Dentsu have just delivered a wonderful presentation on creativity.
However the highlight for me was this ridiculous yet brilliant smart-wallet.
I know what I’m asking Santa for!
This incredible concept app… concappt, is the amazing brainchild of Greg Goralski. It uses computer vision to turn initial scamps into interactive wireframes with functional buttons, maps and other features.
This could be a quick and amazing tool to bring ideas to life before they even get to see dev or design.
I think this is an amazing idea that could really help the realisation of ideas as well as the initial sell. However, they still need your help. The project is still looking for backers through KickStarter. So what are you waiting for!
Apologies for a quick post, I am currently holidaying in Spain and there is a small group of old people that are just about to have their ace handed to them on the tennis court (see what I did there?).
Anyway, look… You can get a joystick for your iPad.
Oh yes, I’ve decided to refer to any device supporting such awesome retro mechanics as a JiPad, it would have been Joypad but they already exist.
So here is more information and links to purchase from ThinkGeek.
Give your stubby digits a bionic upgrade
Bring your tablet-based gaming to the next level with the JOYSTICK-IT Tablet Arcade Stick. The JOYSTICK-IT gives you a real physical joystick for increased precision with touchscreen based games. Simply press down to attach the JOYSTICK-IT to your tablet based computer’s screen for improved gaming. No wires or batteries needed.
The JOYSTICK-IT works with thousands of different game apps. Any game that has an on-screen control pad of some kind is perfect for the JOYSTICK-IT. Simply run your game of choice, place the JOYSTICK-IT over the on-screen control pad and push down. The JOYSTICK-IT sticks to the glass of your display and is ready for action. The lightweight solid milled-aluminum construction of the JOYSTICK-IT adds more precise movement and faster response time for enhanced playability. When you’re done, simply pull-up on the JOYSTICK-IT to remove from the screen.
The JOYSTICK-IT works with any device which features a capacitive touchscreen. This includes the iPad™ and many Android™ tablets. The JOYSTICK-IT will work with mobile phones that have capacitive touchscreen displays, however it may not be ideal for this purpose because of its size.
The JOYSTICK-IT will work with any game that features a virtual on-screen control pad of some kind. Games that use swiping, swipe-style joypads, joypads with variable on-screen locations, or complex finger based gestures will not work properly with the JOYSTICK-IT.
- Add a real physical joystick to your tablet computer for enhanced gaming precision
- Works with thousands of different games
- No wires or batteries required
- Removable and reposition-able. Will not harm your screen.
- Solid milled-aluminum construction
- Laser etched crosshair design on top of stick adds thumb traction
- Invented and designed by ThinkGeek
- Patent Pending design
- Games seen in demo video include:
- Pac Man (Make Sure to set control to “Joystick” in game options)
- Edge (Make Sure to set control to Arrows in game option)
- Reckless Racing HD
- Ridge Racer
- Dig Dug Remix
- CubedRR HD
- Space Blast HD
- Galaga Remix
- Babylonian HD
- Monster Dash
- Soosiz HD
- MX Mayhem
- Vector Racing
iPad™ is a Registered Trademark of Apple, Inc.. Android™ is a Registered Trademark of Google, Inc.. This product is not an officially licensed product from Apple, Inc. or Google, Inc..
I want to kick off this post with a quick question:
What everyday item does Beck’s (the beer) have within its iconic shield?
I had no idea either (if you did, you should pat your self on the back and then have a long hard think about how much time you’re spending in the pub).
Well the answer is… A key.
Leo Burnett in Serbia have used this icon to extend their; ‘When I drink, I don’t drive’ campaign. They have created a neat mobile app that judges your sobriety and calls you a local taxi if it deems you too worse for wear.
Clever branding, but I can’t imagine it will be used for what it was intended. The sweet part is that it calls the taxi for you but surely if you know (or even think) you’re over the legal limit you should just not drive as apposed to gambling your (and everyone else’s) safety on a frivolous app. Although I do think it’s already served as a nice bit of awareness… I’ve learnt Beck’s logo is a key.
Don’t drink and drive!
Enhance 34 to 46…
OK, I can resist it no longer; here’s Super Troopers homage to Deckard:
I really hope that enhanced your viewing pleasure.
To promote the retro/Shoreditch cool pixelating iPhone app, ‘Pixel Face’, Grimaceworks created this lovely little webgame, based on the hipsters hit ‘being a dickhead is cool’.
Answer the kwestions in this kwl kwz to find out exactly how bigger tw@ you are with the ‘Dickheadometer’:
What surprised me was that it seems to be built solely to promote an app, without any branding (cue gasp).
…unless the app was built to promote the production company. Whoa dude, I think I’m tweaking.
Stay tuned for Font Face… coming soon.