Golf GPS App SkyDroid Launches for Blackberry 10 Using Android Runtime


West Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 28, 2013

The SkyDroid – Golf GPS rangefinder and golf scoring app is now available on Blackberry 10 devices like the new Z10 and Q10 phones.

With no loss of functionality, the SkyDroid – Golf GPS app Android version was launched for Blackberry 10 devices, allowing Blackberry users access to the #1 paid sports app on the Google Play Store.

Parts of the app had to be re-worked for Blackberry compatibility, like replacing the Google Maps native Android code with Googles web based Javascript API. Blackberry doesnt support Googles proprietary Maps API that comes built into most Android devices, but Googles rich Javascript Maps API offered an alternative implementation.

Our app lets golfers see overhead images of the course and we wanted to be able to bring that experience to Blackberry 10 users. Fortunately we were able to make it happen, so golfers on BB10 get all the functionality says Paul Goldstein, SkyDroid creator.

The Z10 and Q10 phones are currently available in Canada and the UK and they are expected to launch in the US in March of this year. Additionally, existing owners of the Blackberry Playbook will soon be getting the Blackberry 10 upgrade.

SkyDroid – Golf GPS launched on Blackberry World on Feb 27th, 2013.

SkyDroid is also available on standard Android devices as well as iOS devices (iPhone and iPad 3G) on their respective app stores.







PipelineFX Introduces Run-Time Path Translation for Qube!


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013

If your render farm is all Windows, and your desktops are all OSX and/or Linux, the process of getting your work rendered is going to require some workarounds. Unless you are running PipelineFXs Qube!, which starting today, now includes built-in Run-Time Path Translation (RTPT) that automates this formerly time-consuming process across platforms. No more path entries before rendering, one step closer to full utilization.

Through a centrally managed dispatch, RTPT helps Qube! users manage simultaneous cross-platform rendering without defining remote worker paths. Traditionally in a mixed operating system environment, it has been difficult to send a render job created on one OS to another due to the difference in the way each operating system described network paths. Before RTPT, this impediment resulted in idle machines and lost time; today, studios can use this feature to maximize their nightly utilization rates by finally including every variant OS in their after-hours render assignments.

100 percent utilization is a doorway to more money for a production studio, said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. However, maximizing render pipeline throughput means utilizing every machine available, regardless of the operating system. Qube!s new Run-Time Path Translation gives customers that maximum throughput with an extreme amount of flexibility.

RTPT is a significant upgrade to Qube!s previous path translation management system that required users to manually define translation mappings at submission time. Now the system administrator can manage these maps in a central configuration file that pushes out every change to the farms waiting worker nodes, eliminating the need for any user input.

We want our customers to hit their ideal of 100 percent rendering resource utilization, said Lewis. Run-Time Path Translation is another powerful way Qube! gets them there. And since all the work is being done on the back end, user errors are reduced, and more work gets rendered right the first time. Its hard to argue with that.

Pricing and Availability

Run-Time Path Translation is available now and is free to Qube! customers under subscription. To request an upgraded or evaluation Qube! license, please contact support(at)pipelinefx(dot)com.

About Qube! and Smart Farming

Qube! is an intelligent, mature and highly scalable render management solution that can be quickly integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Smart Farming delivers intelligence to production pipelines by providing business-critical insight into render pipelines, maximizing investment in rendering infrastructure and automating manual processes. Qube! works out of the box with all leading content creation applications and is truly cross-platform with all software components available on Windows