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Family Journal

by admin on 十二月.08, 2012, under Interaction Design, Work, iPhone

Inspired by Evernote Food and my two little boys, Family Journal is designed to let you record the moment you spent with your love ones and your baby’s growth.

Often time, when I look at pictures, it is hard for me to remember how old my sons were when the pictures were taken. As a parent, I would love to see that piece of information every time when I look at a picture of my children. So I create this app to help myself.


With Family Journal, you can create photo journals in just a few steps. The app will automatically figure out the date, the weather, places you went, and most importantly, the age of your children on that specific day for you. If you like, you can then write down sweet memories you had for the day. It is the most simple and easy to use app for parents like you and me.


Here are some of the important pieces of the app:


Add Family Members
Add your children on Family Members’ page, the app will automatically include them in a journal by default. Of course, you can always add or remove a family member from a journal.






Quick Import
With Quick Import, you can create multiple journals almost instantly. What you need to do is just select photos you want to create journals for. The app will take care of the rest for you.






Create a Journal Yourself
Beside quick import, you can always create a journal yourself and choose photos you want to include manually.






Recall Sweet Memories
When a journal is created, the app will automatically figure out the date, the weather, places you went, and the age of your children on that specific day for you. This information will help you recall sweet memories you had for the day.






Sync with Evernote
The app can even sync journals to your Evernote account, so that you can use any of the Evernote clients to enjoy our own stories and sweet memories.


Hope you like it as much as I do. Feel free to leave comments if you have any suggestions.

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MediaStory

by admin on 五月.26, 2010, under Work, iPhone


MediaStory is a project my team members and I developed when I was still with CyberLink. It is basically a slideshow creator with Facebook Connect enabled. Below is official product description from CyberLink website:

Turn your photos into amazing and entertaining comic strips with CyberLink MediaStory.
Be creative and use snapshots from your photo album or iPhone camera and use MediaStory to tell your daily life stories in a sequence of animated slideshows. You can even add subtitles to each photo too.


MediaStory comes with a number of slideshow templates that are designed with various themes. Match the ones to your photos and your slideshow will be created instantly.
Once you have finished your masterpiece you can save it to your photo album, email it to your friends, or share it to Facebook friends, all within the MediaStory App. You can also choose to share your slideshow to the MediaStory Showcase on Facebook, allowing other MediaStory fans to view your masterpiece.


Features:
- Turn photos into slideshows in 3 easy steps.
- 6 different slideshow templates designed with various themes.
- Import photos from more than one albums.
- Capture photos and import to library.
- Add comments to each photo and display them as subtitles on the slideshow.
- Control photo sequence.
- Save slideshows to playback on your iPhone.
- Publish slideshows to your Facebook wall.
- Option to share your slideshow with MediaStory Fans.
- Browse your slideshow to check on comments from Facebook friends.
- You can also browse slideshows created by your Facebook Friends and MediaStory Fans.


Here are the screenshots:


Choose either to create a new slideshow or to browse those created by you, your Facebook friends or folks who also use MediaStory.

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Add photos from Photo Library or take one from iPhone camera.

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Select photos from Photo Library.

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Display selected photos. These selected photos can be rearranged and deleted; users can add comments to each single one of them as well.

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Select a style for the slideshow.

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Select another style for the slideshow.

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Add title and description for the slideshow. Choose to share it on Facebook or save it locally on the iPhone.

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Login to Facebook in order to share the slideshow or see those created by others.

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Browse slideshows created by others.

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Users can add 『Like』 or comments on the slideshow.

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Downloading a slideshow created by Facebook friends or other folks.

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When download is completed, slideshow will start playing.

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Some settings for the app.

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AppStore

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Absolute Terror Field Puzzle Game

by admin on 五月.26, 2010, under Work, iPhone


An iPhone puzzle game developed by myself. In fact, I also utilize this game to see how iTunes Connect really works so that I can make better suggestions and provide guidelines for another company’s project, MediaStory. Below is the product description on the App Store:


Unlock photos of a pretty girl dressing in 『Absolute Terror Field』 style by solving scrambled tiles in this puzzle game. Absolute Terror Field Puzzle Game is great for brain exercise. Training your brain with brain games like this is a fun way to improve your concentration, memory, and other brain skills. To keep your brain in top shape, play for at least a few minutes each day.


Features:
1. Total 9 photos of a pretty girl dressing in 『Absolute Terror Field』 style for you to enjoy.
2. Keep track of all photos that have been unlocked.
3. A pretty girl will motivate you to do brain exercise and enhance your IQ test score.


If you read Japanese/Chinese and are interested to know what 『Absolute Terror Field Style』 is, you can checkout here and here.


Here are the screenshots:

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AppStore

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CyberLink Live (V1-V3)

by admin on 一月.17, 2010, under Flash, Flex, Interaction Design, Work

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CyberLink Live is an online service that allows users to remotely access all their media stored on their home PCs and watch TV programs anywhere, anytime. This is CyberLink’s first online service, and my team members and I had successfully planned, designed and developed web front-end for it from version 1 to version 3 using Flash technology. The product received CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award in year 2008 and had also earned a lot of positive reviews from editors worldwide.
To learn more about CyberLink Live, please visit: www.cyberlinklive.com.

Here are some screenshots for your reference:




Install CyberLink Live Home Media Server on a PC and select folders you would like to access remotely.

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Login to CyberLink Live website, and you will see all your PCs that have Home Media Server installed with the same account. Choose one that you would like to access.

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This screenshot is from version 2 and is no longer available online. Thanks to MMDays for still keeping their review and these screenshots alive.



The home screen.

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This screenshot is from version 2 and is no longer available online. Thanks to MMDays for still keeping their review and these screenshots alive.



Watch live TV if you have a TV Tuner card installed on a PC.

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This screenshot is from version 2 and is no longer available online. Thanks to MMDays for still keeping their review and these screenshots alive.



Browse photos stored on Home PC.

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This screenshot is from version 2 and is no longer available online. Thanks to MMDays for still keeping their review and these screenshots alive.



Watch videos stored on Home PC.

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This screenshot is from version 2 and is no longer available online. Thanks to MMDays for still keeping their review and these screenshots alive.



Listen to music stored on Home PC.

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This screenshot is from version 2 and is no longer available online. Thanks to MMDays for still keeping their review and these screenshots alive.



See what happen at home through a webcam attached to your Home PC. It can even capture videos when movements are detected.

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This screenshot is from version 2 and is no longer available online. Thanks to MMDays for still keeping their review and these screenshots alive.



Browse and download files stored on Home PC.

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This screenshot is from version 2 and is no longer available online. Thanks to MMDays for still keeping their review and these screenshots alive.



Screenshots from version 3:


Browse photos stored on Home PC (version 3: thumbnail view)

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Browse photos stored on Home PC (version 3: list view)

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Browse photos stored on Home PC (version 3: single image view)

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Listen to music stored on Home PC (version 3)

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Browse and download files stored on Home PC. Users can also upload documents to Home PC (version 3)

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Here are what editors said about CyberLink Live (You can find more from CyberLink Live website as well):

UK – 1

1.PC Advisor, June 2007

Pros:

- easy to use

- performance is excellent

Quote:

『This is one of those applications that is great fun, and the inclusion of file sharing documents across the internet would have made it a killer application as a free download』

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/index.cfm?reviewid=987


USA – 3

1. The Place Shift.net, USA. May 2007

『CyberLink joints the Place-Shift areena with CyberLink Live Beta』

http://www.theplaceshift.net/?itemid=150

2. MVP Blog-JK on the Run. May 2007

『you don?? need additional hardware, you simply use the free software download on a home desktop to stream digital audio, video, photos and live television if your host machine has a TV tuner.』

http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/2007/05/cyberlink_launc.html

3. Geek.com, USA. May 2007

『A competitor to the Orb service is launched by a media powerhouse.』

http://www.geek.com/cyberlink-live-allows-mobile-access-to-your-digital-media/

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Escape (3D Game)

by admin on 一月.15, 2010, under 3D, Interaction Design, Work





This is a simple 3D game I created in Adobe Director 8.5 with Havok game engine. It is a Virtual Reality course that presents in Game form. The game story is: The character is captured by Jaron Lanier, the VR master, and locked in a special room. Users (or learners) need to control the character and discover or unlock all VR items in the room in order to break Mr. Lanier’s magic and escape.




In this project, I was responsible for planning, 3D environment creation, interaction design as well as Director 3D lingo programming.




To play, Adobe Shockwave Player is needed.

If you are using Windows system, here is the link to the game: http://www.formosastudio.net/vr/index.htm. It may take a little while to download.

Some screenshots from the game for your reference:






































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Snake Racing Game

by admin on 一月.15, 2010, under 3D, Interaction Design, Work





This is a simple 3D racing game I created for National Museum of National Science. The game is to educate players (or learners) how snakes move on different surfaces. It’s created in Adobe Director 8.5 with Havok game engine. In the project, I was responsible for planning, 3D modeling and animation, 3D environment, interaction design as well as Director 3D lingo programming.

To play the game, Adobe Shockwave Player is needed.

If you are using Windows system, here is the link to the game: www.formosastudio.net/snake/game541_ani.html. It may take a little while to download.

Some screenshots from the game for your reference:

































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A Buddhist Temple

by admin on 一月.08, 2010, under 3D, Interaction Design, Work

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A 3D virtual tour project that I created in Adobe Director 8.5. Users are able to nevigate an ancient Buddhist temple in 3D view, explore the paintings exhibited inside and play with the lightings, which will offer you different feelings while nevigating. Models were made in Alias|Wavefront (now Autodesk) Maya. This CD-Based project is now available online. You can see and try the project via the link below. To see this project, Adobe Shockwave Player is needed.

Launch this project in: Regular Window

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Red Cliff

by admin on 一月.07, 2010, under Flash, Interaction Design, Work





This is a simple video editing application that I created for Design Expo 2004. The major purpose of this project was to show off the 3D animation in Chinese Ink and wash painting style that Bright Ideas, the company I worked for, was capable of doing as well as its multimedia design ability. My role in this project was to define UI flow and implement all user interactions in Flash.

Here are the screenshots of this project:







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Broyles | Kight | Ricafort L.L.P.

by admin on 一月.06, 2010, under Flash, Interaction Design, Work





An interactive introduction CD that I created with my co-workers for Broyles Kight Ricafort, a full service law firm located in Carmel, IN. U.S.A. The main feature in this CD is the video introduction that we created in Flash MX Professional 2004. In the CD, the attorney explains the basic immigration law and tells you where you can find the helps that you need. The sample of this project is available here. You can click on the link below to launch it.

Launch this project in: Regular Window

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Hightech Components

by admin on 七月.15, 2009, under Flash, Interaction Design, Work



An interactive catalog that I created for HighTech Components, a company that produces high precision components for industrial applications.

- Completed in April 2004

Launch this project in:
Fullscreen
| Regular Window

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