Three Simple Steps to Creating Amazing Flixels

A few weeks ago a fun little app launched called “Flixel” – this little app gives you the ability to capture a short sequence of images and then control what is animated on screen. The app is free, fun and I highly recommend you try it out.

The tool itself is really straight forward to use and start creating with but there’s a few things you can do to help make the best possible flixels, so I thought I’d throw a quick post together and share what I’ve learned in playing with the app for a little while now. Feel free to share your tips in the comments too! Continue reading Three Simple Steps to Creating Amazing Flixels

App I’m Loving: Waze

Got turned on to Waze the other day by my friend Mike – in short Waze is a GPS navigation app for mobile devices that uses the users data, both passively and actively collected, to update their maps and provide traffic and other details. The app in turn uses this data to route you around traffic, give you heads up on potential speed traps and lets you know about things like construction or other hazards to be aware of.

It’s easy to use and oddly addictive they’ve put just enough game in the app to keep you interested in proactively adding data to it but also passively leverages the folks who just drive  around with it on and don’t want to contribute additional data on their own.  I especially love the touch of them adding ‘candy’ bonus points to the map to areas where they need more data about the road – a great way to encourage the harder core members to venture down that street. You can even have the system prefer to route you over those spots – don’t think I’ll be getting THAT into it, but you know there’s some keeners out there. Continue reading App I’m Loving: Waze