• SIDI will participate in BRACIS 2018
    September 14

    An idea born on lado.b, an initiative to incubate new ideas, ended up being the subject of an article, which will be presented by SIDI in the most important event of the country in the area of ​​Artificial and Computational Intelligence - BRACIS 2018.

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  • SIDI teaches course at USP on language processing
    September 5

    Natural language processing will be the focus of the course that SIDI specialist Christopher Shulby will teach at the Big Data Advanced School event, which takes place the week of September 2-6.

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  • SIDI participates in Digitalks 2018
    September 4

    SIDI's experience in the development of accessible mobile applications will be presented at the Expo Digitalks Forum 2018, which will take place on September 4-5 at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo.

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  • Marathon Mobile Tech in Schools counts with SIDI's supports
    August 24

    The Mobile Technologies Marathon in Schools, which has the support of SIDI, completed in August the online mentoring stage.

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  • Samsung launches Audio Chords with SIDI Support
    August 22

    The development of the Samsung Audio Acordes application, which was launched on August 22, was supported by SIDI on issues related to accessibility.

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  • Accessibility Competition: registrations extended
    August 19

    The deadline for the submission of proposals for the Mobile Accessibility Applications competition, promoted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with the support of SIDI, has been extended.

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  • Valle Nevado: a project developed for Samsung Chile
    August 8

    A Samsung smartwatch application that allows users to monitor sports activities during their stay at Valle Nevado Ski Resort in Chile. This is the novelty that SIDI developed for the most famous ski and snowboard resorts in South America.

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  • Security is SIDI's focus at Unicamp Computing Week
    July 30

    With a lecture on offensive security, SIDI will be present at the 8th Computing Week of Unicamp - SECOMP 2018, which will take place between August 6 and 10, at the university's premises.

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  • Partnership with Guardsquare reinforces security offerings
    July 27

    SIDI has just signed a business partnership with Guardsquare, a global company that is a reference in mobile application protection.

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  • Samsung Odyssey: apps make it easy to interact with the device
    July 23

    Two applications developed by SIDI are helping consumers - for now, in Korea - to use the features of Samsung HMD Odyssey, virtual reality glasses for Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality.

    Read more

  • Kit & Rak now available for all Android devices
    July 18

    A virtual playground filled with fun for the kids!

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  • SIDI reaches the mark of 18 articles published in 2018
    July 5

    SIDI is closing the first half of 2018 with an important milestone: the publication of 17 scientific articles prepared by collaborators, for presentation at conferences, congresses and workshops in various areas.

    Read more

  • .TDC: security, chatbots and accessibility are lecture themes
    July 5

    .With three lectures and the coordination of one of the tracks of the event, SIDI will have an active participation in one of the most important developer meetings in the country: The Devoloper's Conference 2018.

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  • SIDI supports competition for accessible mobile applications
    July 4

    SIDI participates, for the fourth consecutive year, in the organization of the Applications for Accessibility Award, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency specializing in information and communication technologies.

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  • Crocro Adventure is guaranteed fun for the holidays
    July 3

    Users approve the app, which combines game and learning and is available for Android and iOS devices.

    Read more

  • SIDI develops Safe Browser for Kids Mode
    June 4

    An environment for children to be able to access web content from their smartphone safely. This is the novelty that SIDI has just developed for Samsung's Kids Mode digital playground.

    Read more

  • Crocro Adventure is inspiration for article
    May 25

    The knowledge and experience gained during the development of the Crocro Adventure application gave rise to an article

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  • SIDI prepares for new European data protection law
    May 22

    The Knox Platform's licensing mechanisms are already in preparation for the new law that regulates the protection of personal data of European citizens

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  • Samsung Gallery: new version has improved performance
    May 15

    The Samsung Gallery application, developed by SIDI for Windows 10 computers, has just won a new version, now available for download from the Microsoft store.

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  • A edição 2018 do lado.b começou com sucesso e números expressivo
    May 11

    lado.b 2018 began with success and expressive numbers: 18 ideas were proposed by a total of 24 collaborators.

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  • SIDI in Marathon for Mobile Technologies in Schools
    May 3

    SIDI was present at the launch event of the Marathon for Mobile Technologies in Schools.

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  • SIDI conducts tests with accessibility application in Brazil
    May 2

    SIDI's experience in developing affordable mobile applications - which resulted in the creation of the Accessibility Guide - motivated Samsung to give the institute the responsibility for testing a new application in Brazil.

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  • World Cup: TV On now with Soccer Mode
    April 30

    For those who enjoy soccer, TV On has something new that will surely please those who are already preparing for the World Cup, but will not be able to to go all the way to Russia.

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  • SIDI launches new version of Crocro Adventure
    April 27

    App is available for Android and iOS.

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  • Crocro Adventure: More levels and challenges for the kids
    March 29

    A brand new archipelago, more levels and more challenges for the kids. These are some of the major new features introduced in the latest version of Crocro Adventure.

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SIDI will participate in BRACIS 2018
September 14

An idea born on lado.b, an initiative to incubate innovative ideas, ended up being the subject of an article, which will be presented by SIDI in the most important event of the country in the area of ​​Artificial and Computational Intelligence - BRACIS 2018. Promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and organized by IBM, BRACIS will be hold from October 22 to 25 at IBM headquarters in São Paulo and will bring together researchers, engineers and other professionals working in this area.  
The SIDI article, approved by the organization of the event, will be presented by Christopher Shulby, one of its authors - the others are Leonardo Pombal, Vitor Jordão, Guilherme Ziolle, Bruno Martho, Antônio Postal and Thiago Prochnow. The theme is Proactive Security: Embedded Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution for recognition of violent content phrases. "The proposal is to develop an application that can identify phrases that indicate situations of threat and violence and send alerts through the smartphone, silently, to a contact that can take action to help," Shulby explains.   
To do this, the application uses natural language, speech processing technology and known extraction techniques - such as word embeddings. "We have a prototype ready, with a total of 1,200 phrases (400 positive and 800 negative) and a fairly high accuracy," says Shulby. He reveals that his talk will focus on the technical aspects of the development of this application, which combines mobility and AI features to give people more security.

SIDI teaches course at USP on language processing
September 5

Natural language processing is the focus of the course that SIDI specialist Christopher Shulby will teach at the Big Data Advanced School event, which takes place the week of September 2-6 at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science (ICMC) ) of USP in São Carlos. Aimed at postgraduate students and the final year of graduation in Engineering, Computing, Statistics and Economics courses, the event aims to present the main techniques and tools used to analyze large volumes of data - which will be distributed in ten mini-courses, taught by specialists in each area.

Christopher Shulby will be responsible for the Speech Processing: Feature Selection and Extraction for Machine Learning module, which is part of the PLN - Natural Language Processing course scheduled for Monday afternoon (3/9). "The goal is to explore some use cases and practical examples of language extraction, using both traditional and neural networks," says Christopher.

He points out that he will also address the advantages and disadvantages of these technologies so that students - researchers already working in the field - are better prepared to work with such data in real-world applications.

SIDI participates in Digitalks 2018
September 4

SIDI's experience in the development of accessible mobile applications will be presented at the Expo Digitalks Forum 2018, which will take place on September 4-5 at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo. In its 9th edition, the event - one of the country's leading digital business areas - will consist of more than 20 activities, developed in four auditoriums, and will bring together an audience of more than 4,000 people, including the main national and international opinion makers.

Fernanda Pellegrini, from the SIDI team working in the area of ​​accessibility, will participate in a panel on this subject, within the Digital Transformation track, which is scheduled for 4 (Tuesday) at 11:30 p.m. With the theme Digital Accessibility - Is your company accessible to all? The panel will address trends and best practices in the digital age and how accessibility can foster brand building, improve business-to-consumer sustainability and social responsibility.

"We will present our Accessibility Guide, which is available free of charge on the SIDI website for all those interested in developing affordable mobile applications," says Fernanda. "It is a tool that has important guidelines, designed to help companies walk the path of accessibility," he adds.

To access the Accessibility Guide, click here .

Marathon Mobile Tech in Schools counts with SIDI's supports
August 24

The Mobile Technologies Marathon in Schools, which has the support of SIDI, completed in August the online mentoring stage. Organized by the Association for the Promotion of Excellence in Brazilian Software (Softex) and Brazil More IT in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Samsung, the competition aims to stimulate the development of mobile applications intended for use in primary school classrooms (grades 6-9) in various disciplines.

Six teams of developers relied on SIDI's mentorship, which lasted for about a month. The work was carried out by the collaborators Erika Miyoshi and Bruno Silva Ribeiro. "A lot of the doubts were technical," says Erika. "But there were also requests for help on how to turn the idea into an application," adds Bruno.

The issue of application accessibility was also addressed in the sessions. "This was one of the requirements of the apps, stipulated by the marathon organization," says Erika. In these cases, the mentors indicated to the teams the use of the Accessibility Guide, available on the SIDI website.

Currently, the marathon is in the testing stage of the prototypes developed in schools - which will go until the end of September. The final application submission event is scheduled for the week of October 8-11.

Samsung launches Audio Chords with SIDI Support
August 22

The development of the Samsung Audio Acordes application, which was launched on August 22, was supported by SIDI on issues related to accessibility. The app allows visually impaired people to learn to play guitar without using braille scores, following a voice guide that guides chords to be played.

"All the application development work was based on the guidelines of the SIDI Accessibility Guide," says Fernanda Pellegrini, who is part of the team that works in this area. In addition, SIDI advised and participated in the app's accessibility and appraisal tests - which is available for free on Google Play.

Accessibility Competition: registrations extended
August 19

The deadline for the submission of proposals for the Mobile Accessibility Applications competition, promoted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with the support of SIDI, has been extended. Now, those interested in participating in this initiative, which is aimed at developers, students and entrepreneurs, have until September 19 to enter their ideas.
This is the fourth consecutive year that SIDI participates in the organization of this competition, which aims to stimulate the creation of innovative mobile solutions capable of benefiting people with disabilities and bring more comfort and quality of life to their day to day. "Mobile technologies can play a relevant role in solving accessibility issues," says Marcelo dos Anjos, a SIDI team who has been working in this area. Held in partnership with the UFPE - Federal University of Pernambuco, this work resulted in the Accessibility Guide, which provides guidelines for the development of accessible mobile applications - and is available for free at SIDI's website.
To participate in the ITU competition - a UN agency specializing in information and communication technologies - stakeholders should inscribe their ideas, individually or in groups, in one of two categories: design or development solution and solution available for use. Proposals should be sent to the ITU following the instructions available on the "Send your Idea" link on the website.
The ITU will award the winners in each category with a training grant to participate in the Americas Affordable V: Information and Communication Technologies for All event, to be held November 28-30 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Valle Nevado: a project developed for Samsung Chile
August 8

A Samsung smartwatch application that allows users to monitor sports activities during their stay at Valle Nevado Ski Resort in Chile. This is the novelty that SIDI developed for the most famous ski and snowboard resorts in South America.

"The app uses the watch sensors, such as barometer and GPS, to collect information that turns into statistics," explains Rafael Simionato from SIDI's Local Solutions team responsible for development. The user only has to activate the application to have access to information like time of descent of the mountain, average and maximum speed, inclination of descent and distance traveled.
Marcos Carita, from the same team, says that the app also allows to store the history of the last activities carried out in the snow - skiing or snowboarding. "It also provides information on temperature, wind speed and direction, weather forecast of the week and SOS function for emergency situations," he adds.

The app is available for Samsung Gear S3 Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro smartwatches only in Chile.

Security is SIDI's focus at Unicamp Computing Week
July 30

With a lecture on offensive security, SIDI will be present at the 8th Computing Week of Unicamp - SECOMP 2018, which will take place between August 6 and 10, at the university's premises. The collaborators Fábio Sartorato and Heitor Siqueira will be responsible for the lecture "Offensive Security: Hacking for the good guys", scheduled for Monday, 6.

The objective is to present the area of information security to students who intend to follow this path. With this focus, the lecture will address the knowledge necessary for those who want to start in the area, the main activities involved and the role of a hired hacker. In addition, SIDI experts will provide a practical example of how an offensive security professional works.

SECOMP will be held at the Institute of Computing and at the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Unicamp.

Partnership with Guardsquare reinforces security offerings
July 27

SIDI has just signed a business partnership with Guardsquare, a global company that is a reference in mobile application protection. Its security solutions, available for both Android and iOS systems, use techniques such as obfuscation to make it difficult for hackers to gain access to applications, as well as sensitive information from users.

"With this agreement, the intention is to complement SIDI's offerings in the area of security," explains Guilherme Neves, from SIDI's Corporate Development team. "At the same time, we can complement Guardsquare's offerings, for example, with our vulnerability analysis and ethical hacking services," he adds.

For SIDI, the partnership has yet another advantage: the strengthening of its brand in the global cyber security solutions market.

Samsung Odyssey: apps make it easy to interact with the device
July 23

Two applications developed by SIDI are helping consumers - for now, in Korea - to use the features of Samsung HMD Odyssey, virtual reality glasses for Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality. Available in Samsung Brand Shops, the main purpose of the applications is to introduce customers to the device, which was launched in October in Korea, and teach them how to interact with this new universe of virtual reality.

"Many people who go to physical stores do not know how Odyssey works, nor do they know their capabilities," says Daniel Tost from SIDI's PC Solutions team - responsible for application development. "The idea is to help them become familiar with the new technology," he adds.

One of the applications, called Welcome, basically introduces the device to the consumer and teaches them to wear the glasses correctly. The other, named Experience, serves as a 3D movie theater with which the user can interact as he learns to use the Samsung HMD Odyssey commands and navigate the virtual reality application.

Kit & Rak now available for all Android devices
July 18

A virtual playgrounds full of games, challenges and interactions for kids. This is what the kids will find in Kit & Rak - Kids Adventure, an app that has just won a new version - free and available for all Android devices.

Developed by SIDI, Kit & Rak has already surpassed the mark of 280 thousand users in Latin America. "We are working on a new version of the app for iOS devices, which should be launched by the end of the year," says Gustavo Camargo, from the Corporate Development area of SIDI. "We noticed that the child plays on the smartphone of the father, the mother and also the tablet of the house, at different times of the day. In this way, we want to take Kit & Rak to an ever increasing number of devices, "he adds.

Intended for children between 2 and 6 years of age, the main characters are the captivating kitten Kit, who was struck by a spell and started living in the Enchanted Forest, and the brave racoon Rak, her best friend. Going through different scenarios, the two friends play and have fun with the various activities available in this virtual playground - such as memory game, drawing, figurines and Fun Camera, among others.

The new version of Kit & Rak is now available for download at Google Play. Those interested in getting to know the app can also watch the video on YouTube.

SIDI reaches the mark of 18 articles published in 2018
July 5

SIDI is closing the first half of 2018 with an important milestone: the publication of 17 scientific articles prepared by collaborators, for presentation at conferences, congresses and workshops in various areas. This is a significant number compared to the intellectual output of 2017, for example, the year that SIDI reached the record number of 12 papers signed by its collaborators - many of them jointly with partners.

"This is an important work, as it contributes to the dissemination of SIDI research and experience in events, both in Brazil and abroad," says Mateus Leme Pazini, from Innovation team. "It's also a way to value innovation," he adds.

According to him, much of the articles published in 2018 are in the area of ​​accessibility, but there are also works on media, computer vision, augmented reality, virtual reality, intelligence and security. "In June, for example, we had a paper in the security area accepted for presentation at BRACIS 2018, the most important event in the Brazil focused on Artificial Intelligence," says Pazini.

BRACIS - Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems will be held in São Paulo, from October 22 to 25, in parallel to the XV National Meeting of Artificial and Computational Intelligence (ENIAC).

.TDC: security, chatbots and accessibility are lecture themes
July 5

With three lectures and coordination of one of the tracks of the event, SIDI will participate actively in one of the most important meetings of developers of the country: The Developer's Conference 2018. The São Paulo edition, scheduled from July 17th to 21th, will be held at Anhembi Morumbi University, in Vila Olímpia, and will have an intense program, consisting of several tracks, workshops and hackathons.

SIDI’s first lecture will take place on the 17th (Tuesday), at 11.10 am, on the Security track. Ramiro Pozzani, from Cyber Security team, will address the theme “Inside Brazilian Cybercrime”, in a presentation that will include the analysis of several real cases. "The objective is to show how Brazilian digital criminals act and organize themselves, especially those who act in financial frauds", he explains. Pozzani will demonstrate what happens on a server hosting phishing, explain how the FaaS – Fraud as a Service – works and analyze malware and other Brazilian specific threats.

A chatbot developed at SIDI will be the theme of SIDI's second talk at TDC 2018. The presentation will open the Chatbots trail on Wednesday (07/18) at 10:10 am and will be made by Frederico Oliveira and Rafael Soares Ferreira, from Local Solutions team.

“Chatbot in SIDI: develop from scratch will address the steps, the main challenges and the lessons learned in the course of this project. "The system identifies keywords in the question and seeks the appropriate response in a knowledge bank", explains Frederico Oliveira. According to him, an important differential of the work of development is in the use of open source tools. In addition, the adoption of the sprints concept, with validations every month, has given more agility to the work.

The third SIDI lecture at the event will take place on Saturday (07/21), at 2:10 pm, on the Accessibility track. Tatiane Levrero, from Local Solutions team, will talk about the topic “What is the role of the user in the development of accessible applications?” The intention is to tell a little about SIDI's experience in this area and the tests conducted in Brazil of a new application aimed at people with low vision. "This work showed that active user participation throughout the process is very important to the success of the development of accessible applications," emphasizes Tatiane. "And usability testing, like the ones we run, is critical to understanding the specific needs of that audience," he adds.

In addition, SIDI has also contributed to the organization of the TDC 2018 São Paulo edition. Collaborator Frederico Oliveira is one of the coordinators of the Management 3.0 track: Innovation, Leadership and Management, which will take place on Friday (07/20). The elaborate programming aroused great interest from the public, having exceeded the limit of seats per room (about 200 enrolled) - which motivated the organization of the event to create another track on the same theme.

SIDI supports competition for accessible mobile applications
July 4

SIDI participates, for the fourth consecutive year, in the organization of the Applications for Accessibility Award, organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency specializing in information and communication technologies, for the Latin America and Caribbean region. Aimed at developers, students and entrepreneurs, the initiative's main objective is to stimulate the creation of innovative mobile solutions capable of benefiting people with disabilities and of bringing more comfort and quality of life to their day-to-day life.

"Mobile technologies can play a relevant role in solving accessibility issues," says Marcelo dos Anjos, from SIDI. This work, carried out in partnership with the UFPE - Federal University of Pernambuco and the support of Samsung, resulted in the Accessibility Guide, which provides guidelines for the development of accessible mobile applications - and is available for free at SIDI's website.

Those interested in participating in this edition of the Mobile Accessibility Applications competition can submit their ideas individually or in groups in one of two categories: design or development solution and solution available for use. Proposals should be sent to the ITU by August 19, following the instructions available on the "Send your Idea" link to site.

The ITU will award the winners in each category with a training grant to participate in the Americas Affordable V: Information and Communication Technologies for All event, to be held November 28-30 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Crocro Adventure is guaranteed fun for the holidays
July 3

The holidays are there and nothing better than enjoying the adventure of Crocro Adventure, a combination of game with educational app for kids that is available for download at Google Play and App Store. For users of iOS devices (Apple), the application is even more attractive with the special price valid for this month of July: from $2.99 to $0.99. In Google Play, the app comes out for $2.99 and, for Samsung handsets, the download is free (as long as it is made thru Galaxy Apps).

Developed by SIDI - Samsung Institute of Development for Informatics, Crocro Adventure brings more than 40 challenges and obstacles that, in order to win, the child needs to use knowledge of logic and programming that will learn during the course of the game. Anyone who has tried has endorsed this adventure experienced by Crocro and his friends Lisa, Bobby and Cooki - characters created and licensed by Samsung.

This is the case of the brothers Maria Eduarda (Duda) Bueno Fassina, 8 years old, and Tito Gabriel Bueno Fassina, 5, who have been playing Crocro Adventure since its launch. "It's a challenging game because it starts easy and then it gets harder," Duda says. "But it's cool, because I'm learning to think better about the challenges," he adds.

She and her brother use their mother's cell phone to play when they are not at school. During the vacation, they plan to use the tablet, which has a larger screen. They take turns using the device and the game - one continues from where the other stopped. Because he is younger, Tito sometimes needs the help of his sister, or his mother, to overcome the challenges and change phases.

Each character in this adventure has a unique power that the child must use to cross the path between the various islands of the game and find the candy hidden in them. "We have to get into the character and play with a different character at each stage," says Duda. She was once Crocro, Bobby and Lisa, her favorite character. "Lisa plays an instrument that has the power to wake up the turtles that form a way for her to go from one island to another," she explains. Already his brother Tito is a Crocro fan - and, especially, his boat. "I like Crocro, I built a path with blocks of wood to go to another island," says proudly.

The two kids still have lots of fun ahead. But they enjoyed Crocro Adventure so much that they already plan what to do when they reach the end of the challenges. "I want to go back to the beginning and do it all over again," Duda says.

SIDI develops Safe Browser for Kids Mode
June 4

An environment for children to be able to access web content from their smartphone safely. This is the novelty that SIDI has just developed for Samsung's Kids Mode digital playground.

This is a secure browser, whereby parents can control what their children access the internet through the smartphone. Developed by SIDI's Global Solutions team, the result of the good relationship between SIDI and Samsung, the work began last year, with the definition of the browser concept, and involved the entire development process, which had the project phase the smartphone completed in May.

The new browser works seamlessly with Kids Mode and already has access to three content sites - Dogo News, Dogo Books and Dogo Movies with which Samsung has a partnership. In addition, parents can configure the browser by adding other sites, or by blocking those whose content is not considered appropriate for their children.

In addition, the browser facilitates the child's access to their favorite sites - within the content released by the parent. The child is able to bookmark himself, making it easier to use.

The new browser is already incorporated into Kids Mode and is available for smartphones that have Android Oreo. The solution will soon be available for tablets.

Crocro Adventure is inspiration for article
May 25

The knowledge and experience gained during the development of the Crocro Adventure application gave rise to an article - "Kids Block Coding Game: A game to introduce logic to kids of up to eleven years old" - that will be presented at the 26th Workshop on Education in Computing (WEI), one of the events that compose the programming of the Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC). scheduled for July 22-26, this year's edition of the SBC congress will be held in Natal (RN) and will have the theme Computing and Sustainability.

"The development process of Crocro Adventure has been marked by some interesting happenings," says Luís Eduardo Thibes Forquesato, from SIDI's Global Solutions team, who had the initiative to elaborate the article - with the collaboration of his master's degree instructor at Unicamp. Graduated in Computer Engineering, Thibes chose as master's theme the use of games and applications to develop computational thinking (concepts of sequence, logic, etc.). And, as part of the development team, had the opportunity to participate in the entire process, which began in January 2017, with the ideation of the application.

"During the development of the first version of the game, which was completed in September, we did a series of tests with children, which resulted in important feedback," says Thibes. "These results are described in the article, which also details the development process and presents the features and functionality of the application," he adds.

SIDI prepares for new European data protection law
May 22

The Knox Platform's licensing mechanisms are already in preparation for the new law that regulates the protection of personal data of European citizens - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect on May 25. To that end, the SIDI Security team worked closely with Samsung to evaluate the new rules and implemented the software requirements to support them.

With over 300 pages, new European legislation sets standards for the processing of private customer data by companies. And while focusing on data protection for Europe's citizens, GDPR is expected to affect all companies that have business on that continent - and they may face heavy fines if they fail to comply with the new guidelines.

The law has three pillars: transparency, management and governance. One of the issues addressed in the governance pillar, for example, concerns the leaking of an organization's customer data. According to GDPR, any failure should be reported to the affected person within 72 hours. In the transparency pillar, the new law states, among other things, that anyone has the right to suspend their consent to the processing of personal data by a company, or to request a copy of their data stored in a service provider. In addition, GDPR authorizes European citizens to request the exclusion of their personal data from the records of an organization

Samsung Gallery: new version has improved performance
May 15

The Samsung Gallery application, developed by SIDI for Windows 10 computers, has just won a new version, now available for download from the Microsoft store. The main thing is improved performance, especially in operations involving a large number of photos or depending on the Samsung Cloud.

"Viewing and downloading images from the cloud has been much faster," said Helder Pinho of SIDI's PC Solutions team. "In addition, version 2.3 of the application is already adapted to the new version of the Samsung Cloud," he adds.

Integration with the Samsung Cloud is one of the features of the Samsung Gallery, which makes it easy to transfer photos and videos from your Galaxy line phones to your computer. However, the application - which allows you to collate and organize photos and videos on your PC - works on any computer equipped with the Windows 10 operating system.

A edição 2018 do lado.b começou com sucesso e números expressivo
May 11

lado.b 2018 began with success and expressive numbers: 18 ideas were proposed by a total of 24 collaborators.

Pitch Day happened on May 4 and was open to all SIDI, who moved to meet the various proposals presented - in the areas of communication, education, entertainment, games, Internet of Things (IoT), business, health, safety , tools and transportation. The judging commission, composed of ten people from different areas, who evaluated and chose, based on pre-defined criteria, the two proposals that will be the focus of SIDI projects during the coming months.

The selected ideas involve mainly the development of mobile solutions with great appeal in the market. The kick-off of the projects will happen on May 25 with the presence of the mentors, consultants and SIDI Innovation team, responsible for the initiative.

SIDI in Marathon for Mobile Technologies in Schools
May 3

SIDI was present at the launch event of the Marathon for Mobile Technologies in Schools, held on April 25 in São Paulo. Initiative of Samsung and Unicef, the marathon is an accomplishment of Softex and Brasil Mais TI and has SIDI as one of the supporters.

Several steps will be taken throughout the year, with the engagement of students and teachers from different schools. SIDI will actively participate in this initiative, contributing with mentoring, know-how and its experience in the development of mobile solutions.

SIDI conducts tests with accessibility application in Brazil
May 2

The experience of SIDI on accessible mobile applications development – which resulted in the creation of the Accessibility Guide – motivated Samsung to assign the responsibility to the institute for the test in Brazil of a new application turned to people with low vision. It is a visual aid application, which works on Galaxy’s smartphones line together with Gear VR googles.

“We did two rounds of tests in the Dorine Nowill Foundation, in São Paulo, which Samsung has partnership with”, says Tatiane Levrero, from SIDI team that led the project. The first round happened in December and involved 12 people. On the second round, in April, the tests involved another 12 people, those who used Galaxy S8 devices and Gear VR googles with remote control.

Tatiane explains that the application, named Relúmino, uses the cellphone camera to capture the images and the Gear VR to set up the many functionalities, which are intended to help people with low vision in their daily tasks. “The tests had as goal two functions: the Zoom, which allows enlarge the picture in up to 8 times, and the Auto Contrast, that inserts white letters over a dark background, facilitating the reading”, she adds.

The results of the usability tests carried in Brazil – and also in other countries around the world – are sent to Samsung which, that way, can introduce improvements on the application.

World Cup: TV On now with Soccer Mode
April 30

For those who enjoy soccer, TV On - a software developed by SIDI for Samsung Essentials All in One (TV model) computers - has something new that will surely please those who are already preparing for the World Cup, but will not be able to to go all the way to Russia. Soccer Mode, a new feature that enhances the user experience that you want to watch the games through the Samsung PC and is now available for download on Samsung Update.

"With Soccer Mode, the idea is to give the user the feeling that he is in the stadium, sharing the emotions of the game as if he were with the crowd," said Daniel Tost from PC Solutions. SIDI team worked on two features introduced in this module of TV On: Stadium View - with enhanced colors and Stadium Sound, with an emphasis on ambient sound and the crowd, instead of narrator's voice.

SIDI launches new version of Crocro Adventure
April 27

The new version of Crocro Adventure, a combination of game with educational app for kids, is now available on Google Play and App Store. Developed by SIDI - Samsung Institute of Development for Informatics, Crocro Adventure is a fun adventure with many challenges and obstacles, where the child needs to overcome using logic and programming knowledge learned in the course of the game.

During the adventure, Crocro and his friends Bobby, Lisa and Cooki - characters created and licensed by Samsung* - travel across several islands, in which they have to solve problems that will lead them to the lost sweets in the game. And this happens as the child learns to sequence commands, change parameters, and use instructions to solve different types of puzzles - which are getting more and more difficult.

In the new version, Crocro Adventure comes with more than 40 challenges, with new levels and obstacles. The game also won a new archipelago and more characters - each with unique powers.

Indicated primarily for children ages 5 to 9, Crocro Adventure can be downloaded on Google Play and App Store for $0.99. For Samsung users, the download is free through Galaxy Apps.

*See more at: https://kidsmode.samsung.com/en/index.do

Crocro Adventure: More levels and challenges for the kids
March 29

A brand new archipelago, more levels and more challenges for the kids. These are some of the major new features introduced in the latest version of Crocro Adventure.

"The game has more than 40 challenges with the most diverse levels and obstacles", says Gustavo Camargo, from the Communication team. "The game is a fun way to beat challenges and at the same time learn programming and logic," he adds.

In the new version, the amount of challenges has increased, with the introduction of new levels in the game. Other highlights are the addition of final bosses at the end of each stage and new characters.

Download now on Google Play.

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