Talking Ted was built with Ten 5 Studio for NBC Universal to promote the movie Ted, starring Seth MacFarlane. It charted #1 in Entertainment for over a week and has over 8 million downloads to date.
I designed a flexible interactive animation system for the app, directed the animation team and developed key components of the final app.
iGrill 2 was a chance to apply the lessons learned in iGrill 1 – and apply them we did! I specced the project in extreme detail this time and the new specs, along with new communication approaches, resulted in a much smoother dev process.
This time we’d had a chance to cook with the iGrill and knew all the device’s capabilities going in so we were able to hone the user experience, making it easier while adding more features like a smoking mode, detailed graphing and a special screen designed for reading at a distance.
Geoff designed a new look with iDevices’ chosen colors focussed on maximizing legibility. Subtle background textures keep the surfaces from feeling monotonous while the UI elements are custom without being foreign. Overall iGrill 2 was a Continue reading →
When you hear “year end financials” do you think “playful”? This beautiful app was built with Corporate Agenda. It’s actually a conversion of a print book but it’s miles ahead of the pack. We spared no effort to create the experience of play and wonder – from an all-custom UI to my own game engine powering the living menu at the heart of the app. Watch the video.
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In the Spring of 2010 entrepreneur Chris Allen was seeking app developers for his bluetooth cooking thermometer project “iGrill.” I was working on Telephony Media at the time, a contract app-dev studio when Chris found me through a recommendation.
An iGrill in the wild. (iGrillInc.com)
Right from the get-go it was clear that the iGrill would be a neat project. We were to design and build the iPhone and iPad apps while other companies did the hardware. We went with a high end kitchen appliance aesthetic and Geoff did a beautiful job of it – it was his first app!
The first big challenge was to Continue reading →