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The Petersen Automotive Museum Official iOS App Release

SPOILER ALERT: It’s awesome.

If you’ve ever been to The Petersen, you know what a “must-see” attraction it is, and not just for car-lovers. Some of the world’s most iconic and rare automobiles are kept here on display to help tell the story of our city, which was built around and for the automobile. So you’ll see the Batmobile, but you’ll also see an original Model T.

There’s only one small catch: The museum actually won’t be open until December, on its 20th birthday, after its massive renovation is complete. The cost is said to exceed $125 million, and the redesign includes a building facade of chrome silver ribbons that will be lit from beneath, evoking the “image of speed and organic curves of a coach-built automobile.” Check out this cool time-lapse video of construction progress. 

What else can you expect? Oh, not much, just TWENTY-TWO NEW GALLERIES OF CARS, CARS, AND MORE CARS. Plus, all the interactive technology to put you in the driver’s seat of automobiles from your wildest fantasies. You’ll be able to check out a revolving collection of BMW’s “Art Cars,” designed by artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, and more. Watch how a Maserati gets built from concept to completion, and take a spin one of several legendary racing circuits in a virtual reality driving simulator. That’s what’s up.

Before you visit, make sure you download The Petersen app. You wouldn’t go into a 3D movie without your 3D glasses, why would you go into this epic museum experience without the app that opens up new ways to explore, engage, and interact with the exhibits? Check out the demo video below and then visit the App Store to download!

The Petersen from O&O, Inc. on Vimeo.

 

[TUTORIAL TUESDAY] Drupal 8 Custom Theme

And we’re back with a fresh tasty new tutorial for you!

In this tutorial I’ll review how to make a custom theme for a Drupal 8 site. I’ll show you how to define regions, attach css style and javascript files, and override the default design by using a Twig Template.

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DogVacay and the anatomy of a Great Idea.


One great thing about working at O+O is the value and attention focused on the quality of ideas versus the quantity of them. It’s a cliche we take quite seriously, and quite often. In the Lab, if the workload allows, we’ll throw some ideas upon the board and take turns pitching why we think there should be an app that can read our minds like a mood ring, or why we want to build an app that lets you turn any inanimate object or landscape into an anthropomorphic playground using your mobile camera. Ideas tend to get more ridiculous immediately before and after Burning Man, as you can see.

I’m no expert on what makes a genius idea. I only know what works and what doesn’t. And I guess I don’t even know that much, all the time. That’s why we play and experiment with new technologies and app prototypes, and we discover that the strongest ideas come from places of actual human stories, which is what you’ll read in any beginner’s book to advertising, art, or engineering, you name it. Most of the time the ideas are so simple, you’ll wonder why it hadn’t been thought of sooner. Many times we’ll hit an obstacle in the user flow of life, and think to ourselves, “Dang. I wish there was a way to make this more efficient or at least more enjoyable.” And then of course the, “There’s an app for that!” campaign. 

Air BnB couldn’t have been been as successful before the development of social networking, in my opinion. Neither could Tinder, or Uber, obviously. Both of these ideas are genius in their simplicity, yet they’ve revolutionized the way we interact in the global community. They’ve shifted cultures. And the awesome thing about that is, new technology is being developed every day. In offices just like ours. 

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TUTORIAL TUESDAY: Allow landscape video full-screen in a portrait-only iOS app with SWIFT 1.2

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So it’s not Tuesday but we’ve been really busy doing exciting stuff, so we apologize that it’s a day late. But get ready to forgive us because in this tutorial we will learn how EASY it is to allow for the rotation of videos to landscape mode when displayed in a portrait-only iOS app.
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OMG, It’s 2015 and iPosture is NOT CUTE.

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Before I was a copywriter, I worked as an office manager for a production company. When we would hire new people, I often got sucked into the role of “interviewer” because of how unassuming and/or intimidating I was or wasn’t. I really looked forward to it, not because it put me in a position of power, but because I could pretend to make notes on the applicant’s resume while really all I was doing was tally-marking every time they used the word, “like.” Do you realize how much more attractive, intelligent, and cool you would appear to be if you could eliminate this word from your vocabulary? Like, seriously. Now I’m going to talk about what you look like when you hold your iPhone.

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The Apple Watch: Would Steve Jobs Wear It?

I’m glad Wired said what we were all thinking: “Apple’s trying to put a second device on our body without giving us a clear sense of how it complements the first.”
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Bluetooth with the Blue Crew

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2014 marked the rollout of iBeacon technology to a number of MLB ballparks across America. Los Angeles’ own Dodgers Stadium notably implemented its own system along with the Padre’s Petco Park down in San Diego. While the press releases were alluring, we wondered what the actual user experience was like for the average fan in the stands, so we put on our best blue shirts and headed over to 1000 Elysian Park.
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4 HTML5 APIs to Improve Your Web Apps

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The HTML5 revolution has brought many useful tools and new APIs with it, but despite new features being implemented in modern browsers, many developers are still unaware of some of those gems. In this post we will take a look at 4 APIs that will help you build web applications more efficiently and offer better user experiences, especially on mobile. As you’ll see, support for these features is more widespread than you might think!
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Post-PC Infographics

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Whether you know it or not, the times they-are-a-changing – and they have been for some time. Here are some infographics we created showing some of the important facts about the Post-PC era and how clients and agencies must adapt to remain competitive and relevant.

Click here to see the full-size infographic, or check below the fold for each individual piece.
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Unboxing + Demo of Sphero


Watch as we take a look inside Sphero, a cool new toy from Orbotix.

Tablet and Smartphone Resolution Sizes


Just in case you were mystified by the resolution sizes of today’s preferred devices, here are some handy graphics to help you during any design and development.
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E3 2012: Nintendo’s Wii U vs. Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass

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E3 2012 opened with a bang as Nintendo and Microsoft each squared off to fight for tablet supremacy with announcements to bring Second Screen to the console.
It seems that we’re destined for tablet-gaming future. So which one will make the cut?
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