Limitations of mobile devices

September 12th, 2012

I have been busy designing a new application for Glassomium. I’m not sure of how I’m going to call it, but it’s going to work as follow: A user places his/her phone on the table. The table recognizes the phone, confirms the identity of the person. A menu pops out, providing the user with the ability to pull out pictures, videos, contact information and a business card. The menu responds to movements of the phone on the table. Other users […]

Glassomium, it’s official!

May 23rd, 2012

I have finally settled on a name for the table top surface window manager that I’ve been working on. It’s Glassomium, a combination of the words glass and Chromium (the open source version of Google Chrome). I’m surprised that I was able to pull out a nice logo out of my rudimentary design skills too! https://www.glassomium.org

Envisioning an open source multi touch table top surface window manager

May 10th, 2012

Lately there’s been some some excitement about the new Samsung SUR40 table which ships with the latest version of Microsoft Surface. Cool piece of hardware indeed, if I could afford it I would put it into my wish list. Another device, another SDK, another user experience. Am I the only person who is getting sick of porting applications for different platforms? For the past 5 years the “apps” world has taken over. We have created sophisticated games and applications for […]

Sublime Text 2 – If you haven’t tried it yet you’re missing out

January 5th, 2012

I’ve always been fairly satisfied with Programmer’s Notepad and PSPad for most of my simple projects with Ruby, Python or HTML. A few days ago browsing my G+ feeds I found Sublime Text 2. At the time of writing it’s still in beta and you can try it out for free, but the author does ask you to pay a small license fee for prolonged and constant use. Here are a few features that I think make this editor worth […]