JamPot’s research department has two main research areas:
Utilising cross-platform techniques to generate mobile applications that are written once and available on various platforms and their associated appstores.
Utilising HTML5 to generate applications that are available on a variety of platforms/screens.
Early Days Cross-Platform Mobile Technologies Research
The Soundboom project was created to research and develop the capabilities of the cross-platform mobile technology proprietary to Jampot Technologies Ltd. The aim of the project was to utilise cross-platform techniques to produce a media-rich application that also provides a compelling user experience. To provide a valuable insight, the mobile application had to satisfy the following four high-level requirements:
Contain media-rich content
Utilise device capabilities
Deliver dynamic content
Provide the user with the ability to customise the application
The resulting application created using the cross-platform technologies provides:
A traditional soundboard that plays sounds when image icons are clicked.
A means of creating a custom soundboard using the device capabilities (camera, microphone and asset library).
The ability to save a custom soundboard to the cloud via web services.
The option to download a custom soundboard from the cloud thus providing dynamic content.
The SoundBoom application is available on the following app stores:
iTunes, App World Blackberry, Android Market, Amazon, Intel AppUp. SoundBoom has been deployed locally on the following platforms: MeeGo, Samsung Smart TV, WeTab, Mac OS X, Windows (XP, Vista, 7). The techniques created during the SoundBoom research project were utilised in the production of TheAppBuilder.
The creation of custom soundboards relies heavily on utilising device capabilities, which is difficult to recreate using HTML5 exclusively. Therefore, a read-only HTML5 SoundBoom app was created for version 1.0. HTML5 SoundBoom V1.0 provides an interactive farmyard soundboard, which will play sounds when icons are clicked. The application also provides a means to download custom soundboards, which have been previously created by the original SoundBoom application.