28 September 2013
This electronic version of the training course "Power to Arrest" from the Department of Consumer Affairs of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services of the State of California was created using LiveCode by Alejandro Tejada Capellan for Franco Security Consulting Group.
24 August 2013
set up a small language learning centre for adults more than 20 years ago. At that time, he looked for activities on computer to help students and didn't find much. So he started computing to create the kind of apps of which he dreamt. He started with HyperCard, continued with SuperCard and for several years used LiveCode.
08 July 2013
05 July 2013
Pascal Lehner wrote an App to convert MediaWiki XML to HTML. It translates the XML exported from MediaWiki to single externally available HTML pages. These HTML pages can then be easily displayed on a website.
Pascal modestly told me "Even though I am a new developer, it took me just a few days to write and debug it."
Note: Whilst the UI is in German, the code is commented in English.
26 June 2013
Adam Hyde is a volunteer member of Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM-SAR), a non-profit organisation providing marine search and rescue off the coasts of British Columbia, Canada. He had the idea for an App that would help distressed amateur sailors to know what to do in most emergency situations. He didn't have any programming experience and couldn't afford to get somebody else to write the App.
He couldn't realise his dream until he came across LiveCode. I'll let Adam tell the rest of the story:
"The App was approved first time by Apple thanks to LiveCode. Even more amazing was that I essentially had a working first version in less than two months, working part-time with no prior programming experience. I spent the next three months dealing with legal and content issues which held up the release. During that time I just kept improving things."
"We truly believe that our App will help save lives. All the information is there for a distressed boater to know what to do in most emergency situations and have that information right on the phone they have in their pocket."
Take a look at Adam's App.
02 June 2013
Dave Probert wrote a complete iPad game (from idea to App store submission) in just a week using Livecode. The actual approval process took longer than the time it took to write the code!
The game is HexThello - a 2 player boardgame based on the 'Reversi/Othello' type of rules, but using a hexagonal grid instead of the usual squares. This gives it an added extra two directions of action and requires a little more thought during play. The game has three modes: two player, one player, and even no player - the program plays itself.
Dave explained "LiveCode provides a medium that was quick to produce a prototype of the game, and then to enhance and develop the final working product in just a few days. The cleaning up and testing was another couple of days. For the most part it was quite a painless process. For anyone out there who is looking at creating a 2D game and wants a lot of control over the precise action, then Livecode is a good solution."
It's in the AppStore.
17 May 2013
24 April 2013
23 April 2013
Peter M Brigham, a psychiatrist, used LiveCode to reduce the time he spent entering data into a web-based system and, as a result, spend more time concentrating on his patients.
I'll let Peter tell his story. "Our group practice recently had to change to an electronic medical record and I had to stop using the LiveCode-based practice management tool I had been developing and using for 20 years. The new software is web-based, and extremely cumbersome and frustrating. I put together a little utility to facilitate writing notes that is being used especially by the other psychiatrists and prescribers in the practice. It allows storage and easy access to snippets of text, and provides a shortcut for writing certain prescriptions. It took me under 2 hours in LiveCode to get the basic functionality written, and then another few hours to clean up the interface, handle details like text fonts and opening and closing routines, and write a help text. It then took 5 minutes to turn it into a standalone for Windows and post it for others to use. I had it done before the end of the first week the new software was rolled out."
21 April 2013
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17 April 2013
Scott McDonald developed the LiveCode Super Site to simplify finding the latest questions and answers about LiveCode. He was able to quickly write a simple "screen scraping" stack on his Windows 7 laptop that gets information from the web from Stack Overflow, Use-LiveCode mailing list and the RunRev Forums. He then turned it into a standalone application, built for OS X, and runs it on his Mac Mini media server. After processing the data every hour (which is straightforward with the string processing capabilities built into LiveCode), his app uploads the refreshed html pages via ftp to the server hosting the site. Scott enters the blog entries by hand, but said "if the number of LiveCode related blogs increases I will automate that part too!"
16 April 2013
Devin Asay used LiveCode to build his first iOS app. Drawing on his academic background in Russian, Devon created a Cyrillic alphabet tutor for iPad. It includes letter cards for each letter, knowledge checks and games to help the user test visual recognition of the letters.
15 April 2013
Jan Schenkel developed IconBadger using LiveCode is an in-house utility for his colleague user experience designers. The company had purchased a large set of icons, but they were still missing some for their flagship application. Thanks to Jan's tool, they can now quickly create additional icons by combining database 'table' icons and function 'badge' symbols.
14 April 2013
Roger Quay developed It is an accurate visual simulation of the synchronicity problem that exists when intelligent civilisations try to detect one another. Roger donated his app to the SETI Institute so that all proceeds go to them.
13 April 2013
11 April 2013
Roger Eller uses LiveCode and Charts Engine* to produce production graphs such as this directly from a database:
* Charts Engine is a LiveCode Library from Björnke von Gierke. It is currently available from the RunRev Marketplace.
10 April 2013
09 April 2013
08 April 2013
Roger Eller used LiveCode to develop this app which to manage images via an SQL database for a large print company.
Some areas of the screen shot have been obscured to maintain privacy.
07 April 2013
06 April 2013
03 April 2013
02 April 2013
This Much! is interactive visual analogue scale software developed by Phil Jimmieson in LiveCode for iPads. Invaluable for paediatric nurses, child therapists, school counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists, it generates both quantitative data and qualitative information, using a combination of graphics, text, symbols and images (including photographs). It can be very quickly adapted to explore and quantify almost any symptom or facet of experience.
It allows children and adults with intellectual disabilities to generate and manipulate graphic representation on a scale customised to his or her particular needs. Ratings can be made using figures representing people, any digital image or any text label. The scale can be easily adapted and enhanced with icons to aid understanding.
Andre Garcia used LiveCode to build a tiny web server. It serves both static files and LiveCode CGIs. It isn't meant to replace a full-blown web server but has proved useful for many specific tasks like issuing serial numbers via email and monitoring the status of remote computers.
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.