Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We carved our pumpkins...

We put on our costumes...

We had ourselves a very successful Halloween as Pirate and Parrot.

...and Cat.

Monday, October 24, 2011

More Carving

As of this morning, Halloween Artist appears in the opening, "Recommended" section of the HP app catalog.

To celebrate, here are some designs courtesy of numerous anonymous Jamba Juice workers on Utah Valley University's campus:

No shortage of good jack-o-lantern designers out there. :^) Some pictures from older releases are making the rounds on twitter as well:

Thanks for your interest (and downloads) everyone, and keep carving!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Artist

I've put together an app for the HP TouchPad called "Halloween Artist". It was fun to develop, and it's even more fun to play with. It went from being an idea I was pretty sure I wouldn't have time for a week or two ago, to being available in the App Catalog as of yesterday.

Kids in particular love this thing. The idea is very simple: draw face shapes on a pumpkin, hit a "carve" button, and boom, your design gets cut into the pumpkin and has a nice flickering candle glow behind it. Undo if you mess up, save a JPEG file if you like the result.

There's a little demonstration here:
...and a young friend of mine doing some beta testing here:

This is, I guess, just the latest in my established line of cute Halloween projects. :^)