Spy Quiz Kiosk

Posted on July 26, 2013 by:
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CLIENT: Bluecadet and BASE Entertainment
DATE: April-May 2013
ROLE: Development
TECHNOLOGIES: Flash, ActionScript 3, AIR, Asset Production, Audio Production, Kiosk Configuration, Hardware Setup, Touchscreen, SQLLite, PHP
DESCRIPTION: The Spy Quiz is an interactive touchscreen kiosk featured within the traveling exhibit, Spy: The Secret World of Espionage by BASE Entertainment. The application allows visitors old and young alike, to be quizzed in a game like fashion on all the content they viewed and explored in the other areas of the exhibit. Users are scored based on their response time, correct answers, levels completed and overall knowledge. They are given a ranking and allowed to see how they compared against all other users. They are also allowed to select a mentor, and even decode an encrypted portion of the exhibit with materials they can send to themselves, along with their ranking and score. Integration into social media like Twitter, and Facebook complete the application. Totally configureable down to the media used on each screen, the questions, answers and other items allow the kiosk to be completely customized for each location the exhibit visits.

With a super tight timeline to launch the kiosk for the opening day of the exhibit, the entire application was prototyped and developed in less than 3 weeks. Bluecadet provided all the artwork and art direction, while all development, motion design, animation and execution of the application itself was done by Feasible Impossibilities.

View In Person (Through October 2013) at: Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute

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Annodyne Lobby Kiosk

Posted on October 1, 2012 by:
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CLIENT: Annodyne
DATE: March 2012
ROLE: Development
TECHNOLOGIES: ActionScript 3, Flash, AIR, HD Video Encoding, Kiosk Configuration, Hardware Setup
DESCRIPTION: When Annodyne moved into their new brand new headquarters in Blue Bell, PA they wanted a high impact entrance and lobby area. I was brought in to develop a custom kiosk application to power an 80 inch LCD screen for the lobby. The application allows the inhouse team to add, edit or adjust their custom video reel content (along side video work they find inspiring), background audio and other settings. Real time curation of the content can be handled remotely and new videos and audio can be dropped in at any time. Given that it is the first thing visitors to Annodyne’s office see, 24/7/365 uptime was imperative. In addition to custom video playback classes designed to eliminate glitches and hiccups during playback of HD 1920×1080 video with animated overlays and additional video, caused by typical ActionScript 3 garbage collection, custom monitoring software was also put in place to allow for additional monitoring, statistics, uptime reporting and management. A custom made, easy to use drag and drop installer for both Mac and PC platforms was specially built for Annodyne’s IT staff to allow for rapid re-installation, and testing of content and playback on multiple machines.

View In Person at: Annodyne

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Jplayer RTMP Support

Posted on October 1, 2012 by:
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CLIENT: Daytrotter.com
DATE: August 2011
ROLE: Development
TECHNOLOGIES: ActionScript 3, Flash, AIR, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
DESCRIPTION: Added support for Adobe’s RTMP protocol for audio and video to the very popular Jplayer audio/video JavaScript/Flash library. Initially added as a custom feature for Daytrotter.com – later refined and contributed back to the core of Jplayer. Jplayer is in use by over 430,000 sites around the web as of 2015 including Pandora, BBC, Al Jazeera, WYNC, etc. The RTMP features are in use by my clients Daytrotter.com and WolfgangsVault.com and many others.

Additional information available here: https://www.impossibilities.com/v4/2012/02/03/jplayer-fork-with-rtmp-support/

Github Repo Fork: https://github.com/rmhall/jPlayer
Github Repo Master: https://github.com/happyworm/jPlayer
Jplayer Site: Jplayer

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Build A Bird Mobile App

Posted on October 1, 2012 by:
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CLIENT: I-Site Interactuve and Iridescent
DATE: June 2011
ROLE: Development, Architecture and Asset Production
TECHNOLOGIES: ActionScript 3, Flash, AIR, Flash Builder, iOS, Android, Mobile Development
DESCRIPTION: Mobile educational application for children. Brought in by my friends at I-Site Interactive to lead the core development effort, I developed all the underlying code and overall functionality in Adobe AIR 2.7 for both iOS and Android versions of the application. Initially targeted iOS 4.x, with support for both standard and retina displays, and Android 2.3+. The educational game features videos, sounds, touch interactivity, and tilt/gyroscope sensors for “flying” mode. Apple featured the app shortly after its launch, leading to over 50,000 downloads it’s first week available. Build A Bird was also the recipient of Bronze Horizon Interactive award in the education category. Now being maintained by Iridescent in house staff.

BONUS: Find the Easter Egg and let me know.

Download for iOS – Apple App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/build-a-bird/id448759126?mt=8
Download for Android – Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.org.iridescentlearning.buildabird&hl=en
Download for Android – Amazon App Store: http://www.amazon.com/Iridescent-Build-A-Bird/dp/B0056CVCB8

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Telvue CloudCast

Posted on September 12, 2012 by:
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CLIENT: Telvue
DATE: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
ROLE: Architecture and Development
TECHNOLOGY: Flash, ActionScript, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, PHP, OSMF, JWPlayer
DESCRIPTION: Development of multiple generations of Telvue’s PEG Player and CloudCast video delivery systems. Initial version 1.0 from 2007 leveraged a customized early release of JWPlayer 3 and integration with Telvue’s CMS and Akamai CDN for video delivery. Successive iterations of version 2.x in 2008 and 2009 featured additional playlist enhancements and JavaScript API for additional embed features. Version 3.0 in 2011 and 2012, featured an entirely redesigned system with a custom modified version of Adobes OSMF Video Framework and SMP video player, a custom HTML5 video playback system that also targeted iOS an Android devices, Apple AirPlay support and featured HLS and live streams, fully user configureable skin support for HTML and Flash elements, along with and advanced tabbed playlist layouts and embed features. Support for multiple media types from H.264 to RTMP, MP3 and multiple bit rates, closed captioning and advanced Akamai analytics. All tied in and driven by Telvues advanced Connect CMS system. Version 3 served as the foundation for a refactor by Telvue in September of 2012 to leverage JWPlayer version 5.x as the core video player for Flash and HTML5 and a further streamlined suporting JavaScript framework to deliver all user configuration data via JSON.
LIVE URL: http://www.telvue.com/products/telvue-connect/cloudcast/

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