Read about our Mac OS X development experience below.
Gibson USA hired Art & Logic to build the Macintosh version of the Bluetooth updater for their Firebird X guitar firmware. The Firebird X is a limited edition collector's edition guitar with onboard effects, computerized analog tone switching, and many other features.
Highline Games hired Art & Logic to port their popular iOS word game, W.E.L.D.E.R., to Mac OS X. The Mac version was an Editors' Choice and climbed to #1 in the Games category. See it in the App Store
Beat Kangz Electronics hired Art & Logic to create the firmware for the Beat Thang, a new groovebox aimed at the hip hop market. The project also includes a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) plugin for Mac OS X and Windows called the Beat Thang Virtual. It is available at Sam Ash, Guitar Center, and online.
Art & Logic worked with York Zimmerman to design and implement People Power, a cross-platform game that is intended to teach the principles of non-violent resistance to participants in social movements. Based on principles and a mathematical model that were derived from the Serbian overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic, as well as study of other similar historical struggles, a graphically appealing game was designed that supports the modeling of conflict and resolution. more...
After successfully developing the OS X driver for their Pro|Click mouse, Razer hired Art & Logic to develop a driver and control application for their more advanced DeathAdder gaming mouse. Working from the Pro|Click project code as a base, the driver and daemon application were adapted to work with the DeathAdder, while a new control application with a unique user interface was developed from scratch. The control application was particularly challenging due to its UI requirements, but the end result was a near duplicate of the Windows user experience, as the client had requested.
Otari hired Art & Logic to develop a virtual patchbay application that controls how pieces of audio equipment communicate over a firewire network. Art & Logic solved a number of difficult design problems including how to quickly display and update the thousands of connection possiblities between multiple audio devices. This software is currently used in real-time production at locations such as television stations and live performance theatres.
Working with Echo Digital Audio Corporation, Art & Logic ported their generic driver framework from Windows NT to Mac OS, created ASIO and OMS drivers, and a console application. Echo is now able to support their entire line of high-quality audio hardware for the Macintosh, including Gina, Darla, Layla, Gina24, Darla24, Layla24, and Mona cards, using a single codebase. Most recently, we have ported this work to Mac OS X, helping Echo to remain on the leading edge of the audio interface world, and assisting them in learning the intricacies of OS X kernel development along the way, in order to allow them to maintain their products in-house.
Font Diner had a set of scripts for Adobe Photoshop to apply image distressing affects to an image. They wanted a faster, more powerful way to do these affects while protecting their original images and maintaining cross-platform support. Art & Logic delivered the plug-in on Windows XP, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel), and updates when, new at the time, Photoshop CS3 was released. The plug-in was faster and more powerful than the original scripts, had a unique interface, and kept the client's proprietary data secure.
MedID Technologies hired Art & Logic to develop a personal medical documents system that runs on a USB flash drive (kind of like a smart Medicalert bracelet). The user plugs it into a Mac or Windows computer and securely edits a variety of medical data, or shows it to their health care professional.
The Information Systems Manager hired Art & Logic to develop a web application for both the BlackBerry/iPhone platforms to allow clients to access their Perfman system. This system alerts users to potential problems within their IT infrastructure such as server response time, memory leaks and virtual machine image growth. The application reports specific events that occur, overall trends and reports any actions that have been taken to resolve the issue.
Leggett & Platt® contracted Art & Logic to create an iPhone and iPod touch interface to their Omega Power Motion™ line of adjustable furniture. The app communicates over an ad hoc WiFi network and is used to control power recliners, rockers, gliders, and other motion furniture. Users can define a variety of preset positions from closed to full recline.
Targus Group International selected Art & Logic to design and build driver software and user controls for their Targus for Mac® IR and Bluetooth wireless mice and the unique Targus Bluetooth® Presenter™. The software provides easy access to favorite applications, common functions like cut/paste and play/stop, and is extensible using AppleScript™.
CO-OP Financial hired Art & Logic to create iPhone and iPod Touch applications that help customers find nearby Credit Union branches and ATMs.
Wybron, Inc. hired Art & Logic to develop an RFID scanning solution to enhance product manufacturing processes at their Colorado Springs plant. The application was written in Java and deployed on Mac OS X. Phillips RFID tags are attached to theatrical gels. The application encodes information about the sequence of colors on the strings and allows personnel to track the product through to shipment.
E-MU Systems hired Art & Logic to implement two dialogs for their new software sampler. The dialogs went beyond simply picking files and allowed users to manually or automatically create regions, lay out the samples or regions on the keyboard, and preview their work. This project had Art & Logic tightly integrating into E-MU's development environment using a VPN for direct access to their CVS archives while working directly with E-MU engineers on common code. E-MU Systems later hired Art & Logic to write the E-MU Xboard control software, a Mac OS X desktop application that provides total control of the E-MU Xboard USB/MIDI Controller. more...
"The philosophy of the Music In Education program is singular in purpose: to create a classroom music program that provides a contemporary focus to the musical and curricular traditions of the general music classroom." Art & Logic was hired by Yamaha to port the Windows version of Music in Education™ to a native Cocoa application for Mac OS X. The MIE system includes 16 MIE keyboards linked with MIDI to the MIE software running on a G4 Macintosh computer. The software provides a hands-on learning experience for students while freeing the instructor to move among the students while accessing accompaniments and music samples via a wireless remote control system.
This innovative system allows access to your important medical information at any time or location. The MiCARD system includes a small rechargeable battery powered card with a color viewing screen and web-based software for loading the card with personal health information. The system works in conjunction with Google Health® and other personal health system providers.
The Office Exec software intercepts print requests from any application and allows the user to specify print, fax, e-mail and storage parameters for the job. The client software then sends the print job via TCP/IP to the server software running on Windows 2000 Server, where the job is routed to the appropriate output device based on the job parameters. Art & Logic used XML and XSLT technologies to create dynamic dialogs that system administrators can easily configure on the server. Art & Logic developed the Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X client software, including a custom Mac OS 9 desktop printer, a custom Mac OS X CUPS backend, and their corresponding client and status applications. more...
Art & Logic worked with ParkVu to complete the Mac version of their iTunes Library monitoring code. This code is a critical component of a system that wirelessly synchronizes a user's media collection with their smartphone.
Art & Logic was hired by Verance to port the original Mac OS version of the ConfirMedia application to Windows, and later to a native Cocoa application for Mac OS X, by creating a multi-platform unified code base. Verance also hired Art & Logic to develop a Windows Mobile version of ConfirMedia. ConfirMedia is an innovative audio watermarking solution designed to protect, manage, and monitor audio content, including broadcast monitoring and verification, copy protection, and content management.
Lexmark hired Art & Logic to teach a two-week training course on Mac OS X printer driver development to an international team of their driver developers. Art & Logic created all course materials including sample code and PowerPoint presentations. Topics included support of a variety of USB printers, such as the Z33 and others. A functional driver was created during the course.
We implemented the Macintosh version of eMusic Download Manager based on Carbon so that it runs natively on both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9. The self-updating download manager is used to download music files from eMusic.com, parse XML metadata, and perform EMP file decryption.
Virgin HealthMiles hired Art & Logic to port their existing Windows-based GoZone iSync software to Macintosh. Virgin's GoZone pedometers connect via USB to a user's computer. The software retrieves data from the pedometer and uploads it to the Virgin Health Miles website. The number of steps you take each day is rewarded at certain daily level of activity.
Art & Logic was hired to develop an iTunes plugin to support a range of high-capacity digital audio players and portable digital jukebox devices on Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. The software manages the transfer of audio content between the iTunes application and the audio player and maintains playlists used by the device to organize tracks.
Bongiovi Acoustics hired Art & Logic to convert their iTunes active signal processing plugin into a system-wide utility for Mac OS X. DPS System Wide Plug-In for Mac OSX enriches the audio quality of any music or movie being played on your computer.
Microcone is an innovative, simple way to capture group conversations. Using Dev-Audio's unique multi-person microphone array technology, Microcone automatically tracks and enhances each voice and applies adaptive background noise reduction. Art & Logic consulted with Dev-Audio's development team to assist in writing Microcone's kernel-level audio device driver for Mac OS X versions 10.7+ and Windows XP through 7. The device is available through Amazon in the US and the Apple Store in the EU.
This work has been featured in write ups from the New York Times to the Houston Chronicle, and we are very proud to have been a part of the work and have such a strong relationship with the client, iGlobe, even today. Art & Logic was hired to build an application for iOS and Mac that can display a realtime rendering of Earth with the ability to layer streaming weather data layer (this rendering is displayed on a 3D spherical screen)--basically an amazing 3D view of Earth built from scratch that does real-time visualization of the earth with overlays from various agencies. more...
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