Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Touch surfaces want to be horizontal

In the nsquared development studio we have been saying for years that the advantage of touch, really shines on the table top and in the hand because of the orientation of a horizontal screen lends itself to far superior touch experiences.

This morning in his presentation of the new Mac OSX software Steve Jobs made the following statement:

“touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical, it gives great demo, but after a short period of time you start to fatigue and after an extended period of time your arm wants to fall off, it doesn’t work, it’s ergonomically terrible, touch surfaces want to be horizontal,…"

"this doesn't work"

Thank you, Steve and Apple for helping to clarify this point in such a concise manner. Let's hope more people listen to this and understand the benefits of horizontal touch surfaces.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Introducing the certified Surface applications for business.

In this video Dr. Neil announces that nsquared has reached the milestone of having 10 applications certified for Microsoft Surface and shows us the 3 business applications in the nsquared business pack that are certified for Microsoft Surface.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

10 out of 10!

“We’re very proud of the fact that nsquared schedules is the 10th nsquared Microsoft® Surface® Application to receive the prestigious “Certified for Surface” award.” said nsquared’s Director, Dr. Neil Roodyn. “As far as we can tell, there are now 13 Surface applications that have been Certified for Surface, and 10 of them were created by the nsquared Surface development team in Sydney,” he continued.
We now have 10 applications certified for Microsoft Surface. This includes all of the applications in the nsquared business pack and all the applications in the nsquared education pack.
Having our applications certified for Microsoft Surface provides our customers with a level of assurance that we are delivering high quality software that provides a great Surface experience.
Now when you visit the Microsoft surface site to discover available applications, you can see that nsquared is the dominant player in this market.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Let's meet globally, in style

Our iPad app, nsync, has had a facelift.

This is the iPad app to help you organize meetings with people around the world.
nsquared nsync lets you view the time in four different locations around the world.
You can then find a time that would suit people in some or all of those timezones.

Download it from the Apple AppStore

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dr. Neil speaks to CodeCast

Last moth while Dr. Neil was in the USA he caught up with Ken Levy of CodeCast.
The interview turns into an extended conversation on a variety of topics including Microsoft Surface, multi-touch applications, Bing Translator and the Messenger Connect SDK.
These are all technologies that we at nsquared are very proud to have worked with Microsoft on helping to deliver.