ASK, SHAKE & GET THE ANSWER!
After a week of hard work and teasing, here is the time to reveal (what is) the "Magic :Ello: Ball".
It's a responsive web app, so EVERYBODY - iOS and Android users who have a phone with a gyroscope - can use it (But... if you have some troubles, please let me know).
Just visit this webpage with your phone:
http://adrien-heury.net/magic-ello-ball and... Voilà !
Note: iPhone users, I suggest you to « add the webpage to your home screen » (for a better full screen experience).
How I imagined the app
A few days ago, @cacheflowe posted two gifs « Ello approve » and « Ello disapprove » that I found very interesting. I remembered another animated gif of @bigpoppae in which the logo spined around, very amusing too. Based on that, I wanted to mix that two, to create something else. The Ello logo looks like the very popular Magic 8 ball… so that was how the « Magic Ello Ball » has been imagined.
As the "Magic 8 Ball" that everbybody knows, the "Magic :Ello: Ball" can predict the future and answers to all your questions in a simple way.
1: Ask a question that can be answered by "Yes" or "No".
2: Shake your phone.
3: Get the answer!
For making the idea real, I want to thank :
@cacheflowe & @bigpoppae for the animated gifs they allow me to use in the app, you guys made awesome @gifs.
@jdmweb who help me to develop the web app (Note: We used shake.js by @alexgibson and animate.css by Dan Eden)
Also, a special thanks to:
@todd, @lucian from @bergerfohr (the @ello identity & logo are a joy to play with) and Julian Burford (for the iPhone handshake illustration at the top of this post)
Hope you will like it and have as many fun to use it as I had to make it.
Spray the word and, in doubt shake your phone, Magic Ball has always the answer!