Archinect - News 2017-07-26T06:55:21-04:00 Wallabot peers 4 inches through walls to identify pipes, wires, and other hidden objects Julia Ingalls 2017-06-01T12:47:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T12:47:44-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Android-only Wallabot device is apparently designed to help you avoid sawing through a waterline or prematurely snipping an electrical wire by virtue of showing you what lurks beneath your walls before you begin working. The device, which is demonstrated via video below, is paired with your Android and then pressed against the wall, where it renders various objects in a vivid purple, thereby transforming otherwise seemingly boring walls (and other solid objects) into virtual archaeological excavations:</p> Urban Planning in the iPhone Age Archinect 2011-11-03T20:30:57-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="" width="608" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the next wave of mobile applications do more than that&mdash;they collect massive amounts of data about how people live, where they travel and what they want to see in their neighborhoods. And they connect all of that with the officials in position to make decisions. Apps, in other words, offer potential solutions for two of the trickiest parts of the urban planner's job: sharing data and engaging citizens.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> OpenBuildings app now available on Android Archinect 2011-07-25T14:01:28-04:00 >2011-07-25T14:02:13-04:00 <img src="" width="440" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Our friends at OpenBuildings have just announced that their mobile app, already available for the iPhone, is now available for Android users. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Go check it out explore the architecture around you!</a></p>