We used to play a very popular game called SimCity that revolved around building and managing your own city.
In order to discover the possibilities of games, we thought it a good idea to develop our own city simulation game.
If you would like to see more, you can play the OxyCity game prototype in your own browser. Make sure to try it on your tablet as well.
- Control the game with touch gestures (e.g. pinch to zoom, swiping)
- Draw speed optimization
- HTML5 audio background music
- Sprite creation with Blender 3D
Android clock widget
When we bought our Android phones we had a couple of ideas for simple Android widgets.
Since we did not yet have experience in developing native android apps, we decided to start simple. An analogue clock with the Oxyva.nl logo seemed a nice and simple idea, but while developing we learned a lot more about Android than we first expected.
- Resizable widget
- Tapping on the widget opens the alarm settings
- Creating a glossy layer on top of the hour en minute hands
We were interested to see if it was possible to create an advanced HTML5 app for the iPad which behaved like a native app.
GUIproto is a software prototyping / wireframing tool that allows you to drag components onto a canvas. Each component has several attributes that can be adjusted. For example the window component has an adjustable title and the progress bar has an adjustable progress value.
We have shown GUIproto to some of our customers and we had to convince them they were looking at a “website” instead of a native app.
Curious? You can play with GUIproto in your own web browser. Make sure to try it on your iPad as well.
- iPad compatible
- Adjusting components with touch
- Plugin-based framework
- Convert drawings to PNG
- Handling drag and drop for resizing components
- Offline availability using HTML5 manifest
Android battery widget
One of the first things we noticed upon purchasing our new Android phones was the battery indicator in the status bar.
This tiny icon does not show properly how much battery time you have left. That was reason enough for us to try and develop our
own battery widget and make it available for download from the Google Play Store.
- Smooth changing colour according to charge
- Tapping on the widget opens the battery overview
- Multilingual e.g. English, Dutch and German