After years of inactive development I have decided to release the game I made together with my brother; Bananpiren. It is a game where you control a banana boat in Gothenburg. Your task is to transport as many banana crates as possible. Give it a try!
The game was my first game project in Unity3D. Great fun creating a game, but even a very simple game like this took more time than I would like to admit to finish. Let's see if I ever make a second one. Maybe if this one becomes a great success.
I implemented over-the-air updates (OAD) of Volvo Pentas Bluetooth interface. This allows the user to update the Volvo Penta hardware from their mobile phone app. Quite cool.
Moved to Gold Coast, Autralia to work with Volvo Penta. Daily work is troubleshooting and developing control systems in marine applications.
Volvo Penta has commited to implement better connectivity functionality. Part of this was the release of Easy Connect. An app which lets boat users connect to their vessel via Bluetooth. I developed the proof-of-concept and then continued as one of the developers in getting this product to market. I was responsible for the initial requirement specification, choice of development platform and the continuous implementation of new features and bugfixes. We decided to develop the app in Xamarin to get cross platform (iOS and Android) with a shared code base. Looking back it was the right decision.
Previously I worked with programming a new website for strawbees.com, and the second project was to create a similar website to a new target group; educators. To separate the education site from the retail site we divided them on two subdomains. Layout is mostly the same but color schemes and some minor functionalities differ.
Check out education.strawbees.com
Together with the briliant mind of studiooddball we created a refreshed website for Strawbees; a Swedish toy company. She did the design and I did all the programming. Some features:
- Online store
- Driven by WordPress, PHP and MySQL
- Responsive design
Check out their website
Together with my brother we are creating a game for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows. Currently a work in progress but it is starting to be rather fun and challanging gameplay.
Computer graphics is done by my brother; Jonathan Nilsson at Crocoraff.com. I do the C# programming in Unity3D which is quite pleasant to work with. The whole project is open sourced at github.
Rapid prototyping is a great way of researching concepts for new products. Recently I got the task of making a proof-of-concept for a Bluetooth device that needed to communicate with smart phones. In a matter of weeks I could present a interface hardware written in C++ and Arduino, together with a rather simple but fully functional mobile app.
When developing new features for marine applications now and then I have the opportunity to work with solving complex problems. Sometimes the solution to those problems are sufficiently good to be patented. I have written numerous internal innovation declarations and a few of them have made it further than others. Right now I am the sole inventor of one patent which is pending in Sweden, and also co-inventor of two patents being filed by one of our company partners (patents also pending).