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Anthony Sapountzis

To The Cloud: Transition or Transform

Everyone hears about the cloud and that they should move their business there, but what does that actually mean? The cloud is just an umbrella term for highly available on-demand computers that are managed and run by a 3rd Party. The largest cloud providers at the moment are Amazon AWS followed by Microsoft Azure. There […]

Project Soli Gesture Tracking

A few years ago we had the chance to work on Kiosk application that was gesture controlled via Leap Motion. The gestures were a great way to interact with the kiosk but the technology was very early and had its limitations. This morning I saw the next evolution of this technology and felt I needed […]

Augmented Reality navigation and the customer experience

How can you improve your customer experience by introducing AR navigation? Google has just started providing access to AR Navigation within Google Maps as part of an Alpha program. I got an email from Google letting me know that I was part of a group of Alpha testers who had access to AR Navigation within […]

Are you ready to take advantage of 5G within your business?

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest tech news you might be hearing a lot about 5G lately. If not this news is coming out of  Mobile World Congress which is a giant conference where most mobile manufacturers are showing off their new tech. Most of the hype has been on folding screen phones […]

Transforming the retail customer experience with Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) by 2020 is expected to generate $122 Billion dollars of revenue within the Retail Sector. The technology is advancing beyond the “Fad” or “Gimmick” phase and is beginning to show utility to customers. Advances in technology have sped us this adoption. AR has real utility if it can enhance the customer experience […]

Strategically using data within your business to build your competitive advantage

Did you know that 90% of the world’s data was generated in the last 2 years? This is a continuing trend, if you think about 2021 90% of the worlds data will be created in the next 2 years. The amount of data being generated and collected is astounding and trying to find useful data […]

Dynamic Configuration of ImageProcessor .Net with Azure App Service Slot Settings

At Aerion we use the awesome ImageProcessor library (A .NET library for on-the-fly processing of images) when we need to have image caching and the ability to request images at different sizes based on designs. As with most things when moving the code to an Azure App Service we try to utilise the Slot Settings so that […]

Azure Application settings and Angular

Using Azure’s Application Settings allows you to manage different configurations for each development slot but there is no default way to utilise this feature from an Angular app.  By Utilising Slot Specific settings we are able to provide different API URL’s for our test and staging slot, among other app-specific settings. Normally these would be maintained […]