One of the best things about Android is custom ROMs. A custom Android ROM refers to a phone’s firmware, based on Google’s Android platform. The term ROM, which stands for Read Only Memory, really has very little to do with what a custom Android ROM actually is, can be confusing. Since Android is an open source mobile operating system that means anyone can download the source code, make modification to it, recompile it and release it for a wide variety of devices. Anyone can install ROMs to their device and achieve a modified appearance and behavior. Continue reading →
Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest technologies across the globe nowadays. There are a number of IoT products and devices that are available in the market.
At the end of this blog, you will have a high-level idea of how IoT systems work. To understand, we will create an iOS demo app which will send/receive data from an IoT compatible device with the help of Arduino.
We will cover the following points:
- Introduction to IoT
- Arduino Overview
- iOS demo App to understand the end-to-end flow
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One of the best practices in iOS development is to be able to manage multiple environments during development of a project. Many a time we might have to jump between DEV, QA, STAGE, and Production environments. As the owner of a product, clients request to have both development version of the app and production version of the app i.e. App store released version of the app on the same device.
If you have ever faced or might face this situation, then you need a custom build scheme. Continue reading →
Over the past few years, the use of Machine Learning to solve complex problems has been increasing. Machine learning (ML) is a field of computer science that gives computer systems the ability to “learn” (i.e. progressively improve performance on a specific task) with data, without being explicitly programmed.
Last year was a good year for the freedom of information, as titans of the industry Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and even Baidu open-sourced their ML frameworks. In this blog, let’s explore a framework provided by Apple named Turi Create. Continue reading →
What is OCR?
Optical character recognition, Optical character reader or OCR is the process of reading printed or handwritten text and converting them into machine-encoded text. OCR is mainly used in the field of artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, and computer vision.
So how does it work? In simple words, for a computer, an image is nothing but a collection of pixels. In OCR processing, the image is scanned for light and dark areas to identify each character. Continue reading →