FB Thread 6-9/2013

6/1, 1:01pm

Alan M. Hochman

Joe, If needed, I have a great Ophthalmologist in NYC – Morris Podolsky MD, 41 Park Ave # 1B, New York, NY 10016

(212) 684-4747

July 9, 2013

Alan M. Hochman

7/9, 10:00am

Alan M. Hochman

Joe how are you making out? Need to talk give a call.

August 20, 2013

Alan M. Hochman

8/20, 11:17pm

Alan M. Hochman

whatzup with u??

August 27, 2013

Alan M. Hochman

8/27, 3:46pm

Alan M. Hochman

hello

September 2, 2013

Alan M. Hochman

9/2, 10:50am

Alan M. Hochman

helloooo…

checking in

September 3, 2013

Joe Rosen

9/3, 10:54pm

Joe Rosen

Hi, thanks for checking in. Still going through some stuff with my health, the eye issue hasn’t resolved itself, I need more surgery. There was an issue whether I do the surgery in Miami (#1 ranked hospital, near my sister, etc.) *this week* or stay in SF. Of course I made the insane decision to stay in SF. Surgery is now scheduled @ UCSF again, this time for Oct. 2; issue’s has dragged on too long, made me into an old(er) man. Meanwhile, been working on a new app, trying to stay busy, keep afloat and current until this health storm blows over.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 10:58pm

Alan M. Hochman

Joe, im sure you’ll make it through. If you need another recommendation: Morris Podolsky MD D 41 Park Ave # 1B, New York, NY 10016 (212) 684-4747

Joe Rosen

9/3, 10:58pm

Joe Rosen

I’ve been to the #1 specialist in the world for this problem. And oddly passed, that was in Miami,

Bascolm Palmer, in MIami. I’m more mentally than physically ill at this point. Just couldn’t stay at my sister’s palce. I’m there now, drivin’ me nuts here.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 10:59pm

Alan M. Hochman

Let me know how I can help you out.

Where is that??

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:00pm

Joe Rosen

Thanks. Just hang in there. A lot of close friends have bailed.

More than they could deal with.

So I appreciate you just sending a note from time to time.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:01pm

Alan M. Hochman

Not much happening here, Im in Great Barrington, MA working on my taxes…

Are you in Miami??

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:02pm

Joe Rosen

North west of Miami, a town called Coral Springs, about 50 miles.

I was in Miami earlier today at the eye hospital.

As I said, could’a had the surgery there, it was all scheduled. I bailed out.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:03pm

Alan M. Hochman

How are you getting around.

So where next??

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:03pm

Joe Rosen

My sister./

I go back to my apartment in SF.

And have the surgery there Oct 2

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:04pm

Alan M. Hochman

Your done checking out surgeons

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:04pm

Joe Rosen

Yeah.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:04pm

Alan M. Hochman

So who’s the lucky person

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:05pm

Joe Rosen

It’s a specialized issue, there aren’t many surgical choices. I went to the top of the line in Miami.

I dunno why I turned it down, kinda nuts. I just wanted to go back to my apartment in SF. I went crazy here in Florida.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:06pm

Alan M. Hochman

Who will help take care of you post-0p?

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:06pm

Joe Rosen

That’s a problem.

The few friends I had bailed.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:06pm

Alan M. Hochman

Hire someone I recommend

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:06pm

Joe Rosen

Hopefully my sister will stay with me for a while.

I had hired someone, it was hell.

Too young for that sort of thing, drove me nuts.

But yeah, I’ve gota  problem.

Really an awful situation. I bascially never changed, stayed the same from all those years ago, never grew up. But got old, and got sick.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:07pm

Alan M. Hochman

probably a better solution than sister

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:08pm

Joe Rosen

Again, just hoping things work out.

If they don’t I’ll have to move to Florida.

That’s the long story.

Again, thanks for asking. Appreciate it.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:09pm

Alan M. Hochman

What else is up?

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:09pm

Joe Rosen

Been working on an app idea, location based sound app.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:10pm

Alan M. Hochman

hummm what can that be

whats up with the crayovie

been studying location based counting people apps

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:13pm

Joe Rosen

basically a personal broadcast & listen location based radio app– leave behind drops of sound tied to the place you’re at, and the next person that visits the same place can hear what you said.

Not an original idea, just a riff on stuff that’s been done before in not exactly the same form.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:14pm

Alan M. Hochman

point me to an exmple

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:14pm

Joe Rosen

Started working on it before I had the eye issue. And have been workimng on it albeit very slowly over the summer.

I can send you some notes…. hang on, but this is just a page of my personal notes, with a vimeo of the app in action.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:15pm

Alan M. Hochman

audio interfaces, not as sexy as video

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:16pm

Joe Rosen

That’s true.

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:17pm

Joe Rosen

Okay, sending you a link. Keep in mind though graphics are rough placeholder, the programming however is complete. The most important feature is the “radio” mode — even when the app’s in the background, if you’re in playback mode and you travel into an area where a sound has previously been left behind it will automatically play back….

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:17pm

Alan M. Hochman

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:17pm

Alan M. Hochman

Been working with a friend who has Ad Bikes, looking at how to build metrics mobile/location based eg:

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:18pm

Joe Rosen

Again, a rough proof of concept, and just a video I shot quickly from the iPhone of the app in action ….

Yeah, this was an exercise in location programming more than anything else.

http://vimeo.com/72324537

Very simple app, three main screens. Like Crayovie in that it’s very simple to use. Here are some notes, again, just my notes, not for publ;ic consumption, this isn’t a public facing page.

http://www.mobltz.com/test/080313/earsay_02.html

If you’d lik to try the app lemme know, I’ll need your device UDID, iPad or iPhone.

I’ll compile a version for you.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:21pm

Alan M. Hochman

I only have a very old Android

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:21pm

Joe Rosen

Get an iPad for god’s sake.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:21pm

Alan M. Hochman

Waiting for Sept 10  for new iPhone

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:21pm

Joe Rosen

Just buy a frickin’ iPad.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:22pm

Alan M. Hochman

maybe a mini

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:22pm

Joe Rosen

mini is great. much prefer it to the bigger tablet.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:22pm

Alan M. Hochman

live on my MacAir

and my MiFi router

just missing touch UI

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:23pm

Joe Rosen

Anyway, again, just trying to stay sane, keep busy, and same as you, looking at location now for the first time, a little late to the game but so much still not done.

Ear-Say was really just an exercise in location based programming.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:23pm

Alan M. Hochman

Been looking at how to measure/count people from a bike

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:23pm

Joe Rosen

Gets really interesting when you start querying data based on location, proximity, etc.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:24pm

Alan M. Hochman

Traditional advertising is looking to employ digital techniques

Proximity

Check this out

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:25pm

Joe Rosen

Who the fuck knows though. A friend of mine (or ex friend, was my closest friend, I drove him nuts after the eye surgery, haven’t heard from him in 2 months now) and his brother started a sock business of all things. They raised a ton of cash in just two weeks on Kickstarter, they met their goal in just a few days.

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:26pm

Joe Rosen

CHeck out XOAB Socks on Kickstarter

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:26pm

Alan M. Hochman

Ad bikes drive thru out city, users can buy a digital ad based on location.

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:26pm

Joe Rosen

They are both tech people, but went the low tech old world approach, came up with a product that everyone needs. socks.

I’ll check out the bike idea….

Been done on Taxis.

I like it better on bikes. I’m guessing a bit like Lyft, etc. in that all you need is a bike to participate.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:27pm

Alan M. Hochman

My friend has a fleet

Change analog pod for a 4×6 ‘ digital pod

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:28pm

Joe Rosen

Cool idea.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:28pm

Alan M. Hochman

Businesses buy ads that appear in fron of 57th and 5th.

We leverage existing valuable real estate

we leverage existing city events eg: Fashion week

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:30pm

Joe Rosen

You recruit who? Anyone with a bike? Bike messengers?

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:30pm

Alan M. Hochman

No these are specialized bikes, my friend has 30 years in the bike biz

We sell display ad space, same size as bus shelter 4×6′ + audio

Joe Rosen

9/3, 11:31pm

Joe Rosen

I was thinking more a long the lines of letting anyone witha  bike participate. Maybe make a few bucks riding around during an event.

Back later. GN.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:35pm

Alan M. Hochman

Need to create custom bike pods with http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/technology/personaltech/a-television-designed-for-the-outdoors.html?ref=technology

A Television Designed for the Outdoors

www.nytimes.com

The SunBrite borrows technology from industrial televisions to withstand the elements.

Alan M. Hochman

9/3, 11:43pm

Alan M. Hochman

Ping me when your around.

September 4, 2013

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 10:47am

Alan M. Hochman

Do u want to work with me on this Ad Bike project, post surgery & depending on how you feel?

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 11:02am

Alan M. Hochman

Like to do ad serving based on location

or do u know someone

Joe Rosen

9/4, 12:24pm

Joe Rosen

I don’t have the experience hacking custom hardware for a project like that, I’d be learning something new too. I’ve seen examples i.e. attaching a GPS module to a e.g. Arduino board, and then I suppose the Arduino could also drive an external display. But perhaps an easier (although less interesting) approach would be to program a custom application for something like a cheap Android table or an iPad mini. The iPad could easily drive an external display (perhaps even wirelessly, through air play). With an off the shelf Android or iOS tablet you’d have a light-weight network connected GPS capable application engine w/ good battery life (well, you’d still obviously need additional power to drive the 4×6′ external display) without having to build all your own hardware from scratch. You could focus on software that way, minimizing the hardware side of the equation

September 4, 2013

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 4:02pm

Alan M. Hochman

The Ad Bike pod would have batteries to drive the display & audio. Would use off the shelf hardware, focus on software.

Maybe we can spec together

Joe Rosen

9/4, 5:22pm

Joe Rosen

I like the idea. What kind of hardware were you considering to drive to the logic and display? Again, it seems plausible one could write for iOS or Android, and leverage the mobile data connectivity, GPS, graphics display driver, etc. of an existing tablet device i.e. rather than build your own proprietary hardware engine. I wouldn’t know about packaging it all together (power/battery management, screen display, etc.) to fit on a bike, but I would know how to author the kind of location based display software I think you may have in mind. (I can also imagine a backend web based system for managing the locations & associated display/sounds specific to each device.)

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 5:59pm

Alan M. Hochman

Then we sell location based advertising to Google or competitor

I also have a couple of simple iPhone ideas that are about compositing images to run by u

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 7:52pm

Alan M. Hochman

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 7:52pm

Alan M. Hochman

something like this

Joe Rosen

9/4, 8:36pm

Joe Rosen

Some thoughts….

Re: the “WiFi Router” and “Media Server”? Both those capabilities (data network/Internet connectivity and media player) are built into the tablet device, which would likely be using 3G or better data (and not WiFi).

It would be preferable to pre-load the media ahead of a ride/route; i.e. still using the Internet to load up the device, however ahead of the time the bike goes out on a planned route. The only data you’d want to exchange in real time would be relatively low bandwidth stuff, e.g. location triggers and people counts.  I’m wondering about the people counting, i.e. the computing power needed to real time process that kind of image recognition. I could however imagine capturing a lot of still images (maybe every few seconds) and sending those to the backend services  as a periodic synchronous background task and letting the serverside do the image recognition/heavy duty crunching.

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 9:02pm

Alan M. Hochman

Be back in a jif, need to pickup dinner

That WiFi router was supposed to be MiFi router

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 9:47pm

Alan M. Hochman

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 9:49pm

Alan M. Hochman

My concern is the iOs / Android device may be overworked. Also we lose the real time aspect of serving media

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 9:49pm

Alan M. Hochman

navizon.com/product-navizon-analytics

Pedestrian traffic counting indoors & outdoors

navizon.com

Monitor traffic volume of Wi-Fi enabled devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops), through a site, over time.

Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 9:50pm

Alan M. Hochman

store.contour.com/ae/us/cameras/contour+2/invt/1701

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Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 9:50pm

Alan M. Hochman

sunbritetv.com/products/televisions/marquee-series/55-digital-signage-5507estp-marquee-series

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Alan M. Hochman

9/4, 9:50pm

Alan M. Hochman

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