31 March 2013
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28 March 2013
A few years ago Scott Rossi created an impressive video of his work. Scott creates images with graphic design apps and then brings them to life with LiveCode. So when you see one of Scott's UIs working in the video it is all down to LiveCode.
The credits mention Runtime Revolution, it is the former name of LiveCode.
27 March 2013
"In 2001, I assisted a colleague who had only an idea. We set out to make a prototype of his idea for a touch-screen based kiosk for tracking printing plate materials. My friend had zero programming background, but was able to design his interface (from his idea) using an early version of LiveCode. Then we sat down and scripted the buttons and choices to make it functional."
Note: Some parts of the screenshot have been obscured on purpose to protect sensitive data.
26 March 2013
"The most interesting thing for me was that in that day of LiveCoding I decided that this really needed to be delivered as a mobile app. I had not used LiveCode for mobile development before so I thought this might be a really big ask. In fact, it was incredibly easy. So, right now, I have a working Android app that sits on my phone."
25 March 2013
When Andre Garzia was taking the “Computer Architecture 101” class of his Computer Science degree, he had to submit assignments in assembly language. The university used a tweaked assembly language interpreter that was x86 like. It was an educational interpreter made for D.O.S. It wouldn't run on his Macbook Pro.
So he decided to build his own assembly language interpreter with LiveCode. It needed to mimic the one used by the university and he decided to only implement the minimum code needed to run the examples from the course text book. In less than a day, Andre had the app running. It could execute assembly programs line by line which is a boon for learning.
24 March 2013
This is advanced calculator was created in LiveCode by a 16 year old boy student of Cyril Prusko at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. It has an on/off switch, paper tape and advanced features.
22 March 2013
Professor Rob Beynon, a Royal Society Industrial Fellow, who works at the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool regularly turns to LiveCode. He mostly uses it to hack small, local solutions to process large datasets. He also write useful tools for his research group including the very simple*, yet useful, Peptide Mapper in LiveCode. It uses some biological data to create an SVG visualisation.
* Very simple in his terms, nowhere near simple to me.
21 March 2013
Paul Knight, The apps provide a number of exercises which can be followed, including audio playback, saving for revision and random ordering, as well as a dictionary and articles illustrating some interesting aspect of Japanese life and culture.
20 March 2013
19 March 2013
Josep M Yepes used LiveCode to create an app which allows you complete control over customer relationship management and invoicing.
18 March 2013
17 March 2013
Alan Stenhouse of Scruff Monkey Software used LiveCode to create BeatSpeak, a multilingual talking metronome for iPhones and iPads.
A simple and elegant digital metronome. It lets you choose the number of beats per bar, adjust the tempo slider or tap along with your favorite song, then hit the big beat number to start or stop.
You can change the language (currently either English or Japanese) as well as the gender of the spoken voice.
15 March 2013
A student of Cyril Prusko at Eleanor Roosevelt High School wanted to easily access his favourite websites. He built this little app in LiveCode so that with a single click the website would be automatically opened in his browser.
14 March 2013
13 March 2013
Alan Stenhouse of Scruff Monkey Software built EV-Point, an electric vehicle recharge station finder, for iPads and iPhones with LiveCode.
EV-Point lets you find a place to recharge your electric vehicle. Your location will be indicated, simply select a target recharge station near you and get directions to it, both on the map and as text. You can also email the directions to someone else if required. Directions are automatically localised to your current phone language. Charging stations for Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and other countries are available.
12 March 2013
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10 March 2013
Save the bird was written by a 13 year old girl student of Cyril Prusko at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in LiveCode. It's a cute 3 level game to fly a bird to the finish, collecting cherries for points. You never die, you just get sent back to the start. It took her about 4 weeks. During that period, she also wrote a maze game, an educational game and a few other programs.
Another of Cyril's girl students wrote a spacecraft game. The objective of the game is to collect stars whilst avoiding moving objects. Her original game was a Dr Who game where you flew the Tardis through space. She changed it to a rocket.
09 March 2013
Paul Hibbert launched a commercial app he developed with LiveCode last year called Little Red Snapper. It was designed to help mobile phone web programmers work with screenshots. The app is available for Windows and Mac and has sold more than 1500 copies.
The main purpose of the app is to allow the user to take snapshots, edit and merge them together, all in a simple interface, but with some powerful commands, so avoiding the need for heavyweight image editing apps like Photoshop.
I'll let Paul add a bit of background. "I should also tell you that I am not a professional programmer, this is the first commercial app I've ever made, so I was amazed at it's success. My previous programming experience came from using Filemaker, HTML and playing around with Basic many years ago on a Spectrum."
08 March 2013
Mac Bennett used LiveCode to write "Latin Scansion Tools" for a disabled Latin student who has difficulty using a pen or pencil. It allows the user to place scansion symbols anywhere on the page, and outputs a pdf file to print or give to the teacher.
The poems can be easily imported into the app by simply pasting text or an image (jpg file).
07 March 2013
06 March 2013
Mathhias Rebbe developed a mobile product catalogue iOS app in LiveCode. It is gives the user access to product prices, features and availability. The information can also be sent by email directly from the app. To make it easy for users, they can simply scan International Article Number(EAN) barcodes with their phone to search for that product in the catalogue.
The user can also establish a phonecall or create an email from within the app to get in contact with sales, financial or technical staff.
05 March 2013
04 March 2013
03 March 2013
As many as ten different editors at Himalayan Academy Publications may need to read and write files of each of their books and international magazine. They use Adobe's Indesign for their graphical publications. They used to use Adobe's Version Cue but vendor support was going to cease. Soon they would be left with no version control system. I'll let Brahmanathaswami continue the story.
"I wanted to create a fool proof app that anyone with no training could use, which required virtually no maintenance, and which did not have all the unnecessary bells and whistles that our editors complained they never used and only made life complicated. Using LiveCode's ability to leverage the shell and its fabulous file management tools I created a lean revision control system that simply copies and renames files from the main server on our network to the local version control folders. In two years since we set this up we have never had a single file corruption or loss of data and the overhead in management is virtually zero. Livecode makes this possible."
02 March 2013
01 March 2013
The French inks manufacturer, Encre Dubuit, used LiveCode to develop an intelligent front-end to its ERP system for sales administration. It allows staff to easily enter customer orders and is linked in real time to the ERP. So for example, new orders are immediately reflected in the ERP system. The stock levels held in the ERP system are continuously available in the sales administration system.