Oh man! My AR.Drone 2.0 is really amazing! You have excellent control with your tablet and/or smartphone. You can film your flights with the front HD cam and the bottom VGA cam. It comes with a special bumper hull for flying inside the house and a more aerodynamic outside hull. Just remember to buy an extra battery!
Who needs Flash or Silverlight? You only need a HTML5 compatible browser to see the HTML5 logo dancing around this post! Cool huh?!
Works in all modern browsers and even on your iPad/iPhone!
My friend Wilfred asked me if I could make a simple player for the output of the iPhone 3D Photoscanner app. The result looks very cool and works on the iPad too! The sand sculpture was done by his girlfriend Edith.
In an earlier post I have announced WorldTopo for iPhone made with the DragonFireSDK for Windows in C++.
Now I have converted this game to Windows Phone 7 in Silverlight and actually this conversion was pretty easy.
I don’t own a Windows Phone 7 so I could not test it on the device. Until now I have no plans to publish it on the Windows Marketplace and I am looking for a publisher.
The good news is that everybody can play a trail version with only level 1 in the browser!
The Windows Phone version has better sound (in Silverlight for the web there is no proper way to loop a sound sample) and smoother animations.
Have fun and please let me know what you think of it!
This is my personal gadget top 5 for 2010! On my wish list for 2011 are: a Windows Phone 7, the iPad 2, a new TV with 3D and internet connection and another Sonos S5!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This post was written on my new iPad with the WordPress app. I am the very happy owner of a 16GB iPad since last week and I like it VERY much! We are on holiday in the UK cruising around with the MINI Clubman and ofcourse I took the iPad with me. Until now we have had free WiFi in every hotel and it is really great to be able to check my email, browse my favourite websites, reading the news, watch a RTL TV program or writing a blog post…
I have update my Silverlight Wordle post and added the source code.
Yes it is true! With the new DragonFireSDK you can develop iPhone games in Visual Studio with C++.
The SDK is very simple and easy to learn and there are some great examples. The iPhone simulator is great and even features emulation of the accelerometer.
The DragonFireSDK is the reason why I have been busy the last weeks on coding my very own iPhone game ‘World Topo’.
World Topo is an educational game to learn topography of the world. You have to guide your plane to famous places and capitals of the world. Your aim is to unlock all 3 levels and fly as far you can before you run out of fuel…
The game features:
- 3 levels
- 235 differrent destinations
- 3 auto pilots per level
- auto save of your progress and settings
You can download a full demo with the simulator of the release candidate here: http://www.johnbruin.net/files/worldtopo demo.zip
Your comments are very much appreciated!
Here is a screen shot of the game with instructions:
“We invite you to use your Silverlight skills and imagination to design attractive, educative and informative Silverlight-based applications that help support and promote any kind of environment-friendly activities…”
My entry for the SilverlightShow EcoContest is the game OXYGENE inspired by the iPhone game Blowfish. In OXYGENE you fight against the CO2 pollution by creating oxygene (O2) bubbles to overwhelm the CO2 particles.
You can play and vote for my entry here