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Speak: From poem to platform

We have been so busy lately, building a much improved version of our own site, running around to conferences, and completing a handful of projects, that we lost touch with our blog. I thought it was time for a small … Continue reading

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How to capture touches over a UIWebView

I spent the last few weeks polishing the What They Speak When They Speak to Me (WTS) iOS application I developed with Obx Labs, which I mentioned in a previous post. Developing a working prototype for an iOS application can be done fairly quickly, thanks to the tools provided by Apple and a growing list of libraries and engines, but the more time consuming part of development takes place later, working with and often against the features embedded in the iOS SDK to polish your product. This how-to is about one specific issue that arose during the development of WTS: capturing touches over a UIWebView without losing its functionality. Continue reading

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Coding Portable Poetry

A few years ago, at the Obx Labs, we created the Java prototype of “What They Speak When They Speak To Me” (Speak), an interactive poem conceived by Jason Lewis. The early prototype was then taken by Elie Zananiri who … Continue reading

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Mr. Softie: Typographic Text Editor

Five years ago, since before Wyld Collective Ltd even existed, we began developing Mr. Softie at the Obx Labs at Concordia University. Mr. Softie, a typographic text editor, expends on an application named It’s Alive! that Jason E. Lewis, supervisor … Continue reading

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