Archive

28
Nov
2011

App Creation #20 – App Inspiration – Postman


Travelling to faraway lands, seeking new adventure, tasting the local cuisine and experiencing the wonders of the surroundings are all part of our jet setting lifestyle.

17
Nov
2011

App Creation #19 – App Inspiration – Bump


With any portable device, over time you will amass a collection of contacts, photos and other information that at least in part you will wish to share with other phone users.

7
Nov
2011

App Creation #18 – App Inspiration – Pocket Pond


Screensavers have often included aquatic scenes with the typical under the sea vertebrate – that’s fish to you and me. Gently swimming from one side of the screen to the other and in a soothing visual of tranquillity.

27
Oct
2011

App Creation #17 – App Inspiration – 8Bitone+ Micro Composer

For someone like me who has been a gamer right back when the height of gaming sophistication meant you owned a virtual ping pong machine, game cartridges, a selection of terribly slow-loading cassette tapes and joysticks featuring just a single button – retro music from the early 8-bit days are a required nostalgic trip.

8Bitone+ delves right into this history by giving us access to an 8bit style synthesizer and a 4 channel sequencer.

Sound Success

The 8bit sound isn’t to everyone’s taste, maybe just for those who experienced the basic yet captivating bleeps and blops that represented music during the 2D gaming success story. 8Bitone+ delivers a set of sounds that can be further tweaked and tuned to create a tone that is completely different from the original with wobbles, rapid speed and fading elements.

20
Oct
2011

App Creation #16 – App Inspiration – Autodesk SketchBook Mobile

Creating artwork with a computer mouse never felt natural and actually a little disconnected to the results appearing on screen. The power of touch and the almighty finger presents a far more instinctive influence over your artistic conception.

SketchBook Mobile offers that sensation of control and manipulation, with a virtual easel that is far more forgiving, without the need to clean your assortment of brushes.

What’s on the Menu

For anyone who has dabbled with the full-blown computer graphics software available on a PC or similar hardware, will know of the issues with the mind numbing complexity of all the features and then bringing them all together.