Thom Nichols

Thom

Technology is evolution outside the gene pool

Articles from the year 2011

MarcoPolo Help and FAQ

Note: Marco Polo has been sold to Libera Inc. and I will no longer be developing the Marco Polo app.  I'm very excited to see what they will do with it! (2 May 2013.)

Original post (16 June 2011) follows:

Looking for the privacy policy?  See the bottom of this page.

So how do I use this?


Start by adding your friends' Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Flickr ...

Find your Friends with Marco Polo

Note: Marco Polo has been sold to Libera Inc. and I will no longer be developing the Marco Polo app.  I'm very excited to see what they will do with it! (2 May 2013.)

Original post (16 June 2011) follows:

Marco Polo is an app to follow your friends' location via their social networking feeds.  It can aggregate geotagged posts from Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Flickr, and ...

Four Arduino Alternatives You Should Try

The Arduino is king of the hardware hacking movement, and for good reason.  There's a huge community right now, thousands of people using the Arduino to do thousands of things.  Any hardware peripheral you want to talk to, someone has probably figured out how to connect it to an Arduino.  So there are plenty examples on the web, which is great for burgeoning harware hobbyists to dive ...

Portfolio

Here's a list of the (mostly open source) projects that I've created or contributed to in my free time.  For more details on my "professional" career (e.g. the work I get paid for) see my LinkedIn profile.

Porch Social Widget

This is an Android homescreen widget that shows you Facebook and Twitter stream in a simple scrolling widget. It also lets you quickly post ...

GMarks - Google Bookmarks for Android

GMarks is my first Android app.  I wrote it (1) to learn Android, and (2) because Android has no native bookmark backup solution, and Google has never released a native app for Google Bookmarks.  So it seemed like a reasonable project.  I did my best to utilize as many Android features as possible, where appropriate, which let me cover a lot of ground.  GMarks uses:

  • Live Folders
  • Full-text ...