iPhone 5 Optimization Requirement

All applications as of the 1st of May must now support the iPhone 5 resolution.

iPhone 5 Optimization Requirement - Your binary is not optimized for iPhone 5. As of May 1, all new iPhone apps and app updates submitted must support the 4-inch display on iPhone 5. All apps must include a launch image of the appropriate size. Learn more about iPhone 5 support by reviewing the iOS Human Interface Guidelines.

There is a little trick to get your AIR application to use the new resolution, you need to include a new Default image, otherwise you're application will always appear in the iPhone 4's resolution.

This new image must have the following:

  • Named: Default-568h@2x.png
  • Resolution 640w x 1136h

And make sure you package it with your application.

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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DisasterMapper wins the Knowledge Innovation Award (2012)

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DisasterMapper, an interactive resource for schools, has received the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC)/Motorola Knowledge Innovation Award for 2012.
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Native Extension Tip // ld: framework not found …

Continuing our series of help tips with using ANE's a very common error you'll come across is the one shown below, a linker error:

ld: framework not found ...
Compilation failed while executing : ld64

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ABC Black Saturday

Developed for the ABC Innovation department, we developed this interactive website after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria.

The project received a fantastic response, and won two AIMIA awards in both categories it was nominated for, including:
Best Online Video
Best Classifieds, News, Media or Reference

From the press release:
"It pulls together hundreds of pieces of media – professionally produced media, official documents and records and the best user generated content – to provide a stunning insight into the fires and the people who lived through them. An interactive map and timeline allow you to explore the events through time and location, and a series of dramatic video portraits provide a moving insight into the personal experiences of some survivors."

ABC Black Saturday Interactive

This project was a great experience, and distriqt's first major project. We are incredibly happy with the end product. The site pulls together a heap of media data such as video, audio, imagery and news content from a multitude of sources and combines it into a great interactive experience. The Google Maps API also provided us with a really interesting way of exploring the data visually based on the time and location of every media item and story.

Thanks to:
Priscilla Davies - Producer
Bec Smith & Sarah Fawcett - Designers

The website is still up and running, however due to the transient nature of the internets, some of the content is no longer available.

Black Saturday Interactive

Lachlan Moore Photography

We created this interactive portfolio site for Lachlan Moore, an incredible photographer.

We've recently updated Lachlan's site with some new features, including an introduction slideshow, and integration with RoyaleCMS. The CMS is a powerful, rebrandable CMS for any XML driven website or web application. It's a Flash/PHP based CMS and provides a very simple and clean interface especially good for gallery and image based websites.

Previously this site integrated with a Drupal backend, but we found that ordering images in a Drupal gallery was overly complex and was becoming an issue for image management for this site. Hence we decided to try RoyaleCMS.

We definitely recommend RoyaleCMS if you're looking for a simple backend to manage a flash portfolio site.

Check out the site at lachlanmoore.com.au.