Friday, September 30, 2011

Badges Competition at DML

The Mozilla Foundation and the HASTAC Initiative (MacArthur Foundation) are offering two new competitions related to badges and achievement systems:

Badges Competition: Badges for Lifelong Learning ($10K-$200K)

Research Competition: Badges, Trophies, and Achievements ($5-$80K)

Check out the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure standards and APIs:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Google+ Developer APIs and other Hangout stuff

Google has launched an initial set of APIs for developers creating games and apps on the Google+ platform.

The initial release is limited, only allowing developers to retrieving public information from the Google+ community. Developers using the API can access public information about their customers, as well as retrieve certain player analytics.

Google+ supports programs written in Java, GWT, Python, Ruby, PHP, Objective-C, and .NET, the company said.

The Google+ social games network was unveiled in August. Heavyweight studios such as Zynga, Rovio, PopCap, Playdom and Digital Chocolate are supporting the platform with key game releases.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Inkling by WACOM

Tablets are super cool ... but, what if you could draw on paper and then magically upload that sketch into Photoshop? How often do you wish that you could do that?

Well, check this out ... Inkling by WACOM.