My 365Photo Blog

Last year I tried a 365 Voices project. That didn’t end too well.

At the beginning of this year, 1st January to be exact, my friend Christopher decided to do a 365 project with photos. A photo taken every day of the year.

I thought I’d match him and we’d make it into a little bit of a competition, so I created 365.olver.me.

Now, I’m the only one still going.

So why do a 365 photo project?

It’s not so much about taking amazing photos every day. If they are, then that’s a great thing! But overall it’s more about documenting what I’m up to and taking photos of things around me that interest me.

So far, I’ve taken some amazing shots around London, including the Olympic Park, and at least four photos of food.

But I’ve got myself a proper camera and I’m heading to Edinburgh and Dublin this month. There I hope to take some amazing photos!

Otherwise, you can expect a mix of photos of socks and my friends.

Doing that blog is probably also the reason I haven’t updated here recently, but it details most of my work experiences as well, so do take a look at the work related posts.

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Working on Radioplayer with Ford SYNC AppLink

Radioplayer Ford EcoSportLast month I traveled to the HQ of Ford Europe to work with Radioplayer and Create Soho on a video shoot of a product we’ve been working on at All In Media.

At work I’ve been shouting into a black box that sits on my desk, and resembles something like the dashboard in a Ford car (like the one in the photo).

Together with Iain, our developer in Leeds, we’ve been working on getting the Android Radioplayer app working with the Ford SYNC system, so that drivers can control it without looking at their mobile phones.

The app allows drivers to use voice commands like ‘Favourites’ and ‘Recommended’, which will scan through trending and recommend stations and help users discover new stations around them. The commands on the steering wheel and central column emulate a ‘normal’ radio experience, which should feel familiar to most people.

It’s been really exciting working on this project, as it’s something a bit different and I don’t think AIM has done something like this before. It’s also had some trying times; like when the test unit doesn’t like the sound of my voice or simply wants to do something else other than what I want it to!

Today at the Go Digital Conference, Michael Hill (UK Radioplayer Managing Director) demonstrated the app with the video below. During the shoot I assisted with the technical setup of the phone and the connecting it to the Ford SYNC system in the new Ford EcoSport.

You can find out more about Radioplayer at their website, www.radioplayer.co.uk

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