Pingendo is a cross-platform free WYSIWYG application for prototyping web pages. It uses Twitter’s Bootstrap as a base, and responsive web design support ensures your sites will adapt to fit phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. (Review)
Download at: http://pingendo.com
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Great web based tool (a desktop version is available) to check your writings readability. Great for creating directions, help or just about any type of content. Provides a quick break down of paragraphs, sentences, words and characters as well as providing analysis on the writing level with Grade level analysis.
Great resource for writing: http://www.hemingwayapp.com
Form is a new approach to interaction design and prototyping. Form lets you build custom prototypes directly on the device. Form prototypes are native and they have access to the device’s camera and other sensors. Prototypes built with Form are as powerful as their coded counterparts.
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DevLearn14 Session | A comprehensive introduction to video and audio compression, you’ll learn the best delivery standards for optimizing content delivery to mobile and desktop devices; the session will provide an overview of everything you need to know about editing, preparing, and delivering the highest-quality video and audio to your audience. We’ll discuss techniques and interactivity that can be added, as well as the latest standards and how you can take advantage of open-source, free compression tools, as well as the latest applications for getting the smallest file sizes and the highest quality.
Whether you are developing a new course, selecting a new LMS or thinking about developing a mobile app you’ll need to understand what’s involved in designing and delivering content on mobile devices from smartphones to tablets to hybrids, this webinar will provide a overview of what you need to define, how to sketch out concepts, prototyping and testing your ideas and then how to deliver. You’ll learn about apps vs web apps and understand which works best.
The webinar topics cover:
Understanding Mobile technology and how to take advantage of it
Analyzing your audience and how they are accessing your content
3 Major types of Apps, how you can use them in learning and looking beyond them
Prototyping tips and techniques from paper to functional prototypes
Several App and Course examples under the microscope
Adding a AppleTV – Why you may want one, especially if you are thinking about a iPad #edhcat, #lrnchat
Using AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2nd and 3rd generation and Mountain Lion
Wow your audience in the conference room, classroom, or living room. AirPlay supports video mirroring. Which means you can wirelessly — and securely — stream whatever’s on your iPad 2, 3 or on you Mountain Lion Mac to your HDTV via Apple TV. Everyone in the room sees exactly what’s on your display up there on the big screen.
You can also use your mac in extended display so you can move content and windows between your built-in screen and the big TV. Works great for wireframing, presentations and design. We replaced our conference room projector last year with a 46″ LED TV and added the Apple TV and couldn’t be happier. You can also get a direct cable connection from your laptop to the TV if you want to just take advantage of the extra screen and skip the extra peripheral.
Been using this new app that I found on the app store and it works great. You can keep it open, type a quick note, comment, or url you want to share and tweet away without having to worry about catching up with your main stream. You can do that when you have time…
Allows you to have 3 drafts, chose a link shortener and shows your last tweet. It’s $4.99 and available at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wren/id439545337?mt=12
Adding a second screen to your laptop or workstation provides a great way to increase productivity. It allows you to spread out your windows and take advantage of all of the real estate. If you are using a laptop and you want to add a 3rd screen I found a nice external usb adapter from Arkview which runs about $80 and allows you to plug in a DVI monitor or VGA using one of the adapters. The screen resolution works great but the screen does refresh slower so its not idea for production but if you need a extra screen for email, browsing or other non-motion window it works great.