- Android Only Game
- Uses GIS or Google Maps API/ for geo-caching game
- Healthy for you- makes players walk from portals to another. You have to be within 40 m of a portal to recharge,capture of attack it. Makes you really walk a lot.
- Addictive and Immersive with impressive follow up media story.
- Can be used as base template for other games , and social experimentation
- Uses Points, Badges, Leaderboard of gamification
- Encourages direct face to face social interaction
- Has in game chat facility
- Zero in game currency . So no coiners or cheaters here
Google Crisis Map is a good example of how technology can be used for the good of making people live, even though it originally was derived from other applications.
From the Google Open Source Blog–
HistogramTools is a new R package I have released that uses RProtoBuf to read in a compact protocol buffer representation of binned data and includes a number of helpful functions for manipulating, plotting, and measuring the statistical information loss due to the binning. In addition to protocol buffers, it also supports importing aggregate performance data directly from DTrace output.
We rely on several open source tools to make our work easier. The most common tool we use for statistical analysis of the performance, availability, and resource needs of our internal systems is the R programming language.
Ajay- What are the major alliances that REvolution has in the industry.
David- We have a number of industry partners. Microsoft and Intel, in particular, provide financial and technical support allowing us to really strengthen and optimize R on Windows, a platform that has been somewhat underserved by the open-source community. 2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_J._Allaire
After the sale of his company, Allaire became frustrated at the difficulty of keeping track of research he was doing using Google. To address this problem, he co-founded Onfolio in 2004 with Adam Berrey, former Allaire co-founder and VP of Marketing at Macromedia. On March 8, 2006, Onfolio was acquired by Microsoft where many of the features of the original product are being incorporated into the Windows Live Toolbar.On August 13, 2006, Microsoft released the public beta of a new desktop blogging client called Windows Live Writer that was created by Allaire's team at Microsoft.
- Web Analytics- Which customers are likely to convert and didnt. Which customers are not likely to stay and do. More analytics added to Google Analytics like Web Analytics
- Web Analytics Time Series models- web analytics is TS data. More forecasts. Automated Error detection and correction in forecasts
- Data Cleaning and Quality- Something like Google Refine (or open refine https://github.com/OpenRefine ) added before every Machine Learning Classification system I see. or software I see.
- More API integration- for data from the web, to classification models to the web
- Financial Data – Better interfaces and easier analytics. Every Financial Data is basically adding to a classification – Buy Sell Hold.
- Sentimental Analysis for the People- Easier to integrate Blog Data (though GA api) and Social Media Data (twitter , google plus, facebook APIs) to give user analytics of his own reputation across multiple social networks.
- Dating Website Recommendation Systems
These are a few of my favorite things…that I wish I could classify
And some military spying alogirthms that I wish they de classify because everyone has them- so they can show better ads, or build better internet connected night vision Glasses
Just saw this package, it is in testing early release now- Love the thought of Hadley’s Split Apply Combine Package being used for Map Reduce which is conceptually similar in many many ways. I do think though Revolution’s work in R and D needs to be applauded- given by the number of packages they have created- or funded AND donated( seperate blog post on this?) while RStudio seems more content on building basic blocks for infrastructure , without an adequate Big Data solution for R Studio itself.
Of course usage stats on RevoScaleR , Revolution’s Big Data package are not as transparent or in line with Free as Beer and Free as Speech philosophy that RStudio breathes in.
This R package enables the R user to perform common data manipulation operations, as found in popular packages such as
reshape2, on very large data sets stored on Hadoop. Like rmr, it relies on Hadoop mapreduce to perform its tasks, but it provides a familiar plyr-like interface while hiding many of the mapreduce details.
- Hadoop-capable versions of well known data.frame functions:
dcastand more from packages
- Simple but powerful ways of applying any function operating on data.frames to Hadoop data sets:
- Simple but powerful ways of aggregating data:
- All of the above can be combined by normal functional composition: delayed evaluation helps mitigating any performance penalty of doing so by minimizing the number of Hadoop jobs launched to evaluate an expression.
- New data frame functions which are also Hadoop-capable that are more suitable for development than some of the above:
I really liked the work done here- this is both great design and great code.
You can simply connect a whole lot of Google Drive Apps in just a click.
Some examples you can now do in Google Drive-
Fusion Tables, Edit Pictures, Design T Shirts, Write Notepad .
Check out the screen shots and see it your self,
1) Go to https://drive.google.com/
2) Click Create – Red Button-Top Left
3) Connect More Apps
4) Select Your App
5) Create a new App type (like a new T shirt design or Text Document)
Examples here are Notepad, and a Markdown Editor
I counted some 150+ apps. Especially liked AutoCad, Markdown, Docusign, Zoho, Notepad and even the Music Player that can be connected. Also some new templates that I am yet to check – esp for PPTs.
Does give some permissions to be clicked though! Now if they could only connect Google Plus to Google Drive so we can work collobratively that would be a ++