Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Play SnapSnap!

Play a new working memory game featuring your own photographs! nsquared's SnapSnap for iPhone is now available.

Test and improve your memory with this fun application on the go. The game automatically mixes up photos already on your phone with a simple shake of the wrist. Try SnapSnap today from the App Store!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Locus updates are approved for iPhone!

nsquared's Locus application for iPhone has been updated! We are very excited to reveal the following new and expanded features:

  • New icons for friends
  • Buttons to directly reveal locations of friends by name
  • Telstra Australia availability
  • Ability to add friends from the phone's Contacts list

Check out the awesome new functionality of this amazing application. Brought to you by yours truly, nsquared. Check out the app at

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Technology in Education

The way people interact with technology has changed in education. In this video, Dr. Neil and Maridee of nsquared talk about how students and teachers can benefit from recent technological advancements. Direct interaction models have helped make technology an effective tool for teaching myriads of subjects. No longer do students have to attend a class on how to use computers before benefitting from them in the classroom. Discover some of the most modern education tools and how easily technology can enrich learning in all categories.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Competition in Education

Join Dr. Neil and Maridee at nsquared headquarters as they speak again of technology and education. Today they discuss the appropriateness of competition in the learning environment. See why competition enhances learning and benefits students in preparation for the real world. Compare the most recent technologies available to teachers to enhance competition in learning. We welcome any feedback regarding this sometimes controversial topic. Contact us with opinions, questions, or ideas!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Brave NUI World

Ever wondered what's next in user interface technology? nsquared is always working to push the boundaries and build better user experiences. We are proud to share some of our insights in our white paper entitled A Brave NUI World.

Natural User Interface (NUI), as illustrated by Microsoft Surface and Windows 7 Multitouch is taking the world by storm. Find out what this new ideology entails. Compare and contrast some different NUI technologies and discover what changes lay ahead for all of us. This paper provides a high level view of a current and important trend that can enhance your business or educational endeavors. Click the banner to find out more today!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Education and Collaboration

Today Dr. Neil and Maridee sat down in the Australia home office of nsquared to talk about the role of collaborative technology in education.

Learn about the importance of collaboration in education and how technology can enhance collaborative experiences. Discover how collaboration enhances learning through shared responsibility and the use of “jam sessions.” Though technology use in the classroom often amounts to a solitary experience for students, there are many up-and-coming technological tools available for teachers to enhance collaboration in learning. Watch our video to learn more!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Education, nsquared, and the Gates Interview

Check out the Bill and Melinda Gates interview from this morning! We especially loved the part at 9 minutes where Bill addresses a question about the future of technology. Speaking of touch, voice, and related devices he says, "New ways of interfacing will surprise people in terms of their impact."

Education is a primary focus here at nsquared and we have been working on a number of educational applications. Our current work with MultiPoint, Semblio and Microsoft Surface inspires and thrills us daily. The latest technologies are so easy to just walk up and use, making them accessible to students of all types. We see so much potential for educators in all curriculums!

We invite you to approach us with your ideas and desires in the educational realm. We want to help to make a difference for all.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Find Your Friends with Locus!

nsquared has done it again! A new iPhone app for the masses. Introducing.... Locus!

Keep track of pub crawls or locate the nearest party. Designate a time for children to post their locations to keep tabs on them. Post your location as often as you like. It's simple, fast, and fun!

Locus is a unique geographical placement application that lets YOU specify who can see you on a worldwide map. Post your location for all your friends with iPhones to see, or for just some of them to see at any given time. It's up to YOU. Request the locations of your friends and they can decide whether to allow you to see them as well.

Visit the Apple App Store and download Locus today!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

We're green, super green!

At nsquared we (not surprisingly) aim to build zero defect software. We have used cctray for a while, now we have set up Big Visible Cruise. It rocks!
Now we can be visibly green, or as DJ Ruby Rhod would say 'Super Green!'
The green boxes each represent a current project and its status. If a build fails, or tests fail for one of the projects, then the box representing that project will turn red. This provides a very visible way in our technology studio to see that things are going great.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Core Protocols

Inspired by the book "Software for your Head" Dr. Neil and Kris have decided to implement The Core into nsquared. We will be trialling the program for a week.
Today's kick-off meeting included an introduction to the The Core Protocols. We each made posters symbolizing our commitment and understanding of the concepts and hung them around the office. Take a look!

The Core is a system designed to help members of a team to share a united vision. To participate in The Core is to maintain the following processes:
  1. Checking in with oneself and one's team
  2. Practicing unanimous decision making
  3. Aligning, announcing intention, and setting goals
  4. Creating a shared vision

Some of us bought in immediately with a "thumbs up" while some of us needed additional information and convincing. In the end, we all agreed to give 100% to the trial. We will report the results in about a week so stay tuned. 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Surface Vision Recognition

Join Dr. Neil and Maridee in Sydney as they talk about Microsoft Surface and vision recognition. Discover how Surface is different from other touch screens. Learn ways that developers can capitalize on the differences. Have fun!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Become a Published Author!

nsquared has released another managed product... ManagedPublishing! Do you have a book, document, or paper that you would like to sell? Don't bother with printing or auction sites, try ManagedPublishing.

It's easy to get paid for your writing. Just go to and sign up for an account using your LiveID. Upload your pdf document, then place the generated html for the book image on your blog or website to start charging for your work. Buyers who click on the image are taken to a customized page about your book where they can link to PayPal and purchase it. The money is deposited directly into your PayPal account. So what are you waiting for? Start generating sales now!

nsquared has also created other great managed products that can aid large corporate websites and personal sites. Need a simple way to place a map on your site with pushpins indicating points of interest? Try! Want to host a chatroom on your website? Check out the 2-hour free trial on