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Checkie! – Image-based carrying list app

Hi. It’s been a long time since I posted last here.
The app I just released has been featured on the top page of App Store as “New App We Love”.

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My app wins Platinum Award & featured on App Store!

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SUM! just received the Muse Creative Awards – Platinum Award!
It’s such an honor to receive the highest rank of an international design award. All the characters are just so surprised as well.

Enfani keeps creating quality and fun products that make people happy.

http://museaward.com/winners/3/77/406

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SUM! – iPhone Math Game App

My first iPhone app!
I’m so glad to introduce this app born completely from my idea to you all.

Math with Lovable Numbers!

SUM! is a fun math game that teaches the concept of addition and subtraction through play. In the app, the nature of the numbers is represented as the personality of the characters. Just as each child has a unique individuality, each number has a unique face and personality! It’s an app for not just kids, but for everyone, to enjoy adding and subtracting to build familiarity with numbers. Spot lots of fun secret tricks by touching lovable numbers!
Character names wanted!
Characters from 1 to 10 want cute names associated with the meaning of each number. Download the app and write a review with your ideas!
Download at the appstore.
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SUM Team
Mac Funamizu: App Concept, Character Design, UI/UX Design, Animation
Takaharu Matsumoto: Character Design
Goichi Hirakawa: Programming
Shintaro Tanaka: Music
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iPhone App Design – KiDDY

KiDDY is an easy kids photo diary app for parents raising children.

-Instant photo diary of your kids
-Photo calendar view to easily check out your child’s growth
-Keep your photos shared with only your family members
-Your kids’ photos will be sent on KiDDY Card with a beautiful layout every month (paid service) to your loved ones.

Visit the website.

I worked on the branding, UX, UI of the app, website on PC/mobile, concept movie (plan, script, design), graphic design, character design and everything you can see and touch. I also did the Android version and it’s on the way.

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<Web Design>
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<Character Design>
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<Graphic Design>
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<Motion Design, Planning, Script>

https://kiddy-photo.com/


Compath.me –Web & iPhone App Design

Compath.me now launches a web service that works in sync with its iPhone app. The iPhone app also has a major update to 1.4. I’ve been working fully for this project for the last couple of months as lead designer and that’s part of the reason I couldn’t update this blog lately (sorry!). I worked on every pixel on both iPhone and web app this time and all other things you can see of Compath.me.

Some of the features includes photo-import from Facebook & instagram on the website and see them categorized on a map on iPhone. ‘My Memo’ always tells you your saved locations with 1 tap. Every information is location based and shown graphically by location. So if you have lots of geotagged photos on Facebook/Instagram and are wondering how best to compile them by location, this is da bomb!

iPhone App

Web App






Compath.me – iPhone app design

Compath.me logo

As I mentioned on the previous post and Twitter, I became lead designer for Compath.me (I’m still freelancing on the side). Joining only in last month, I worked on almost all the designs Compath.me used to have. The best part about becoming a member of a team of Compath.me is the depth of my involvement in their projects is completely different from when I do freelancing jobs for clients. Also the CEO– Mr.Ando fully trusts on my designer’s instinct, which is also not the case for client cases.

iPhone App Design

Facebook Fanpage Design

Website Design– For desktop&smartphone

Concept Video

& Everything Else… (cards, fliers, flag, T-shirt, sticker, another video, etc.)

Compath.me was the first and only startup showcased in TechCocktail in SXSW. I’ve been at SXSW in Austin now, meeting lots of lots of people, having fun introducing the app. There will be press coverage after the even is over, so I’ll post updates.


I joined Compath.me!

I’m pleased to announce I’ve joined Compath.me as designer and communication manager.

Compath.me connects your interests and location to help you discover the world around you. We will help you discover popular spots, restaurants, shops, events, and items that are nearby. Compath is not a regular photo sharing app – it is a compass of your life.

 

Compath.me is one of 16 finalists of Le Web’11 16 Startup Competition (video). I’ve been using this app for a while already and found it’s very useful and fun. I’m thrilled to have a chance to get involved in this team!

You can follow Compath.me on Twitter.

I’ll keep doing my freelance business, too.



Animation Video Chat

Now that we have Google’s automatic captioning on videos on YouTube, which I like very much, what about speech balloons around the captions? It’d be more helpful if the location of the voice source could be indicated by an arrow from the balloon and the voice tone could be expressed with different balloon shapes.

If your gestures could bring motion characters that can be manipulated on both sides, video chatting would become like a fun video game.

When your girlfriend throws a kiss when video-chatting, many hearts appear moving towards the thrown direction. You can touch and move the characters on your side.

Wink and get stars. (Can characters go beyond the chat window like this?)
You might think of lots of other gestures and fun characters.

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World Cleanest Graffiti— iPhone App Concept

There are a number of drawing iPhone apps available, but I think it would be fun if you could paste the picture you draw on a real wall, but virtually.


Draw a picture with your iPhone.


Choose the wall you want to paste the picture on.


Point and paste the picture. Resizing possible.


Share it with people on an online map.


Or share with only the person you choose. And if you want someone to go to a place (physically) to see the picture, just choose “local share” only.
This is just like an old bulletin board outside and might work well if you want to convey your feeling to someone.


The images can be seen through your iPhone just like usual graffiti from any angle.

Thank you again for the great photos, *momoc.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wtkn/

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Hot Topic Or Not

Is the post you’re reading hot? Then, there must be lots of people watching it.

Hot Topic Or Not

If not, there are few.
Hot Topic Or Not

It would be more fun if the characters are pointing at the often clicked areas in the browser.

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Gravity on Desktop #1

Newton virus concept (which I love) + pinball.
Not practical at all. Just for having fun playing with the files on your desktop.

desktop pinball

desktop pinball

desktop pinball

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Google Reader? iTunes?

The new iTunes interface could be used for Google Reader.

Google Reader? iTunes?
grid view

Google Reader? iTunes?
cover flow

Google Reader? iTunes?
expanded view

By the way, I still hope iTunes will handle RSS feeds so that I can browse blogs on my iPod Touch offline.


“Move to Trash” Game

Can “move to trash” action be a game?

move-to-trash game

move-to-trash game

Only well aimed shot can get into the can. Others just mess the floor.

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Would Be So Much “Phun” On iPhone!

I’m absolutely in love with Phun, a free game like 2D app for kids, where they can learn physics, science and so many other stuff.
What I think is that it would be much more fun to play it with the iPhone because you can actually tilt it to see what happens.
I happened to find a similar application called iPhysics, but I think Phun has a lot more functions and is really educational for kids.

Phun on the iPhone

Phun on the iPhone

Phun on the iPhone

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Simple iPhone Game to Cool Down

Would this cool you down a bit or just make you thirstier?

simple iphone game for cooling down

simple iphone game for cooling down

simple iphone game for cooling down

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Looking Glass for iPhone: App Integration

Looking Glass for iPhone2
Mail, iCal, phone, Map with GPS, Google Docs, etc. etc. with real time scan search

Looking Glass for iPhone2

See also #1 of this concept.


Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization

future of mobile search6
Visual aid for any book. It means any book can be a picture book.

future of mobile search6
If it could be wirelessly in sync with your mobile phone or other mobile devices, visualized data exchange could be done like Microsoft Surface, but with this device, you wouldn’t have to stick with 2D.

Looking Glass

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time

This is the fifth post about this gadget.

future mobile search
Getting data of a weather forecast, maybe this might be possible.

future mobile search
When you wonder what the scene you’re looking at was like in the past, you can see it.

future mobile search
This might be off-topic, but it would be nice if it could work in sync with Google Maps like this.

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Digital Sand Clock for Time Management

Concept of a USB sand clock. 3D holographed material inside the glass that you can make changes.

contemporary sand clock

contemporary sand clock
Pick a color, length of time and material and the inside of the sand clock changes accordingly.

contemporary sand clock

contemporary sand clock

contemporary sand clock
desktop type

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Highlight-the-Line-I’m-On Plugin

Highlight-the-Line-I\'m-On Plugin

When I’m reading long text, I’m often lost when going to the next line and find myself reading the same line again or skipping one or two. So I was wondering if there are any plugins for browsers to highlight the line you’re on now. Are there already?

Highlight-the-Line-I\'m-On Plugin

It would be more helpful if it could also ‘hold’ the position without the cursor pointing to it.

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Future of Mobile Search for Diet

future mobile search for diet

future mobile search for diet

Mainly because I don’t usually care about nutrition when I eat, this kind of function would be helpful for people like me.

Also visit other posts of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

future mobile search
Part7:”Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1″

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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The Ball’s in My Court? I Was Waiting for Your Answer!

That happens very often, doesn’t it? Then why not visually check who’s turn to answer and how many answers are on hold in your Mail app?

who\'s got the ball mail plugin

A blue ball means “It’s MY turn to answer”, while the yellow is “I’m waiting for an answer”. If you keep ignoring a question, the ball gets bigger and bigger!

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“WHO’S GOT THE BALL” image visualizes who’s turn to give an answer. In the message area, the correspondent question is highlighted.

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If it’s you who are waiting for an answer, there’s a yellow ball held by the other side.

who\'s got the ball mail plugin4

In most cases, though, there are more than one question in a message. In that case, you’ve got as many balls as the questions being asked!

who\'s got the ball mail plugin5

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