TipTile Editor v2.0
New features on more platforms
TipTile was initially developed for the Microsoft Surface. With the 2.0 version there is also support for the new Samsung Sur40 with Pixelsense™ as well as the Smart Table and Windows 7 touch screens. You can create TipTiles for different screen sizes and install them on 4 different platforms.
The basic functionality is still the same, but with improvements and added features, like the option to configure text properties (font, colour, background), an icon creator and, as a special feature, a close card for the Sur40.
Close down safely
One of the things missing in the Sur40 was an easy way to safely shut down the device. We have solved this by adding functionality to the Sur40 version of the TipTile viewer that will recognize a tag on the back of the card you see here.
If you put the card on the table a large closing button will appear on the center of the screen. Press this and the table will shut down as it should.
Multitouch table presentations made easy
Show your images, text and video on Microsoft Pixelsense™
Make your Pixelsense unit the interactive centerpiece of any exhibition.
• Great hands-on experience for any end user
• True multi user interface with intuitive controls
• Show vulnerable and unique materials like manuscripts to anybody
• Combine image, text and video
• Background music for atmosphere
• It’s really easy to make new presentations
With Tiptile, you can quickly and easily make presentations using your own or supplied images and video and make these available to your pupils, visitors or customers.
Its capabilities result in a professional look, quick setup, and a better and more interactive user experience for all age groups.
Unlike other products that require professional operators and designers you can master Tiptile design and operation in a day.
Two parts: viewer and editor
Users are attracted to the table by background music and subtle animation of the thumbnails on the Tiptile.
They can open, rotate and stretch items containing images, video or text and share their experience. The interface is extremely easy to use, so people from all ages, both very young and very old, can enjoy using it within seconds. Selecting an tile is as easy as touching it.
And they never leave a mess. The viewer detects inactivity and responds by quietly cleaning up the table and restarting the animations for new users.
The viewer can start automatically or from the Pixelsense launcher. When you have multiple presentations, each presentation will be shown separately in the launcher.
It will let you create your very own TipTiles. A basic TipTile can be ready in as little as five minutes, but there are more advanced options that will help you create a real multitouch multimedia experience.
After opening a new TipTile you can start filling it with images, video or sound clips. Tiptile accepts a range of image, sound and video formats.
Select an icon, a preview image, a title and a description and your TipTile is ready to install.
Naturally you will want to go back and enrich the Tiptile by adding more:
• background music, to create an appropriate atmosphere
• a background tabletop
• extra text, explaining or adding to the tiles
• still pictures as thumbnails for video or sound
Onwijs [ɔɱwɛis] works to solve the needs of mid-size companies and non-profit organizations like schools, libraries and museums. We specialise in educational and informational multimedia projects for different audiences. We have been active for over fifteen years. Since 2008 we have developed several projects involving multitouch technology, more specifically the Microsoft Pixelsense. Our projects attract a lot of attention and show that a lot of organizations are interested in the possibilities of this new technology and in ways to add their own content. TipTile is our first step in that direction.