Get Lippy!: iPhone Application

Get Lippy! is a fun entertainment Application that I built for the iPhone earlier this year (2009).

This silly iPhone App automatically records when users talk into the microphone. Then it trims the sound input and plays back the speech either like a Chipmonk or Barry White: the App enables you to control the pitch adjustment.

You can choose pictures from your iPhone library or take your own on the fly and then select from 4 comic talking mouths that you can resize/reposition to overlay your photos. When the app plays back a recording it animates the lips fast or slow depending on the pitch as it detects audio levels.

New functionality in version 1.1 includes the ability for users to submit their animated recordings to the Get Lippy Gallery and send them to their mates.

www.getlippy.net

Download Get Lippy! from the App Store

Update (4th October 09): Recently I was chosen as one of the 3 minute wonders to speak at Flash on the Beach ’09 conference. My presentation was about the iPhone Development Workflow from a Flash Developer’s perspective. You can see the video and a few more details here.

Scoop RSS Feed Reader: AIR Application

Scoop is a Google Reader AIR Application with offline/online Google Reader synchronization built in. It keeps track of multiple Google Reader accounts simultaneously.

Scoop is an AIR Application I developed with Adobe Flex Builder.

For anyone not familiar with RSS Feed Reader’s in summary they allow you to subscribe to multiple RSS news/blog feeds which you’ll find on tonnes and tonnes of websites and blogs in cyberspace. So, every time one of these websites posts a new story on their site the story or summary gets added to their site/page RSS feed – text, images and other media can also come through the feed.

You’ll see links to these RSS feeds on almost all the blog front pages out there and also on many information sites, whatever your interest – News sites, Sports sites, Celebrity Gossip sites etc etc

There’s a great browser based application called Google Reader which enables any google account holder (if you don’t have one already sign up for free here) to easily add any RSS feed to their Google Reader account and keeps track of all your subscribed feeds enabling you to quickly scan the latest scoops of your favorite sites every time you log into Google Reader.

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1,500 installs of Scoop in first 5 days!

My first freeware application – Scoop – got added to the Adobe AIR Marketplace 5 days ago. I just checked the latest download/install figures from Adobe and there have been almost 1,500 installations of the software made since it got launched on the Adobe site just 5 days ago!

I’ve had a tonne of feedback for this Google Reader online/offline desktop app in the last week – some good and some constructive but what certainly seems clear is that a lot of people see the benefits of using an app like this that can make offline google reading / tagging/ starring  possible 🙂

I’m planning to implement a whole bunch of requested features over the next few weeks/months depending on how much free time I get 🙂

Scoop Beta (v0.25) just launched

Have been pretty busy with work recently and haven’t had much spare time to work on my latest personal project but the first public beta of Scoop is finally here.

Scoop is an RSS Feed Reader Adobe Air Application with offline/online Google Reader syncronization built in. It keeps track of multiple Google Reader accounts simultaneously. Read, tag and star your scoops/posts on the train or wherever you like and Scoop will syncronize your changes with Google when you’re back online.

Current features included in this first Beta:

  • Offline mode – all new posts/feeds get stored locally + offline changes you make get syncronized with Google when you’re back online
  • Instant notifications of new scoops/posts from your favorite blogs and websites.
  • Popular Google Read keyboard short cuts like J/K for moving forwards and backwards through your reading lists.
  • Auto-update feature – the application will alert you when a new version of Scoop becomes available.

Scoop – a new Feed RSS Reader for Mac, Windows and Linux – synchronizes with Google Reader

Scoop is a new piece of software I’ve been developing in my spare time with Adobe Flex Builder and AIR. It’s really starting to take shape and I’m hoping to be in a position to release the first beta version within the next couple of weeks.

For anyone not familiar with RSS Feed Reader’s in summary they allow you to subscribe to multiple RSS news/blog feeds which you’ll find on tonnes and tonnes of websites and blogs in cyberspace. So, every time one of these websites posts a new story on their site the story or summary gets added to their site/page RSS feed – text, images and other media can also come through the feed.

You’ll see links to these RSS feeds on almost all the blog front pages out there and also on many information sites, whatever your interest – News sites, Sports sites, Celebrity Gossip sites etc etc

There’s a great browser based application called Google Reader which enables any google account holder (if you don’t have one already sign up for free here) to easily add any RSS feed to their Google Reader account and keeps track of all your subscribed feeds enabling you to quickly scan the latest scoops of your favorite sites every time you log into Google Reader.

Scoop will enable users with or without Google Reader accounts to keep track of their favorite sites directly from the Desktop. It will also synchronize with your Google Reader account so any story you read in Scoop will update Google Reader’s read items, any feed you add or remove will also update with Google and vice verse.

But there are added benefits to Scoop that a web browser can’t offer, here are just a few:

  • Scoop will offer alerts so that you never miss a breaking story
  • Scoop will cache all the stories it downloads enabling you to read them on the train when you don’t have an internet connection plus will will auto update google the next time you do connect to the net
  • Scoop is super quick – no waiting around for stories to download (it’s already cached them locally!)
  • Scoop enables you to enter multiple profiles/settings. This means that it can synchronize with multiple Google accounts (optional). I think this provides a great way to segregate different main interests. Ie, I’ve got an account which keeps track of my favorite Flash/Flex blogs but I’ve also set another one up to keep track of my favorite news feeds. The Alerts feature of Scoop is going to enable you to set the alert frequency and colour code different Scoop profiles so that you can quickly register the type of new Scoop update.

Anyway, here are a couple of screen grabs of the current development version which is not quite ready for public download but will be very soon – why not subscibe to this blog feed or the Scoop specific blog I’ve set up so you’ll know as soon as it does go public?

Scoop Profile settings window - enables users to add multiple rss reader accounts

Scoop Profile settings window - enables users to add multiple rss reader accounts

Scoop quickly syncronizes with my Google Reader account

Scoop quickly syncronizes with my Google Reader account

As soon as I select a feed from the tree list the stories associated with that feed are loaded into the reading panel

As soon as I select a feed from the tree list the stories associated with that feed are loaded into the reading panel

BTW – I’m no designer – so if there are any good designers our there interested in contributing to this project and designing a cool Flex skin for the application I’d love to hear from you!