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Using Technology To Reduce Paper Consumption

Using Technology To Reduce Paper Consumption In Healthcare, Construction and eCommerce Order Fulfillment Centers

“Wish recycling”, or “Wishcycling” is the desire to believe certain items are recyclable, even when they're not. (See this article in treehugger.com) Wishcycling is a serious problem and it's something we all need to address. 

Using Technology To Reduce Paper Consumption In Healthcare, Construction and eCommerce Order Fulfillment Centers

“Wish recycling”, or “Wishcycling” is the desire to believe certain items are recyclable, even when they're not. (See this article in treehugger.com) Wishcycling is a serious problem and it's something we all need to address. 

4 Forms Of Recreation You'll Enjoy In AR

Augmented reality is coming on fast. While it has by no means replaced virtual reality, it is beginning to become recognized as the version of mixed reality that might have the most widespread potential to impact our day-to-day lives. And as this understanding has set in, it’s come with talk of AR applications in all sorts of fields: from shopping, to navigation, to assisting people with autism. AR can do just about anything, in other words, and as soon as more (and better) wearables become available, the technology will largely migrate from phones to glasses, and in doing so come closer to reaching the full potential just characterized here.

Augmented reality is coming on fast. While it has by no means replaced virtual reality, it is beginning to become recognized as the version of mixed reality that might have the most widespread potential to impact our day-to-day lives. And as this understanding has set in, it’s come with talk of AR applications in all sorts of fields: from shopping, to navigation, to assisting people with autism. AR can do just about anything, in other words, and as soon as more (and better) wearables become available, the technology will largely migrate from phones to glasses, and in doing so come closer to reaching the full potential just characterized here.

Software Development Company Wins eMerge Americas 2019 ...

On April 27th 2019, two teams from The SilverLogic (TSL) joined 26 other teams to compete in the annual eMerge Americas hackathon. The assignment was to create a technology innovation bridge between cities to bring the world and Miami together. “ TSL’s SilverEagle team created an app they called “On The Move.” The app allowed users to plan custom activity in a particular location within a given time window.  The app was a functional, native Android app that could display activities near the user that could be completed in the time the user had allotted as free time.  SilverEagle’s  “On the Move” app  claimed the first place prize of $10,000 while TSL’s SilverFox team finished close behind as a top 5 finalist. 

TSL’s CEO and founder David Hartmann reflected: “I’m so proud that our two teams finished in the top five. Designing and developing an idea into a working product within 24 hours is quite hard, so this hackathon was even more challenging by giving us only 12 hours.”

How “On the Move”  works: Users set the time they can allocate for activities and select the types of places they would like to visit. Once this data is entered the app geolocates the user and automatically creates a schedule.  Activities and places can be changed or added, and the app calculates the amount of time the user has allocated and travel  time to amend the schedule. This app would appeal  to anyone that is in a new city, perhaps on a layover, who might want to use their available hours to explore instead of waiting in their hotel for a flight.

About The SilverLogic (tsl.io): TSL is a custom software development company and solution architect based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our team leverages cutting-edge technologies and tools, such as iOS and Android apps, AR, blockchain, and IoT, to develop custom solutions that save businesses time and money and turn costly business problems or bottlenecks into streamlined profitable solutions.

Winning multiple coding competitions and awards, our highly skilled development teams design solutions that satisfy requirements and budgets while simplifying collaboration to maximize results. Leveraging the powerful transparency of agile and scrum, our teams deliver high-quality solutions with lightning speed, feature by feature, exactly what our clients need.

On April 27th 2019, two teams from The SilverLogic (TSL) joined 26 other teams to compete in the annual eMerge Americas hackathon. The assignment was to create a technology innovation bridge between cities to bring the world and Miami together. “ TSL’s SilverEagle team created an app they called “On The Move.” The app allowed users to plan custom activity in a particular location within a given time window.  The app was a functional, native Android app that could display activities near the user that could be completed in the time the user had allotted as free time.  SilverEagle’s  “On the Move” app  claimed the first place prize of $10,000 while TSL’s SilverFox team finished close behind as a top 5 finalist. 

TSL’s CEO and founder David Hartmann reflected: “I’m so proud that our two teams finished in the top five. Designing and developing an idea into a working product within 24 hours is quite hard, so this hackathon was even more challenging by giving us only 12 hours.”

How “On the Move”  works: Users set the time they can allocate for activities and select the types of places they would like to visit. Once this data is entered the app geolocates the user and automatically creates a schedule.  Activities and places can be changed or added, and the app calculates the amount of time the user has allocated and travel  time to amend the schedule. This app would appeal  to anyone that is in a new city, perhaps on a layover, who might want to use their available hours to explore instead of waiting in their hotel for a flight.

About The SilverLogic (tsl.io): TSL is a custom software development company and solution architect based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our team leverages cutting-edge technologies and tools, such as iOS and Android apps, AR, blockchain, and IoT, to develop custom solutions that save businesses time and money and turn costly business problems or bottlenecks into streamlined profitable solutions.

Winning multiple coding competitions and awards, our highly skilled development teams design solutions that satisfy requirements and budgets while simplifying collaboration to maximize results. Leveraging the powerful transparency of agile and scrum, our teams deliver high-quality solutions with lightning speed, feature by feature, exactly what our clients need.

Custom Software Development Cost - Investing vs Spending

As businesses develop, all sorts of investment opportunities become available, to grow even further. And, in the current day and age, there is no more effective investment than a tech investment.

As businesses develop, all sorts of investment opportunities become available, to grow even further. And, in the current day and age, there is no more effective investment than a tech investment.

How To Pitch Your App Idea to Angel Investors

Preparing For Success When Pitching An App to Angel Investors

Preparing For Success When Pitching An App to Angel Investors

How to Master Your Next App Development Project

Why Business Apps Development Succeed or Fail & How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

 

Why Business Apps Development Succeed or Fail & How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

 
Is Your Mobile App Business Opportunity Viable?

You have the next multi-million dollar app idea. Maybe you plan to attend a pitch event like the upcoming ‘Meet the Angels’ event hosted by FAU Tech Runway in Boca Raton, Florida to pitch your app idea to potential investors. But how can you make sure that your app really is the next Facebook instead of the next I Am Rich app?

You have the next multi-million dollar app idea. Maybe you plan to attend a pitch event like the upcoming ‘Meet the Angels’ event hosted by FAU Tech Runway in Boca Raton, Florida to pitch your app idea to potential investors. But how can you make sure that your app really is the next Facebook instead of the next I Am Rich app?

Fireside chat w/ Peter Pezaris, CEO of CodeStream

Startup Grind Palm Beach | Fireside Chat w/ Peter Pezaris CEO of CodeStream

Startup Grind Palm Beach | Fireside Chat w/ Peter Pezaris CEO of CodeStream

Embracing the Digital Future | ITPalooza

Digital Transformation: Embracing the Digital Future ITPalooza 2018

Panelists: David Coddington, Chris Fleck, Gary Press SFBW, Joseph Princz, Michael Auer

 

If you’re interested in getting high-level content on what the digital future looks like for marketing and what technologies are impacting it right now, ITPalooza was the right place to be. Panelists shared all their knowledge on how they and their businesses have been impacted by the current wave of Digital Marketing. 

Our team at The SilverLogic heard a list of different theories for what this transformation in Digital Marketing meant and what concerns it brings. The panelists' discussion included AI, multichannel marketing, ROI on extreme targeting, and more.

 

Is AI The Future of Marketing?

Artificial intelligence or AI has generated a big controversy in regards to if it will take over human need to fulfill any marketing tasks or not. It’s understandable why some would see this smart technology as a threat since AI can learn the digital behavior of any user on the web quickly.

The marketing profession depends on reaching people and cultivating relationships. As such, marketing trends must always reflect current consumer needs, here is where AI is key. Every person produces tons of data daily, this is too much for any human to analyze but not for artificial intelligence. AI analyzes data like a piece of cake.

Some people are scared about losing their jobs but as Michael Auer, Inbound marketing manager at Winn Technology Group said: AI is not going to take anyone's job since humans [still need to] analyze personal experience. The human factor cannot and will not go away.

This is not a matter of who takes over who. Artificial intelligence is empowering marketing teams to act and process on customer data in a way that more effectively reaches the individuals. It’s simple, AI empowers marketers to reach a higher level of quality service.

 

Multichannel Marketing

Do you know how to optimally reach your targeted audience? In this conference, panelists at ITPalooza shared the idea of why multichannel marketing is not the right strategy to take. Here is what they shared:

David Coddington:  It’s an age issue and the level of learning [that] you have to be willing to give as the user/customer... Now people just look to cut off the ads. 
Gary Press:  No one that I know watches television. People are seeking a peaceful time where they are away from ads. 
Michael Auer:  Creating the right bio persona is how you will be able to bridge your customer since you will know what they are looking for and more insights on how to reach them.

 

 

How do you see the digital future moving forward with how clients are being targeted?

All panelists had a similar answer: extreme targeting. It seems to be key to the success of sales increase.

All clients are facing extreme targeting. This might be annoying for B2C but good for B2B since this strategy get companies to sell more.

Michael Auer: Extreme targeting is annoying but necessary because it works. 

Consumers (B2C) get advertised for things they might like, but how much is appropriate is debatable. It's a fine line. If companies were to cross it, they risk exasperating the consumer to the point where consumers become the enemy of the brand, advocating in a negative tone against the brand.

2% of people research before buying a product so having a presence on the internet is extremely important.

 Why is extreme targeting good for B2B? Having targeted, companies-specific ads has the added benefit of giving the target company some insight into the industry. Basically, the marketer is doing the work of analyzing the market and making the prediction that of all the possible products, a particular subset of products is what you and your competitors are likely to need in the near future. 

For example, a manufacturing company might be targeted by a robotics company selling a robotic arm with scientific-seeming statements such as: Increase your capacity by 21%.

The manufacturing company will analyze whether this robotic arm is really what companies need, but deep down it knows that they are selling to you and to your competitors as well. Even if the capacity increase is less than 21%, if the manufacturing company's competitors purchase the product and it increases their capacity in any way the marketplace just got more competitive. 

For other companies, the ad could be a machine, a software, or a 3D printer.

 

The takeaway: you get sold what others in the same industry have invested in. Leverage that knowledge. 

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT TSL?

 

Related topics:

 

Digital Transformation: Embracing the Digital Future ITPalooza 2018

Panelists: David Coddington, Chris Fleck, Gary Press SFBW, Joseph Princz, Michael Auer

 

If you’re interested in getting high-level content on what the digital future looks like for marketing and what technologies are impacting it right now, ITPalooza was the right place to be. Panelists shared all their knowledge on how they and their businesses have been impacted by the current wave of Digital Marketing. 

Our team at The SilverLogic heard a list of different theories for what this transformation in Digital Marketing meant and what concerns it brings. The panelists' discussion included AI, multichannel marketing, ROI on extreme targeting, and more.

 

Is AI The Future of Marketing?

Artificial intelligence or AI has generated a big controversy in regards to if it will take over human need to fulfill any marketing tasks or not. It’s understandable why some would see this smart technology as a threat since AI can learn the digital behavior of any user on the web quickly.

The marketing profession depends on reaching people and cultivating relationships. As such, marketing trends must always reflect current consumer needs, here is where AI is key. Every person produces tons of data daily, this is too much for any human to analyze but not for artificial intelligence. AI analyzes data like a piece of cake.

Some people are scared about losing their jobs but as Michael Auer, Inbound marketing manager at Winn Technology Group said: AI is not going to take anyone's job since humans [still need to] analyze personal experience. The human factor cannot and will not go away.

This is not a matter of who takes over who. Artificial intelligence is empowering marketing teams to act and process on customer data in a way that more effectively reaches the individuals. It’s simple, AI empowers marketers to reach a higher level of quality service.

 

Multichannel Marketing

Do you know how to optimally reach your targeted audience? In this conference, panelists at ITPalooza shared the idea of why multichannel marketing is not the right strategy to take. Here is what they shared:

David Coddington:  It’s an age issue and the level of learning [that] you have to be willing to give as the user/customer... Now people just look to cut off the ads. 
Gary Press:  No one that I know watches television. People are seeking a peaceful time where they are away from ads. 
Michael Auer:  Creating the right bio persona is how you will be able to bridge your customer since you will know what they are looking for and more insights on how to reach them.

 

 

How do you see the digital future moving forward with how clients are being targeted?

All panelists had a similar answer: extreme targeting. It seems to be key to the success of sales increase.

All clients are facing extreme targeting. This might be annoying for B2C but good for B2B since this strategy get companies to sell more.

Michael Auer: Extreme targeting is annoying but necessary because it works. 

Consumers (B2C) get advertised for things they might like, but how much is appropriate is debatable. It's a fine line. If companies were to cross it, they risk exasperating the consumer to the point where consumers become the enemy of the brand, advocating in a negative tone against the brand.

2% of people research before buying a product so having a presence on the internet is extremely important.

 Why is extreme targeting good for B2B? Having targeted, companies-specific ads has the added benefit of giving the target company some insight into the industry. Basically, the marketer is doing the work of analyzing the market and making the prediction that of all the possible products, a particular subset of products is what you and your competitors are likely to need in the near future. 

For example, a manufacturing company might be targeted by a robotics company selling a robotic arm with scientific-seeming statements such as: Increase your capacity by 21%.

The manufacturing company will analyze whether this robotic arm is really what companies need, but deep down it knows that they are selling to you and to your competitors as well. Even if the capacity increase is less than 21%, if the manufacturing company's competitors purchase the product and it increases their capacity in any way the marketplace just got more competitive. 

For other companies, the ad could be a machine, a software, or a 3D printer.

 

The takeaway: you get sold what others in the same industry have invested in. Leverage that knowledge. 

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT TSL?

 

Related topics:

 

4 Tips to Win a Hackathon

Caffeine, coding, and sleep deprivation is not everyone's ideal Saturday night. However, hackathoners have grown accustomed to this trifecta in varying degrees when competing in the weekend-long competition.     

Caffeine, coding, and sleep deprivation is not everyone's ideal Saturday night. However, hackathoners have grown accustomed to this trifecta in varying degrees when competing in the weekend-long competition.     

LEVELS | An AR Hurricane Hackathon App

Teams from The SilverLogic had an incredible showing at eMerge Americas in Miami Beach in 2018, taking home second-place prizes in both the eMerge Visa Challenge and the overall hackathon.

Our prize-winning entry into the 2018 eMerge Americas Hackathon was Levels, an augmented reality solution for iOS that aids in disaster preparedness for low-lying coastal areas and also includes a missing person finder for after a natural disaster. Speaking in the final pitch to a South Florida audience, CEO David Hartmann said, “We all remember [Hurricane] Irma very well. I’m from Germany and haven't lived here long enough to know what this is all about; I was pretty lost, but I wasn’t the only one. I found visualizations from The Weather Channel very useful, so we wanted to take that a step further.”

 


The idea behind the AR portion of the solution was simple: By visualizing potential flood levels in real-time, it would help users get a much better sense of what different levels of storm surge could really do to different properties. The app also contained a supply calculator that estimates the number of sandbags needed in order to ward off different levels of flooding based on different elements of the property to be protected.

But when disaster strikes, protecting one’s property is far less important than protecting one’s loved ones. Even though the worst of Irma missed South Florida, thousands were temporarily displaced to shelters that were often overcrowded and chaotic. The most stressful moment of any disaster that compromises communications or power grids is not knowing whether friends and family are safe. To that end, Levels includes a built-in ‘Missing Person Finder’ that uses an integrated facial recognition tool from Kairos to match a current photo with one that would be stored in a central database. For privacy reasons, Levels does not give the actual location of the individual – but a confirmed check in via the app would post that person as accounted for and provide peace of mind until more thorough communication channels are restored.

Levels is a prototype project at this point, but it utilizes a number of innovative APIs (from Kairos and Cloudinary) and iOS technologies (ARKit) that allowed this working prototype to be built in under 24 hours. We believe Levels could be extremely useful as both a standalone app or as an integration into an existing product. We are excited about building it out with more features in the very near future.

Teams from The SilverLogic had an incredible showing at eMerge Americas in Miami Beach in 2018, taking home second-place prizes in both the eMerge Visa Challenge and the overall hackathon.

Our prize-winning entry into the 2018 eMerge Americas Hackathon was Levels, an augmented reality solution for iOS that aids in disaster preparedness for low-lying coastal areas and also includes a missing person finder for after a natural disaster. Speaking in the final pitch to a South Florida audience, CEO David Hartmann said, “We all remember [Hurricane] Irma very well. I’m from Germany and haven't lived here long enough to know what this is all about; I was pretty lost, but I wasn’t the only one. I found visualizations from The Weather Channel very useful, so we wanted to take that a step further.”

 


The idea behind the AR portion of the solution was simple: By visualizing potential flood levels in real-time, it would help users get a much better sense of what different levels of storm surge could really do to different properties. The app also contained a supply calculator that estimates the number of sandbags needed in order to ward off different levels of flooding based on different elements of the property to be protected.

But when disaster strikes, protecting one’s property is far less important than protecting one’s loved ones. Even though the worst of Irma missed South Florida, thousands were temporarily displaced to shelters that were often overcrowded and chaotic. The most stressful moment of any disaster that compromises communications or power grids is not knowing whether friends and family are safe. To that end, Levels includes a built-in ‘Missing Person Finder’ that uses an integrated facial recognition tool from Kairos to match a current photo with one that would be stored in a central database. For privacy reasons, Levels does not give the actual location of the individual – but a confirmed check in via the app would post that person as accounted for and provide peace of mind until more thorough communication channels are restored.

Levels is a prototype project at this point, but it utilizes a number of innovative APIs (from Kairos and Cloudinary) and iOS technologies (ARKit) that allowed this working prototype to be built in under 24 hours. We believe Levels could be extremely useful as both a standalone app or as an integration into an existing product. We are excited about building it out with more features in the very near future.

Visa Hackathon Winner: The SilverLogic TravelKit App

Teams from The SilverLogic had an incredible showing this week at eMerge Americas 2018 in Miami Beach, taking home second-place prizes in both the eMerge Visa Challenge and the overall hackathon.

Teams from The SilverLogic had an incredible showing this week at eMerge Americas 2018 in Miami Beach, taking home second-place prizes in both the eMerge Visa Challenge and the overall hackathon.

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