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Voice Service at Matchbox

We write software that goes in front of millions of people every day. User experience is critical to the success of any system, and even more so with voice...

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Xamarin.Forms Swipecard Tutorial

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows

We often need to create an app that will run on multiple platforms, and Xamarin.Forms is a great tool to use to do this.

Development

Technology in Schools: Exciting and Essential

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An attic full of games and a problem solved

  • Raspberry Pi

I love to collect old video games and consoles. Due to constantly adding to this mass of games I am unable to play, (because I no longer have anywhere to...

Code

How to Create a UWP Application with Bluetooth Developer Studio

In this post I will show you how you can use those tools to create a heart rate monitoring application within minutes.

Code

Bluetooth Developer Studio Plugin Development

  • Bluetooth
  • Windows

My mission was to write a code plugin for Bluetooth ® Developer Studio (BDS). My new plugin would generate client code for a UWP (Universal Windows...

Code

Can Philips Hue join AllJoyn?

What do you do when handed the task to come up with a worthy demo, for the Internet of Things, which solves an existing problem? Hard choice, it’s like...

Design

Band to the Future

  • IoT
  • Microsoft Band

An iconic day has recently passed us by, October 21 2015 – or #FutureDay as it’s become known on Twitter; the date in which Doc and Marty McFly travel...

Code

Top 5 Technology Wonders you won’t see in 2015

The festive season is done, you have your new gadgets, and you’re reading about what new products will be coming in 2015 that will make your amazing...

Code

App + Analytics + Instant Backend = Gold

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows

Here at Matchbox we take pride in our work. Our customers want their apps to be truly useful and valuable, and they want to know what end-users are...

Design

The Latest Tech for You and Your Pet

  • Amazon
  • Bluetooth
  • IoT

This is a story about how the Internet of Things is impacting one of the most important things in our lives: our pets.

Code

A quick OAuth example using Alexa to connect to Facebook

  • Amazon Echo
  • IoT
  • OAuth

For anyone who is new to, or interested in OAuth and the Amazon Echo, this is a quick and easy to follow demonstration that will walk you through how to get...

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BBC micro:bit

  • IoT
  • micro:bit

While surfing the net for the latest micro controller news, I came across an article on the BBC about the new micro:bit; a small micro controller which will...

Code

Bridging Bluetooth and the IoT

This is an adaptation of the Matchbox talk we gave at Bluetooth World 2016, Levi’s Stadium, California.

Blog

Submitting an Alexa Skill

Submitting a skill to Amazon can be broken down into 4 main steps.

Code

A Swift Adventure

I am a junior developer that has never coded an iOS app in my life. To help me improve this skill, I was given a week and a half to learn the basis of Swift...

Code

An Introduction to Bluetooth Developer Studio

Bluetooth Developer Studio makes it easy to integrate Bluetooth technology into Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our 30 minute webinar will provide an...

Development

Amazon Echo Concepts

  • Bluetooth
  • IoT

At Matchbox we love creating ideas and concepts, especially when the target of our imaginings is as charmingly sleek as the Amazon Echo.

Design

Difference or Convergence?

From the joining of the carriage and its drive train, the audio player and its speakers, to the telephone and its dial-pad, the trend has been for us to...

Design

StadiumViewer for phone and tablet

  • Windows

One of our side-projects at Matchbox has been a very cool 3D app called StadiumViewer. Built in collaboration with Makemedia, the app gives a virtual tour...