August 20, 2005
hotToast Music Store. Now open.
Have you ever tried iTunes Music Store !?
If you have, you already have specific images of it. If not, don't worry about it.
HotToast Music Store (HTMS) is the web-based emulator of this iTunes Music Store. If you would like to preview some songs before you purchase them, please just type your favorite artists or groups' names in the field and start searching.
Even though you don't have iTunes software on your PC, you will be able to preview the songs of your choice with QuickTime plugin. If you would like to purchase the songs after that, please click buy button. You will access iTunes Music Store. In this case, you have to have iTunes software on your PC.
This project is one of the hotToast's experimental work to figure out the possibilities of web world.
August 08, 2005
Flickr-based endless screensaver "Loopy"
Loopy is the desktop screensaver application that is looping and showing the pictures at random for good. The most imperactive key ingredient of this application is the integration between the flash technology and RSS, that is provided by Flickr.
Because of Flickr's systems, loopy definitely became the fun stage to constantly show a great variety of pictures that people we don't know actually uploaded before. That's why loopy is not only a flash Application, but also, an application to make users enjoy the certain moment seeing a lot of pictures somebody took.
The concept of Loopy
The most interesting part of Loopy is that we can randomly see the newest pictures which people all over the world uploaded and if you want to check them more, just click the thumbnails and go to Flickr's pages.
(August 31, 2005)
After we introduced Loopy on FlickrCentral, we got a very valuable feedback.
The concept is great and the design is good too, BUT: it doesn't credit the photographers or provide links to the images - that's a violation of the users' copyright, a violation of the Flickr TOS and generally poor form. If this was addressed I could see promoting it on Flickr - otherwise all I can say is "bad!" :)
Oops! Thanks for pointing that out, Stewart!
We have made changes to launch the photo page when you click a thumbnail on Loopy.
If you have downloaded older version of Loopy, please overwrite it with the (new an improved!) one that's available now.
To make use of a screen saver " Loopy ", you can choose an appropriate version out of Windows, Mac OS 8.6 or later, and Mac OS 10.1 or later for your platform.
|Loopy for Windows
System requirements: Windows 95 or later.
|Loopy for Mac OS X
System requirements: Mac OS 10.1 or later
|Loopy for Mac OS 9
System Requirements: Mac OS 8.6 or later