Ping 144: SmartGlass, On{X}, FrugalDad, ESPN on XBox

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Laura and Paul cover these topics and more on their 144th (12^2) episode:

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      Srikanth

      IS on{x} only for android can't i get onto my windows phone

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      PaulMest

      IS on{x} only for android can't i get onto my windows phone

      Yes, on{x} is only available for Android at the moment.  We covered that a bit during the segment. From my understanding, the Android platform allows much more lower-level hooks for developers than Windows Phone at this point. I hope that if this experiment is successful, the folks on Windows Phone would consider baking this into the platform or at least enabling some pieces of it if they can get the security model right.

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      Sadatay

      What happened to the Channel 9 App on Windows 8? It's no longer in the Windows store in the Release Preview.

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      IRB

      Laura can't you just get the NFL GamePass and stream all the Jets games live in HD?

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      wkempf

      I'm wrong, huh? Smiley No, I didn't "read it wrong", as I listened to the recorded speech pronouncing it both ways. Sorry, Laura, you're not right this time.

      Nice to see myself in the show though Smiley

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      Richard.Hein

      I can't wait to use SuperSadTrombone.com.

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      PaulMest

      , Richard.Hein wrote

      I can't wait to use SuperSadTrombone.com.

      That's the spirit.  Just wait until you see this new feature I'm working on.  It'll take pointing out somebody's failure to a whole new level!

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      natelawrence

      For those who would like a little more on the vision and background of on{x}, see Blaise's recent talk from Creative Mornings, entitled the metaphor two-step. 

      http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23167768

      EDIT: Now also available on vimeo:
      https://vimeo.com/44316038
      (Note that below timecodes need time subtracted for vimeo)

      He talks about interaction design (progress bars, Streetside, and on{x}) and then talks about augmented reality and metaphors - asking why we call our current mobile computers "phones". 

      Timecodes for the above video: 
      00:08:20 Introducing Blaise
      00:09:01 Opening Remarks + History
      00:15:27 Interaction Design Part 1: Progress Bars
      00:24:00 Interaction Design Part 2: Streetside Prototype
      00:29:36 Interaction Design Part 3: on{x} 
      00:38:22 Metaphors and Augmented Reality
      00:46:27 What is Microsoft doing creating an app for Android?
      00:50:00 Q&A Session Begins

       

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      masukuma

      00:04:25 Paul says "Microsoft Smart Screen" is that correct?

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      PaulMest

      , masukuma wrote

      00:04:25 Paul says "Microsoft Smart Screen" is that correct?

      Nope!  I meant Xbox SmartGlass.  I was very tired during this taping.  I was up all night working on pronouncing "experiment" correctly.

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      PaulMest

      , natelawrence wrote

      For those who would like a little more on the vision and background of on{x}, see Blaise's recent talk from Creative Mornings, entitled the metaphor two-step. 

      http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/23167768

      Sounds cool. Thanks for sharing.

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      cents

      OOOOooOooOOOOOOH MAN!! the trololololollin ill do with supersadtrombone

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      IRB

      , Paul II wrote

      *snip*

      Nope!  I meant Xbox SmartGlass.  I was very tired during this taping.  I was up all night working on pronouncing "experiment" correctly.

      I didn't work though did it Wink

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      IRB

      Woot! Microsoft Surface (Tablets) Big Smile

       

      Paul for this you need a SuperHappyTrombone!

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