The Mesa Hackerspace HeatSync Labs was the venue on Sat Dec 1st for an HTML5 Gaming Hackathon. Nine teams with 3 developers each competed for a judges prize and a developers prize consisting of three 7 in. Nexus Tablets and three 10 in. HP Tablets donated by the sponsors Enyo.
One of the most popular emerging fields today in app development is user experience (UX); basically, the study of how a user actually “feels” when using a system, app, or software. There are several factors that go into determining user experience, including ergonomics, system performance, utility, human emotions, design, and marketing. UX professionals study and evaluate how users feel about a system or an app by looking at a variety of different factors: ease of use, perception of the value of the system, utility, and how it performs certain tasks.
The HTML5 section within the Intel Developer Zone was updated just before the US Thanksgiving Holiday to release the new Intel® HTML5 Development Environment Beta and I tried out a few of the sample apps. It took me about fifteen minutes to get one of the samples packaged into an .apk file and running on my Android tablet.
At the 2012 Fall Intel(R) Developer Forum, we announced a new way of computing using natural interfaces, which we named Perceptual Computing. The Beta version of the Perceptual Computing SDK was released which can be downloaded for free. The current version requires the use of a peripheral camera, the Creative* Interactive Gesture Camera. But future platforms will integrate the camera into mobile devices like laptops and Ultrabooks. There's also