Android Debugging

Android Debugging

Blog, Learning Resources
– A guide to debugging applications with Android Studio and common sense   1. Introduction As we all know, the world is on the other end because of a pandemic. This has forced the majority of us to work from home. As a student, you most likely have multiple courses during a semester, and some of these courses may or may not include assignments where you need to write code. There are often some challenges that you will face when taking a course that requires you to not only learn about new concepts and methodologies but also require you to learn a new programming language on top of all that. This is a challenge and most people will run into some kind of problems while trying to solve problems using…
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Is there a secret sauce for working remotely?

Is there a secret sauce for working remotely?

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[caption id="attachment_3101" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Credit: GitLab[/caption] – While we all adjust to a new reality People all over the world have been forced to work remotely, and even though most of us have tried working from home a couple of days here and there in the past, the transition to all-remote work can seem daunting. Most of us are currently facing a new reality, but for some companies, remote work is how they work, and they love it! For example, the company GitLab has more than 1.200 employees – all working remotely.  Fortunately for us, they don’t mind sharing secrets on how they built a billion-dollar company from home offices across the globe (56 countries to be exact). Check out GitLab’s All Remote Guide here. Other examples of companies that…
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Four Health Tech Engineering students win “Best App” award

Four Health Tech Engineering students win “Best App” award

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“Don’t Waste it” is the name of an app made by a group of students from the AU School of Engineering’s Health Tech program in the course Smartphone Applications. The app won the “Best App” award at the end of the course, proving that students with little or no prior knowledge of app development, can quickly learn how to put their ideas into action via technology. The idea The four Health Tech students Kristin Lie Aas, Christiane Nørkjær Svendsen, Rikke Ivang Henriksen and Stella Veronica Schultz Jørgensen agreed that in order to be motivated throughout the process, they wanted to make an app that they would actually want to use themselves. An app that presented a solution to a relevant every-day problem. Also, they wanted the idea to be in…
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Inside Google I/O

Inside Google I/O

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People often ask what Google I/O is like, and whether it is worth it to go. After all, there are plenty of other tech events and conferences you can go to, and it is not exactly cheap. I will try to answer these questions in this post – and throw in a few tips if you do get the chance to go. (This year, I will sadly not be going, as I am off to CHI in Glasgow.) TL;DR: Google I/O is an epic experience – YES you should totally go IF you go for the right reasons! Last year was my 4th journey to the magic lands of Google I/O. I will try to give an account of what it is like to participate in the conference as a…
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ORBIT Lab celebrated students’ creativity and tech skills at The Orbies

ORBIT Lab celebrated students’ creativity and tech skills at The Orbies

Blog, Events
February 21st, ORBIT Lab, Aarhus University School of Engineering’s innovation and tech lab, gathered more than 100 students, staff and representatives from the industry for the award ceremony event The Orbies. Here, engineering students presented their projects from the past semester, and a panel of judges from the industry awarded Orbie statuettes to the best projects. Leading up to the event, staff and students were able to nominate projects from the past semester that had made a particular impression – e.g. projects with a high level of technical accomplishment and a creative solution to a problem. The nominees could choose to present their project in one or more of the categories: Best Video, Best Demo or Best Pitch. Besides these three categories, the projects could also win awards in the…
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The Orbies, winter 2019 winners

The Orbies, winter 2019 winners

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ORBIT Lab gave out awards to technical and creative projects at The Orbies February 21st, ORBIT Lab gathered more than 100 students, staff and representatives from the industry for the award ceremony event The Orbies. Here, engineering students presented their projects from the past semester, and a panel of judges from the industry awarded Orbie statuettes to the best projects. Best Pitch: Aarhus Harbour Bath – Rasmus Hemmingsen, Nicklas Nielsen and Anders Meidahl At the recently opened Harbour Bath in Aarhus, a maximum of 650 visitors are allowed. To prevent visitor overload, the Municipality of Aarhus have placed four security guards near the entrances. These guards are responsible for keeping count of visitors. As this presents obvious challenges, the Municipality has requested an IoT solution to replace the current system. The…
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ORBIT Lab’s 1-year anniversary

ORBIT Lab’s 1-year anniversary

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Just before the Christmas break, we celebrated ORBIT Lab’s first official year in operation. Reaching this milestone as well as starting a new year, is a great occasion to reflect on some of the things we have achieved in the past year.    Tech events and other activities in ORBIT Lab In ORBIT Lab we facilitate a wide array of activities, events and projects based on the most recent digital technologies, such as Internet of Things, cloud computing, machine learning as well as virtual and augmented reality. For the past year, we’ve hosted more than 30 tech-centered events with the purpose of increasing knowledge and awareness about new technologies as well as strengthening the entrepreneurial mindset of the community. The topics for past events have included quantum computing, native iOS…
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Cross-platform technologies

Cross-platform technologies

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Cross-platform technologies By Henrik Kirk I have spent the summer looking at some of the different cross-platform technologies currently available when developing mobile applications. So first of all, let us look at why you should consider choosing a cross-platform technology instead of developing a native mobile application and utilizing all the new features available in the native frameworks. Advantages of cross-platform development time and cost are probably the two main drivers that push companies and developers to consider cross-platform development. With a cross-platform framework in place, the business, for the most part, only has one code base to develop and one place to fix bugs, which could reduce development time, and thereby cost, significantly. Notice that some of the frameworks I highlight below are quite new, and therefore you may…
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ORBIT MediaLab Introduction

ORBIT MediaLab Introduction

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We have prepared a little treat for ORBIT Lab members, available from the coming semester. As many of you know, we have a dedicated room for VR development, with an HTC Vive Pro dangling from the ceiling, powered by the Rolls Royce of Alienware computers. Now we also have a dedicated lab for content creation. We have chosen to call it MediaLab, since this is the place where you can create all the content you need to promote your products on all media, and where you can create amazing looking material for your reports and portfolio. In (and around) the MediaLab is the following equipment (some of it has to be borrowed through ORMS): Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera with a 12-60mm Panasonic Lumix Lens. This camera can take…
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Summer Holiday Reading List: The Perfect Books to Bring to the Beach, Bed or Bar

Summer Holiday Reading List: The Perfect Books to Bring to the Beach, Bed or Bar

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We, The ORBIT team, know that during your high-paced semesters you do not have enough time to read as much as you would want. This is where your summer vacation comes in handy - an opportunity to chill or travel with some nice reading material. Some of these books help you reflect on the knowledge gained during courses, and some others prepare you for the unknown. Here is a list that we suggest engineering students to read: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  - Stephen Covey Educational book in how to live life effectively and get closer to the ideal of being a ‘success’ in life. Link to AU Library: https://www.statsbiblioteket.dk/au/?locale=en#/search?query=recordID:"sb_6167573" The Four Hour Chef  - Tim Ferriss Almost a cookbook for engineers, who daily go through the process of simplifying, complicated…
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