Canvas Components, Controls and more!
The Touchy Mobile App found at http://touchy.mobi by Dan Zen has been relaunched on Apple iTunes and Google Play stores. The app was originally built in Flash AIR and now has been reconstructed in a couple days with ZIM. You can try a Web preview here: http://touchy.mobi/touchy/touchy.html.
You need two or more people in the same place to play Touchy. The players try to touch a target on their opponent’s screen while preventing others from touching theirs. The revolutionary mobile mediated game was made in 2008 and appeared on the Dragon’s Den TV Show for inventions. The site has a link to YouTube videos of people playing.
“It initially started off as fingers touching but looked a little rude at times…”
The app features the Gesture class in ZIM to handle multitouch on mobile canvas. It also makes use of Pages and Layout classes for different screen layouts and easy page swiping (only in a few instances).
The app was made just like any ZIM site based on ZIM Frame Full mode and scaling done through the Layout class. Then the app was published to GitHub and prepared for mobile Android and iOS platforms with PhoneGap Build. All is free and online – except for the Developer costs for Apple and Android.
“I can build and publish this type of app in one day.”
states Dan Zen – but he has done it a dozen times and there are more than 50 steps so it does take some experience. Most of the steps are in getting Apple Development and Distribution Certificates and Provisioning Profiles.
The ZIM site features the following sections: