Last month, some of the most creative web developers out there pushed the limits of touch events and multi-touch interaction in the February Dev Derby contest. After looking through the entries, our three expert judges–Franck Lecollinet, Guillaume Lecollinet, and (filling in for Craig Cook this month) yours truly–decided on three winners and two runners-up.
Not a contestant? There are other reasons to be excited. Most importantly, all of these demos are completely open-source, making them wonderful lessons in the exciting things you can do with multi-touch today.
- First place: TouchCycle by newcomer Koen Kivits
- Third place: Last Blob Standing by the always creative Nikhil Suresh
Naming just a few winners is always difficult, but the task was especially hard this time around. Just about every demo I came across impressed me more than the last, and I know our other judges faced a similar dilemma. Our winners managed to take a relatively familiar form of interaction and create experiences that were more creative, more fun, and more visually stunning than we would have ever predicted. Congratulations to them and to everyone else who amazed us last month.
Want to get a head start on an upcoming Derby? We are now accepting demos related to mobile web development in general (March), Web Workers (April), and getUserMedia (May). Head over to the Dev Derby to get started.