Hey conference and event organizers, the Talk Clock App is here for you

Being an event organizer myself with events such as Adobe Camp Brasil and Hackathon San Diego, and also seeing in so many events the big need to:

1) keep track of talks duration,

2) show big enough messages from a distance to the speaker (like “Go Faster, 5 minutes left”) and

3) do very FUN raffles,

in March of 2012 I set the last project for Action Creations under my administration, called “Talk Clock”, to have a very polished design, focused on being very functional. After tons of prototypes and usability tests, it’s finally ready! And I’m proud to show it to you now:

As event organizer, you can have someone holding the tablet (showing it to the speaker) so he/she can see the time left and see your messages. During the raffle, you can plug the tablet to the projector via HDMI and show its screen to the whole audience.

The Talk Clock App is available only for the BlackBerry PlayBook (and soon BB10 devices) for USD 1.99 and it can be found here. Hope you enjoy it!

5 Responses to “Hey conference and event organizers, the Talk Clock App is here for you”

  1. William R. J. Ribeiro May 23, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    Very cool app. Could you give us more technical details about it? Was it implemented using AIR, WebWorks or Native? My guess is Air.
    And how, in general terms, do you convert from design images (psd) to code? I’ve never tried myself but the QNX Momentics IDE has a plugin/feature to import Photoshop documents maintaining layers and other structures. Do you have any experience with it?

    ps: have a spare time? Check my app as well! Look for “wallpaper ruler” on App World.

  2. dborba May 23, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Hi William, thanks for your kind words.

    The app was implemented using Adobe AIR, you are correct. Normally we take PSDs, and create all the assets using Flash Professional, then create movieclips/sprites to be called using code (we use FDT for coding it: http://fdt.powerflasher.com). No experience with the QNX Momentics IDE so far (will take a look at it).

    Installing your app now, and let me know about feedback as you use the Talk Clock App, who know if there is a chance of creating a version 2.0 for it in the future. Thanks!

  3. Gustavo Costa May 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Great application, congratulations! demian! very useful.


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