Take One for iPad

I'm a little late to the party, but High Caffeine Content is proud to announce the availability of Take One for iPad! Ok, we launched two weeks ago, but I've been so busy I forgot to post about it sooner.

Take One is a movie slate for the iPad that's perfect for the amateur videographer or budding filmmaker. It's super simple to use, with one-tap changing of scene, roll, take, a night mode, a color check screen, and easy navigation through your slates - you can thumb through them or just pick them from a list.

We built the app in conjunction with Cosmic Cloud Software who did all the art and design work. It's been a great project to work on and we can't wait to bring it to a broader audience soon (*cough*iPhone*cough*).

Take One is a multilingual release from the start; we've taken care to provide great support for French, Spanish, German and Japanese; you should be able to grab it from the App Store for $2.99.

Just to keep you informed - we are tracking two bugs currently (1.0, guys!): one is an audio clap sync bug on the original iPad, and the other is an odd bug with muted audio. If clapping the board isn't making a sound, try changing the Ringer/Alerts volume in the Settings app on your iPad. Rest assured that both will be fixed asap!

Lights Off Android/MeeGo - High Caffeine Content State of the Union

Lights Off has made the jump to two new platforms in the past month: Android and MeeGo Harmattan.

The Android version of Lights Off was teased no less than three years ago on this very blog. I had originally started porting work when Android 1.0 was new, before I first got my ADP1. Three years, nine OS releases and eight (!) Android device purchases later, we've finally launched!

More recently, Lights Off has become the first of our apps to launch on the Ovi store, for MeeGo devices (i.e. the N9). Built with Qt and QML, I really enjoyed working on this version and think it's one of our best yet. I'm really expecting to see iOS-quality apps for MeeGo, as it has a really sweet set of tools and (native!!) frameworks, and pipes everything through the GPU for amazing performance. From this MeeGo version of the app, I spent a Sunday morning porting it to Symbian; took only a few hours to do and virtually no code had to be changed: great success! Nokia says all their future Symbian and S40 devices will be 'Qt devices' instead, and if they can pull that off I expect to see great things from the final years of S60/S40 before it's entirely replaced by WP7 across the entire product portfolio.

This year has very much been a cross platform push for High Caffeine Content, a consolidation of sorts. We've launched our apps on Mac OS X, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry (PlayBook), MeeGo and, soon, Symbian. We also launched Grace v2.0, a major upgrade to our app that gives a voice to autistic children. That's no less than 10 apps in nine months! Not only that, but we have some more great iOS apps in the pipeline that you will see very soon. It's clear that the scope of our projects is expanding (you should see some of our prototypes in the lab!), and I really can't wait to show you more.