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Word Clock built using a Raspberry Pi and 8x8 LED Matrix

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Two of our children have been interested in electronics and programming for some time now, so Alex thought it would be fun as a first project to build an LED word clock using the Raspberry Pi.

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We have gone Raspberry Pi mad

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We have been spending a bit of time lately on the Raspberry Pi, actually we have gone a bit Raspberry Pi mad. Alex developed a Pi word clock as the kids wanted to start learning electronics and programming. Along with the word clock he has developed a tool to help with designing fonts and graphics for 8x8 LED Matrix as well as various other tools not yet published on our site.

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Experimenting with number recognition in our Apps

Some of our App ideas would require the app to recognise letters and digits formed by a user drawing with their finger on the screen.

Android and iOS don't currently give us any tools to do this, so we will have to develop something oursevles.

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Some ideas for our GurgleApps.com logo.

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We've had so little time to think about colour schemes and logos. When we aren't working our day job as website and app developers we are improving our GurgleApps products and designing new ones. We don't have any budget for logo design and our expertise are more technical than branding.

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Gurgle Music iPad app available in iTunes store.

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Gurgle Music has made it to the iPad and is now available to download and play on your iPad.

It is amazing how different a game can look on an iPad and how differently it is played.

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Gurgle Music iPhone app launched in iTunes store.

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Well not before Christmas as hoped, but just before the year has ended our Gurgle Music App was accepted into the iTunes Store and is now available to download onto your iPhone.

The App is designed to teach you to sight read sheet music (bass and treble clef) through gameplay.

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Today we submitted Gurgle Music to the iTunes store.

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Today we submitted our second app Gurgle Music to the iTunes store. We are hoping it will be accepted and approved before Christmas so fingers crossed.

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Creating an App icon for our Gurgle Music App

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When it came to creating App Icons for our second App (Gurgle Music), we'd almost forgotten the many hours spent creating and picking from a seemingly endless versions of icons.

We needed an icon before we could submit to the iTunes store. It's frustrating to have an app you want people to be playing but you can't submit for review until the icon has been designed.

We gave ourselves just 24hrs to come up with an icon, and decided we'd go live with whatever we had at the end of that period.

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