Mobile Computing

Livescribe SDK Launched for the Livescribe 3 smartpen

Last week Livescribe formally announced the release of a new software development kit (SDK) for the Livescribe 3 smartpen range. Livescribe 3 SDK Details With the availability of Livescribe’s private SDK, any iOS 7 app can integrate handwritten notes, drawings and doodles from paper. This will allow Livescribe customers the freedom to use their smartpen with a variety of apps and will provide external developers with the tools to create unique experiences and ways to integrate the flexibility and accuracy of pen and paper. “With this SDK, developers and customers can use their smartpen in creative new ways. We look

Evernote Business Launch Recap

I had the opportunity to attend the Evernote Business launch in Sydney, Australia this morning as the APAC team formally introduced the product to local users and press. The product is really interesting and I can see lots of opportunity for this to enhance how our business users create and share notes and audio from their Livescribe Smartpen. This was clearly evident as a number of questions from the audience revolved around how to streamline hand written notes into Evernote – and I was disappointed to hear one user saying they ban paper in meetings – preferring users to type

Dropbox and Livescribe Integration Now Available

Last week, Livescribe has announced that Dropbox cloud storage is available with its Echo smartpen. What this means is that we can now take our written notes and synchronised audio and have this automatically uploaded to Dropbox – increasing the flexibility and useability of your digital writing platform. We’ve spoken to hundreds of Dropbox users across Australia and New Zealand and based on their feedback – this will be a very popular addition. Set Up Dropbox and Livescribe If you want to know how to set this up, check out this tutorial video of how to setup and use the

Evernote Promotion Extended Till End of April

Great news from Livescribe. The very popular Evernote Premium promotion has been extended till April 31 2012. We first announced this special Evernote offer back in August last year and we’ve had a great response from Australian Livescribe users. It’s really simple to take advantage of this offer: Buy a smartpen Register your smartpen – you’ll then receive a promo code Download and install Evernote, use the code and you’re away. As someone who’s taken advantage of this I’d encourage everyone to try Evernote – between my Smartpen and Evernote I have fundamentally changed how I take, store, and use

Livescribe Auckland and Wellington Visits

During the week of 5 September, I’ll be in Auckland and Wellington and I’m available to visit local schools and university’s to talk about how Livescribe Smartpens are helping the learning experience for teachers and students across the education spectrum. Over the past 3 years I’ve personally visited close to 100 schools, TAFE’s, and Universities around Australia, sharing experiences and helping teachers, students, and parents, understand the benefits that the Livescribe Smartpen brings to the classroom. Livescribe Smartpens are helping students learn anytime, anywhere through the simple act of writing, listening, and recalling key lesson content. Special Needs and Non-English

Helping Teacher – Student Communications with Livescribe Connect

We were blogging recently about the newly launched Livescribe Connect and how the use of interactive PDF’s will assist many different Livescribe users create, record, and share content via Livescribe’s interactive PDF’s. Just after Connect was launched I was talking with a High School in Victoria and we white boarded a number of ways that Connect could help teacher/student, and teacher/parent communication – and ultimately the learning experience (for everyone). What stood out for me was the fact that Connect will enhance communication between students, teachers, and parents. We broke out a couple of ideas that I’d like to share

Announcing Livescribe Connect and the new 2GB Echo Smartpen

Two big pieces of news announced today by the Livescribe team – Livescribe Connect for Pulse and Echo Smartpen’s, and an expansion of the Smartpen product family with the introduction of the affordable 2GB Echo Smartpen. Livescribe Connect is a software solution that works with Livescribe’s free desktop software. With Livescribe Connect, Livescribe Smartpen owners can quickly send Pencasts from paper to applications such as Google Docs, Evernote, Facebook, email, or to their mobile devices including iPhones and iPads. I’ve been playing with a pre-release version of Livescribe Connect for the past few days and it really is a breakthrough

Using Livescribe Connect – the New Connectors

A few minutes ago we blogged about two important announcements from Livescribe – namely the launch of Livescribe Connect and the introduction of the 2GB Echo Smartpen starter pack Livescribe Connect is a really exciting development as it presents users with incredible flexibility to send and share content they’ve created to others. As Jim Marggraff commented in the official press release: “Livescribe is liberating notes and evolving human communication, collaboration, productivity, and learning” Jim Marggraff, CEO and Founder of Livescribe The seven connectors can be used in different ways and given we’ve had a few days to experiment with them;

New Smartpen Application – Wikipedia

Last month we saw the continuation of the applications available through the Livescribe app store with the release of – Wikipedia Abstracts. One of the world’s most popular information sources – Wikipedia is now available to Livescribe Smartpen users as an application. Find a word you don’t understand, or looking for some additional information on the subject you’re writing about? All you have to do is write the word and tap it with the pen, (here’s a tip – the word you’ve written needs to be one of the 100,000 most visited Wikipedia entries). If the search term is the

Using a Livescribe Smartpen as a Tutorial Aide

We get a few questions every week about using a Livescribe Smartpen as a tutorial aide. Livescribe Smartpen’s offer real value for someone who tutors students so I thought I’d use this post to share my thoughts about the potential. 1. Capture key learning areas in short Pencasts Pencasts are an easy way to create, store, and share interactive tutorials. A Tutor can focus on key learning areas and easily create a library of content that can be shared with students. Pencasts used properly can become a significant marketing tool for your business as well. Building a library of Pencasts