Google I/O is a three day developer event held near the main Mountain View offices of Google. Part 1 focused on Google Assistant. Here is part 2 of my notes, on VR and AR (because they are fun) then web. More to come in later posts. VR/AR Tour Creator I previously posted a blog on […]

Interested in the challenges of managing large catalogs? Then this Elasticon talk “Surfacing the Products You love on Spring” by Julie Qiu from Spring (@jqiu25) might interest you. Spring is a marketplace (lots of diverse data sources) focussing on fashion. The following is my quick summary of the presentation – for details, please watch the […]

Google I/O is a three day developer event held near the main Mountain View offices of Google. Most of the talks are available online for viewing – and there are a lot of them! Some provide an overview with others going into greater depth. One video that I particularly recommend is the keynote 10 minute […]

What is changing in the world of commerce and what is staying the same? I thought I would capture some personal thoughts here for a quick weekend read. There are many concepts not changing in commerce. There are the basics of quotes, orders, invoices, receipts, products and services (things you can purchase), payments, tax, shipping, […]

One of the joys at working at Google is the internal tech talks. I expect lots of big new announcements to come at next week’s Google I/O conference, but there are lots of good existing projects around too. Do you know of a small business without a website? I just discovered (or to be more […]

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are hot topics with lots of interesting potential in the commerce space. For example a 3D model of a product is useful in AR (e.g. to experience what furniture will look like in your own house), VR (e.g. in a virtual showroom), and directly on normal web pages […]

Recently I wanted to have another go at computer animation as a personal hobby. I had dabbled with computer graphics many years ago so was curious to see where the world was up to today. I sometimes watch a bit of Japanese Anime, so I set myself a goal of creating a 10 minute Japanese […]