variousways’ artist designs iphone 4 case


variousways' artist designs iphone 4 case

variousways' artist designs iphone 4 case


Kamon series artwork piece engraved in a bamboo iPhone 4 case.

Designed by: Jon Montenegro
Created by: Grove

Kamon Series consist of Adobe Flash Lite interactive art pieces created specifically for cell phones. Based from traditional Japanese kamons the artwork is a result from an application written for cellphones that utilizes cell phone signals to determine the artworks composition.

The phone’s application constantly displays a unique art composition based on the mobile cell phone’s reception signal. Exploring the process of cell phone art created by cell phones. programming code as art. The pieces are a result of the art.

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Convert Flash to jQuery & Javascript


Variousways - Converting flash animation to javascript

Variousways - Converting flash animation to javascript


Challenge – Converting flash animation to javascript
Our goal was simple, how do we convert an Adobe Flash based website into a xhtml website while retaining all the flash animation. We considered html5 to embed video for some of the animation, but in the end, we felt jQuery and Smokescreen was capable of replacing all the animation effects Flash could do. Check out our Beta site

Smokescreen is a new open-source project aimed at converting Flash to JavaScript/HTML5 to run where it previously couldn’t and better interoperate with webpages where it previously could. With Smokescreen you can reach new platforms without learning any new tools; your Flash is automatically converted to JavaScript/HTML5.

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AS3 Motion Detection Interface


as3 Motion Detection Interface Experiment

as3 Motion Detection Interface Experiment


Flash as3 Motion Detection Interface Experiment via webcam. We have been experimenting with Flash, AS3 to create an interface that uses a webcam to track motion or movement. A cursor tracks the motion and moves to toward the “motion” while interacting with the interface. Check out the motion tracking interface….yep, a webcam is needed.

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Google Wave ? iPhone


Google login screen via iphone

Google login screen via iphone, itouch, ipod

Google wave on a iphone, itouch, ipod, Jon Montenegro

If you want to continue at your own peril, go ahead

Ahhh, the list of waves

Ahhh, the list of waves

Creating a wave on a itouch

Creating a wave on a iphone

After reading an article on TechCrunch about accessing Google Wave via an iPhone, I had to try it myself.

Here are a couple of screenshots of my experience. I have always seen the browser warning message, but I did not see the fine print to click through. After clicking through, the interface is very similiar to the Google’s gmail interface.

To view a particular wave is still rather slow for the iphone.

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Google wave


After playing around with Google wave, I found myself asking what next. Below are just a few extensions/gadgets you may want to expore.


(To use robots, add them as a contact, then add the robot-contact to a wave)


  • Eliza – – An implementation of the Eliza chatbot borrowed from the NLTK.
  • Elize – – Is one of the first robots that was created by non Googler and is very useful if you are feeling alone in your Google Wave client.
  • Rude chatbot – – An obnoxious chatbot borrowed from the Natural Language Processing Toolkit.
  • TooAngel WaveIn – A self learning robot, that will respond to a reply in a more humanoid way


  • BotURL – – A URL Linker that replaces full URLs with hyperlinks.
  • Calcbotcalcbot@appspot.comThis bot will do in place calculations for simple mathematical expressions and allow you to use user defined variables.
  • – Replaces the text of every submitted blip with a cartoon balloon that contains the text instead. Colors the balloons based on username.
  • Dice – Dice-rolling bot. Dice Bot will replace XdY (X is the number of dice; Y is the number of sides) with the results of those rolls.
  • Flippy – – Turns text upside-down.
  • Fnordlinkyfnordlinks@appspot.comReplaces “PMID <number>” with article information from PubMed.
  • Hearty Emobot – – Replaces ASCII art with wingding characters.
  • – Evaluates Python expressions. Looks at blips in event, searches for CALC() macros and executes Python code using exec().
  • Insulty – megabytemb123@appspot.comInformation Needed
  • IPA Botipa-bot@appspot.comChanges normal letters into special characters used for phonetics.
  • – Turns whatever you type into “Pirate Speak” .. Arrrr.
  • – Plots sparklines from your data.
  • ShorteeWish – Change “c u l8r” to “see you later” etc.
  • Swedish – Changes english into Swedish-Chef Speak. Bork! Bork!
  • – Syntaxy does blip-by-blip syntax highlighting for a variety of languages including Python, Java, C, C++, html, css and javascript.
  • Watexy – watexy@appspot.comUse LaTeX mathematical language in your Waves!
  • Wikify – wikifier@appspot.comReplaces specific marked up text with a link to Wikipedia or a description relevant to the marked text.


  • – Play Hangman.
  • Roshambo – – Play Roshambo (Rock / Paper / Scissors).
  • Speedy – Wish – Track the words per minute of all participants, competitive typing!


  • – Robot to manage groups.
  • – Robot to manage groups.


  • – Creates a drop and puts the info into the wave whenever the robot is added as a participant.
  • OpenAustrailia In Progress – A robot to allow interaction with the OpenAustralia web site.
  • PlonieBot – In – Brings wave document editing capabilities to the Plone CMS
  • Poppy – In – Helps bridge Google Wave conversations to email users outside the Wave.
  • Rssybotrssybot@appspot.comTurn google wave into an RSS reader!
  • – Lets you star waves, in sort of bookmarking style.
  • Tweety the Twitbot – – You can access your Twitter account.
  • Twiliobot – – Transforms phone numbers into click-to-call links. If user clicks a link, a call is placed to his phone and to the number in the link. The call can be transcribed and inserted into the wave as text with a link to the audio.
  • Wave-EmailIn – Provide an extension to Google Wave which will allow the integration of both sending and receiving emails.
  • Wave Live – Allows you to chat to your windows live messenger contacts from inside a wave.


  • PhilBot – Wish – A suggested solution to the problem of waves with languages you can’t read.
  • Rosy Etta – – Translator (40 Languages).


  • Polly the Pollster – Poll Bot.

Search / Aggregation

  • Dr Maps – – Updates a wave by inserting a map associated to an address.
  • Dr Weather – – Gives the weather for a City
  • Embedded Search Results – – Web and Image searches inline.
  • FML Blipper – – displays random FML story from
  • Grauniady – – Searches the latest items from The Guardian for a given phrase.
  • Stocky – – Detects stock symbols from a wave and updates it with the live stock price.
  • Wavethingy – – Searches Amazon for DVDs and books, and gives the author a cut of any purchases made off the links.
  • Yelpy – – Searches Yelp with a user defined location and category.


  • – Enables social product research and shopping on Wave participants can share products & reviews with contacts in real-time thanks to automatic queries by the AmazonBot against conversation keywords. The AmazonBot gadget can detect products and return inline product links or a custom full product browser.
  • Bloggy – blog-wave@appspot.comInformation Needed
  • Botbitly-bot@appspot.comShortens the url using bitly.
  • Botty – Wish – Will automatically add a set of useful bots to a wave according to a collection of bots (so they don’t have to individually be added when you use them all the time.
  • – Adds text statistics to your blips (words, lines, etc.)
  • Companion Sphere – – Collection of geek utils, first working verb is “lookup” for wikipedia/wiktionary one-line descriptions.
  • Databot – Wish – Will start as soon as the GData interface is published.
  • – Replaces text representations of emoticons with the relevant image.
  • JBREAKOUT BOT ADDED – – Debug utility that reports event triggers.
  • – Makes blips public at
  • Multi – – A quote collector. Reply a blip you want to quote with ‘quote this’ and randomly display a quote with ‘quote <>’. The bot is still being under development but you can try playing with it.
  • Natural Language Processing – – Adds blips with NLP analysis.
  • Nokar – – Has many features such as translations, image insertion, insert last tweets etc.
  • – A robot for user to post blog in Google Wave. Here is how to write a blog using Google Wave Robot for Posterous.
  • Publisher – wave-publisher@appspot.comInformation Needed
  • – Converts text emoticons, from : ) to img. Has a bookmarklet which creates a popup menu to insert emoticons for which the code is unknown.
  • – Changes the smiley symbols to smiley images.
  • Smiley – In Changes the smiley symbols to smiley images.
  • Style Chart Robot – – Inserts a chart into a wave.

Wave Management

  • Bouncy – bouncy-wave@appspot.comAllows you to remove robots from a wave. Doesn’t seem to work on real people though, and laughs if you try to ask it to kick itself out. To get it to kick a bot out, type “”
  • Linear – Wish – Enforce all replies to be to the main wave. If a user replies to a reply, remove it and place it as a reply to the main wavelet.
  • Read – Records the original wave content. Whenever it’s edited, the content is replaced with the original. Simple as that.
  • – You can list Robots, add them and find them out, easy to use. In continuous development. Website with all the information
  • – Remove empty, whitespace-only blips.
  • – Recognize #hashtags and add them as tags to the wave.
  • Tocgen – – Table of Contents auto-generated and updated based on the h1,h2,h3,h4 in a wave.
  • – Replaces all Twitter @username with links to the Twitter accounts.


(To use gadgets, once editing a blip, just click on the green puzzle piece,  and enter the url into the bottom text box)


  • Ajax Animator GadgetIn Progress – – A fully integrated multi-user web based vector graphic animation authoring environment.
  • AmazonBot Gadgett – – The AmazonBot gadget can detect products and return inline product links or a custom full product browser.
  • Bidder – – Simple Auction.
  • Checky – – Basecamp-like checklists with drag-and-drop.
  • Click me – Shows a button with a counter. Each time the button gets clicked, the counter is incremented by one. Shows off how the state interaction works.
  • HTML– – Embed any HTML into a wave.
  • <iframe> – – Embed any web page (as <iframe>) into a wave.
  • iWave – Allows you to create a profile on wave to make wave just a little more personal. Uses facebook connect to retrieve your details if you sign in.
  • LicensingIn Progress – – Creative Commons RDF Embedding – Planning Stage.
  • Maps – -Embed Google Map.
  • Napkin – – Example of Flash/Flex Wave Gadget, similar to Whiteboard gadget above – source on Google Code.
  • QuakeBot – In Progress – Server information on the Quake 3 protocol.
  • Raffly – Insert this gadget to select a random participant from your wave to be the winner. The winner of what? Well that’s up to you 🙂
  • Ratings – – Lets participants rate and review a topic (movie, restaurant, etc) in a wave and shows a tally of the result.
  • Slashdot Gadget – – Loads latest Headlines from Slashdot.
  • Troco – An experimental peer-to-peer currency – – Aims to provide a decentralized complementary community currency system, that is, a peer-to-peer currency system. Also you can see it as an IOU or promissory note based system. More info click here.
  • Vector Editor – – A cross platform collaborative real time vector graphics editor.
  • Whiteboard gadget – – Draw on a virtual whiteboard.
  • Who is Coming? – -Show a list of all people that have said whether they will come or not.


  • Backgammon – WishRemove all of one’s own checkers from the board before one’s opponent can do the same. [Wikipedia]
  • Battleship – Wish – Displays different board based on user.
  • Boxes – In Progress – Connect lines to make boxes and win.
  • Cards – – Play card games.
  • Chess – – Play chess.
  • Connect 4/Four-in-a-row – In Progresssdunster@wavesandbox.com – 2 users + observers, turn locking, just waiting to write win-detection code.
  • Floodit – 2 player race to fill a board with colors.
  • Magnetic Poetry – – Re-arrange random words to form poetry.
  • Match them colors!In Progress – Match 3 / gem matching game.
  • Othello – Wish – Play Reversi.
  • Sudoku – – Play Sudoku.
  • The Button – – A useless (I mean USELESS) game.

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Variousways is a talented and imaginative award winning design studio founded in Philadelphia in 1998. We are hard working, dedicated and have a strong desire to create innovative and engaging experiences.

Our Team strives to push the envelope using the latest in technology as we continue to produce awarding-winning interactive solutions for our clients.

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Collaboration with experts and industry leaders. In order to deliver innovative and successful solutions, we have developed strategic alliances with companies that share our vision and compliment our skills and expertise.

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Awards. Publications. Exhibitions. Addy Award, Aster Award, e-HealthCare Leadership Award, American Design Award, Born Magazine, Featured in Cre@te Online Magazine, e-HealthCare Strategy & Trend Awards, Gawker Artist Exhibition, Helio Store Gallery Mobile Art Show, NetDiver Design Forte Award, Greystone & Staywell Healthcare Design Award, Featured in TASCHEN’s book – WEB DESIGN: STUDIOS, Featured in Practical Design Magazine

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