Robotics with Iron

We recently sponsored a robotics event in Tokyo held by OnLab, DigitalGarage and Psygig… and, it was awesome.  Also, yes… the course below was an actual course from the event. The participants were to break into teams, build a drone, implement machine learning techniques, gather and analyze data via Iron, and maneuver their drone across multiple…

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Case Study: Astro Digital – DropCam for Space

Thanks to Eutelsat_SA for the base image! CC BY 2.0 Space, the final frontier. If only we could take selfies. Wait, what? We can? This is the service Astro Digital provides. A selfie-stick from space is my crude analogy. Turns out, there are better analogues. I had the pleasure of catching up with Bronwyn Agrios,…

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See How Untappd Processes 100s of 1000s of Updates a Night

Untappd, a mobile check-in app for beer lovers, helps beer lovers share their passion with friends and other beer lovers from around the world. With millions of users checking-in, tracking and sharing newly discovered beers and beer drinking locations, as well as earning points for coveted badges, the Untappd app’s processing power is tested daily.…

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How to Power Intelligent Traffic Systems with IronMQ

Sweden-based Edeva AB develops and markets intelligent traffic systems. Their product Actibump is a dynamic speed bump called Actibump that makes it possible to control the accessibility, flow and speed of traffic in a way not possible with static speed bumps. Actibump consists of one or more road modules that are mounted into a cast foundation and a radar…

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How to Deliver Massive Volumes of Sports Scores and News to over 12 Million Mobile Users at Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report (B/R) is one of the leading sports news sources in the country. Second only to ESPN, Bleacher Report is a growing force for team-specific sports content, commentary, and real-time event coverage. B/R’s goal is to deliver a comprehensive experience for sports fans and foster engagement with favorite teams and topics across all major…

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How HotelTonight Streamlined their ETL Process Using IronWorker

HotelTonight has reinvented the task of finding and booking discounted hotel rooms at travel destinations. Designed for last-minute travel planners and optimized for the mobile era, HotelTonight connects adventure-seeking, impulse travelers with just-in-time available hotel rooms wherever they land. This model has the market-enhancing effect of reducing excess inventory of unused hotel rooms, while delivering…

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Roam Directories Goes Serverless With Iron.io and Other Cloud Services

Users expect immediate access to information, and this expectation is no different in the commercial real estate industry. Fast-moving companies need innovative web tools that enable property managers to upload, update and exchange building information with prospective tenants. Roam Directories, founded in 2013, is a relatively new company in an industry filled with established firms.…

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