Working again with Instrument, I helped develop the content site framework in AppEngine, as well as worked on the the countdown clock visualization on the I/O 2011 home page. The clock counted down for the few months leading to the start of the I/O 2011 conference, each second ticking by saw an explosion of dots that dropped and rolled across the screen. For people who discovered it, you could drag each page element around and the dots would fall and bounce around on them. On US Holidays like Valentine's, the countdown clock changed to floating hearts. At the end of the countdown, the clock phased backward, and the rest of the site fell away. The dots then exploded into a pseudo-3d space and came back together in several formations like the Android robot and Chrome logo.
As technical director at Instrument, I oversaw development of this ambitious project for Nike. In a span of three months, the team created an image, video and link sharing Adobe Air desktop application that enabled the globally dispersed design group at Nike to share inspiration. The application also included file sharing, video and text chat. In the end it turned out to be very close to what Pinterest is today, with a few extra bells and whistles thrown in.
Working at Urban Airship, an idea for a game that started as a joke ended up living on the UA home page on April Fool's Day 2011. The game is a side-scrolling shooter where you control an airship (of course) through three levels of combat. Urban Airship used the game to drive traffic and raise brand awareness, and to have a bit of fun.