Ahh, it is that time of year again- graduations from College, Hight School and 8th grade! We are happy to report all of our students that are graduating have all their orders in time for celebrating and sharing with family and friends.
We had to share Jordan. He is simply a nice skater who shockingly is now old enough to be off to high school next Fall. inky-dinky-do has photographed Jordan and his brother Ryan since they were just little guys. Their Mom is our own Miss Kim! Those of you that have been our brides know Miss Kim and how helpful she is at those weddings.
We had the pleasure of photographing Tim & Jennifer's wedding recently and while they will receive their portraits in about a week from the wedding we had to share a little something for Mrs. Jennifer (formerly known as Miss Jennifer!) So here is just a little tidbit to hold you over. :)
Welcome back to town from your hawaiian honeymoon!
Apple's patent delivers systems, methods and computer program products to enable content, such as applications, to automatically appear and disappear on a mobile device depending on the location of the device. This permits a user to view and/or interact with applications associated with a particular location. These features enable the mobile device to make applications available when and where they are most useful to users.
Temporary Location iApp: Restaurant Seating or Ordering
In Apple's patent FIG. 5B below, we see an iPhone (#520) that includes content identified in a database associated with a location of a mobile device. Note that there are two temporary location based apps on the iPhone. One is identified as icon 530 relating to a restaurant reservation timer and icon 535 relating to a restaurant menu.
The idea is that when an iPhone user that has this location based content service activated, simply by approaching a restaurant The user of the device may, for instance, view a seating wait time icon 530 that displays the estimated wait time before being seated. This may be displayed, for instance, where a user of the device provides a PIN, telephone number, or other identification information to a restaurant hostess, or alternatively, identifies that the user is waiting electronically using an iPhone.
The place order icon 535 may be selected by the iPhone user to view and place an order for food electronically. For instance, the content service may include order software associated with the restaurant, which the user could access via the place order icon to submit a food order electronically to the restaurant. Because these icons 530, 535 automatically appear on the user's iPhone when the user is at the restaurant, the user does not need to pre-configure and/or pre-download content to the device prior to arriving at the restaurant.
Temporary Location iApp: A Public Library Catalog
In another example of a temporary location-specific app, a user entering a library with their iPhone could be presented with a temporary location based app that enables the user to search the library's digital card catalog. Upon exiting the library the application may be automatically removed such that the application is not permanent on the user's iPhone. These features enable the mobile device to make applications available when and where they are most useful to users.
Whether this service will be a MobileMe based service extension or not is unknown at this time. Yet let it be said that imaginative developers could have a field day with such an opportunity. It's also an opportunity for web designers who could extend their services to include a location-based applications service for their clients. It could be as simple as designing a food takeout menu, a movie theater listing with available seating, a mall or school map or perhaps even a dress shop's daily special temporary location-based iApp. The sky is the limit on this concept. In fact, it could take window browsing to a whole new level.
We have had the pleasure of working with the families for awhile now and when Mom called to ask if we could do all the great grandchildren with Grandpa we said "Of course!". I know what you are thinking 12 kids, sun, wind and dirt... you worry, I think Woo Hoo let's go! We nailed the image that we were went there to get, but the kids weren't in full melt down, so we pushed forward and did a couple more. I love when I have little troopers like this!
The whole crazy fun group....
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Great Grandpa Phil.
The kids... lots of fun and full of spirit! (I hope so there are like 3 cheerleaders in those groups!)
Goodbye 2010... hello UCLA! Not so fast Miss Amanda! We have had a great time working with the Shaw family and Miss Amanda is now gearing up for graduation. This sweet young lady is ready for the big city, but first a little summer fun!