Registration Live

We have been working extremely hard to get  the Bar Camp topic registration and voting system finished in time for Saturday's event and today we are proud to announce after an extremely short six days that it is now live!

Monday 30 April 2012

Holo-Emitter Prototype, Runner Tracking & BarCamp Calgary

Its been a phenomenal week here, we have been working a-lot with the guys over at Protospace on a few projects. On May 25 the Calgary Marathon begins, around 11,000 runners are expected to participate, some of whom are attempting to qualify for the Boston Marathon. In collaboration with Protospace (and a few other organizations), we have been working on a method to provide Live tracking information on the runners.

Sunday 22 April 2012

SurragART: C# Intergration

Luckily we managed to get some time this week to do some more work on the SurragART project, while we previously had the ability to get data from the artist to the drone, the protocol was text based. This week we have added binary protocol support for the telemetry. Clients that connect on port 1922 will receive data in 8 byte packets containing X and Y coordinates as well as a 1 or a 0 representing the status of the pen at those co-ordinates.

Monday 16 April 2012


It has been a really busy week around here, we've been working with Ben Reed from Protospace on a very interesting and exciting project. SurragArt is a drone that allow an artist to make a sketch while having it recreated remotely via its robotic arm. The eventual goal of the project is to capture the artists mannerisms and have them replicated world wide by several drones, additionally DIY fans may also build their own versions of the drone and 'tune in' to live art performances.