Syncing Calendar and Contacts between Mac and Android via OwnCloud

Syncing Calendar and Contacts between Mac and Android via OwnCloud

I've recently installed OwnCloud 9 to sync my calendar and contacts between my Mac and Android phone. I didn't want to use iCloud or Google anymore and OwnCloud promised to be a great alternative. The good news: it works really well. The bad news: getting the synchronization up and running is not always as straightforward as expected. I’ll share how…
OwnCloud 9 bei Strato installieren

OwnCloud 9 bei Strato installieren

Kürzlich habe ich OwnCloud 9 bei Strato installiert und bin dabei auf den folgenden Fehler gestoßen: Error while trying to create admin user: Failed to connect to the database: An exception occured in driver: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) owncloud strato Nach einigem vergeblichen Trouble-Shooting habe ich dann mithilfe der Strato FAQs festgestellt,…
A simple guide to use OSC in the Browser

A simple guide to use OSC in the Browser

In this article, I'll explain how you can send and recieve OSC messages with your browser. We'll use an open source app to send OSC messages from a smartphone to the browser via Wifi. A little background Open Sound Control (OSC) is a protocol for communication among computers and other multimedia devices. It can be seen as the successor of…
Social Network Vizualization using Facebook and Gephi

Social Network Vizualization using Facebook and Gephi

This is the visualization of my personal 'social network', based on my Facebook friends in early 2013. Each colored dot represents a Facebook friend and each line between two dots represents a connection. In other words, these people know each other. The bigger a dot, the more connections the person has within the network. The color indicates the number of…
Wireframing for Mobile with Balsamiq

Wireframing for Mobile with Balsamiq

There are many wireframing tools out there. I've been working with Balsamiq Mockups for a few years now and it became my favorite tool for the job. The software is easy to learn, incredibly fast and offers just the right amount of functionality for developing wireframes and low-fi prototypes. Balsamiq's sketch-style controls help you to focus on content and interaction…
3 Useful Tools for Android App Design

3 Useful Tools for Android App Design

I'm currently working on a design for an Android app and came across a few useful tools that are easy to use and save a lot of time: #1: Android UI Templates It's certainly not a secret that there are many great UI template kits for Android out there. You should make use of that! They provide ready-made standard UI…