Archive for November, 2011

This week has been a BIG week for Interface for 2 very exciting reasons.

1. It’s our 2nd birthday!

2. We’ve got two awesome new guys on our team, say hello to David and Jay!

David is our new Lead Artist and Animator.

Favorite ice-cream flavor? Raspberry Ripple.

David does work as a VJ (visual jockey) in his spare time and has done work for big European festivals like the Burning Man and had his animation featured in Edinburgh Film Festival. Pretty snazzy.

Jay is our new Developer.

Favorite ice-cream flavor? Mint choc-chip.

Jay has been very busy. He just returned from 4 months traveling around Scandinavia and the Arctic in a camper-van with his fiancee Jess. On his travels he had a close call with a killer whale and his fishing rod, luckily the whale was not injured during the incident. Jay, however, was left a little shell-shocked. And last week he and Jess got married. Busy times.

And what are they looking forward to with Interface3? David is looking forward to having the responsibility and freedom to be creative and be involved in a variety of projects. Jay is looking forward to being part of a team which is involved in producing fun and innovative software.

Both of them are proud to have doubled the number of staff in the office and are excited to use the coffee machine.

In other news…

Check out this badass 82-inch multi-touch display that Gizmodo featured at their gallery, it is MASSIVE.
http://gizmodo.com/5860485/wolf-blitzer-would-envy-the-82+inch-multi+touch-display-at-giz-gallery

And check out Tesco’s new augmented reality shopping experience. Before you buy something it allows you to ‘hold’ it, move it about and check if it is what you’re looking for. Take a look…
http://mashable.com/2011/11/16/augmented-reality-catalog/?utm_source=pulsenews&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

At the discounted price of 69p this app too good to miss.

If you are a coach, or if you love sport, or if you just want to be Gary Lineker, then you need this app.

Basically it allows you to draw on the screen shots of videos you have taken with your iPhone.

So instead of saying to your team, “you should have run from there, to there and around him, passed the ball to him, ran there and then…..”

You can just SHOW them.

So simple.

Get it at; http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coach-assist-videodraw/id478361977?ls=1&mt=8

Also in our weekly round-up of the techno world we came across this interesting little number;

http://io9.com/5857750/why-everybodys-wrong-about-the-future-of-user-interfaces

I’m not sure I could cope in a world without Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja…

Technology is changing both how we work and play.

Technology is moving a breakneck speed, look at this for some ideas about what Microsoft reckon the next steps could be,
http://gizmodo.com/5855388/microsoft-thinks-kinect-will-create-a-minority-report-future

So you all know that here at Interface3 we love playing games and we think this one is pretty snazzy, apparently this game for the iPad involves using game pieces that “conducts the energy from your fingers to the iPad’s display”. Nice. Check it out.
http://gizmodo.com/5855990/ipawn-interactive-pieces-bring-ipad-board-games-to-life/gallery/2