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Monday, March 20, 2006

After North Face, its iBloks

For a long time now (since PDC '05), the North Face demo was considered the coolest app in exploiting the WPF platform. It was the first of its kind, with rotating videos, image montages, rolodex controls, etc. But today after watching the screencast of the iBloks 3D entertainment app, I was totally blown away with the possibilities. iBloks, as described on their website:
Welcome to the only way to create 3D personalized, multimedia, entertainment and game experiences to share with others. You can use your own digital media content or check out the iBloks shop for cool content from iBloks and our partners. It's a fun, easy and totally new way to express yourself.
The CEO, Julia Miller, says in the screencast that they would put up beta sign-ups for the app on their website. However there is no such thing available as yet. I guess I'll have to wait a little longer :(

Also worth checking out is Bill Gates keynote, during which a guy from BBC shows off a content viewer program built using WPF. Again a cool demo.

Update: The beta sign-ups are now available. Go to the iBloks website and simply enter you email to get signed up.