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Bloom’s first iPad app: Planetary

Quick post for those wondering what we've been working on at Bloom. Now available in the App Store, our new app Planetary.

And here's a teaser video for those without iPads:

Planetary from Bloom Studio, Inc. on Vimeo.

More soon on the Bloom Blog and Robert's blog, once the dust settles!


Hi tom!

I came across your app on displaying flickr images using processing, specifically this:” http://www.tom-carden.co.uk/p5/flickr_rainbow_links_fixed/applet/index.html

but i get this error: “unexpected token: Enumeration”

would you mind helping me? Thanks in advance!

Posted by ry on 8 October 2011 @ 11pm

Hi ry,

I’d look around the Processing forum and site for more recent code that uses Flickr. The rainbow app has suffered from quite a lot of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_rot

It’s an old applet so lots of things have changed in Processing since I wrote it. Processing has its own XML library now, and a draw function instead of a loop function. I used the replicate function to draw images quickly, but image drawing is much more efficient by default now. It also needed a php proxy to run online but with Processing.js you’d be able to run it in a browser directly. I used an enumeration to loop over XML but that’s not needed in Processing because you can get an array.

Hope that helps, but I don’t have plans to revisit that code anytime soon so apologies if not!

Posted by TomC on 9 October 2011 @ 8am