Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Posted by Jophin Joy 17:03 1 comment
Apple has recently launched the iPhone 6s and 6S Plus in which they have introduced a new way to interact with your phone. They have named it the 3D Touch which is kind of confusing to many people because 3D here doesn’t actually mean you get to touch some holographic 3D object or something of that sort. Here 3D Touch is an innovation introduced into the touch screen interactive levels.
Apple has been introducing lots of new touch patterns and gestures in the recent times which includes the Force Touch in the Apple Smart Watch, on pressing firmly it brings up additional actions in various apps such as Alarm, SMS, etc. And Apple has also been added more accurate haptic feedback with new technologies. So we can say that 3D Touch is like an evolution to the Force Touch introduced on the Apple Smart Watch.
With the 3D Touch Apple offers three new innovative features on its new Smartphones:
> Pressure Sensitivity - This feature brings innovation into various apps mainly for Drawing and other creative apps which can take advantage of the pressure-sensing capabilities of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus display, for example to make lines thicker or give a brush a changing style.
> Peek and Pop - This is one very useful features which lets users preview all kinds of content and even act on it — without having to actually open it. Users can then just press a little harder which will Pop up the information.
> Quick Actions - This feature will prove to be really very useful for various users who love to see Quick Actions. This lets users do the things they do most often, faster and in fewer steps. Many of these actions can even be done with a single press, right from the Home screen.
So these features help users to reduce the number of touches or steps they have to perform in order to get some info. For example, if you receive a message from a friend which a time and date about some meeting you need not go back into apps select calendar and check if you got some appointment all you need to do is touch that data on the message with some extra pressure and your calendar app will pop up or if it’s a location the maps app will pop up showing you the location on it.
Capacitive sensors are built into the backlight of the iphone’s HD display which on each touch measures “microscopic changes” in finger pressure between the glass and the backlight. To improve the feedback for this they have also introduced a Taptic engine which gives the 3D Touch a more wonderful experience.
Capacitive sensors reading distance between the cover glass and backlight.
We can say 3D Touch is like an evolution to the Force Touch with much more features added onto it. To make it even simpler 3D Touch feature is more like an alternative to the Right-Click action that we perform on our PC. Initially people may find using this a bit difference but once we get used to this, it makes the interaction which phone much easier and faster. To know more about implementing it on iOS apps check out the Apple’s developer site for SDK and sample code.
Friday, 11 September 2015
Posted by Jophin Joy 20:02 No comments
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is one of the best iPhone models in the market as Apple continues to strive and provide better and upgraded technology with each new launch. Compared to its competitors like Samsung, Sony and Motorola, Apple tends to take its time before launching a new phone rather than launching tons of models every month. The strategy behind this move is that with every new launch, Apple has surely changed the playing field and come up with better features out doing its previous models making users all the more excited for the upgrade.
If you own an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus here are a few hacks that will help you get round the phone better for improved functionality and time saving efficiency:
While most other phone companies have launched larger phones and phablets well in the past, this is Apples first time venture with bigger screens. It understands that sometimes working with two hands can get difficult which is why it has the feature for you to have enhanced Reachability. You can double tap the Home button allowing you to move the screen closer to your thumb and work with one hand and once you’re done or have made your selection, the screen moves back to its original position. Now that’s smart!
The phone comes preinstalled with a medical app allowing you to make your Medical ID which can be accessible through the Emergency function that is accessable from the lock screen. You can create your medical ID and fill in important health details about yourself and you can customize what details you want should be accessable from the lock screen which can range from allergies, contact numbers to medications you want people to know. This is a great feature that makes sure important medical information is just a tap away. If you’re sold with these amazing tricks, buy yourself the new iPhone 6 using at great prices and enjoy the endless perks it brings you.
Take Sharper Videos
With an enhanced screen size, crystal clear display and stunning graphics, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also allow you to capture videos like never before. All you need to do is go in to settings and select the Camera and Photos Option. Now all you need to do is activate the “Record Video at 60 FPS” mode and you’re done. This will allow your phone to record 60 frames per second rather than 30 and you can now enjoy mesmerizing videos all a product of your new phone.
Slow Motion Videos
This is another commendable feature that allows you to capture videos in slow motion so that you can perfectly capture those blink and you miss moments such as the finishing of a race etc. and view it in slow motion. All you need to do is activate the camera and use the wheel below to select the option SLO-MO and select the FPS between 120 and 240 to get the best effects. These are some really amazing features that are offered on the new iPhone 6 and you can get one through at great prices and use these state of the art features and upgrades.
Siri has surely been one of Apples biggest assets and has been an instant hit. From telling the time, to setting your alarm to cracking jokes, Siri is a friend you carry around in your pocket. Siri sometimes has its limitations of mispronouncing local eating joints or friends’ names and now you can tell Siri how to properly pronounce a word once it mispronounces it. This will come as a great relief as you can easily ask Siri to dial numbers without Siri feeling befuddled.
Be sure to tweak and play around with your new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to get the best out of it and make sure to use these hacks for improved experience with your phone that will surely leave you enthralled!
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Posted by Jophin Joy 12:28 No comments
The game engines are the software which helps the user to create different video games and even allow them to export them on various platforms. There are various game engines available today on internet, which provide free version with limited features and complete version on purchase.
However some game engines do provide complete software. The main aim of the game engines is to help user in all the way possible to develop a new game by bringing their ideas to live. Some of the game engines are discussed below.
Construct2 redefines the making of game in a simple way. It is a HTML5 based game developer. It helps an individual to enter into the new world of game creation. Construct 2 makes creation of games easy by using drag-and-drop style. Thus allows beginners to start creating games without any prior knowledge on coding. It is mainly aimed for the people who want to make great games but have least interest in coding part. It allows users to make their new games and helps to bring their ideas to life in a quick and easy way.
Most interesting point is that a free version of Construct 2 is available without any restricted time period, but with a limited feature.
You can download Construct 2 here.
Example: Construct 2 also allows to develop games similar to Angry Birds and Cut the Rope which are physics games with many other kinds.
Programmers can use a special scripting language known as Game Maker Language(GML), along with the drag-and-drop features. This helps them to develop more advanced games that could not be possible to create just by using the drag and drop system. Thus every user can create their own special games in short period and can export to any platform.
You can download the GameMaker: Studio here.
For beginners, there are so many tutorials available on internet.
Stencyl is a game engine which is especially developed to create 2D games. It has special tools that helps users to drag-and-drop elements for game logic. One can easily make a game in stencyl just only little knowledge of programming. The best part of developing games at stencyl is that user don't need to write even a single line of code. It facilitates users with the drag and drop of code blocks which are just a click away to be used directly, to create amazing characters. Power users can even create their own code blocks to make advance games.
It is one of the best game engines which support cross-platform. Free version of the software is available with a limited features. Ready to use code blocks.
Unity is one of the best game engines ever. It is a powerful and flexible development platform for creating cross platform 3D and 2D games and with a high interactive experiences. It is specially for the users who aim to built the game on creating high end content and connecting to their most enthusiastic and cilents and players. This platform provides its customers with complete tutorials with ever-expanding library. Once you are done with the tutorials you're ready to realize your vision. It serves for more than 20 different platforms.
It has many advantages over other platforms such as,
- Automatically saves the sprite splicing time and even generates animations from multiple sprites.
- You can quickly convert your ideas into the animations with the new animations window.
- You can easily mix 2D and 3D with ease.
Author Bio : Charanya Palle, has completed her B.Tech in the field of Computer Science, and is now about to pursue her Masters Degree. She is fond of Slow Music, Game Development and various other things. She loves to learn new things through internet.
Saturday, 4 July 2015
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A few years back, when Apple unveiled the iPad for the First time, it was the Inception of a whole new Genre of Technology! People got a bit confused, though, as they had Smartphones, Laptops, Desktops, and various other Devices to fulfill their day to day needs!
Why Tablets, then?
That was the Big Question! To answer this, let's discuss the things one can do with the Tablets, or, the things, that can't be done by tablets! There's almost nothing that Tablets can't do, these days!
Friday, 19 June 2015
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Google has now rolled out a new app rating system on the playstore. The previous app rating system created lot of confusion for the users and it was also a complication for the developers to rate the content as per the rating standard of each location.
So, the company has now introduced a latest app rating system based on the age. Google has made it strict to implement this for all the applications and if any developers misses to implement this will lead to removal of their app from the playstore.
This was the mail we(developers) received from Google :
“Your compliance and participation with the new app ratings system is required under the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement. In the future, apps that aren’t rated using the new rating system may be removed from the Play Store.”
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
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ANDROID has created new resolution in the world of mobile OS, by making its first move in the year 2007. First android mobile platform was built on LINUX KERNEL. The very next year many new updates of android came into light which instantly improved the OS. Android holds about an 80 percent share of the worldwide smartphone market.
Android follows its own style in each major release, maintaining alphabetical order like:
Cupcake > Donut > Eclair > Froyo > Gingerberad > Honey comb > Ice cream Sandwich > Jelly bean > Kitkat > Lollipop!