TowTruck: a service for websites to collaborate in real-time

TowTruck is a service for your website that makes it surprisingly easy to collaborate in real-time.

TowTruck is incredibly easy to set up on your site.  All you need to do is include a couple lines of JavaScript and your site has TowTruck tools enabled.

When a user comes to your site, they’ll be able to activate the TowTruck tool and send a link to a friend to start collaborating on the web site.

TowTruck has collaboration features like cursor-mirroring (allowing you to see your friend’s cursor on the screen in real time), collaboratively editing forms and text, browsing through the site, and both text and real-time voice chat.

More info at: https://towtruck.mozillalabs.com/

Planetary Annihilation


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Planetary Annihilation brings Real-Time Strategy to a new generation of gamers in a way they’ve never been seen before: Total Annihilation-inspired gameplay on a planetary scale.  There just aren’t that many quality original RTS games coming out. If you love to play games like Total Annihilation your options are pretty limited. This is where Planetary Annihilation comes in. It is meant to be a truly innovative spin on what RTS games can and should be.  Please support our Kickstarter effort at http://planetaryannihilation.com/

A solar system is your playground

Expand your empire to harness the resources of entire solar systems to create vast armies with which to annihilate enemy planets, destroy rival systems, and win the Galactic War!
Pick Your Battles

Play a quick skirmish with a friend on a single planet map with a low unit cap or a 12+ hour game with 40 of your closest frenemies and thousands of units. You can also hone your skills against Planetary Annihilation’s AI or team up with a friend against multiple AI’s.

Advanced Command and Control

Planetary Annihilation’s order queuing interface allows you to control massive armies spread across multiple worlds with ease. Get strategic views of the action anywhere, anytime by zooming in and out of the war zone, and use split interfaces and multiple windows to keep an eye on multiple battlegrounds at once.

Procedural Planet Creator

Create custom or randomized maps with our procedural planet creator. Like what you see? Save them and share them with the Planetary Annihilation community.

Streaming resource economy

Use resources to build mega projects. Assign swarms of construction units in realtime to manage your economy. Reclaim wreckage and terrain to quickly regroup after a battle.

Support the project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/659943965/planetary-annihilation-a-next-generation-rts

CU-RTC-Web: Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web

Real-Time Media and Peer-to-Peer Transport API

Unofficial Draft 10 August 2012

This specification describes a proposal to bring real-time communications  capabilities to web browsers. It addresses four critical requirements:  it is designed to honor the key tenets of the web architecture, it supports  a customizable response to changing network quality, ubiquitous deployability  on existing network infrastructure, and flexibility in supporting popular  media formats and codecs, as well as openness to future innovation.

An API is described for sourcing and terminating streams of real-time media  in a browser. The API provides a means of describing how media streams are  serialized into a stream of RTP packets or deserialized from a stream of  packets.

The API is structed in two sections: Real-Time Media Streaming and Real-Time,  Peer-to-Peer Transport.

Find out more at: http://html5labs.com/cu-rtc-web/cu-rtc-web.htm

Augmented Reality Sandbox with Real-Time Water Flow Simulation

Augmented Reality Sandbox:

Video of a sandbox equipped with a Kinect 3D camera and a projector to project a real-time colored topographic map with contour lines onto the sand surface. The sandbox lets virtual water flow over the surface using a GPU-based simulation of the Saint-Venant set of shallow water equations.

Virtual Dam Failure and Fun with Water :

Another AR sandbox video, showing how to build and fill up a large reservoir to simulate a dam failure, and just general messing around with virtual water.

Find out more at:
http://idav.ucdavis.edu/~okreylos/ResDev/SARndbox/

C&A Fashion Like


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C&A offered a solution to a big problem among women: insecurity when shopping.
After all, what woman never wished for a little help choosing the right clothes?

We decided to offer our consumers help from a giant network of people. We put the clothes of the new collection on Facebook. There, users could click on LIKE for the items they liked more. These LIKES were added up in real time on the hangers of the actual piece of clothing in the store, helping thousands

(Thanks B! for finding all this cool stuff!) 

Alternative search engines

Here are some alternative search engines that you might want to check out. They might give you some extra inspiration for your future projects.

Here we go:

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