From the lab
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...
Band to the Future
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...
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...
Matchbox Stands Up
At Matchbox we pride ourselves on doing the best job possible. Staying at the cutting edge of Software Design and Development means keeping up to date with...
StadiumViewer for phone and tablet
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...
3 More Windows Phone Top Tips
Following our recent ‘3 Top Tips’ post, we wanted to talk about three more important aspects of Windows Phone development. Ranging from the practical to...
The Journey to Windows Phone from Android and iOS
With the launch of Windows Phone OS 8 and recent announcements at Build 2012, mobile app makers have many more choices for development on phones and tablets.
Windows 8 prospects for Android developers
If you are an Android developer, it might be interesting to see how targeting Windows 8 is quite different.
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...
Amazon Echo Concepts
At Matchbox we love creating ideas and concepts, especially when the target of our imaginings is as charmingly sleek as the Amazon Echo.
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...
App + Analytics + Instant Backend = Gold
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...
Hello, I am the Matchbox Robotron 3000
Doughnut delivery is the dream of every office, and what better way to have them delivered than, in true futuristic style, on the back of a robot. My dream...
3 Top Tips for Windows Phone Development
For developers familiar with S40, Android, iOS and Blackberry, there are very good habits to bring with you into the world of Windows Phone; for example, we...
Well-behaved apps and network signaling
In mobile software development, we must always seek to balance commercial priorities – deadlines, features, target platforms – with engineering...