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Sliding Lists ~ TUIO Flash App Widget

December 13th, 2009

screenshot1So I am trying to build out this proof of concept application, its a demo of a conference's floor plan with a list of all the attendee on the side, you'll scroll through the list, pick one and the app will show you the location on the map and give more information about the attendee. Only one problem, I'm using the TUIO, so there isn't a component for a scollable list of ...anything. So looks like I just have to build one.

I took a couple tries before I stopped coding myself into a corner. The layering of the component had to be just right. Plus, it needed to the usable at any angle. It is intended for a table top / multi-user display. And to make that happen, I needed quite a bit of layering, on the app and in the code itself.

I also wanted this to start off all code based, so I only used FlashDevelop. So moving forward, if you have Flash you can build a MovieClip and attach it to the List Item Object and customize the look of the selectable items.

Download Slide List Widget

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TUIO Small Keyboard Widget

November 20th, 2009

My Google Code page has been updated! After what has seemingly been forever.

I've created a widget that I'd like to share with everyone. A small for keyboard for use in Flash TUIO multitouch (experiments) projects. The form I based off of my Google Android Phone and iPhone style. Read the rest of this entry »

App Demo Vid - Google Map Search

November 19th, 2009

It about time I mentioned an application I've been working on. Expanding the start of using Google Maps, this demo expands on it and combines a few examples I found into one application.

The idea behind it is to be setup in a local that is getting a lot of unfamiliar to the area traffic. This could be a place of commerce, public space or conference to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »

Collider Stats

October 7th, 2009

The Collider Series page on my website is now displaying some analytic information about what apps are being played with most.

Looks like FluidSolver is in the lead,
with Touch Physics close behind!

And Gaia’s Touch, impressive...have I shared that one with everyone yet?

multitouch game ALPHA - Hippos

October 6th, 2009

I've been trying to get my Box2DFlash chops up.
And this is something I've wanted to do since I started looking into multitouch.

hipposSo without further ado... Hungry Hungry Hippos (alpha version).

NOTE: I absolutely love seeing my experiments and apps in videos on the net. So feel free to take video testing out this game and leave a comment with a link.

The code is very very very very raw and not very clean or organized, but if you'd still like to see it, just send me a message.
I'm trying to get it up and running in the Collider project.

Download SWF and projector files

Box2DFlash - Falling Text

August 25th, 2009

I'm so excited that I finally got to work on some experimental Flash at my professional employment. It is a nice change of pace to push an idea to the limits...and then some. In fact, I'm still not done working on the possibilities. This was only the starting point. Making text fall. Tie it into the Box2DFlash Physics Engine.

I want to give yet another shout out to Emanuele Feronato. If you are looking at this code, and are completely lost, he has EXCELLENT tutorials to get you started. Thats where I ended up taking my first steps in Box2DFlash.

Now in the guise of learning. I don't intend on going too indepth with the code...there is a lot going on. But hopefully, by breaking it down into phases, you can understand my building process. Something like this isn't accomplished in one chunk of code. It is build up by steps. At least the way I code. Read the rest of this entry »

LaserDraw - multitouch extension

July 28th, 2009

Now feels like a good time to get back into it. Especially coming across this site:


laserdraw1Sure, it doesn't seem like there has been many recent posts. It can be hard juggling a life around experimenting. It doesn't make it any less awesome when you see something and get inspired. Here is what I found, a AS3 script that would not just draw a line, but so nice ribbon curving and add a glow around everything automatically. It is just begging to be multitouchable (that sounds a little dirty now that I think about it).

"This experiment uses the AS3 drawing methods to generate an organic mask formed by several pairs of points linked with curveTo.

The generated shape masks a simple radial gradient and the result has a GlowFilter and a DropShadowFilter applied to it."

It works great, no doubt about it. But the source is there, we can take it a little further. Now I got a lot further than expected working on it, and the night is starting to get late, so I'm going to try and condense the main ideas I want to remember that are the most useful.

Download Multitouch Source Code

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Flash Communication Ninjutsu

June 17th, 2009

For 36 View of a Bridge at Ingenuity Fest 09 Cleveland OH

So as it happens, after most client meeting (client used very very loosely). It turns out the first way I was thinking about how to build this app wasn't exactly how it was originally vision. Honestly I was a little relieved, because what the new idea is made more sense to create. The only problem, how to pull it off? Read the rest of this entry »