Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Statz, Coverstory, and Quartz Composer Stuff

Blowing my own horn a bit here, but hey, it's my blog and I'll boast if I want to ;-)

We (that being the Google Mac team) recently opened up the Google Mac Playground which you can read about here. The interesting part for me is that three of my 20% projects are highlighted on it.

  • Coverstory probably isn't too exciting to most of the folks reading this blog as it's a developer tool, but I use it myself on a regular basis.

  • The Quartz Composer patches are kind of fun, but again are more for developers to play with. They allow folks to take read the tilt sensors and the ambient light sensors in their portables, and use them to control Quartz Composer.

  • Finally there's Statz. Statz is a fun little app that makes changing your status on your various IM clients really easy. We'll be putting out plugins for more services as soon as we can, but for right now, we wanted to get the basic program out there for people to play with.

Anyway, thought I'd let people know what I've been up to. If you've seen my status jumping around to weird and wonderful things, it's because I've been going nuts this last week getting Statz ready to spring on the world.


Mary said...

Wow! That is amazing, Dave. Way to go. You deserve to blow your own horn a bit.

emd said...

People use more than one IM client? I suppose if you use iChat for video then you might need more than one.

Don't forget to post to MacUpdate and VT to get the word out!

don said...

Almost makes me want to use iChat or Skype or whatever more often... :-) I see that the status line is limited to about 14 M's or about 30 'i's. No wrap around second line for the verbose? Do I have to limit myself to 'Goofing off somewhere'? :-)