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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...

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...

Company News

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...

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...

Code

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...

Code

The Journey to Windows Phone from Android and iOS

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows

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.

Development

Windows 8 prospects for Android developers

  • Android
  • Windows

If you are an Android developer, it might be interesting to see how targeting Windows 8 is quite different.

Development

Notes on Series 40 Development

  • Series 40

Developing for S40 devices has always been an interesting challenge because of the combination of APIs and SDK versions. Out of the 205 S40 devices listed...

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...

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...

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...

Code

Hello, I am the Matchbox Robotron 3000

  • Mindstorms NXT
  • Windows

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...

Code

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...

Development

Well-behaved apps and network signaling

In mobile software development, we must always seek to balance commercial priorities – deadlines, features, target platforms – with engineering...

Development

The App Journey to Windows Phone 8

  • Windows

If you already develop for Windows Phone, the first bit of good news about Windows Phone 8 is that your existing Windows Phone 7.5 app will just work as is.