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CrazyCam: Photo Booth for everyone

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A while ago, Maarten Cox, a colleague of mine at Boulevart, released a cool AIR Application called CrazyCam. As a windows-user, you were never able to show off like mac users when they are using photo booth. From now on, you can make crazy funny pictures like every mac user out there. Ofcourse, mac-users can also use this application, as it has some other effects then photobooth.

CrazyCam offers 33 effects like mirror-effects, fire, water, snow, rgb, ascii and many more (which were created by Paul Neave ). Just choose an effect on the left side, do a crazy face and make a snapshot!

You can find more info on Maarten’s blog or at labs.boulevart.

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August 26, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Posted in AIR, as3, BoulevArt, Flash

Iphone Interface Design Elements

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When creating an iphone interface design you should know there are a few things that can easily speed up your proces and increase the iphone look and feel. When I am creating an iphone interface I always use the same 3 things:

1) – Yahoo! Design Stencil Kit version 1.0

This free download includes (among other things) an editable collection of iPhone interface elements. Open their PDF iPhone stencil in Illustrator and you can snap together your own iPhone design from dozens of editable elements.

Yahoo’s kit includes design elements for many, many more user interface environments:

  • Ad Units
  • Calendars
  • Carousels
  • Charts and Tables
  • UI Controls
  • Form Elements
  • Grids
  • Menus and Buttons
  • Mobile – General
  • Mobile – iPhone
  • Navigation and Pagination
  • OS Elements
  • Placeholder Text
  • Screen Resolutions
  • Tabs

2) Geoff Teehan’s iPhone_GUI.zip (5MB)

This zip contains a Photoshop file that has a fairly comprehensive library of assets – all fully editable. Some of the design elements that are included:

  • Iphone unlock slider & other scroller
  • Iphone Lists
  • Progress bars
  • Checkboxes ( filled/empty )
  • Keyboard
  • Buttons
  • Labels
  • Textfield
  • Icons
  • Headers
  • Playlist visuals

3) Boulevart’s IPhone Sketchpaper

As you might have already read on my blog a couple of weeks ago, we published a mobile  sketchpaper. It might be useful when you are brainstorming or trying to find the perfect flow for your app or website.

PDF Files (300dpi):

Photoshop CS3 files (72dpi):

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More info on the sketch paper at labs.boulevart

Written by vilebody

August 22, 2008 at 8:16 am

Posted in BoulevArt, Design, Mobile

iphone3G in Belgium: A Nice Overview

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If you are interested in buying an iphone3G in belgium you might want to get a nice overview of what type of arrangements the Belgian providers are offering. I came across this nice blogpost by Ine giving a detailed overview of the possible options. Definately worth checking! The post is in dutch (obviously) but I’d still like to motivate all other europeans to check out how much we need to pay in belgium for a mobile internet connection! Let me know what you think and if you like to share how much you are paying in your country feel free to drop a comment!

Thomas

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August 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Iphone, Mobile

Marktrock Mobile

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This weekend Leuven is organising their annual Marktrock Festival. One of Belgium’s biggest Telecom player Telenet organised a whole viral campaign for this event called ”crowdsurf hero”. People could win VIP-Tickets by playing the online crowdsurf hero game, made by our Flash Team who did a great job btw!

Telenet also wanted to implement a mobile part into their viral and after seeing our Rock Werchter Guide they wanted this concept for Marktrock as well. I created Marktrock Mobile for them, a basic Mobile Festival Guide providing the entire Marktrock Schedule, some info about a MMS – contest at the festival etc..

I also ported it again using the B.Tween framework from barefootsoft so people with an iphone can use it too! I’m glad to see that a Belgian Company finally adds a decent mobile value to a viral campaign! This time no wallpaper or ringtone crap like Humo tried to pull off at Rock Werchter ( from what I heard it was not really a succes ).

You can check out more info on the mobile app at telenet.be/marktrockmobile

Written by vilebody

August 8, 2008 at 11:10 am