TOKYO (MacHouse) – I’ve been quite slow this month. I’m unlikely to be able to release 5 or 6 applications per month like I used to. Well, I’ve been working on the second one of the month. It’s been submitted to Mac App Store. This new software release is called ObjColors.
ObjColors is a desktop application that lets you save color objects as RGB values. Saving color objects, you can access them from application’s status menu to generate Objective-C or Swift code for Mac OS X and iOS. The default RGB color method is colorWithRed:green:blue:alpha:. If you intend to generate code for OS X, you can set your default color method to colorWithCalibratedRed:green:blue:alpha:, colorWithDeviceRed:green:blue:alpha: or colorWithSRGBRed:green:blue:alpha:. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – These days, I rarely develop iOS applications. That’s mostly because I don’t own an iPhone. I have two iPad minis, though. The last iOS application that I developed is OrganizeX Mobile, I believe. Well, I submitted the first iOS application of this year to App Store about an hour ago. This new iOS software release is called Map-It!.
As the name suggests, this application has something to do with MapKit – iOS & Mac OX framework for geographic location map. There is no question that Apple’s Maps is useful. Yet, there is no guarantee that it’s always functional. If you have a WiFi version of iPad, you cannot not use it without WiFi access. So what Map-It! does is to let you save the current map as a picture. And you can view a saved map as a picture with or without WiFi connection or phone signal. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – This year is almost over. It’s been a terrible year for me since my beloved mother passed away at the beginning of last November. Anyway, before a new year starts in several days, let me announce I submitted a new software title to Mac App Store several few hours ago. I would never have been able to complete this new release without Apple Developer Technical Support’s (DTS) assistance. This new release is called Text 1-2-3D.
Text 1-2-3D is a desktop application that utilizes the SceneKit framework (a group of APIs) that lets you create 3D text objects over a 2D scene plane. There is no limitation as to how many 3D text objects you can create. Grab a 3D text object, which you freely move with your mouse pointer around the scene canvas. Adjust the position of the light source and also change light types to illuminate text objects dramatically. You have an option of showing or not showing a floor that displays the reflections of 3D text objects. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – I’m very slow this month partly due to the family tragedy that occurred last month. Yet, I’m finally ready to introduce the second software title of the month, which I submitted to Mac App Store a few hours ago. This new release is called AskKey Essential.
AskKey Essential is a desktop application that comes with a status menu. It gives you quick access to common characters and their corresponding ASCII code numbers or HTML notations. Regardless of the development platform, ASCII code numbers are important for software developers. It’ll be sometimes easier for them to produce a particular character with a code number, depending on the programming language they work with. Continue reading