What's everyone working on this month? (September 2015 edition)

Phil Jimmieson phil at liverpool.ac.uk
Wed Sep 30 04:21:42 EDT 2015

Hi folks,
I've been working on "This Feeling", a new App for iPads. The last of a group of three apps (all written using LiveCode). It's based on years of research from a long-running project that is also written in LiveCode. It got accepted into Apple's App Store on Friday.

Here's how we describe the App on the App Store page:

"As its name suggests, This Feeling focuses on feelings. These are often difficult for children to identify, attribute, understand or describe - either with respect to themselves or other people. Using traditional communication approaches it is difficult for professionals to be confident the child they are working with has the capacity to discriminate and use language relating to feelings.

The term feeling is also confusing, because it can sometimes be used to refer to affect (happy, sad, worried, etc.) and sometimes to sensations (burning, stabbing, pain etc.). This Feeling enables children to optimally discriminate between all these by offering specific tools for each. One screen of This Feeling is dedicated to attributing, labeling, describing emotions, and the other focuses on body maps, on which physical sensations and pain can be located and described.
All interactions are touch based, and the child can either use well-standardised pain icons or annotate and draw on the body maps freehand. As with all the apps, any errors can be corrected, or adjustments easily made. Unlike paper and pencil techniques, a child is not constrained by the first marks he or she makes, and can adjust the on screen representation until completely satisfied that it represents exactly what they are feeling."


On 28 Sep 2015, at 19:09, Peter TB Brett <peter.brett at livecode.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm really interested to hear about what you're working on at the moment.  The community always seems to have a huge, exciting and varied range of projects going on, and it's great to hear how people are using LiveCode for work, for hobbies, for learning or for play!
> I'll start:
> 1. I've been working on the HTML5 engine.  For the last couple of weeks, I've been focussed on getting LiveCode Builder (i.e. widgets) working in HTML5, and it's been an often rather frustrating business, because it's really hard to debug asm.js code running in the browser!  Every time I think I've nailed the last bug, another one jumps out of the woodwork.  However, I'm feeling hopeful that by the time of the Global Jam next week, everyone will be able to use widgets in the browser.  And after that, commercial HTML5...
> 2. I've added a new test framework to the repository that lets us write script-only test stacks and run them automatically for every proposed change.  Now I need to get contributors to write tests!
> What have you been working on?
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