xtreme labs

  • Pair Programming Considered Extremely Beneficial

    Pair Programming Considered Extremely Beneficial

    Farhan Thawar is the VP Engineering of Toronto’s Xtreme Labs. This post is a response to (former Xtremer) Jon Evans’s Pair Programming Considered Harmful? You’re in a car driving 100 miles per hour on a dirt road. The turns are 100º hairpins and there are inclines and dips that would make a normal car’s shocks fall right off their axles. Lucky for you, you’re… Read More

  • Maide Turns Your iPad Into A 3D Controller

    Maide Turns Your iPad Into A 3D Controller

    The best demos are the ones that extend your sense of what’s possible a little, and Maide‘s did just that. I usually think of iPads as display devices that also support input; but Maide Control uses the tablet almost exclusively for input, which vastly expands the potential richness and repertoire of the interface. They’ve targeted 3D design and modelling as their initial… Read More

  • It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad App World

    Editor’s note: Contributor Jon Evans is an author and software engineer. He hails from the Great White North, but we let him write here anyway. Report from the app-development trenches: it’s gettin’ kinda crazy out there. I’ve lost track of how many NDAs I’ve signed this year from people with app ideas. Old coworkers and previous clients have deluged me with so… Read More

  • Urbanspoon Expands To The Urban Workforce With A BlackBerry App

    In major metropolitan areas, the BlackBerry at lunchtime is a force to be reckoned with. And now it can be a device to help those urbanities actually find a place to eat with the launch of Urbanspoon for BlackBerry. Urbanspoon has been one of the most popular apps for the iPhone since it launched alongside the App Store in the summer of 2008. By blending location data with a fun… Read More

  • HashCeratops Aims To Formally Add Place Tagging To The Twitter Stream

    Twitter is on the verge of rolling out its Geolocation API (actually, it’s already partially rolled out). That feature should be a boon to location-based services which can now send their location information back to Twitter and vice versa. But these locations will just be coordinates, it won’t be like Foursquare or Gowalla where you check in to actual places to tag your location. Read More