With the release of Altia Design 11.1, the Language Object has become even more powerful than ever before! With the new Text Shaping feature, Altia Design gives companies the capability to implement languages like Arabic and Hebrew in their Altia user interface.
Check out this feature video to see how simple it is to localize your GUI!
For more information about Altia Design 11.1, check out our release page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Validator is one of the new features of Altia Design 11.1 — and it’s pretty amazing!
With the Validator, users can perform real-time validation of their Altia GUI against design rule sets for their selected embedded target. This helps Altia users get better GUIs — faster, because they can…
Analyze Altia Design projects in real time.
Identify problems automatically, and sometimes auto-fix them.
Get hardware-specific guidance for your GUI.
Future rule sets will even allow users to receive hardware-specific metrics like estimated RAM/ROM consumption!
Check out the Validator feature video here.
Stay tuned for future improvements to Validator! The next gen of this feature will allow you to receive hardware-specific metrics like estimated RAM/ROM consumption.
The 3D Scene Object is new in Altia Design 11.1. With this new feature, users gain the ability to import and view 3D models/animations built with 3D authoring tools like Maya and 3DS Max into their Altia Designs.
Get better GUIs — faster — with the 3D Scene Object.
Integrate 3D content within your 2D GUI content.
Drive animations, lighting and cameras dynamically — helps immerse your user in the GUI, and allows viewing objects from all angles in real time.
Enhanced support for more textures/shaders.
See the 3D Scene Object at work in this video overview.
Software developers love open source. And what’s not to love?! It’s easily downloadable, it’s prolific, creative and most importantly – free. There are thousands of programmers who have experience using open source libraries, so you can draw upon the free (or cheap) help from others. An open source code base can give you a big head start, getting you 80% of the way to the finish line in no time flat. For start-ups or companies in new, unpredictable markets, this free kick-start can be the only path to survival.
Almost all companies use open source products and libraries for internal projects, corporate IT needs, and some PC-based development projects. If the software to develop runs on an open application platform like Windows, Linux, Android or iOS, then you can sparingly consider open source. Open source in these situations is okay because multi-application software platforms such as PCs, tablets and phones are rebooted often and upgraded, bug-fixed and replaced on-the-fly with regular frequency. Characteristic open source code bloat is not a problem on a PC or phone because memory and processor power is plentiful – no harm, no foul. Usually… » Read more: Open Source, Embedded Systems, Heartbleed and Throwing Programmers under the Bus
This desk lets you set your sitting and standing height presents via an integrated touch screen. Then raise and lower your desk by tapping the touch screen so that you can easily alternate between sitting and standing during your work day — all at the same workspace. This smart desk invites you to stand so that you can stay active. It will even track your standing time and calories burned.
From “Bad UX Goes Mainstream” to “Pinterestization”…?
“A lot has happened over the last 12 months, so we turned to our contributors and other members of the UX community for their notable trends of 2013. We asked why these things mattered, if they were positive for users and practitioners, and what kind of future the trend has in 2014.”