Archive for: May, 2013

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Live online remix of the maps at here.com

A remix could be many things but in this case the word refers to some modifications I made to the maps at here.com in realtime using the Node-Webkit framework. Like this: What you see on the right is a screen-shot of the live and navigable application at here.com but interface elements have been removed and the whole maps has received a colored tint. In other words it’s possible to modify and change the look and functionality of a live website without copying it to another server or hack the server on which the website resides (don’t do that, kids!). I made the modifications using simple html and javascript which modifies the website when viewed in my own browser – or in this case a specialized application made using the Node-Webkit framework. In this video I demonstrate how the modification works: Background As a part of my work with Obscura we […]