AUSTIN, Texas – October, 2019 — GradientD has been helping to produce the “Edge of Sounds” web series presented by VoyagerFest, which supports progressive and experimental artists in Austin and Central Texas. Production of this series is supported by VoyagerFest and the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division.
Lake Travis Education Foundation Videos
LAKEWAY, Texas – March, 2019 — GradientD created a couple of videos to help communicate the mission of the Lake Travis Education Foundation. The first one below was played for attendees of the recent fund raising gala at the JW Marriott in downtown Austin.
Contest Winner: Image Compression Algorithm for GE
AUSTIN, Texas & CHICAGO, Illinois – April, 2017 — GradientD’s Daniel James, working in conjunction with VisMed3D‘s Dima Elissa, placed 3rd in the “Speedy CT Image Delivery” contest held by GE’s community sourced Fuse initiative, now known as Launch Forth. This contest challenged entrants to come up with innovative ways to losslessly compress CT scan (DCOM) image data better than could be done with JPEG2000.
DCOM image data, commonly used in medical and industrial applications, often needs to be transferred over the internet in time sensitive scenarios. Better compression means less to transfer, which leads to faster delivery of time-critical assets.
This team succeeded inventing a compression algorithm that could beat JPEG2000 in a number of applicable scenarios, especially with industrial applications, such as aircraft parts manufacture.
In the interest of retaining intellectual property rights to the invention, the team turned down the prize money, applied for a patent, and has been incubating and researching applications of the algorithm in the meantime.
Voyager Music Festival Plea Video and Graphics
AUSTIN, Texas – July, 2016 — GradientD created a video for the 2016 Voyager Music Festival as part of a campaign on Indiegogo’s Generosity crowd funding site, which raised over $2000 to help make the festival possible.
As well, GradientD provided various graphics and other videos to support the festival.
Mending Me Website
AUSTIN, Texas – April, 2016 — GradientD created the branding and e-commerce website for Mending Me, a non-profit based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to helping children who suffer from trauma, abuse, or limiting birth conditions. Mending Me provides tools to care providers to help toward this end, including therapeutic toys and story books.
This project involved developing the branding for the company, including logo design, as well as creation, maintenance and hosting of its e-commerce website.
MapperActive 3.0 Release
AUSTIN, Texas – March 1, 2015 — GradientD today launched version 3.0 of MapperActive. A major change in this new release is the conversion from Flash to reactive HTML5 technology. With this change, MapperActive interactive maps are now viewable on more platforms, devices, and browsers; e.g. iPhone, Android, Mac OS X, Windows, IE, Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Version 2.0 will still be available and optionally provided on deployments.
MapperActive helps conference exhibitors and attendees navigate an event’s trade show floor. With mapperActive, individuals can use the interactive features of the map to optimize their visit by planning their itinerary path prior to and during an event, on any device.
The MapperActive interactive map was developed by GradientD, of Austin, Texas. According to Daniel James, owner of GradientD, “Our goal is to provide an easy to use, affordable solution to help conference managers guide their attendees to exhibits and other items of interest on a show floor. Maps can be customized in a variety of creative ways. For example, they can be adapted for pre-show use to help exhibitors identify available booths they can reserve. With multiple methods to use the map, we provide our customers with the ability to view a map as it relates to their specific needs.”
mapperActive offers a customizable solution that is focused on a user experience that is clear and intuitive, and a user interface that is visually appealing. The product can be accessed via the internet, touchscreen kiosks or smart hand held devices.
MapperActive Offers an Affordable Interactive Event Map
AUSTIN, Texas – April 20, 2009 — GradientD today launched version 2.0 of MapperActive, a customizable, touch screen friendly interactive map that helps conference exhibitors and attendees navigate an event’s trade show floor. With MapperActive, conference attendees can optimize their vendor visits by planning their itinerary path prior to reaching an event via the web, and during the show via kiosks. MapperActive promises to change the way customers navigate events in general.
At the conference, users can pan and zoom to any area on the conference floor and then tap a location on a touchscreen kiosk to view detailed information about exhibits. Alternatively, users can tap on exhibits in a directory to reveal their location on the map. Remote users can access the same interactive map in a browser on the web.
The MapperActive interactive map was developed by GradientD, of Austin, Texas. According to Daniel James, president of GradientD, “Our goal is to provide an easy to use, affordable solution to help conference managers guide their attendees to exhibits and other items of interest on a show floor. Maps can be customized in a variety of creative ways. For example, they can be adapted for pre-show use to help exhibitors identify available booths they can reserve. With multiple methods to use the map, we provide our customers with the ability to view a map as it relates to their specific needs.”
Jeff Rasco, founder and president of Attendee Management, Inc. and an industry expert in meeting and event management states, “Interactive maps are a critical piece of any conference or event with exhibitions or other components that attendees need to find. In our observations, while offering a responsive attendee experience, mapping technologies can be cost prohibitive. The MapperActive solution provides clients an easy-to-use, highly-customizable, interactive map starting at around $3,000. This is the first affordable and truly interactive map for conference managers and event planners we’ve seen – opening this capability to organizations that previously might not have been able to offer it.”
MapperActive offers a customizable solution that is focused on a user experience that is clear and intuitive, and a user interface that is visually appealing. The product can be accessed either via the internet or via touchscreen kiosks.
MapperActive is a product and service of GradientD, a general software development company based in Austin, TX. GradientD work products include phone applications, flash applications, web applications, custom java/c++/flex application development, instructional media, music and conference tools.
http://www.mapperactive.com (no longer active)
AMi provides customer-centric attendee management services including meeting and event registration, housing, and travel. We offer industry-leading technology, but we never forget we are working with people, not machines.
“Quote Cryptograms” Game for Android
AUSTIN, Texas – March 11, 2009 — GradientD today launched “Quote Cryptograms”, a game for Android devices. Quote Cryptograms is a customizable, touch screen and track ball friendly interactive game that helps challenge your mind. In Quote Cryptograms, you play the cryptanalyst, decoding mysterious texts to reveal popular quotes.
Quote Cryptograms includes the ability to download up to 800 quotes as well as enter your own quotes to be encoded and shared with others. Brain building exercises such as cryptograms can help reduce memory loss due to normal aging and minimize the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, sending your own custom cryptograms can be fun and challenging for your friends and family.
Quote Cryptograms is available for download off the Android marketplace and is supported on all current versions of the Android phone. To download the game go to http://www.android.com/market/ using your Android phone.
Quote Cryptograms is also available for Blackberry devices, and is available for download from the following marketplaces: www.crackberry.com, www.mobihand.com, and www.handango.com . Currently Blackberry devices running OS versions 4.2 – 4.6 are supported.
Bertolli “Nights In Studio” Promotional Video Booth
AUSTIN, Texas, CHICAGO, Illinois & NEW YORK CITY, New York – February, 2008 — GradientD worked in conjunction with VisualMedia (now VisMed3D), Ogilvy and Unilever to create a “video booth” (like a picture booth, but with video) as part of a campaign to help promote Bertolli’s line of frozen dinner products.
Entitled “Bertolli Nights In”, hosted by celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, and popped up during the 80th Academy Awards in Los Angeles and New York, passers by would enter the booth and record a story of their perfect “romantic night in”. The best story winner would get “full star treatment from Bertolli in Hollywood”, and voters had the opportunity to win “a trip to NYC and a chance to meet celeb chef hunk Rocco DiSpirito.”
This project involved creating software that would present the user of the booth with instructions, record their video, take credit card information and process the videos for review by Bertolli staff.