Inspiring Inspiration #13

A collection of cool video, motion graphics and interface design, mostly if not all from Vimeo…

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Experiences with Flash, AIR and iOS

Well I’ve been pretty busy latey and not much has happened on here for over month. I decided I should post some work and experiments I have been doing with building iOS apps with AIR for iOS. So below is a series of video demos of some experiments and actual projects I have been doing recently. All apps were compiled using Flash CS5. Note that none of these apps are available in the public app store.

Adventure Golf

Adventure Golf is a simple mini golf game I worked on for a client last year which was written in AS2. I decided to see how easy it was to build existing games for iOS so I converted all the AS2 to AS3 with minimal code changes/optimisations and Published for iOS. All graphics are pulled from the Flash library, with levels laid out on the stage on different frames. The hardest thing I had to do was resize the stage. Everything else just worked and I was surprised at how well it did considering it was converted from old AS2 code. I would like build this into a full app one day when I have lots of spare time!

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painty – A simple HTML5 web app for the iPad

As you may know I have been mucking around with HTML5’s canvas element lately. Here is an evolution of the paint mixing example I showed a couple posts back. I decided to turn it into a simple iPad web app. Check out the video below and visit the following URL on an iPad to try it out. I also plan to make it multitouch in the not too distant future!

http://www.purplesquirrels.com.au/blogstuff/canvasdraw/index-touch.html

Video demo:

Windows Phone 7 custom half tiles

Here are some half and quarter tiles that I’ve made for the WP7 home screen. Simply go to the link below on your WP7 device, tap on an image you want and pin the site to your start screen. This was inspired by the custom organisation tiles at http://blog.iqagency.com/?p=3751. At the moment they are only blue on black, but you can get the PSD below to make your own.

Visit this address on your WP7 device: www.purplesquirrels.com.au/blogstuff/wp7tiles/

Get the PSD

Flash running smoothly on Nexus One

Here is a video showing Flash content playing quite nicely on the Google Nexus One mobile phone. The first example demonstrated is great with the 3D interactive animations rendering really smoothly.