I’ve been starting games and not finishing them for a while now, with bits of code, design ideas and things just dotted about. Then I saw a twitter post from Christer Kaitila (@McFunkypants) on twitter, where he was talking about something called ‘One Game A month‘. Christer wrote a blog post on where he made twelve games in twelve months last year and has opened up the challenge to everyone, just be signing up through twitter, you get the ability to achieve XP by submitting games and various other tasks, but overall seems to provide a really fun and neat way to try and finish of them games that are started and never finished.
I have signed up, and my first game is going well, I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to get in to Game Development, Design, Writing, Music, basically anything.
Keep watching this space, as I will be posting links to my games, along with little bits of feedback on anything I develop or find interesting.
The trouble with the smartphone generation is that no matter what we do, there is always that threat of unauthorised access to your data. There’s not much we can do about it, other than downloading the official security apps, and being vigilant with safe guarding our device.
Which operating system is the most targeted though? Whether you buy the iOS powered iPhone from the Apple store, or the Android Samsung Galaxy S3 from O2, which one is the most likely to attract grief for you? The answer is your Android device, because sadly, it is the most popular OP. Therefore it would be more worth a hackers while to target it.
Here are some things to bear in mind about your devices, whether they use the iOS, Symbian, Windows Phone or Android operating systems:
- The highest levels of new malware are spotted on Android mobile devices. From 2010 – 2012, there has been a sharp increase. Especially since January 2012.
- The malware that is being found on all mobile operating systems can do as little as sign you up for a subscription, to as bad as recording your phone calls and giving your details away without your prior knowledge.
- The malware on Android in particular is distributed most commonly as a trojan which can be downloaded from unofficial sites posing as Google Play, or simply claiming legitimacy.
- You are less likely to have an issue with an iPhone because Apple are so vigilant with security and the design of their products. However accidents do happen. Don’t buy off of sites that aren’t iTunes or Apple affiliated.
- The culprits behind viruses, trojans and malware don’t often get caught, because they use software that block any traces back to their computer systems throwing them off. Hence why so many people are getting involved.
Today I attended the Flash Camp Birmingham event, with some key presenters from Adobe, TweetDeck, Yay! Media and RIM along with some other amazing speakers such as Niqui Merret, Neil Nand, and Seb Lee-Delisle.
I’ve always admired the MacBook Air since they were first announced but always found them that little bit too expensive that I couldn’t justify getting one over the original MacBook, recently though I realised that my MacBook was now coming up to three years old so decided to look at a new model.
I’ve never been a massive book worm, going through school trying to read as little as I could so I could go out and play football, however in the past few months all that has changed, I’m not sure if it’s the Scottish weather or weather i’m just so passionate about what I do that I want to just keep learning.
After going on holiday and only being restricted to taking two books, as development books are quite thick and heavy I found myself yearning for a Kindle, but not sure if I would use it or not, so in stepped my iPad.
Anyone who knows my, knows I have a passion for Flash, there’s something about it that is fun and allows me to achieve my day to day goals in my job, I’ve using Flash now for a while now and I’ve always dabbled in other technologies but never shown a passion for them, this is about to change. One thing I stand strongly by is using Flash for the right job, not as an easy way out or to achieve something silly that doesn’t help anyone, now it’s time to practice what I preach.
Bourne were approached by Billy Wingrove to create a mobile application to raise awareness for Billy and also get children out playing football. Billy Wingrove is a freestyle footballer who has worked with some of the biggest football stars in the world such as Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham and many more.
This piece of work was pitch work created for Hankook Tires by Bourne, we were required to come up with a full digital campaign that would increase sales of Tires and increase Hankooks brand awareness.
Possibly one of the largest projects I’ve ever worked on, Dell often give presentations to customers on various levels which resulted in a large PowerPoint presentation. Dell approached Bourne to create an interactive presentation that could be demonstrated to customers and also sent to customers to use themselves.
Dell required a microsite to demonstrate the features of their Management Console to customers. The microsite was to be delivered in three languages across Latin America, designed in Fireworks and built using AS3, and After Effects.