Fieldbook is an interesting spreadsheet that adds some features and slick UI to allow you to create simple databases and to interact with your content in new ways. It’s web based right now with native mobile apps planned for 2016. It’s a little hard to explain, but check out the intro video and sign up for a free account.
Last week I stumbled on some interesting videos from the recent StrangeLoop conference that was held in St Louis — before the conference proper, there was a separate ‘Future of Programming Workshop’. The ones that caught my eye were all dealing with various aspects of different live coding/reactive/dataflow ideas that I kick around in my head a lot.
Check them out (and the rest of the session videos from the conference that are available on YouTube).
This tutorial is a single-page app requring a modern browser (tested on recent chrome, firefox, IE). This tutorial can be run live in your browser at the wonderful bl.ocks.org site. If so inclined, you can also clone the tutorial from gist and run it locally on your computer.
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Porting an iOS app to Android means frequently translating between the divergent UI paradigms of the two operating systems. Both platforms encourage developers to follow certain interface guidelines, but clients sometimes prefer replicating a familiar interface. Thankfully, Android offers fairly deep customization.
For one port, the Android app needed to use the same view transition animation as its iOS counterpart.
On iOS, the standard navigation stack defaults to animating a detail page transition (called by
animated:YES]) by sliding the detail view in from the right, and the root view out to the left. Navigating back to the root view (
[UINavigationController popViewControllerAnimated:YES]) reverses the animation, sliding the detail view out to the right and the root view in from the left.
On Android, the same transition (handled through a FragmentTransaction) defaults to a zoom animation, or sometimes a slide up animation. How can Android mimic iOS’ transition animation? (more…)
Art & Logic is once again trying to be selected to present a panel discussion at next year’s SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. In 2014, we had a great experience there talking about things we’ve learned about doing estimates for software projects.
This year, we’ve prepared a proposal for a panel to be called “Office Free: Building the Perfect 21st Century Company” that will cover some of the lessons (and anti-patterns) about operating and working in a completely distributed company that we’ve learned over the last 25 years. (more…)