||Design & Build
||C++, Windows & Macintosh
||Common code base, User Interface
Creating An Application
Connectix came to us with an idea for an application: Why not use their
QuickCam camera to allow people to quickly make photo ID badges. Someone
could walk-up, snap their picture, type in their name, and print a badge
on a label printer in, say, about fifteen seconds. Connectix had even gone
so far as to create a very early prototype.
Glyphic took it and ran: We investigated, analyzed and redesigned the
entire user interface. We created a structure for the program that let
it deal with many different kinds of badges. We learned a lot about bar
codes and printing to small label printers. Then we implemented the application...
on both Macintosh and Windows for simultaneous release.
Working with Connectix shows another side of our work: Working on spec.
to create a product on dead-line. We ran as an independent engineering
group at first: we worked with marketing to define the feature set, and
coded the product on two platforms. Toward the end of the poject, we worked
with Connectix's quality assurance to test the product and work out some
final kinks. Lastly, Connectix's engineering and product groups helped
finish the product with installer code, final CD-ROM mastering, and packaging.