Open House Melbourne 2013

Open House Melbourne is a not-for-profit association that runs annual events providing the public a free and rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city.

As part of a sponsorship for Open House Melbourne 2013, distriqt developed an iPhone and Android mobile app to support the event.

As we are partly based in Melbourne, this was a great opportunity to show our support and love for the city, and help give this great not-for-profit event a new way to reach over 100,000 of the public who will attend this year.

The app features a full list of over 100 buildings which are open for tours, an interactive map, a personal itinerary plus social integration with Twitter and Instagram and more.

We'd like to thank Cornwell (http://cornwell.com.au) for the visual design, and efront (http://efront.com.au) for their support.

If you're in Melbourne on July 27-28, grab the app or a printed program and check out some of the great buildings and architecture in Melbourne.

Visit the OHM 2013 Website

You can also find the Android version on the Google Play Store

Roadtrip Forever

This project is a personalised online video experience developed in conjunction with RunPixelRun and SCA for the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Roadtrip Forever, is a personalised experience for you and your best friend where nothing is off limits. Take supplies, take friends and take the trip www.roadtripforever.com You won't regret it.

The application integrates with Facebook to pull information and images about the users friends to make the video experience highly personalised. The user will see photos and names of their friends throughout the video making the experience feel like it was actually the user "taking the road trip".
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Best Children’s AIMIA Winner // ABC For Kids Portal

AIMIA Winner

Not sure how we missed this one, but a site we were involved with last year won an AIMIA for Best Children's, at the 18th AIMIA Awards earlier this year.

We developed several flash components for the site, including a player that would load games and media from the back catalogue of ABC developed games, audio and video and a series of games based around the "Giggle and Hoot" TV program. There's some more information on the components in a blog post that we posted earlier.

We've been so busy this year that this prestigious award must have slipped through but we were very happy to work with the ABC for Kids team and congratulate them on putting a great site together!

See the announcement here.

The AIMIA Awards are the peak Awards for the Interactive Media and Digital Content sectors in Australia, and year after year continue to deliver a strong and innovative showcase of award winning Australian digital content creations. Over 500 industry leaders, international and national interactive media celebrities, as well as federal and state ministers attend the ceremony.

HEARTweb Sync Application

Last year we developed an application for the University of Melbourne, Ultrasound Education Group, Heartweb. The application is a file browsing, support and synchronisation utility for students enrolled in the Ultrasound Education Group's courses.

The group had a large amount of course material that traditionally was distributed on media (such as DVDs) to the students. The material was all being protected via Livecycle PDF security policy but they requested a simpler method of distributing and updating the materials.
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Schools Disaster Mapper

The Disaster Mapper - An interactive Resource for Schools is a project for the Attorney-General's Department, Australian Emergency Management Institute. The aim of the project was to provide an educational resource aimed at school students for investigating Australian natural disasters throughout history.

It was developed in 2009 but has just been released to the public.


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Holden “Barina Beats” Game

Holden's latest promotion for their Barina includes a game that we developed for ThinkNimble and McCann Melbourne.

The game is a Guitar Hero style game, where icons move along the road and the player has to hit the matching key as the icon moves over the hit area.

"The aim of the game is to beat the street and score as many points possible by hitting colourful icons as they race down the street! There are eight stages that get more challenging as you play. The prize? Whoever has the highest eligible score at the end of the competition period will win an all-new Holden Barina."


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Marija Ivkovic Portfolio Application

We've been so busy over the last few months that we haven't had a chance to update any information on what we've been doing.

So here's the first in a series of updates.

One of our clients Marija Ivkovic, an amazing photographer, whose site I did a while ago. In order to show to power of Flash we decided to turn her site into a mobile application, by taking the exact same code base from the site and applying a few small tweaks.

The end result was actually quite surprising for a direct port of a website. We obviously added some touch and swipe based interactions, removed the "mouse over" interactions and added in a nifty little database cache process to cache images for offline access, but overall the code base remained relatively unchanged.

We were very excited to be able to supply this as an option for development. Creating an interactive web and mobile application has never been easier or more powerful.

It's available for free for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in the App Store.

Available on the App Store