|OT: 3D Calculator Remakes|
Message #1 Posted by hugh steers on 28 Jan 2013, 8:54 a.m.
Because mobile devices are insanely powerful, i've been developing calculators in 3D. The idea is to remake the exact likeness. Here are links to my products:
iOS, App Store
Android, Google play
It's been quite a big effort, so the apps are not free. However, I can provide an Android demo version and some iOS promo codes if anyone is interested to try it out (email me).
My main question here though, is that I'm thinking of making a 3D RPN HP next. I've been contemplating doing one from the spice series because i think the red LED would look great - of course a classic is possible as well.
I should say that i've already ruled out doing the 41 because, as you know, there are many excellent emulators that do a fantastic job. My remakes are not emulators and in cases like the 41, people would expect original 41 programs to work 100%. In particular, for the product listed above, the results of calculation are better than the original. There's no point in me reproducing old numerical limitations when running on modern hardware (for those interested, no i don't just use built-in floats, it's all proper decimal arithmetic).
Comments & Suggestions welcome.