TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been more than two weeks since we introduced the last software title, hasn’t it? What have we been up to lately? We’ve been learning to use a totally new framework. It’s the Scene Kit framework. This framework lets us work with 3D graphics. Speaking of Scene Kit, we submitted a new software title that implements it to Mac App Store a few hours ago. This new release is called Planet Factory.
Planet Factory is a desktop application that lets you graphically design a solar system of your own. The application implements SceneKit, an Objective-C framework for realizing 3D graphics, so that the user can 3D plot planets on a 2D canvas. You have a cameara that captures the entire scene at a distance involving planets and a light source, the sun. Planet Factory doesn’t just let you plot planets. You can easily save the entire solar system that a camera captures to your disk as a picture. You can of course create a single planet and then save that planet to your disk as a picture as well. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – Obviously, Apple, Inc. has been seriously preparing for the release of Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite for the past several days. We can tell that because they are not reviewing iOS submissions. It looks like they’ve assigned a large army of reviewers to working on Yosemite. That doesn’t stop us from working on new desktop application, though. In fact, we just submit a new desktop application to Mac App Store several hours ago. This new submission is called CutAround.
CutAround is a simple desktop application that lets you cut out a circular area of a picture with a click of a button. You can of course define a circular area size. Just pan the picture itself to define an area you want to cut out. Do you wan to border the cutout with a color? No problema nada… Just pick a color and a border size. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – For the past three weeks, we’ve been working on data management applications. Last month, we released OrganizeX Essential and OrganizeX Mobile. Developing this type of applications requires that we closely watch the database content. If an application encrypts data not as a whole but on the basis of individual records, you will run into a small problem. Our existing software title called ViewSQL Pro lets us view the table content. But it won’t let us view actual text values if records are encrypted individually. There is another problem. If you have a field with the blob data type, you can probably tell that some information fills a cell. But you can’t really tell if those bits of data will actually turn into an image. So what can we do about that? As usual, we develop a new software title. In fact, we submitted a new software title to Mac App Store several hours ago. This new submission is called LiteReader.
The main objective of Lite Reader is to let the user view the table content of an SQLite database file. SQLite is a widely-used data management system supported by Mac OS X, iOS, Android software developers. LiteReader supports two community-maintained AES wrappers called AESCrypt-ObjC and RNCryptor for Objective-C in decrypting data on the basis of individual records. LiteReader also lets you decode blob data into a viewable image. Continue reading
TOKYO (MacHouse) – About ten days ago, we released Version 3 of Organize X, developing it from a scratch with Objective-C. So it’s finally a Cocoa application. What we’ve been doing for the past 10 days is to create an iOS version. In fact, we just submitted an iOS version of OrganizeX to Apple‘s App Store some 20 minutes ago. It’s called OrganizeX Mobile.
OrganizeX Mobile lets you organize various types of accounts including bank accounts, e-mail accounts, web accounts. It’s the mobile version of OrganizeX. And OrganizeX Mobile lets you import data from the desktop version through iTunes. You can create any number of categories (groups) and accounts. Create a security account so that you can tell the application exactly which action should require a security login. Don’t give a simple 12345 password to each account. Or you can get one account hacked and lose them all during this casual hacking era. Use Dice to create and give a random password to each account. Continue reading