Talks about how orientations can be detected and used in Android using Processing.
One of the main differences between an Android device and a multi-touch tabletop/wall is the prior can be physically moved easily, and with those built-in accelerometers and gyroscopes it is possible to measure the orientation of the device up to 100th-of-a-degree accuracy. This article talks about how to harness those measurements and make something fun.
Android provides two official ways to access those orientation measurements : getOrientation and getRotationMatrix. They use different…
A supplementary discussion of using multitouch in Android with Processing.
In a previous article I've provided a walkthrough in developing Processing applications in Android. This makes sense in a way that Android itself is Java based, so Processing works like adding a layer for you to easily create some GUI applications, without going through all the method implementations for a typical Android app, or learning another programming language.
When developing something for a portable device, several additional inputs are possible. E.g. multitouch, positional change…
A fool-proof (hopefully) guide to develop multitouch apps using Processing on Android.
There are plenty of resources out there about this topic, but I'd like to summarize what I did to make it all work so you don't have to open 8 pages from different websites =D.
Processing is a fun progamming language based on Java, and its greatest advantage is that it is extremely easy to program graphic-related applications. If you already have some experience in Java programming, and want to quickly prototype some GUI applications, Processing is a very versatle tool. In its simpliest…
This is a very interesting video made by Corning Incorporated, a company specializing glasses and ceramics. One of its famous products is the Gorilla Glass, which is used by some of the well-known LCD-TV producers like SONY, and smartphone producers like Samsung. In the video a typical day of a family is shown, featuring immense use of glasses with various capabilities: opacity-changable, scratch/heat/spill/smudge-resistant, bendable ...etc.