Thursday, August 28, 2008

Flash Heat Mapping

I've been working on a widget-like application at the office for about a month now, creating an application that collects data from users and displays it as a heat map.

We're expecting this to be a part of a great portal we're currently designing. This will be one of the 'sticky' parts of the portal contents that allows our readers to take a stab at where the market is going to be in the future. It displays the current Foreign Exchange pair pricing and will allow you to guess what tomorrow's high and low will be. Then, it will map the answers as a heat map on the interface to display the accuracy.

Here's some preliminary screen shots:

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I'm testing a few blog publishing platforms these days. The first on the list is MarsEdit - a Mac specific platform for publishing, editing, and overall management of blogs.

So far, the experience has been pretty good in my tests. I'll be interested to see the flexibility of it as I move forward. We have a need at GFT to blog on a daily basis and we are evaluating software to help us accomplish that.