Today Kosada announced the release of Vuo 1.0. Aimed at media producers, VJs, interactive artists, and media-making non-programmers, Vuo enables users to interactively create and mix audio, video, and 2D + 3D effects. It is designed for media production of heavy-duty graphics effects, professional stage production, multimedia installations, audio integration, and interactive data displays, while still being simple enough for casual experimentation.
Built for Mac OS X, Vuo is an alternative to Apple’s Quartz Composer, a popular visual programming tool, which is used in settings from live performances to studio post-production. Once focused on writing extensions to Quartz Composer, the Kosada team realized that to take full advantage of newer technologies, they would need to create their own visual programming tool.
CooperVision, a leading contact lens maker, has subsidiaries in dozens of countries. In 2012, CooperVision undertook an initiative to harmonize its Brand and Web experience, regardless of the country. CooperVision wanted to consolidate all websites onto a single Drupal-based platform, allowing updates to easily be pushed out to all countries and to unify branding and functionality. Kosada was able to help CooperVision create an adaptable website platform that is now live in seven countries, including China and the United Kingdom, with more planned to go live soon.Read more
Kosada has updated Timestream, its iPad app to make it easier to enter event information; to use more varied time scales and to enter events using 24-hour time. The enhancements also include support for retina display.
Timestream is an easy and fun way to create timelines and chronologies on the iPad that you can share with your family and friends.
Kosada is developing Vuo, a next-generation visual programming environment. It will enable multimedia artists to create powerful real-time audiovisual projects, data visualizations, and apps — all without writing code.
With Vuo, non-programmers will be able to create their own multimedia software for interactive art and music performances, animations, visualizations, games, special effects, museum exhibits, kiosks and other artistic projects. Rather than writing code in a traditional computer language, the composer will drag and drop building blocks onto a canvas, connecting those blocks with cables to create the composition. Unlike most programming environments, artists will be able to interact with their Vuo compositions while they are running, allowing for live improvisation.Read more
Former Vice President Al Gore, former Governor Jennifer Granholm, and “The Young Turks” host Cenk Uygur used the UltimateLogger application, which was developed by Kosada, to prepare commentary for a recent GOP presidential debate.
Gore, Granholm, and Uygur used UltimateLogger while watching the debate to bookmark clips they wanted to talk about in Current TV's post-debate analysis. Through a custom user interface designed specifically for the debate, they logged the time and some details about each clip at the touch of a button.
Commissioned and designed by Christopher Keath, UltimateLogger was originally created for use by sportscasters. But its support for customized user interfaces made it the perfect candidate for the GOP debate.
"Everyone was impressed," said Keath.