Sunday, November 30, 2014

Is a Home Automation Revolution Coming ?

This year has seen a lot of big activity in the home automation market.
  • Why hasn't a Home Automation Revolution happened already ?
  • Why is a central controller is needed ?
  • Home automation integration in an Internet TV device ?
  • What moves is Apple making ?

I have been interested in and experimenting with home automation since around the time when X10 remote control technology was first created decades ago. And although many home automation technologies have been created since, X10 is still alive and kicking today. I think that's not a indication of how good X10 is, because it's actually pretty awful tech. But an indicator of how little home automation has advanced.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Extra Benefits of Using Apple Pay

There are some extras you get for using Apple Pay that I think are very much worth mentioning.

  • Instant notifications of all transactions on your cards.
  • The banks want to pay you to use Apple Pay.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

How is Apple Pay Doing ?

Apple Pay on iPhone
Early last month I wrote at article titled Why will Apple Pay make Mobile Payments a Reality ? , predicting that Apple Pay would have a huge impact on the mobile payments market.  So.....  ?

  • How's Apple Pay Doing ?
  • Does MCX's CurrentC have a chance to compete ?
  • What would be a Great UX Design for Loyalty and Promotion programs ?
  • How could we integrate Apple Watch in to the customer experience ?
  • Why will Apple Pay win ?