Monday, December 23, 2013

New App: Dash Recorder

Looking for another dash cam app?  :-)  Dash Recorder watches the road and starts recording with sudden acceleration or by tapping the screen.  You can also use the camera hardware button to snap a picture of the road without leaving the app.  It tracks date/time, location, speed, and bearing.  You can add a title and description to each recording to remember what happened.  Sharing to SkyDrive is supported to get the recordings off the phone.  Let me know what you think!

Link: Dash Recorder

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fun site for learning JavaScript

Looking for a fun way to learn coding?  I think JavaScript is a great way to get started since it gives a good foundation of variables, functions, conditionals, loops, arrays, and more.  CodeCombat uses a lite RPG game as a way to focus the lessons.  It looks like a great way to get started!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

New to coding?

MIT has a great free tool for teaching kids to code using a drag-and-drop paradigm.  I recently wrote a brief intro to Scratch for the Oregon Game Project Challenge design blog.  There are profiles for other beginner/intermediate tools as well.  Take a look if this sounds interesting!

Link: OGPC design post