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Day 6

Friday May 06, 2016
Category: Creative Pact 2016

Another simple test today. A button. Are buttons in iOS really this bad? Is there no UIControlAction that deals with touch releases being both inside and outside of a button? Odd.

Screenshot of software.

Day 5

Thursday May 05, 2016
Category: Creative Pact 2016

Today was a tooling day. I've been building the apps in the simulator but what about launching it on actual hardware. So, because I am running 9.3 on my phone I had to finally upgrade to 10.11. Then it was updating XCode to the latest version and reinstalling C4. Fun times. The result was great to be able to walk around with the results on my phone. Hoorah!

To make things more fun I checked out Dringend, an app that connects to your mac and lets you code on your device and then launch the result on your device. No more plugging in the phone just to upload. Even better I can do a bit of hacking on the go. Awesome. Just awesome. I had a bit of a problem getting started and emailed the developer who had me up and running in less than an hour. Amazing.

A screenshot of software

Day 4

Wednesday May 04, 2016
Category: Creative Pact 2016

A simple one today, but importantly a variant of the flocking sketch. This is a stereo envelope that can be modulated with a single slider. Enjoy.

Day 3

Tuesday May 03, 2016
Category: Creative Pact 2016

Today I made a simple sketch using UIWebView.stringByEvaluatingJavaScriptFromString(string:string) to send UISlider values from C4 to Flocking. It worked! There is simple synth that has a frequency and amplitude control and I used the flock.ugen.scope in order to display the output in the UIWebView. A few simple tricks together makes for a great demo.

Next trick will be to start to make something that sounds interesting. I'm starting to get confident enough to attempt it.

Screenshot of software. Screenshot of software.

Day 2

Monday May 02, 2016
Category: Creative Pact 2016

Code. Fail. Stop. Sleep. Repeat.

Sometimes this works. But only if you insert share somewhere in the loop. Yesterday's sketch was great to get my coding chops resurected but didn't yield that much useful code for the world. After posting to the flocking mailing list, Colin reminded me of the recent iOS bug and promptly fixed it. Amazing.

So, I took yesterday's code and stripped back a few parts and made a simple on and off button with some C4 animations. I love the way C4 morphs between shapes. I made a simple block of text be the start and morph to a stop button. The flocking sketch is still simple, but it is a start to something wonderful. I'm going to stop with this small victory.

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