Category Archives: Apps

Applications, mobile or otherwise, that I’ve built or recommend

Super Kickups returns

Addictive as crack… apparently 🙂
Out now for Android >Super Kickups mobile game

I decided to relaunch one of my classic old web games as a mobile app. I picked Super Kickups since I thought the game mechanic works nicely on a touchscreen. Continue reading Super Kickups returns


 

YouView – Smart TV UI

YouView is a Smart TV service in the UK, a spin-off of a BBC RnD project which runs on Set Top Boxes and certain Smart TVs. I worked on the core UI for years and thought I’d share some insights into best practices when building applications for such resource constrained devices.


 

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Game packaged with AIR running on 3 different mobile devices

I just tried packaging a game, written in AS3, for my iPad, PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device – works pretty well!

Chinese Handwriting Recognition App

Unlike the iPad, the BlackBerry PlayBook has rather poor international keyboard support, with no method for entering chinese characters. I like the way iOS achieves this, so went about building my own version in ActionScript. Continue reading Chinese Handwriting Recognition App

How the hell do I build this?

I had a conversation yesterday with a friend and colleague about how his company should standardise their development environment for all Flashers – be they contract or perm, junior to senior.

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iPad smoothness for iPad

I’d recently been playing around with packaging AIR for iOS, to run on my iPad. While the performance has been improved massively since CS5 Packager, it’s still not great in AIR 2.6. It seems that AIR 2.7 brings with it some great performance enhancements – though I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve tried it myself – check out the article and video here.

ScratchPad – BlackBerry app

ScratchPad screenshotMy ScratchPad app for Blackberry Playbook is now live. It’s a simple drawing app where you can export your creations to the image gallery. When the BlackBerry Playbook launched, there was nothing like this available, so I created it 🙂 If the Playbook does well, I’ll be creating more apps for the platform – it’s certainly a nice piece of hardware and BlackBerry OS is easy enough to work with.

A winner is me

So, in my first steps in tablet development, I cracked out a simple app for the new Blackberry Playbook and got a free Playbook! It’s a very nice piece of hardware. You can see my app (a very simple doodling application, called ScratchPad) here.