Archive for July, 2010

When Passions Collide

Monday, July 5th, 2010

A couple of months ago I received a note from Joshua Granick of Eclectic Design Studio. Joshua was working in a space where a couple of my passions collide and was looking for some help.

You see, Joshua was working on a Bible reader app for the Palm WebOS platform. If you regularly read McGuire’s Law, it’s pretty obvious to you that mobility is a passion of mine. It just so happens I’ve also been a big fan of WebOS, so that alone would’ve gotten my attention.

But, I also get passionate about applying modern technologies in Christian ministry. My second startup was called Seek First Networks and was specifically focused on helping small ministries and churches take advantage of web technologies. After I joined Sprint, I kept much of that work alive as a non-profit ministry called Living Stones Ministry.

And that’s exactly why Joshua was reaching out. He’d been using the Living Stones web services interface to a handful (or so) of Bible translations. It worked exactly the way he needed for his Bible Reader product, but he wanted to include dozens more translations

To be honest, I didn’t have the time to do the conversion work and make sure the infrastructure could handle it. But, I was excited about what Joshua was doing, so I gave him access to my source code and database structures, and gave him a very brief lesson in how to integrate additional Bible translations. He was able to immediately run with it and has added bunches of new translations to his product. Beta version 1.4.4 of Bible Reader and Bible Reader Plus are now on their way to the Palm App Catalog. If you’re rocking a WebOS device, check them out!

Beyond the Phone: June 2010

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Converging products into a cellphone is one way that mobility is getting built into every product, but it’s not the only way. Every month,

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I’ll focus on devices that are integrating the power of mobility into products themselves in ways that create new value for the customer. Power up!

Observations: Uncategorized – July 3, 2010

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

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Observations: Devices – July 2, 2010

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

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Recent Research: June 2010

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Research is good. Free highlights from expensive research reports are great. Here are some recent headlines: