Archive for the 'iPad' Category
Citi Snow Globe was developed and produced for Publicis Kaplan Thaler who approached rehabstudio with the concept. The Citi Snow Globe allows you to create a unique video of you and your friends frozen in time inside a life-size snow globe at Bryant Park in New York City. 16 images and video are all shot simultaneously to create your frozen moment.
Instead of renting a camera rig, rehabstudio decided to build it themselves, using standard consumer hardware – 16 touch cameras, 2 tablet computers, a router and a laptop computer. They created a suite of custom iOS apps, synchronized to control the experience which enabled the cameras to be controlled remotely across a WiFi network. The software provides full control over the shot, providing the operator with full control over white balance, exposure and focus.
After the shots are taken the images are transmitted to a local server to compile and render the video sequence, encode it to MP4, and deliver a link to the web based, shareable video to the recipient via email.
Aarra Agency: rehabstudio
Agency: Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Production partner: TNC Productions
Uncorked was proud to be tasked with the design and development of this ground breaking App. Trapit connects you with articles on topics that you care about. Born from DARPA-funded research at SRI and a sibling to Apple’s SIRI assistant tech, Trapit’s machine learning bypasses the web’s SEO-driven priority by harnessing peoples’ behavior to hone discovery of articles that match the user’s passions.
Check it out at here.
Aarra Agency: Uncorked Studios
The Smithsonian Channel is dedicated to television that explores the history of our planet, life and culture. Potion took this vision to the iPad by introducing a brand new way to watch, find and explore this great content. Users can also find stories based on their interests, create their own channel and then sit back and enjoy hours of video. Here, curiosity is rewarded and discovery is at your fingertips.
Aarra Agency: Potion
Client: The Smithsonian Channel
As part of a new feature from Aarra, our companies will offer their unique perspectives and opinions on emerging trends, technology and challenges that we in the industry are facing every month. For our June edition, Uncorked Studios gives their take on mobile strategy, designing for context and some advice on when to choose native application development versus mobile web. Read on for an in-depth analysis from Marcelino Alvarez (@mrlnmarce), founder and EP of Uncorked.
This iPad app was the result of a great partnership between the C&T and Mashable teams. C&T worked in tight collaboration to produce one of the very best content experiences on tablets to date. The app fully leverages the functionality of the device and beautifully showcases the site’s amazing content.
Aarra Agency: Code & Theory
Getting a chance to redesign their very own Webby award winning site for Smokey Bones was a task near and dear to WLS’ heart. The old site had all of the bells and whistles from the time period it was made in – full of Flash, easter eggs, VFX/motion and green screened videos – it set a new standard for restaurant websites.
The times have certainly changed, so for the new version of the site, WLS was still able to celebrate Smokey Bones’ signature style and humor, but this time under a lean and mean HTML5 and mobile optimized build. With its easy navigation, great content and a platform agnostic experience, WLS once again sets the bar for how restaurant websites should function.
- HTML/CSS (HTML5)
- Full CMS driven for both website and mobile
- Animated GIFs (Cinemagraphs)
- Platform agnostic
Check out the site at: www.smokeybones.com
The Formers is a ground breaking new channel created for Google Ideas, exploring the complex issues around terrorism and violent extremism. The Formers campaign is designed to provoke a global conversation about the causes and nature of radicalism. By bringing together an eclectic mix of ex-radicals, victims and counter-terrorism specialists, the mission is to turn a complex social issue into a positive global movement.
It’s the first YouTube channel to be accessible in full for tablet users including the iPad. Rehab’s team successfully converted all of the layered animation transitions and navigation to re-create the channel experience in full.
View the channel here: http://www.youtube.com/formers
Aarra Agency: rehabstudio
Ad Agency: Google Ideas
Potion has designed and produced a new premium iPad app for the New York Public Library (NYPL). It’s called Biblion, and it promises to revolutionize magazine apps.
According to the loads of lustrous press it’s received (articles in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Gigaom and Editors Weblog, to name a few), setting a new standard for magazine apps is just the beginning. Biblion is being heralded as a new way to translate experiences, or even web content, to the iPad — an app of the future.
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There’s no higher a compliment an ad agency can give a shop than to ask them to create their agency site. After a handful of successful projects, Welikesmall was honored to be given such a task by our friends at Pereira & O’Dell.
The site had to be slick, smart and full of personality: just like Pereira & O’Dell. The site is a marriage of brand new tech – most notably with an HTML5/mobile/iPad optimized front end powered by a great CMS – and some low end tech by the way of loads of easter eggs and animated GIFs.
Driftlab is good at building things, and now their kids will be, too. The award-winning digital shop has announced its first homegrown iPad app, Blöki, a realistic block-building application for children.
Already featured on Ansca Mobile and theiPhoneMom.com, the latest version of Blöki comes with beautiful, realistically textured wooden blocks. There’s no time limit, no points, and no leader board, but your child can:
- Build with blocks in both landscape and portrait mode
- Save your child’s creations directly to your iPad gallery
- Turn off “gravity-play” for an even more creative canvas for your kids
Upcoming releases will feature more block styles and textures, as well as alternate backgrounds and the ability to post your child’s creations to Facebook. Driftlab touts the app not as substitute for the real thing, but as a great way to keep kids engaged and occupied when out and about.
“In the physical world there are many wonderful creative toys for kids,” says Driftlab, “however we’ve noticed that digitally there are very few for young children. It is our goal to bring some of these simple building tools to the digital realm. This is essentially how Blöki was born.”
See for yourself how Blöki stacks up here.
Aarra Agency : Driftlab