Friday, October 4, 2013
The latest example of innovation YDreams brought to the traditional museum concept, as interactive technologies provider, is the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, developed in collaboration with Spanish firms CYAN Animática and GPD, and led by New York-based Ralph Applebaum Associates.
YDreams’ role in the project was to help redefine the way visitors interact with some of the historical content in the museum space. The museum, based on the most recent museological concepts, aims to meet three major goals: to draw visitors’ attention through its original architecture and technological innovation; to evidence the characteristics of Jewish identity through a vast collection of items; and to present an empirical approach to the Holocaust based on survivors’ testimonials.
YDreams’ interactive Barrel solution
“In our role as technology partners, we were responsible for implementing various applications that enable guests to the museum to interact with history” explains Miguel Remédio, YDreams Founder and Head of International Operations. “Once more we were able to help redefine the way people apprehend information and acquire knowledge by resorting to every day acts such as sitting down at a café table for a chat with a virtual historical figure”.
Watch Cyan’s JM&TC Video below:
Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. Moscow Еврейский музей и центр толерантности from Cyan on Vimeo.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
YDreams partnered with SDI, an innovative Canadian marketing agency,to conceive, design and develop an interactive and itinerant roadshow dubbed “Koora Time”. The roadshow, commissioned by the Qatar Football Association and sponsored by Shell, aimed primarily at engaging youths, kicked off on May 10, 2013 during the quarter finals of the Emir Cup. The roadshow will be activated some 20 times over the next two years.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Aquatic drone Ziphius, by YDreams’ spinout company Azorean, winner of both 1st place “Engadget Insert Coin” awards this past March 2013, which recently reached its funding goal on crowd funding platform Kickstarter, featured in the October 2013 edition of WIRED UK.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Next September 19th, António Câmara, YDreams’ CEO, will be one of the Keynote speakers at the Geodesign Summit Europe in the Netherlands. The summit, inspired by the ESRI Geodesign Summit held annually in Redlands, California, is the first gathering of professionals in Europe interested in using geospatial technologies to arrive at the best and most sustainable design solutions.
Following The Geodesign Summit Europe, YDreams’ CEO will then take part in the 10th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners in Portugal also as a Keynote Speaker. The biennial will focus on New Paradigms, Challenges and Opportunities for European Cities and The contribution of Spatial Planning to overcome the crisis.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
“It’s impressive! Over 100,000 people have visited Bradesco Next (in São Paulo) since it’s inauguration in August 2012.” Luca Cavalcanti, Director of Bradesco Digital Channels
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
It’s official! Aquatic drone Ziphius, by YDreams’ spin out Azorean, has reached its 125,000 USD funding goal on crowd finding platform Kickstarter!
Congratulations to the whole team! Can’t wait for the Ziphius rollout!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Azorean’s aquatic drone Ziphius, with 5 days left to go on its Kickstarter campaign, also comes with a GoPro mount that is simple & solid to use enabling folks to take action shots anywhere in the water!
Share & support the Ziphius Kickstarter campaign during its last week!
Link to campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ziphius/ziphius-the-aquatic-drone
Friday, July 19, 2013
Blogger at intripBR took a tour of the Bohemia Brewery in Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro. The experience center is entirely powered by YDreams technologies:
Thursday, July 18, 2013
“Falar Global” interviews YDreams’ spinouts YRobotics and Azorean. (coverage in Portuguese).
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
There are 7 days left on the Ziphius Kickstarter campaign. If you haven’t yet, check it out & be in on the first app-controlled aquatic drones ever
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
TIME news magazine had this to say about the Ziphius:
Ziphius May Become the First Toy Aquatic Drone
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/07/08/ziphius-may-become-the-first-toy-aquatic-drone/
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Geekbeat TV chat with Azorean’s CEO (Edmundo Nobre) about the Ziphius and its Kickstarter campaign.
Friday, June 28, 2013
CNet TV reviews the drone @ CE Week in NYC!
Friday, June 28, 2013
Aquatic drone Ziphius, by Azorean, a YDreams’ spin-out, which won the Engadget Insert Coin competition, launched its Kickstarter campaign earlier this week!
Azorean’s objective in launching the campaign on the popular crowd funding platform is to raise funds to mass produce and commercialize the drone that is commanded by an app for smartphones and tablets. The aim is to raise 125,000 USD by July 24th, 2013. The campaign took off this past Monday, June 24th.
Visit the Ziphius page on Kickstarter!
Click here to watch the official video on Vimeo!
Thanks for your support and sharing!
Ziphius Aquatic Drone Now on Kickstarter from Ziphius on Vimeo.
Monday, June 24, 2013
This week Ziphius will be taking part in two CE Week events to showcase and demo their product to an audience of media, retailers and thought-leaders from across the U.S.A.
Following its victory at the 2013 Engadget Expand Insert Coin: New Challengers competition, where Ziphius won both the judge’s $20,000 USD, as well as the reader’s choice $5,000 USD prizes, the aquatic drone, brain-child of Azorean, a YDreams’ spinout company, returns to the U.S.A. for CE Week, a week-long celebration of what’s new in technology and consumer electronics taking place in New York City from June 24-28, 2013.
Starting today, June 24th from 6 to 10 p.m., Azorean welcomes the public to explore aquatic drone Ziphius at the “Engadget+gdgt Live Conference”, which is free and open to all attendees. On Wednesday, June 26th, Ziphius will be at “ShowStoppers” at CE Week Lineshows, a table-top showcase, where companies set up their products for demonstration. This event is directed at the media, retailers, distributors and industry leaders, who move from table to table, discussing the products and conducting interviews.
Both CE Week events are crucial for Azorean’s Ziphius, whose Kickstarter campaign is in the eminence of being launched. Azorean hopes the campaign will play a pivotal role in helping to bring Ziphius to the mass market by the end of 2013 with a price point at around $200 to $250 USD.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Our most recent project has taken us to the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar where YDreams partnered with SDI, an innovative Canadian marketing agency to put together an interactive and itinerant roadshow dubbed Koora Time. The roadshow, aimed primarily at engaging youths, kicked off on May 10, 2013 during the quarter finals of the Emir Cup.
The Koora Time Roadshow (Koora means football in Arabic) was commissioned by the Qatar Football Association and sponsored by Shell. Following the Cup, it will be activated some 20 times, throughout the country, over the next two years. The roadshow aims to promote football and physical exercise amongst Qatari youths by engaging them through football related interactive games.
The roadshow’s multiple interactive experiences challenge participants to get plenty of exercise. The applications all revolve around YDreams’ technologies complemented by Kinect consoles. A total of seven challenges, which mimic different phases of the game of football and are all interconnected, make up the Koora roadshow. The activities range from “the Locker Room” where visitors first register to participate via a QR coded bracelet, and the “Sprint”, a game where participants are pitted against two virtual opponents to see who sprints the fastest from one end of the pitch to the other, to “the Goalie”, a goalkeeping game where participants see how many balls they can block in one minute, amongst others. At the end, after an intense workout & good fun, players also get to see how many calories they have actually burned.
The Koora Time Roadshow follows other projects YDreams’ has developed for the gulf-based Canadian marketing agency. The partnership between the two companies plans to deliver future exciting projects that foster innovative marketing campaigns through the mix of YDreams’ interactive technologies and design.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The recently-inaugurated Boulevard Londrina Shopping, a mall managed by Sonae Sierra Brasil located in the southeastern Brazilian city of Londrina, now hosts the country’s first Virtual Aquarium developed by YDreams. The aquarium, conceived to entertain guests to the center and increase customer loyalty, is also present, with the same objective, at shopping centers in Portugal, Turkey and Germany.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Link 237, developed by YDreams in collaboration with Bradesco, is usually hard at work at the Bradesco Next agency of the future at Iguatemi Shopping center in Saõ Paulo, Brazil. But last week it stepped out for a visit to INFO magazine’s newsroom in that city. At Bradesco Next, Link 237 is controlled through a series of micro-localisation antennas but during its foray out into the world, the bot was controlled by a tablet with access to wireless Internet.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Next week, YDreams’ Global Managing Director, Filipe Vasconcellos, in collaboration with Intel’s EMEA Regional Director, Rod O’Shea, will be giving a keynote address at the 22nd ACI EUROPE Airport Trading Conference and Exhibition underway at the Congress Centre Hamburg, Germany from the 22nd to the 24th of April.
The conference program will revolve around “Collaboration and innovation to enhance the volume and quality of commercial opportunities for the passenger”. During his keynote YDreams’ Global Managing Director will be showcasing the company’s relationship with Intel and the projects the two have collaborated on such as the Virtual Aquarium for the Intel Stand at Lego World 2012 and 2013.