We decided to see what kind of assets – icons, images, sounds – ship as a part of the iOS operating system on a new iPhone. We found some 5,000 beautiful little “things” – some familiar, some not, all of them as a collection fascinating. A whole world in there.
So we thought it deserved an animation.
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Pre-visualization / concept comps for an iPhone auxiliary screen. Use cases are for remote monitoring / light interaction with iPhone (via Bluetooth or WiFi) in conditions where iPhone is either difficult (or illegal) to interact with.
Modeled using Sketchup Pro / Cinema 4D. Renders via Maxwell Render. Post compositing with Photoshop CS6.
Attending Asymconf, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, January 30, 2013. Will also be attending the Storyteller Workshop day before. If you’re interested in the “state, history and future of innovation as seen from a California perspective,” as presented by ex-Nokia analyst, Harvard MBA Horace Dediu, consider. Should be a great conference. Dediu is a compelling interpreter of data and trends – especially relating to the mobile industry and Apple in particular.
Asymco website is here.
Conference website is here.
As mentioned throughout this site, and specifically here, we will often take the time to put together 2D motion visualizations (in video) in order to “look ahead” to what a product might look and feel like – long before the actual (and drawn-out) pain of detailed wireframing, design and coding.
For the recent Verizon Apps store project, we wanted to provide Verizon management with a preview of how the interface might look in both a smartphone format as well as a tablet format. We also wanted to preview enhanced media types (e.g. video) in the interface long before the development schedule would get to that advanced version of the application.… Read the rest
Lumin makes Macworld’s “The Week in iOS Apps”.
Here’s what they wrote:
You’ve heard of “augmented reality?” Well the $2 Lumin app for iPhone offers something different—“magnfied reality.” That is, it actually turns your iOS device into a magnifying glass, letting you lock onto a detail with the camera and showing that detail at ten times its actual size, a feature that can be used for everything from getting a close look at fine print on contracts to checking your makeup without a mirror. The newest update to the app lets users share closeup images to Facebook or Instagram, or save them automatically to Dropbox. Finally: An app that brings 21st century technology to the task of examining your zits.
We’ve been a bit frustrated with the way Springboard handles “folders” in iOS, especially with the number of apps users are trying to manage seemingly going up, and also in light of the fact that the iPhone screen ratio is possibly about to change.
So we put together a concept video to try to generate conversation around the topic, which we wanted to start to circulate before WWDC.
Our primary objective was to see if we could envision a way to group apps without relying on the current “folder” approach, which we find awkward. This concept introduces virtual “pages” of grouped apps that can be titled (by the user, similar to how folders can be titled) but does not require the “drilling into and out of” folder actions that are currently deployed.… Read the rest
We’ve submitted V2.0 of Lumin to the App Store for review and hoping for a general release soon. In the meantime, here are a few sneak preview screen shots.
We’re pretty excited about this release as it incorporates a few new features we wanted to include in V1.0, as well as great recommendations from the growing, and enthusiastic, Lumen user base.
We’ll post a full list of new features as soon as the app is available on the App Store, but the screens here should give you a few clues about what’s coming.
UPDATE: Lumin 2.0 is live in the app store!
Congrats to our friends at Chomp – Ben Keighran and Cathy Edwards – for the acquisition of their company Chomp by Apple. We worked with Chomp to integrate their search functionality into the new Verizon Apps Store, designed by ADG, and wish them the best of luck at their new digs in Cupertino. Can’t wait to see what influence they have over the iTunes store.