What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Path4Code for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software Path4Code

TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – For the past three months, I’ve worked on several iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. Speaking of specific apps including Animal Me and Masked Man Or Woman, I had to create a lot of UIBezierPath path objects a few weeks ago. Fortunately, I have a great desktop application (, which I didn’t develop myself) that lets me draw paths with my trackball. Unfortunately, it only generates Objective-C code. And I’ve asked the developer by e-mail whether he or she is going to release a Swift-compatible version. But there’s been no reply. I only write Swift now, so what can I do about Objective-C code that I’ve got? Well, as I usually do, I’ve developed a desktop application to make iOS development more efficient. And I’ve ended up with a desktop application called Path4Code.

Path4Code is a desktop application that lets you quickly convert hundreds of lines of Objective-C code for UIBezierPath into the Swift-compatible. Basically, all you have to do is to plug your Objective-C code into the top text field. And retrieve Swift-compatible code at the bottom or click on the copy code toolbar button.   Continue reading

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What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Fit Perspective for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software Fit Perspective

TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – These days I develop more iOS apps than desktop applications. And I face some difficulty in creating iTunes Connect screenshots. Shown here below is a picture with a hand holding an iPhone. And it’s quite difficult to fit a rectangular picture into a non-rectangular area in green. If you use Adobe Photoshop, it might not be that difficult. If you use Adobe Fireworks, … Well, Fireworks is the last application you should use for this task. What else could I use? How about Fit Perspective? Right, Fit Perspective is the desktop application that I submitted to Mac App Store a few minutes ago.

Mac App Store application Fit Perspective

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Mac App Store application Fit Perspective

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Making this type of application might not be so difficult. But the question that I initially had is how I let the user set four corners over a picture efficiently. Really, software is all about saving user’s valuable time. What else is more important? It’s not about how beautiful it looks superficially, compromising user efficiency like Big A belives in, I believe. So it took me a while to come up with somewhat a creative way. I can definitely tell you that I won’t have to use Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks for non-rectangular distortion any more. In other words, I’ve developed this application just in order to make my work more efficient.

Fit Perspective is a desktop application that lets you fit a rectangular picture into a non-rectangular area over another. It won’t just rotate a picture. It’s designed such that the user manually moves four numbered-markers with their mouse to so that the application can be distorted accordingly. Also, the user can apply the same marker positions in order to distort multiple images at a time.
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What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Masked Man Or Woman for iOS

iOS Swift iPhone app Masked Man Or Woman

TOKYO (MacHouse) – We all have fantasy that we don’t necessarily want to share with friends. Who doesn’t imagine becoming a ninja, an armed burglar, a voodoo doll… A mummy? A scarecrow? A gingerbread? Oh, no, not me… Before making an ultimate, life-changing mistake to make your childhood dream come true, try this app and see if you really want to be one of those masked figures. A new iOS app that I submitted to Apple‘s App Store several minutes ago is called Masked Man Or Woman.

Similar to Animal Me, the last iOS app that I introduced some ten days ago, Masked Man Or Woman lets you cover your selfie with a mask of your choice. Instead of allowing the user to take a camera photo from scratch, Masked Man Or Woman is designed such that it works with existing photos from Photo’s photo album.   Continue reading

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What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Animal Me for iOS

iOS iPhone software Animal Me RSS feeds

TOKYO (MacHouse) – Before this month ends, I have one more iOS app to introduce. The iPhone-only app that I submitted to Apple‘s App Store several minutes ago is called Animal Me.

Animal Me is similar to the last iOS app that I submitted to App Store. This iPhone-only app lets you turn your camera selfie into an animal. You have five animal costumes to choose from. Take a camera selfie through this app and then pick an animal costume. The app also lets you add a comment to your animal selfie.
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What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing RayBeams for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software RayBeams

TOKYO (MacHouse) – A few years ago, I developed a desktop application called goSplash. This application lets the user create a picture of a ray of beams. I admit that it’s not very easy to use since you cannot precisely control the number of beams. After switching to Swift, I’ve had a better idea in developing a similar app. A new desktop application that I submitted to Mac App Store a few hours ago is called RayBeams.

Mac App Store application

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  Mac App Store application

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RayBeams is a simple desktop application that lets the user create a picture with a ray of beams. A resulting picture is a composite of a solid-color background image with a ray of beams originating from the center. The user can control the number of beams (4 to 1,000). So select two colors with the number of beams, and just click on the Save to Disk toolbar button. That’s it.   Continue reading

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