Real World Dinosaurs iPad App
Real World Dinosaurs iPad App Demo
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Selected for SIGGRAPH 2014's Appy Hour for Innovative Mobile Apps

Our first App, Real World Dinosaurs, brings lively dinosaurs to new media screens. It's a fun, interactive way to learn about the iconic creatures that inhabited our planet millions of years ago.

Using Real World Dinosaurs iPad App

Brief

To create a dynamic, interactive experience about dinosaurs employing cutting edge technologies that would attract users to an iPad app. Exploiting the capabilities of 3D animation and touch screens, the app would arouse curiosity and facilitate science learning in a range of ages and for a variety of learning styles.

Creating the App

Solution

To accommodate Real World Dinosaur's 3D visualization of fully animated dinosaurs and their environments, CGMuse designed a highly customized build for an iPad app using HTML5. 360 degree views of the dinosaurs, initially rendered as sprite sheets, switched to real-time graphics displays in WebGL in current updates. Users can select optional narration, which, along with visual illustration of the text in 3D images and maps, creates multi-sensory pathways for understanding and enjoyment.

Rendered Scene from Real World Dinosaurs

Deliverables

Real World Dinosaurs was selected for the Showcase for Innovative Mobile Apps at SIGGRAPH 2014. Available through iTunes, it has been appreciated and sold on every continent (with the exception of Antarctica!) and has doubled the number of dinosaurs in the app. Regularly updated with new features and information, Real World Dinosaurs continues to expand its user base.


PRIVACY POLICY

Real World Dinosaurs is a vibrant educational app that wants users to have fun while learning about science concepts and prehistoric creatures. That's our only goal, so we don't collect any user information at all. So that you have the best user experience, there are no links within the app that take users into the web space outside the app. And there are no in-app purchases and there is no in-app advertising.

Real World Dinosaurs Mini iPhone App
Real World Dinosaurs Mini Demo

Real World Dinosaurs Mini

Real World Dinosaurs Mini is Real World Dinosaurs, specially scaled for the iPhone! An engaging multimedia experience combining art and science, Real World Dinosaurs Mini brings all the fascination of these iconic creatures right to your phone in a quick reference format!

Download Real World Dinosarus Mini from the App Store

Brief

Users requested Real World Dinosaurs availability for the iPhone. Real World Dinosaurs Mini was conceived as a “pocket reference” version customized for the iPhone specs and capabilities. Maintaining the animation, comparative maps and optional text narration features, the app would allow a variety of users convenient access to the information in Real World Dinosaurs on their smartphones.


App Design Creative Process

Solution

To create visually pleasing and comprehensible displays equivalent to the iPad version, CGMuse developed a new mockup for Real World Dinosaurs Mini tailored to the iPhone. Animated looping walk cycles were fashioned for each dinosaur and the content and design were modified to be seamlessly accessible to a variety of users on the new device, using the mockup as a guideline.

Deliverables:

Real World Dinosaurs Mini, launched in 2015, successfully cements user loyalty, reaches a broader iTunes audience and has increased CGMuse's user base and brand recognition internationally.


PRIVACY POLICY

Real World Dinosaurs is a vibrant educational app that wants users to have fun while learning about science concepts and prehistoric creatures. That's our only goal, so we don't collect any user information at all. So that you have the best user experience, there are no links within the app that take users into the web space outside the app. And there are no in-app purchases and there is no in-app advertising.

Pete And The Orange Fox interactive storybook multiplatform


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Brief

Selected for SIGGRAPH 2017's Appy Hour for Innovative Mobile Apps

PETE AND THE ORANGE FOX      

Brief

To use the mobile space to arouse children's curiosity, imagination and love of language and narrative - creating active, engaged readers.

Solution

Inspired by the original story and line drawings of a five year old author, CGMuse created the app Pete and The Orange Fox in HTML5 for mobility. To maintain the look and feel of a story created by a child, CGMuse scanned construction paper pieces into the computer and created animated collages as illustrative moving images for the tale. Puzzles and surprises keep emerging readers amused and learning.

Deliverables

Pete and The Orange Fox was selected to showcase at NYCArcade and will debut soon on iTunes.



The Word Loft educational business website

The Word Loft


Brief

The Word Loft asked CGMuse to design a complex, multi-dimensional website to launch their new educational business, illustrating and explaining the caring environment and varied facets of their class offerings.

Solution

CGMuse designed a site guiding the user through the range of The Word Loft's classes and visually demonstrating the creative, informal atmosphere of the program. Effective messaging was conveyed through;

  • Logo creation, typography and branding - connecting on the emotional level
  • Intuitive navigation clearly guiding the user through complex information, reaching any point on the site in two clicks or less
  • Photography expanding the text information, illustrating student's ages and types of classes offered
  • Dynamic copywriting, engaging and educating the reader while establishing trust and confidence in the educational expertise of the company

Deliverables

The website created huge buzz within it's target community of downtown New York families. Within the year website traffic was converting to applications to its classes and inquiries about bringing The Word Loft's programs to established schools.

Mountain House Pizza restaurant website

MOUNTAIN HOUSE PIZZA

Brief

Mountain House Pizza, a Rockland county landmark, approached CGMuse to build their first website. Business was slow, and the new owners wanted a site that would return them prominently in search results, accurately pinpoint them on Google maps and let them post their menus online.


Solution

To increase Mountain House Pizza's web presence in search results, CGMuse's site construction incorporates SEO expertise and includes embedded online recommendations, reviews and a Google map. The visual concept employs a warm color palette, and photography and design elements which echo the restaurant's rustic food and décor and feature both their regular and catering menus and specials.

Deliverables

The first eight out of ten entries of the first page of Google's search results for “pizza” in Mountain House Pizza's location return links for Mountain House Pizza. Google features the restaurant at the top right of the search page with Google reviews and a link to the restaurant site. Business is booming.

DANIEL G. HEYMAN

Daniel G. Heyman Esq. legal website

Brief

Daniel G. Heyman, Esq., a New York City lawyer, needed a way to help people referred to him locate his practice and understand the areas it emphasizes.

Solution

CGMuse designed a clean, simple site to give Mr. Heyman a web presence and invite prospective clients to feel comfortable contacting him for an initial discussion. Mr. Heyman's own elegant photography is incorporated in the site design.


Deliverables

Mr. Heyman's site and explanatory “snippet” is the first link, topping the page on searches for his name on all the major search engines.



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