Hey there everyone! It’s been a tad quiet over the last few weeks here at Kidoodle Apps – I had a couple of client projects, school holidays, and other assorted tidbits that have kept me from Kidoodling as much as I want to.
Client projects are necessary to keep Kidoodle Apps alive (at least for now), and they can be super challenging and time consuming (and fun!). Over the last few weeks, I had the privilege of collaborating with Erik Natzke, an amazing digital artist and creator of cool digital stuff! I have always admired Erik’s amazing work and focus on the craft. It was great to get the chance to see how he thinks through things and creates – I was inspired on a daily basis! This inspiration has led to some new ideas for upcoming Kidoodle Apps – I can’t wait to start on them!
In other Kidoodle Apps news, after being chosen as a finalist in the Sony/Adobe AIR App Challenge, Sony sent me prototypes of their two really awesome Android tablets so I could make sure Pirate Scribblebeard’s Treasure was working on them. The bigger tablet is really lovely and light (about the size of the iPad and way lighter) and our app immediately worked on it! The other tablet, and the more interesting of the two, required that I reworked a lot of Pirate Scribblebeard so it could take advantage of the device’s unique dual-screen design – picture a Nintendo DS with a lot more pixels and the ability to run Android apps and your in the right track. I’ll blog more about those specific design challenges soon. I did manage to get Pirate Scribblebeard updated to work on it and turned it in just under the wire! I should find out this week if it was enough to secure a spot in the winners circle.
Finally, I will be holding the first big Kidoodle Apps doodling contest this week! I’ll fill you in on the details very soon!
– keep doodling!