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My Toddler Can Learn Names

My Child Can Learn Names

I have been buying a lot of apps from the AppStore and Google Play Market for my toddler. And then I thought, “Hey, why don’t I make my own app?!”

In my limited spare time, I made an app that teaches my 2-year old son the names of his family and favorite cartoon characters.

There are apps to teach your toddler animal names, colors, shapes, vehicles… but what about apps to teach your toddler the names of friends and loved ones? This app can teach your toddler the names of his/her family and friends in a fun and easy to play game.

Download the game from Google Play or Play the game online

This game was created using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, Javascript and a plugin to stretch images.

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Trees! Trees! Trees! But not the kind of forest you’re thinking of

Normal people think of trees as those green living things with branches and leaves. Computer Programmers think of trees as something completely different. (although computer programmers should be considered normal people too).

I made this mult-tree webpage for using jQuery and the plugin treeTable. Using JSON data from a webservice, I generate a table using the old <table><tr><td> tags with their corresponding parent ids. Then I plug in the treeTable — and POOOOOF — the tree appears. It’s that easy.

Web-based Compare/Copy tool


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This is one of the many projects I worked on at Apple. I made this web app for Apple using Javascript and jQuery.

If you’re familiar with programming and doing a code-difference on the changes you’ve made to your code, you’ll probably notice some similarities to this web-based tool. This tool basically shows the difference between two sets of data and allows you to copy one set of data to the other. There’s more to it, but let’s not bore you too much.

And oh! If you resize your browser, the web app will resize itself to use the most space as possible… because I just hate white empty space.

The Jeremy Lin Video Game for your phone, tablet and desktop!


It’s been awhile since I posted something I’ve done. I’ve been doing amazing things at Apple Inc, which has kept me busy. Awhile back, I did begin a project to help me learn all of HTML5 features. I decided to make a Jeremy Lin app that incorporates all of the new and cool HTML5 features. I also wanted this app/website to be responsive. This app should work and look nice on all devices – desktop, smartphone, tablet. Here is my excerpt from the Google Play store,

This is the Jeremy Lin Linsanity Video Game. You decide which play to make and watch your stats increase. Watch hundreds with highlight clips of Jeremy Lin’s NBA career. This app also includes Jeremy Lin’s twitter feed, real-time stats, youtube highlight clips, the Houston Rocket’s schedule, fan photos, news, biography, etc.

Play the Jeremy Lin video game from your desktop, smartphone, or tablet here

Download the Jeremy Lin video game from the Google Play store

List of technologies used in this App
jQuery Mobile – the framework to lay out the pages and dialog box
CSS3 – renders the elements to fit into the various devices
HTML5 Video – no plugins required to view the Jeremy Lin videos and is supported on most platforms with the latest browsers
jPlayerPlaylist – a playlist plugin to watch html 5 videos
Canvas – plots the shots taken by Lin onto the basketball court
Localstorage – keeps track of the player’s stats and saves the stats even after the browser is closed
jQueryTweet plugin – displays the twitter feed from Jeremy Lin’s twitter page
Google News – rss feed of the latest news on Jeremy Lin
jQueryWowSlider – plugin to display the sliding images of JLin fans.
Youtube – video site to watch JLin videos

My UI design has been given a patent!

Patent

The most commonly used feature of our web-based software is officially granted a patent today. I was one of three developers who worked on this feature. My responsibility was to come up with the UI design and develop it. The summary on the patent says,

A method on a computer for providing critical chain-based project management is disclosed. The method includes receiving at least one project plan for a project comprising a plurality of task and calculating a task priority for each...

The summary goes on and on… in other words, I created something very complex and we don’t want anyone else stealing our ideas.

My patents,

*update: If you want to read the entire summary, I now have a framed plaque with the patent to show you! Yay!

I have a patent!

Portfolio Status

What happens when you create a chart that’s unique and uncommon yet gives you very useful information? You patent it, of course. Realization got a patent for this chart with my name on the list of patent holders!

This is a very unique area chart with scattered points. The points indicate a project’s due date completion status. If the project is in the red area, the project is in danger of not completing before the target due date. If the project is in the green area, then you’re safe.

I made this chart using the ChartFX component. It comes with configuration options such as zoom, project labels, label locations, red/green/yellow area settings.

ChartFX can’t do it? Don’t worry, I can.

The chart is an image, the data grid is html

SoftwareFX’s ChartFX component is very useful in displaying so many different charts and in so many different ways. However, the current version of ChartFX lacks the ability to display a grid of data alongside with the bars in the chart. Instead of whining and crying about it, I came up with a solution.

Using HTML, I overlayed a grid on top of a chart and I was able to display the  grid of data, coinciding with the chart’s bars. With some improvisation and hard work, this idea worked like a charm.

*update: The newer version of ChartFX, ChartFX.Net, now comes with a grid data, but doesn’t work very smoothly. I created another version of this chart data grid for the .net version with scrolling data.