Design, Development, Interaction

Monday, February 28, 2011

Livebrush 1.5

It's been 6 months since the last Livebrush update. But I'm happy to announce that Livebrush 1.5 was released last week.

In preparation for features to come, there has been a lot of work done under-the-hood. But on the surface, I finally added the much-requested canvas zoom feature - something I admit should have been there since the beginning. It was always there, it just didn't work across-the-board. But a few nudges in the right direction yielded great success!

Pro-users got a little extra with the addition of custom canvas sizes and the ability to omit the paper texture layer. But that, too, should have been there from the beginning.

That said, I can't thank the community enough for their continued support and feedback. And as always, don't hesitate to let me know what you think on Facebook, Twitter or on the Livebrush forums.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Speaking at FITC 2011

I'm thrilled to be speaking at FITC 2011. I had a blast speaking last year, but this year promises to be even bigger. It's their 10th anniversary, so inspiration is sure to be bursting out of your eye-holes.

I'm just small potatoes compared to the likes of:
Kyle Cooper • Flight404 • GMUNK • Theo Watson • Andre Michelle • MK12 • RIM • Lee Brimelow • Veronique Brossier • Julian Dolce • BLITZ • Grupow • Wesley Grubbs • Jam3media • Branden hall • Unity3D • Fuel Industries • Big Spaceship • The Secret Location • Colin Moock • Matt Rix • Bitchwhocodes • Robert Reinhardt • Grant Skinner • James White • Plus over 50 more. See all

After all that, I'd love to see you at my presentation,
Coloring Outside The Lines - Creating Apps, Art, & Profit
App stores and emerging distribution platforms have ushered in countless practical and entertaining apps. While innovation is in abundance, expressive apps seem largely under-represented. This presentation is about creative tools: why there should be more, and what you can do about it. 
Two years ago, David created his first commercial app, Livebrush. Over half a million downloads later, he is still surprised at the response. But what’s next? And is there a market for similar tools? Topics will follow his journey from tinkering to profit and why creating toys can be more fun than playing with them.

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