Future Enhancements

We plan to integrate the following into the code base within the next 2 weeks:

  • Addition of a "Data Panel" on the left hand side of the screen, right beneath the "Center Coordinate" button. I call it "data panel" because it will be a hierarchical tree in the desktop version whereas in the tablet version it will be implemented as a touch menu. A future phone version will have the ability to swap data-sources but no "data panel" for obvious space reasons.
  • Creation of a Configuration Database which holds all datasets' meta-info relevant to loading the data panel when the front-end page is initialized.
  • Creation of a Restful Service Framework which represents the link between back- end functionality and front-end representation. For the start, the service will provide urls to query the contents of a Tissue Stack  instance and the datasets' configurations.
  • A slider for to manipulate the byte range of the images displayed.

We also hope that all of these features are available for online viewing as soon as we are finished with their development. This is going to happen at a different address than the one used so far (see my previous post), as soon as we are able to use our designated virtual machines.

Tissue Stack Version 0.3 released

The new version of Tissue Stack features major visual improvements in the front-end and supports tablet as well as phone. The desktop version is suitable for tablet browsing, the phone's interface contains only a portion of the overall functionality with a canvas per page.

The desktop version has a mobile look & feel with the old 3 canvas view (1 big and 2 smaller) and a slider for the z dimension aka slices. It can be seen here: http://httpd2.cai.uq.edu.au/~harald/TissueStack/desktop.html

There exists an alternative, slightly more minimal version with only one canvas per page which can be found here: http://httpd2.cai.uq.edu.au/~harald/TissueStack/mobile.html

The url for the phone version is: http://httpd2.cai.uq.edu.au/~harald/TissueStack/phone.html (Note: This versions has been primarily tested on iPhones and we know of a zoom issue on Android phones which we plan to fix in the next version)

As far as functionality goes, all versions now display real world coordinates and there is a choice of three color mappings in the settings section.