Is this PhotoShop’d?
Great view of Black Rock City from up there :)
Awesome. West side highway would up the stakes :)
This is amazing. I dreamed of being able to do this when I was a student at ITP (I was going to use Broadway traffic) but I could never pull it off (me = bad at video tracking code). Glad to see someone pulled it off and that the end result is awesome.
5th Avenue Frogger
Retro arcade game Frogger modded to use real-time traffic information from the busy New York road.
5th Ave Frogger is similar to the 80’s classic Frogger except the cars you dodge are actual cars driving down 5th ave in real time.
This year is Frogger’s 30 (ish) birthday. To celebrate, I wanted to imagine what Frogger would be like if it was developed today.
The project has it’s own Tumblr site, which you can visit here
In a report by mobile analytics company Flurry, it appears the advertising industry still doesn’t seem to understand the potential mobile advertising has, despite the fact that it’s where consumers are spending tons of their time. (via Advertisers Aren’t Taking Advantage of Mobile)
great chart. mobile advertising still has a long way to go
My favorite part of running this company is seeing people “get” the transformation from “game mechanics and checkins are cute” to “with 1.5bn checkins, we can change the way you experience your neighborhood”.
But if you think the gaming mechanics “will take a back seat” you’re mistaken… we’re just waiting till we have the resources to amp them back up again. Not to show our hand at all, but do you really think all those “Level 6 Coffee” badges are just for fun and games? :)
“The cold winds are rising…”
I didn’t get upgraded on my flight home from NYC tonight.
That’s not so unusual. I only get upgraded about 50% of the time. As I schleped it to my coach seat there was nothing too out of the ordinary save for a couple dilapidated seats with tray tables being held up by duct tape…
Hacking Siri to control the Internet of Things :)
Advertising and data analysis firm Millennial Media issued its monthly mobile trends report this morning for October and showed that the iPhone was the most used single device in the for the month with nearly 13% of all use across its network. The trend has been set on multiple lists to be released recently: while Android might dominate the ecosystem, the iPhone as a singular device is the most used smartphone on the market.