[livestream] Google I/O conference: Day 1

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It’s that time of year again, and I’m lucky enough to be in San Francisco representing the b2cloud team at Google IO conference. I’ll be live blogging during the day so stay tuned for all

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b2cloud wins Mobile Design Awards 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that b2cloud has won the Mobile Design Award for Best Wearable Technology for our work with Telstra. The award recognises our innovative work using Google Glass to help empower the visually

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Following are the steps that you need to follow in order to make things working – 1. Setting up the NDK on my machine 2. Learn how to write JNI wrappers 3. Learn C++ briefly so

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    Why the VR industry needs Google Cardboard

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