From invisible man to Shiva, our small LSO (Landing Signal Officer) is getting prepared for the iOS coding.
Cleaning of background behind the LSO (Landing Signal Officer)
We first cleaned the background behind the character in Photoshop, removing it entirely and drawing blue lines to cover the now empty space. Those lines didn’t need to be as perfect as Dominique Maes’ illustrations as you can see in the series of screenshots above.
We then reworked the LSO character, removing his arms and creating new ones so that we could illustrate the major standardized signals identified in a 1945 U.S. navy training book.
LSO – Landing Signal Officer being prepared for iOS app coding
Key Landing Signal Officer’s standardized signals
That done, we let all the newly-created arms appear on the screen and it really looked like our officer had turned into a new-age Shiva goddess…
Based on the U.S. Navy training guide, we have selected not 5 mantras but 5 basic signals that we want to illustrate and use as part of the ebook’s gamification.
We still need to discuss them – understand negotiate 😉 – with the app developer though. In the end, they may not all be used, depending on the coding possibilities and user’s overall experience on this new page!
NB: we’ll use our small guy for take-off too… and hope that experts will not be annoyed with those artistic license/
Annexes: 1945 U.S. Navy training guide
(Source: Naval Aviation News)
Chart showing the thirteen daytime standardized signals of U.S. Navy Landing Signal Officers used to guide approaching aircraft to the aircraft carrier. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today is St-Dominic’s day and we have been quite pleased to learn that Apple had accepted the update of Dominique Maes’s book app only a couple of days after its submission!
So, the version 1.4 of “All my Love (for You)” is available on the App Store and I can now tell you a little more about the changes we made in it!
We have added a couple of very exciting new functionalities. You can :
* record your own narration from within the “Parents” section accessible via the ⓘ symbol present on the cover page.
* add pictures in the tree trunk on page 12 of the storybook.
Tree Trunk’s little people: Add your pictures in the tree trunk on page 12
* and send small hearts to neighboring devices via Bluetooth but sssh, we’ll write a post on it in a few days.
Among smaller corrections, we have also:
– increased the font size of the text because some of you complained that the letters sometimes blurred on first generation iPads and iPhones.
– updated the Privacy Badge (in the parents section) designed by Moms With Apps but here again we’ll tell you a little more about this initiative because you family’s privacy and safety is something we take very seriously.
– and finally fixed tiny bugs you probably didn’t notice but made our in-house developer mad 😉
We look forward to your feedback!