Wednesday, February 4, 2009

UI Pimpin'

The Qt widget contest results have been announced and although segway slipped away this time, we got our 15s of fame with AnalogPad!

But what I want to share here is the story behind our entry:
  • Most importantly: Although only my name is mentioned there, it was full teamwork with my brother Kim "The Webkit" Grönholm!
  • All started when I got backflash about the competition due after christmas and decided to hack 5-way analog navigator
  • I designed and implemented the thing for 2 evenings, it started to look OK but behaved badly...
  • Kimi offered to join the fun, although he happened to be in Korea(!) at the same time
  • So last 3 days before the due, I spent my evenings with this, sent sources to Kimi and received fresh code for next evening
  • I implemented mostly features, Kimi fixed them to work nicely and cleaned the code. Time difference between Finland and Korea didn't matter, it just added extra coolness into this co-operation as we worked kinda in two shifts!

And the rest is history... Project is now in Github and sources are GPLv3, so fork away!


timsamoff said...

Great work with the runners-up spot. That's awesome! :)

Kaitsu said...

Thanks Tim! =)