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LocoMatrix - Talk to Async Group

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Jun. 11, 2010
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LocoMatrix - Talk to Async Group

Editor's Notes

  1. Project with BU, iPhone / Android / HTML5 – geolocation + canvas
  2. Biologist – Musician – Synthesisers – Electronics – Microprocessors – Alarm Systems for the Elderly – Machine Code – Assembler – Forth – C – C++ - HTML – PHPLocomatrix
  3. Fat story, FP, GPS, Bluetooth, Nokia, Fruit Farmer, Treasure HuntiPhoneIntern, Richard Smith, HTML5, Canvas, Treasure Hunt
  4. BU, TSB, authoring system for mobile phone games for schools, indecision, Treasure Hunt on the go, Symbian plus, Product / Scratch / Curriculum
  5. Local schools - BOGfest – Alan Drew – hi-tech projects +GPS – something for the curriculum – visit to Lullingstone – Romans / archaeology / Timeteam / IT /
  6. Something that was like a real dig – needed to occupy class for a day - a number (3) games – like time team – stages – metal detect – geofizz – dig – plastic pipesDig – originally something more complex and like a video game with real people – owl / hare / mole etcCommittee too complicated – programmers too much to do
  7. Wanted 3D model of what building looks like - Sketch Up – make ruin and geofizz plan – led to results beamed to classroom and Flash game
  8. Treasure hunt – HTML5, iPhone user interface, geolocation, fwd, back, links to video, audio, Flash!?You too can play this – treasure.locomatrix.com
  9. Pipes / box / flash / animation
  10. Simple rubbing out of top layer – could lead to a whole class of games – pairs – 3D rub outCould have an application for real geofizz - students
  11. Made out of bits from the other 2 games – needed to be long for detection – what’s the blue bit for – telling children the truth
  12. In poor reception area – no connection to WiFi – Zoom boxMeans that each game (page) may take a while to startAnswer – only using AndroidSo build an Android appMore programs moving from computer to web – accounts, project managementMobile network will improve so long-term solution …
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