Mandalar is a port of Pattern Blocks to Android and iOS, using Adobe AIR - same source, all platforms. Cross-operable with the web version. Designs saved to the Art Gallery can be edited with either browser-based Pattern Blocks, or Mandalar for mobile.
September 2012: Added native sharing to email, Facebook, and Twitter!
January 2013: Added 8 palettes, to quickly change color scheme! Also new Share | Other, to share with your choice of sharing app.
Pattern Blocks are used in early math and just for fun. Great for drawing mandalas, tilings, and tesselations. Originally written as a toy for my daughter in 1998, this is my most popular app by a landslide.
Pattern Blocks are used in early math and just for fun. Great for drawing mandalas, tilings, and tesselations. Originally written as a toy for my daughter in 1998, this is my most popular app by a landslide. Latest version features full-browser resizing, better email, hundreds of backgrounds, and keystroke shortcuts. Now with Art Gallery for kid-safe sharing!
Mandalar is PatternBlocks for mobile! PatternBlocks is now released as a mobile app. See Mandalar. Still in Adobe Flex - all web/mobile platforms are cross-operable.
NumBlox is a cusinaire rods app. Cusinaire rods (number blocks) are used to teach early math. NumBlox features a simple, clean interface, drag and drop blocks, rotate blocks, and a play area that grows to fit your web browser area.
New version! NumBlox 2.0 features pencil, eraser, choice of grid style, stacking blocks, and scrollable edit area. NumBlox 2.1 adds 3 choices of block color scheme.
Now for mobile!NumBlox is now available for iOS and Android, too! Mobile versions feature native sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and Email. Sharing can be disabled for young children. Now also available for NOOK HDTM and NOOK HD+TM by Barnes & Noble.
Calligraphy is quite popular. I wrote the original 1997 Java applet as a throwaway programming example - but people kept using it. So I turned it into a real product. Latest version features textured and tinted papers, transparent inks, zoom, print options, Undo support, marker as well as chisel nib, etc.
Calligraphy is now available in Slovene! Translation by Milan Ozimek.
Kuizu is a Japanese vocabulary quiz program I wrote for myself. It features several intermediate level word lists, flash cards, multiple choice quizzing, and matching games. It assumes you want to memorize kanji + kana pronunciation + English meaning. Auto-adjusts word frequency based on success rate, tracks progress and mastery. Can sort wordlist, select which words to use, etc.
Thanks to Laurie Hainke and Yuko Matsuda for contributing 7 word lists!
FishFood is an aquarium ecology simulator for middle school life science. To keep your fish alive, you need to feed them, keep the water oxygenated, and not allow the algae to get out of control. Features three colorful fish species, air bubblers, algae-eating snails, decorative plants, rocks, sands, and wallpaper.