Tag Archives: mobile

Android’s 64-bit requirement puts pressure on Adobe

Google recently reiterated that, in the not too distant future, they’ll be enforcing a requirement for all Android apps using native code to provide a 64-bit version as they phase out 32-bit support. As you’d expect, this has far-reaching implications for app developers, depending on the languages and libraries they use – particularly for Unity and Adobe AIR developers. Continue reading Android’s 64-bit requirement puts pressure on Adobe


 

Speccy – Spectrum Analyser

I just created an Audio Spectrum Analyser app and it’s proved very popular. Turn your Android device into an audio spectrum analysis tool and break into safes – um, please don’t use it for that 😉 The app uses a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm to analyse sound and has some features not found in similar apps (such as exporting audio snapshot data). Check it out!

How to use it

There are many uses for spectrum analyzers, such as:


 
    Assessing environmental noise for health and safety
    Sound checking speaker setups, PA systems and in-car stereos
    • Identifying audio signals obscured to the human ear by noise
    • Testing the microphone on your device
    • Comparing the quality of different brands of headphones
    • Testing signal generators
    • Tuning musical instruments
    • Measuring audio signals just outside human perception. As people age over 20 years, their aural perception range drops well below 21 kHz

Speccy has also been used to find gas leaks and even hunt ghosts, apparently!

For calibrating audio equipment or mixing, have a read of this article, this one, or watch this useful video:

A few more useful articles about spectrum analyzers:

I’ll add more references and examples when I can. For those interested in helping me correct or add more translations, see this github repo.



Beer Goggles AR app

I created this app mainly as a tech demo of Augmented Reality and somewhat for my own benefit when going out drinking.

I wanted to see how many calories and how much alcohol was in what I’m drinking. But barcode scanner apps often don’t work in a dimly lit pub, when you don’t have an internet connection, or when the barcode label is a bit wrinkled. So I created Beer Goggles. Continue reading Beer Goggles AR app

Flash …ahh! How to play Flash games on mobile

Frustrated that you can’t play all those cool Flash games from your mobile device? Now you can…

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Showreel 2016

My newest showreel is here.

Only have 2 minutes? Here’s a quick rundown of some of my work, in handy showreel form: