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!
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 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…
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…
“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