tiistai 23. lokakuuta 2012

Updates in the works...

Just to let you know: we are currently preparing updates for our most impressive apps, 3D Gyro Compass and Fantasy Dice. We've been improving both the algorithms and the graphics. Here's a couple of noticeable things that will change:

The compass will perform even better than before, especially at areas not so far from the Earth's magnetic poles (like Oulu, Finland), where the magnetic vector has a large vertical component. This has turned out to be tricky to handle with Madgwick's original algorithm, but we have created a solution that we're pretty happy about.

In the graphics department, we've added shiny surfaces, reflections, new materials etc. The new Fantasy Dice looks better than any other dice app in Google Play! Stay tuned, we'll post teaser screenshots later.

Oh, one more thing. We have a new sensor fusion app! It's not yet ready to be released, but already in a quite good shape. We think that you'll find it pretty impressive when you get it in your hands. Here's a teaser screenshot so you can start guessing what is it all about (hint: we've licensed the image from 360cities.net):

perjantai 12. lokakuuta 2012

Sensor fusion algorithm

We have been happy to receive many queries about the sensor fusion algorithm. While it is based on Sebastian Madgwick's work and his original version can be downloaded from here, we have also made available our own slightly modified version (as required by the LGPL license).

Due to the number of queries, we have now moved from email support to direct downloads, i.e. we are now hosting the file on our web servers and you download it directly from here.

Nevertheless, we'd really like to hear about you, so don't hesitate to drop a line by email (info[at]finwe.fi) or by commenting here.

perjantai 5. lokakuuta 2012

AI apps updated

We have just pushed in update release for each AI app. Here's the changelog:

1.1.0 Feature update
- Added widget initialization from history
- Added widget overlay icons
- Increased widget text size
- Widget graphics & layout updated
- Minor bug fixes

In addition to this, Web AI has also much improved bookmark icon downloading algorithm and better icon graphics (when supported by websites).

New versions will be available in Google Play shortly.

Update: Installation packages now available.