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Locu Releases Real Time Local Data API to Power Restaurant and Small Business Search

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Many of the most beautiful, easy to use, and magical apps and products rely on third party databases to interpret and unlock the world around us. Locu, provider of the world’s largest real-time, small-business information database is announcing Locu Data API to allow developers to do this a more granular...
Locu Releases Real Time Local Data API to Power Restaurant and Small Business Search

Geek photography: Triangulate your iPhone photos with DMesh

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DMesh, created by Dofl Y. H. Yun, is a simple iPhone app that instantly turns your photos into artistic, triangulated images. Not unlike pxl, this app leads to some pretty wild results, turning a typical scene or portrait into an ultra-geeky shareable. As you can see below, this isn’t an effect...
Geek photography: Triangulate your iPhone photos with DMesh

A wallpaper app that wont put you to sleep: Deko for iOS lets you generate patterns on the fly

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Most wallpaper apps are as exciting as a new group photo-sharing network, and so we tend to avoid reviewing them unless they’re real standouts. Deko, just such an application, caught our eye this afternoon. With its generative patterns and unique interface, Deko, which was first highlighted by Creative Applications, deviates sharply from your standard wallpaper app,...
A wallpaper app that wont put you to sleep: Deko for iOS lets you generate patterns on the fly

Typode: An interactive, experimental font that's built with simple coordinates

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Surfaced by Creative Applications, Typode is an incredible experiment in typography which merges letterforms with interactivity. Creator Santiago Ortiz explains that Typode is a “simple font described with coordinates so it can be freely reshaped, distorted, or mapped. [He] created it to be used in certain information visualization contexts, in which text...
Typode: An interactive, experimental font that's built with simple coordinates

Van Gogh's Starry Night modded into beautiful interactive light and sound show (video)

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This is one of those little projects you wish you could just play with the second you've seen it. Greek Artist Petros Vrellis coded an interactive light and sound show into Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night -- that you can control with your fingers. With a swipe of a...
Van Gogh's Starry Night modded into beautiful interactive light and sound show (video)

DScan: A new slit-scan photography app for the iPhone

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Hidden behind the popularity of the latest puzzle game and to-do list app, there’s a rising number of artistic and experimental apps coming out on iOS. Although Apple has yet to provide an “artistic” or “experimental” category for such apps, awesome work, often created with openFrameworks, continues to appear. Following...
DScan: A new slit-scan photography app for the iPhone

Circadia is a devilishly tricky audiovisual puzzle game for iOS

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Circadia, created by IGF nominated game designer Kurt Bieg, is a devilishly tricky audiovisual iOS game for iPhone and iPad. What starts as one of the simplest games you’ll ever play ends up becoming a unique “ear bending” experience, with puzzles meticulously designed to challenge your senses. As Bieg explains, the premise of...
Circadia is a devilishly tricky audiovisual puzzle game for iOS

Google selects Glass Explorers, will send invites to winners over the next few days

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What would you do if you had Glass? Google asked you to share your plans last month, offering up 8,000 coveted reservations in the search giant's "Explorers" program. Now, the company has finally selected the winners, and plans to send out order invitations "over the next few days." Sadly,...
Google selects Glass Explorers, will send invites to winners over the next few days

Memory Matters

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Being a study of trade-offs in the design of mobile devices, with a view to avoiding dystopias and promoting creativity. The current tempest-in-a-teapot about background apps (Androids do, Apples don’t) is instructive. Robert Love’s Why the iPad and iPhone don’t Support Multitasking is useful in explaining why this is...
Memory Matters

Wave Trip: A musical iOS game inspired by traditional MIDI sequencers

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Wave Trip, built by Scottish creative studio Lucky Frame, is an experimental game that combines Whale Trail and Tiny Wings-like gameplay with highly catchy, generative music. As the Creative Applications blog points out, the game hails from the same talent that brought us Pugs Luv Beats, which we called “one of the weirdest iOS games we’ve ever encountered.”...
Wave Trip: A musical iOS game inspired by traditional MIDI sequencers

Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary

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Though not quite a replacement for Mountain View's ill-fated dictionary, this 1,240 page tome contains the first Google image search result for each word in a run-of-the-mill dictionary. With a PHP script, London-based artists Felix Heyes and Ben West scraped the image from each search and compiled an alphabetically...
Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary

This music box concept for the iPad is as wild as it is beautiful

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Like iORGEL, the impressively realistic music box app for the iPad, Little Boxes is bringing a classic pastime into the modern world by way of the tablet. The difference here, however, is that Little Boxes’ concept of a music box keeps the physical mechanism in hand. Featuring an actual wooden...
This music box concept for the iPad is as wild as it is beautiful

Amazing video drawing experiments by “Kynd” use openFrameworks to create art

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Though the “art world” can sometimes be an exclusive, snobby mess, at its best it is all about real creativity, talent and humanity. That, met with the passions of a geek, leads to amazing things. We’ve given attention in the past to programmers and designers experimenting with code as art, and the...
Amazing video drawing experiments by “Kynd” use openFrameworks to create art

Video: Microsoft Kinect powers augmented-reality magic show

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Maybe Microsoft Kinect could replace Microsoft PowerPoint someday? That was my first thought while watching this TED presentation by high-tech magician Marco Tempest, known for his iPhone and iPod magic tricks. It has been fascinating to see all the unexpected applications for Kinect springing up as Microsoft’s sensor technology expands from...
Video: Microsoft Kinect powers augmented-reality magic show
Concept Art Dictionary Gives A Word’s First Google Image Result Instead Of A Definition

Adobe Creative Cloud, subscription editions, go on sale

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Adobe's complete slate of creative applications is now on sale for download, in boxes, via subscription, and in the cloud....
Adobe Creative Cloud, subscription editions, go on sale

This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary

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Created by artists Felix Heyes and Ben West, Google – “a 1240 page behemoth of JPGs, GIFs and PNGs in alphabetical order,” as described by Creative Applications, is the kind of book that every geek should have on his or her coffee table. It’s a compilation of every single Google Image result for...
This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary

Autodesk CEO explains why he decided to buy social video startup Socialcam

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Autodesk’s unlikely $60 million acquisition of mobile video startup Socialcam raised some eyebrows for its unexpected mix, but the move is a complementary one that the software maker is making to capitalise on the potential of video as a communications medium, CEO Carl Bass says. Speaking to Bloomberg’s Emily Chang,...
Autodesk CEO explains why he decided to buy social video startup Socialcam
Washington Post Launches Its First Real-Time Ad Campaign

“Feel Me” is an app concept that brings warmth to the ways we communicate

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The way modern technology connects society is quite amazing. It bridges gaps across the entire globe, enabling family, friends and lovers to stay closer together than ever before, no matter how far away they actually are. But while the Internet and mobile devices may be making the world smaller, tech-driven...
“Feel Me” is an app concept that brings warmth to the ways we communicate

Tired of vintage photo effects? Turn your pictures into abstract works of pixelated art instead

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As much as I love vintage photo filters and film-styled effects, there’s only so many ways to make a photograph look nostalgic, and that’s why I love it when developers push themselves to break the mold. But given the massive success of photo effect apps and the giant that is Instagram (which...
Tired of vintage photo effects? Turn your pictures into abstract works of pixelated art instead

Edding 850 is a free modular font built by the famous Büro Destruct design studio

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Büro Destruct is an internationally acclaimed design studio based out of Switzerland. The team, very well-known for its type design, has just recently crafted a typeface based on Edding 850, the boldest marker from Edding (the German equivalent to the ubiquitous Sharpie). As Creative Applications describes, Büro Destruct’s ”team started scribbling and doodling straight...
Edding 850 is a free modular font built by the famous Büro Destruct design studio

If you like programming and fine art, you will love Raven Kwok's work made with Processing

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The recent work of Chinese artist and programmer Raven Kwok is an exceptional example of code as art, where complex mathematics are leveraged to create something surprisingly beautiful. These pieces, surfaced by Processing‘s own exhibition curator Creative Applications Network, are embedded below and showcase the growing field of creative coding,...
If you like programming and fine art, you will love Raven Kwok's work made with Processing

Edit App is a visual reader for browsing news & publishing stories right to your blog

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We’re a huge fan of developers that cross boundaries and break the mold, which is exactly why TNW covers so many experimental apps. The community behind openFrameworks is one such example, and its innovative creation brings together art, design and technology. openFrameworks’s own curator, the Creative Applications Network, premieres much of the best work happening...
Edit App is a visual reader for browsing news & publishing stories right to your blog

Visua Musio: A lovely iPad app that lets kids make experimental songs with shapes

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Visua Musio is a new iPad app, surfaced by Creative Applications Network, which lets you make “visual music animations” by adding shapes to an empty canvas. That canvas becomes your song. Following along quite nicely with a few of the other experimental music apps TNW has covered in the past...
Visua Musio: A lovely iPad app that lets kids make experimental songs with shapes
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