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iPad App of the Week: Air Sketch

I figured if Apple can do their “App of the Week” then so can one of the eGeeks and since Ed is such a big fan of the iPad I figured I’d jump in and start sharing out of my 332 apps so far which I think are really cool. So to quick it off I decided to go with one of the newest ones that has a practical purpose as well (not just fun).

The app is called Air Sketch, the free version and I’m debating the paid version for $7.99.

Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Project live sketches to a local computer.

Just fire up Air Sketch on the iPad and open the specified URL from any HTML5 compatible browser on another computer on the local network to see your sketches in real-time as you draw. There’s no additional client software to install. Use Air Sketch at home, the office, or even with a friend’s laptop.

Tip: You can also find the link in Desktop Safari’s Bonjour bookmarks: Show All Bookmarks menu ? Bonjour.

Connect your laptop to a projector to sketch wirelessly to a big screen, even while walking around the room.

Incorporate the iPad into your desktop-based workflow: Record videos of your live Air Sketch drawings, or share them live with remote colleagues via any online meeting or desktop sharing software (such as iChat or WebEx).

Air Sketch supports any HTML5-compatible browser, including Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, and even another iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch!

You can even use Air Sketch peer-to-peer with a computer via an ad-hoc network when a WiFi hotspot is unavailable (see our blog for the quick how-to).

Note: Air Sketch is designed to work with a computer connected to the same local network as your iPad.

The app is from a company called Qrayon.

I captured a small video of me using the app, have a look.

I really think the app has a lot of potential at events and classroom settings and as such could find it’s way into a corporate boardroom or conference room as a useful tool what do you think?




Day 3 Berlin SAP TechEd 2010

Picture taken by Gregor Wolf

Season 3 Episode 6

Running Time: 23:14 minutes

With both Tom and Craig in action, we cover all sorts of session topics, virtual SAP TechEd, Demo Jam, Innovation Weekend, iPad goodness just for Ed and so much more.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here.

Day 2 Berlin SAP TechEd 2010

Picture taken by Martin Gillet

Season 3 Episode 5

Running Time: 17:56 minutes

Covering all the goodness from the Keynote to Innovation Weekend and the Demo Jam.

If you have questions, suggestions, or topic ideas for future episodes, give us a shout here.

Enterprise Geeks Podcast – SAP TechEd Kick Off

Season 3 Episode 4

Running Time: 45:57 minutes

Show Links

Show Notes

  • 1:40 – Taking the Cluetrain to Berlin
  • 7:25 – Innovation Weekend in Berlin
  • 11:10 – eGeeks live podcasting Berlin Wednesday and Thursday at
    13:00, Las Vegas Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 13:00
  • 13:07 – Virtual Aspects of SAP TechEd this year
  • 15:57 – Demo Jam
  • 18:26 – Enterprise Geeks annual Buffet
  • 20:20 – Oh yeah the Thongs
  • 21:06 – Limited edition eGeek Patch
  • 24:00 – Cheap Drinks and the Casino Royale
  • 25:40 – WAR (Craig will be there!)
  • 26:19 – More tech at the Las Vegas Innovation Weekend
  • 27:58 – Saving the environment with our iPads
  • 32:28 – Wednesday Night, keeping it small though
  • 35:10 – Movie night?
  • 37:48 – Hooters but what about the Lone Ranger and his hotdog?
  • 41:08 – Contest – grab a screen shot of an egHead with eGeek swag
    from one of the virtual aspects of SAP TechEd Berlin and Craig will
    buy your Buffet dinner in Las Vegas!

egHeads and Innovation Weekend

2010 gave birth to the “Innovation Weekend” at the SAP TechEd event in Berlin and Las Vegas this year – surprisingly I was not alone in my thoughts as several others were thinking of similar type activities so it made this event becoming a reality even easier!

So here we are in final countdown to Berlin and the Innovation Weekend is in full swing!

We’ve got sandbox systems, experts and some real life business cases we are bringing for you to sink your teeth into! We’re talking to lots of interesting people and we’ve still got room for you to join!

Of course you guys know all this since I’m a marketing fiend everywhere else soooo bottom line is egHeads I’ve a free pass (just the Innovation Weekend) available for Berlin – it’s up for grabs and all you have to do is ask – now of course the most unique way of asking gets it 😉

Demo Jam Submission Countdown

It’s the last two weeks of submissions for the SAP TechEd 2010 Demo Jam event! I’ve heard a lot of great stuff and I know there is more out there so take the opportunity and submit! you’ve still got until July 31, 2010 to get in your demo submission!

SAP TechEd 2010: Demo Jam, innojagd and you!

It’s that time of the year again, SAP TechEd is ramping up and that means the Demo Jam call for submissions is on it’s way! In fact with this post I’m going to share some of the interesting new things this year to help make your submission a bit more attention!


The video is about 12 mins long and I cover several things including a sneak peek at some of the information we’ve gathered in the "innojagd" so far! But also about some new changes to the Demo Jam including the fact that once again this year I am available to discuss your ideas and submissions with before you actually submit and for those who actually present their idea at one of the "innojagd" events and then submit to Demo Jam based on the feedback you receive you’ll get an "added advantage with the selection committee"



innojagd: a focused challenge!

Just found this in my inbox and thought I would share, as I started the whole “innojagd” I often got/get asked what type of innovations and my answer is always “every type” of innovation so with this mail I thought I could at least give you a focused challenge to play with as well!

The non-profit Seeker organization, First12, is interested in gaining the help and input of the Solvers in order to build a web-based tool for efficient discovery of open educational resources found on the web. The impact of this work has the potential to be dramatic. The resulting solution could be an important platform component for 21st century learning systems and have applications in both developing and developed countries. The solution could potentially both increase the viability of individualized education, and decrease the cost of delivering relevant learning resources.

This one has a $10,000 prize attached so have a look at the challenge!

innojagd, challenge to the egHeads

Now for a few weeks I’ve been talking about “innojagd” and I’ve posted about it and others have as well but what really is it all about? Thorsten captured a little bit about it on video at the Frankfurt SAPPHIRE NOW event but I thought I should dust off the old “Starship Enterprisey” lens and gear and put this little video together with my thoughts specifically for all of you egHeads out there.

Think you got what it takes? Sign up then!

Last day, Frankfurt @sapphirenow

It’s the last day but there are tons of geeks here (many wearing a SAP Mentor shirt) and of course from the eGeek side I’m here and most of us will be wandering the show floor checking out the production office most of the rest of today.

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It’s been an amazing trip here in Frankfurt and I managed to get some photos online that you can check out. Just wait until you hear the video as well from Oliver Kohl who managed to chat with the production crew 😉