Tag Archives: Finland

Message To the Outer World By GPS Tracks

Play with GPS and create funny figures on ground and your message will reach the outer world. But also it can be followed as a route!

A Briton called Andy Pardy made it political. He had a parcours of thousands of kilometres around Europe. If you do not live in Mars, and you are courious to know how the letters were compiled, the web publication Think Big has the detailed information about this.

Read more in detail and see how the letters were formed on Big Think

The reindeer city plan of Rovaniemi, Lapland in Finland is a playful way of creating an interesting route for the tourists before they go and greet Santa Clause at the Artic Circle.

The Reindeer Statue in front of Rovaniemi City Library. Read more about it on Nomadi app.

The city plan of Rovaniemi samples the head of a reindeer, and if you watch carefully, many of the newly build skiing resorts in the Finnish Lapland have the ones of reindeer antler.

The figures by the GPS are often rough, but when you see them as symbols, it really does not matter.

 

Back To School, In Finland At Least!

Every Autumn we have this steady news topic about how to ‘back to school’.  And guess what – it is about the type of a smart phone for a 7 year old.

Probably it is our heavy Nokia burden, that makes the Finns honestly believe that the age  of 7 years is the age to have the first if not a smart phone, but a mobile, and personal phone anyway. It is of course based for the security, communication, sociality among the peers, but the most important reason might be individuality.

Also the Finnish government’s school curriculum takes into advantage the mobility, iPads, tablets and digital learning. Unlike in France, where the mobile has been rejected at school, totally banned recently, in Finland it is often allowed to use your own phone during the classes, well, for learning of course.

Read the intro of Helsingin Sanomat about the comparison of price and technological features. (In Finnish and for subscribers only.)

Some guidelines for teachers by the vocational association of teachers in Finland. (In Finnish.)

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Remember to cover the screen – no matter minor or major!

Midsummer Sun

Enjoy The 3D Maps With Nomadi App

We have launced the new versions of Nomadi for Android on Google Play and iOS on App Store.

What’s new? The apps operate with new maps, and you are able to use a 3D map view and fly like bird. As an example have a look at our Facebook profile and get a Nomadi of your own.

We also support the INDOOR location now! Take an advantage of the seamless location by Nomadi. Ask for more!

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Summer Trip To Vantaa

Visit Vantaa created a new route to go around and visit THE attractions near the Helsinki-Vantaa airport! Here & Now in Vantaa, elsewhere search for Vantaa on Nomadi app.

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Summer Trip To Lake Tuusula

Visit Tuusulanjärvi created a new route to go around the Lake Tuusula and visit THE attractions, like the home of Jean Sibelius near the Helsinki-Vantaa airport! Audios available in English soon. Listen to them while bicycling, a stream starts at the points of interest automatically. Here & Now in the area, elsewhere search for Lake Tuusula on Nomadi app.

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UEFA 2016 Top 5 Cities In France

We made the Top 5 cities of UEFA 2016 game hosts in France. Get introduced to the key attractions and the stadiums. Here & Now in the cities, elsewhere search by the name of the town on Nomadi app.

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100 Years, 100 Routes – The Footsteps

of Finland

Citynomadi’s ‘100 years, 100 routes – Paces of Finland’ is a part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

We gather the routes connected to the theme during this autumn. If you have an idea, just contact us!

Nomadi for Android, iOS and Windows Phone for FREE on app.citynomadi.com!

SchoolNomadi & 100 years, 100 routes

Citynomadi In Sweden – SETT 2016

Citynomadi’s SkolNomadi will be launched in SETT event in Stockholm on April 26th. Follow us on Facebook for details!

SETT 2016 in Stockholm

Meet us on Finnish education events!

We will be presenting the SchoolNomadi concept in two events: Interactive Technology in Education on April 14th and 15th and in Digital Learning Environments on April 20th and 21st.

Interactive Technology in Education

Digital Learning Environments

WellNomadi had a nice success in

wellbeing contest

The city of Tampere had a contest for the digital solutions and applications of health and wellbeing. Citynomadi’s concept was the fifth, and we’re proud of our nice success. Read more about WellNomadi concept.

WellNomadi concept

New features on WebTuner

Citynomadi’s WebTuner for our Premium and Community users has some new useful and handy features. One of them is a continuous route line. Draw it forwards, backwards, cut it and tie it back again. Watch our video and Do It Yourself! Register on WebTuner on Citynomadi community

WebTuner and You Tube videos

Do you like Formula Ones?

If you’re a fan of Formula One races, you must like our maps about the racing cities. We are going to have a Top 5 route of each of the racing city with some facts about the circuit and some unexpected sites nearby.

Bahrain Top 5

Melbourne Top 5

100 Years, 100 Routes – The Footsteps

of Finland

Citynomadi’s ‘100 years, 100 routes – Paces of Finland’ is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

We’ll build a story of the Finnishness for each year of the Finland’s independence, altogether 100 stories during 100 years.

For this reason we invite companies, associations, public sector, schools and individuals to join our project. It’s easy. Register to citynomadi.com and create your route with WebTuner or with a free Android Nomadi app’s Create route feature. Remember to name your route by a year of the story you’re telling.

Our aim is to create a route for each of the years between 1917 and 2017.

Our challenge’s got three categories:

  • Individuals to tell the history of your family
  • Schools, teachers and pupils to tell about the nearby of their schools
  • Company, association, public sector to tell about the history of area, town, company, biography, architecture, literature or arts of the surroundings.

Get introduced to the routes of the community of citynomadi.com and rethink your idea. While choosing the media, remember to respect the copyrights. You can also make gaming routes with interactivity. Email us about your route to nomadi@citynomadi.com and we’ll promote it!

Citynomadi Ltd is located in Tampere, Finland. The main product of ours is the Nomadi concept for tourism, education, green environment, smart cities, culture and arts. Have your for free Nomadi on app.citynomadi.com.

More about Finland 100 years on: suomifinland100.fi

Nomadi for Android, iOS and Windows Phone for FREE!

100 years, 100 routes – The Footsteps of Finland

Citynomadi’s ‘100 years, 100 routes – Paces of Finland’

will be part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.

We’ll build a story of the Finnishness for each year of the Finland’s independence, altogether 100 stories during 100 years.

For this reason we invite companies, associations, public sector, schools and individuals to join our project. It’s easy. Register to citynomadi.com and create your route with WebTuner or with a free Android Nomadi app’s Create route feature. Remember to name your route by a year of the story you’re telling.

Our aim is to create a route for each of the years between 1917 and 2017.

Our challenge’s got three categories:

1. Individuals to tell the history of your family

2. Schools, teachers and pupils to tell about the nearby of their schools

3. Company, association, public sector to tell about the history of area, town, company, biography, architecture, literature or arts of the surroundings.

Get introduced to the routes of the community of citynomadi.com and rethink your idea. While choosing the media, remember to respect the copyrights. You can also make gaming routes with interactivity. Email us about your route to nomadi@citynomadi.com and we’ll promote it!

Citynomadi Ltd is located in Tampere, Finland. The main product of ours is the Nomadi concept for tourism, education, green environment, smart cities, culture and arts. Have your for free Nomadi on app.citynomadi.com.

More about Finland 100 years on: suomifinland100.fi

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TravelNomadi In Motion

Meet Nomadi’s New Feature

If you are going to visit the Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki next weekend, take your time for VisitTuusulanjärvi stand 6k148.

We’ve produced a TravelNomadi route for bicycling around the lake. The novelty is that you are able to listen to the artist anecdotes along the ride. Did you know that the area is well known of the artist residence of the Golden Era of Finnish culture in the shift of the 20th century.

Anyone can add the continuing audio track to the Nomadi app now and have an AudioNomadi eg. in museums!

VisitTuusulanjarvi.fi

Nordic Travel Fair 2016

Updated Versions of Nomadi App!

All Nomadi apps have been updated. The new Android Nomadi and Windows Phone Nomadi are already available in Google Play and Windows Store – iOS is still lingering – but will be published as soon as possible by App Store.

What will be the new features? The main new feature is the audio play between two points of interests. This is ideal for people who are used to listen to music or any audio track. If you want to tell stories to your audience, why not to make audios in various of languages and run them in the exact places of occasion.

We also support six languages and the gaming feature in the Nomadi apps!

In order to get the latest version, take app.citynomadi.com – it will lead you straight to the Nomadi app on your own application store.

Gaming: Juupajoki eLearning game route

The learning game is GPS sensitive, and each of the tasks will be opened while entering the task by foot. The landscape area has been prioritised as one of the most valued in Finnish nature.

The game concept is one of Citynomadi’s and it can be played on a free Nomadi app. Download Nomadi on your application store by app.citynomadi.com.

This is a mutual project of Juupajoki grammar school, ProAgria Southern Finland, Rural Women’s Advisory Organisation and Citynomadi.

In order to get to know the landscape area, have a look at the info route without tasks on web:

Juupajoki landscape area

Read about the newspaper articles on our Pinterest profile!

Video: Jean Sibelius 150 Anniversary Route

Last year we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius and Finnish music by getting acquainted to Jean’s birth town Hämeenlinna and by following the path up to the Aulanko hill.

Nature was where got his inspiration! Have a taster of his music on the videos of the route!Take a short link on web: bit.ly/NomadiHlinna or download the Nomadi app onapp.citynomadi.com and search for Sibelius.

Videos are produced by the city of Hämeenlinna.

Video: Documentary Films Visualising

Take a walk in the heart of Helsinki and visit the Senate Square and it’s proximity. It’s been a historic milieu for many films, particularly as a Russian milieu during the cold war for the Hollywood productions.
Download the free Nomadi app and take DOCFILM. Remember to save the route on your mobile too by choosing i as info, then there’s no worries of data transfer or roaming.

DOCFILM is made by the National Audiovisual Institute.

DOCFILM Helsinki

Mistä Slushissa on kysymys? 

Slush aloitti vuonna 2008, kun start up -kulttuuri oli vielä vaatimatonta Suomessa ainakin nykyiseen verrattuna. Tapahtumakin oli silloin pienimuotoinen, olimme demostandillä mukana 2011 ja 2011, jolloin sai aavistusken tapahhuman merkityksestä, silloin ensimmäisen kerran Kaapelitehtaalla.

Viime viikolla 

Viime viikon Slush rikkoi jälleen rajojaan. Jotkut vierailijat tosin epäilevät, että Slushista on tulossa etabloitunut tapahtuma, joka ei enää pysty tuomaan uutta, eikä toimi marginaalissa, ei myöskään kapinallisena, kuten aloittaessaan.

Epäilen, sillä Slush kehittyy ja muuttuu ajassa yllättävänkin ketterästi. Tänä vuonna erityisesti runsas rinnakkaistapahtumien sarja kokosi eri tavoin kiinnostuneita yhteen. Jotenkin tapahtuman profiilin vastaisesti villein oli ehkä kolmannen sektorin ja julkisen hallinnon tapahtuma, johon kutsuttiin myös aloittavia yrityksiä sekä sijoittajia. Kolmas sektori kaipaa selkeästi uusia ideoita sekä start up -yritysten energiaa. Maailman ongelmat ja yksilöt vaativat ratkaisuja ja toisaalta start upit tarvitsevat käyttäjäkokemuksia sekä -palautetta. Täydellinen pari!

Kasvuyritykset

Slush ei ole vain star up -yrityksille, vaan myös kasvuyrityksille, tänä vuonna yhä selkeämmin. Start upeilla on usein voimavaroja kehittää ideaansa eteenpäin, joko omilla resursseillaan tai kuten Suomessa, yhteiskunnan rahoitusinstrumenteillä. Mutta sitten, kun pitää lähteä markkinoille ja kansainvälistymään, tarvitaankin aivan eri määrä rahoitusta. Moni hyvä idea ja lupaava tuote on kaatunut tässä vaiheessa, eikä se useinkaan ole yrityksen perustajien heikkoutta. Yritys yrittää, käyttää rahansa ja energiansa loppuun joutuen luovuttamaan. Kasvu se vasta kivuliasta onkin.

Sijoittaminen 

Alle 5-vuotiaista yrityksista Suomessakin lopettaa n. 50 % ennen viidettä ikävuottaan ja siinä on runsaasti hukkaan mennyttä energiaa, yritystä ja ideoita. Toivottavasti sijoittajat huomaisivat tuon kuilun ja ryhtyisivät vakaasti tukemaan myös yrityksiä, joilla on jo tuote, mutta liikevaihto ei riitä markkinointiin ja sitä kautta markkinaosuuteen.

Hommia tarjolla

Myös työntekijöitä ja opiskelijoita ajatellen, tapahtumassa oli rekrytori. Hienoa, että tapahtumaan on löytynyt eri näkökulmia.

Trendit

Tämän vuoden trendi Slushissa demoständejä katsellen olivat erilaiset analyysi-sovellukset, datan ja käyttäjien, myynnin ja markkinoinnin, kaikenmaailman analyysin. Pari yritystä nousi varsin esille, nimittäin Walkbase, joka tekee paikkojen kävijöiden liikkumisen analyysia sekä Enevo, jonka antureiden mukaisesti jätettä kerätään älykkäästi. Molempien tavoitteena on järkevöittää asiakasorganisaatioiden prosesseja.

Oli myös mukava huomata, että mukana oli runsaasti ulkomaisa yrityksiä ja yritysideoita, jotka eivät juuri sivunneetkaan digitaalisuutta tai mobiilisovelluksia.

Yksi varma menestys tulevaisuudessa on heinäsirkkakasvattamo konttikoossa. Kasvattamon tavoitteena on tuottaa tehokkaasti proteinia ilman suurta hiilijalanjälkeä.

Slush 100

Slush 100 on pitchauskilpailu, jossa haetaan parasta oman idean myyntipuhetta. Muistakaa: ‘Tuolta en ostaisi käytettyä autoa!’. Siis ei noin. Lukekaa lisää Slush 100 -kilpailusta: http://www.slush.org/slush-100/

Parodia

Slush  on huomioitu ainakin Suomessa myös arkipäivässä, eikä se ole jäänyt uusien yrittäjien puuhasteluksi. Tapahtuma inspiroi mm. Putous-ohjelmaa, jonka sketsihahmot pitchasivat omia yritysideoitaan Leijonan Luola -ohjelmassa. Mukana oli anoppi-app, puumien äijä-ansa, virtuaalitodellisuuden mahdollistava paperipussi, 30-päivän kestävä stadion-konsertti yhdellä esiintyjällä, 9-vuotiaan neron elämä ja teot -elokuva, Super Mario-peli 2015 …

Ja totta puhuen aina aidot yritysideat eivät välttämättä poikkea suuresti Putouksen sketseistä. Mutta, eihän sitä koskaan tiedä, mikä menee kansaan.

Ensi vuonna

Minulla oli hauskaa Slushissa, viihdyin siellä, tutustuin ja juttelin kiinnostavien, uusien ihmisten kanssa, loin verkostoja yrityksellemme, ja osallistun myös ensi vuonna.

Käy katsomassa valokuvakavalkadi Pinterestissä. Älä välitä kuvien laadusta, Slushissa oli hämärää. Valokuvat ovat hämäriä, ja salamasta huolimatta ne ovat hämäriä.

https://www.pinterest.com/citynomadi/slush-2015/

Merja 17.11.2015