Announcing Our New App Portal

Posted by Administrator – March 28, 2009

Vectorform Apps

Today marks the first day of our brand new microsite portal Apps.Vectorform. This site will see many new additions and products in the next coming months so bookmark it now and come back soon.

We kicked off 2009 with SurfaceDJ Lite (free), our first consumer iPhone app in the iTunes App Store, and have since followed it with a much more featured-packed paid ($1.99) version of SurfaceDJ. We put hundreds of hours of design and development work into both versions to deliver fans with the choices and features they most requested. It was all worth it as SurfaceDJ is currently featured in the iTunes New & Featured section of the App Store and we couldn’t be happier. We are continuing to design and develop many more consumer apps and have a couple more almost ready to be released (more teasers and screenshots coming soon!)

Apps.Vectorform will be seeing some more enhancements and additions very soon (working on the iPhone optimized version now, and a better support forum). This is just the beginning, but we are excited to finally have a dedicated portal for all of these goodies just waiting to be gobbled up.

Thanks again to everyone who has downloaded SurfaceDJ and given us great valuable feedback. Keep it coming!

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Sketchy and Wiggly Wireframes

Posted by Administrator – March 25, 2009

Balsamiq iPhone Wireframe Controls
UX designers and information architects have numerous methods for producing wireframe mockups. I’ve recently noticed increased attention to design software capable of producing sketch-like rendered components that a designer can easily drag and drop right into mockups. You can watch a video presentation of Microsoft’s Expression Blend 3 that demonstrates just these types of “wiggly” components.

Another great tool for quickly making sketch-like wireframes comes from a company called Balsamiq. They even have an awesome set of iPhone specific components.

The argument behind using hand drawn looking wireframes is based on the concept that these types of mockups more accurately depict the “work-in-progress” nature of wireframes. Those reviewing these wireframes don’t get hung up on the finer design details and can focus on the high-level concepts the wireframes are intended to convey.

Vectorform’s SurfaceDJ Featured on the iTunes Home Page

Posted by Administrator – March 24, 2009

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SurfaceDJ for iPhone has just been chosen by Apple to appear on the “New and Noteworthy” list on the iTunes home page. Thank you all for have purchased our application, commented, and helped get us recognized. We have some great things planned for SurfaceDJ in the near future as the app continues to evolve with the up-and-coming iPhone 3.0 operating system.

Grab your very own copy here.

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Expression Interactivity Behaviors

Posted by Administrator – March 23, 2009
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One of the coolest features of Blend3/WPF4 is Behaviors and Actions.
If you haven’t heard of them before, check out http://sessions.visitmix.com/MIX09/T14F
Now, if only they shared the body behaviors…
Porting this to the Surface will really help boost our Surface productivity!!!

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Vectorform Recognized as UX Revolutionaries

Posted by Administrator – March 17, 2009

Vectorform took home the prize for Microsoft Germany’s annual client innovation award. We won the User Experience Revolution Award for the BMW Product Navigator, and picked up our trophy at CeBIT’s MSDN Cinema. The BMW Product Navigator was built for the Microsoft Surface platform, and allows users to custom configure a 7 Series using real paint chips, leather, trim and wheel samples.

The Power of eGovernment, at Your Fingertips

Posted by Administrator – March 17, 2009

The German state of Hessen teamed up with Microsoft and Vectorform to debut a first-generation eGoverment application for the Microsoft Surface. The multi-touch experience enables citizens of Hessen to interact with the latest information on politics, education and the environment. Attendants at CeBIT were the first to see what multi-touch technologies can do for eGovernment.

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Follow Us On Twitter

Posted by Administrator – March 16, 2009

We couldn’t resist the Tweet frenzy any longer.

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SurfaceDJ on iPhone

Posted by Vectorform – March 6, 2009

Vectorform’s latest addition to the Apple iPhone App Store, SurfaceDJ, is a fun and simple to use music mixing application featuring over 40 custom loops created by Vectorform’s multi-touch developer and basement musician, DJ Kev. With 5 default songs and over 40 custom loops to choose from, you can create personal mixes that are all your own. Record your mixes and play them back for all your fans. Both novices and experienced musicians alike will find SurfaceDJ to be a fun, easy and unique way to interact with music.

SurfaceDJ is the premiere music experience from Vectorform. Watch for more to come from the leaders in multi-touch solutions.

Download SurfaceDJ from iTunes.

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