The last two weeks…

OK. I admit, I missed a week of updates. I am lame, but I think I made some positive progress last week.

Mainly, I have started trying to code up a little bit of the project. Right now it is getting the Structure Sensor and the on-board Camera to work for future debugging.

Fortunately, I found a demo on GitHub from Adrian Smith, where he recreated the Structure View demo in Swift. Comparing the demo to Occipital’s own Viewer app, provides a good roadmap how to translate Objective-C code into Swift. Also recreating the demo has finally given me a start on understanding Apple’s iOS.

The only real downside, was I wasted a little bit of time trying to integrate Google VR into the project. I thought, maybe implementing Google VR, might help with creating the debug screens. However, in the end even though I got Google VR to work, it ended up being a waste of time. There was really nothing to gain from using it. However, I was smart enough to create a Git Branch to use for experimenting with Google VR. So when I decided to throw everything away, my depot was left in a pretty clean state. This was good, because one has to use CocoaPods for Google VR. CocoaPods does sort of make a mess of your project structure, until you understand how it works, so being able to get rid of that mess helped save some anxiety.

Also, in the time since my last update, I found a pretty good open source Kanban based task tracking software called Kanboard. In fact, it is nice to see a simple web better than most of the big names out there. And it ended up being easy to set up on my own website [this one].

About ForeverTangent
Currently a Masters of Computer Science Student at the University of Kentucky. Previous Masters of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon. Before that Graduated from Berklee College of Music. I have worked for Public Radio and the Video Games industry. Most of my interests now are UI and Accessibility Issues for Technology.

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