What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing QuickPie for iPad

iOS software iPad QuickPie






TOKYO (MacHouse) – Hmm… It’s been a while since we released the last iOS application. The last one was CalABC. It’s been more than two weeks. Wait, wait! What is QuickPie!? Oh, that’s right. QuickPie is our second software release of the month that we just submitted to Apple‘s App Store just some 15 minutes ago.





iOS software iPad QuickPie   iOS software iPad QuickPie






QuickPie is an iPad application that will let you create pie charts quickly. You can create any number of datasets. Tap the Data button to open a popover menu to select one to load. When you are finished with data, just tap the Chart button. And voila! Tap the Export button at the top to save the chart as a graphic image, which you can retrieve through a desktop computer running Apple’s iTunes (multimedia application).  






Features

  1. Save chart images as JPEG (compression rate between 1 and 100) or PNG, which can be retrieved through a desktop computer.
  2. Save any number of datasets. Select one to load from a popover table.
  3. Define your own pie colors.
  4. Set fonts for the title and category list. Set stroke to the title font or not. The user can also choose not to set a title at all.
  5. Select one of 10 background patterns.
  6. Control the pie chart size.
  7. The application comes with a built-in user’s guide. (See > General settings > Help.)
  8. Delete all saved chart images with a tap on a button.
  9. Let QuickPie automatically number pie chart images. Or let it overwrite an existing file. You decide.
  10. Chart image dimensions: 768 x 960 px (portrait) or 1024 x 704 px (landscape) for non-Retina display, 1536 x 1920 (portrait) or 2048 x 1408 (landscape) for Retina display.
  11. Use not just English and Spanish but also a variety of character sets to set a title and category names. (Version 1.2.0)
  12. Language: English only
  13. File size: 2.6 MB



System requirements

  1. iOS 6.0 or higher
  2. iPad



Limitations

  1. The maximum number of pie pieces (categories) is 20.
  2. For now, you can only use MacRoman characters to set category names and the pie chart title.  With software update 1.2.0, the user is able to use a variety of character sets, not limited to MacRoman.
  3. In order to retrieve saved chart images, you must have access to a desktop computer with iTunes (Apple’s multimedia application) installed.



Version history

Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at App Store.

Update 1.2.0 (Released on February 25, 2013)

  1. The user can now use a variety of character sets, not limited to MacRoman, for those languages including Chinese, Greek, Korean, Japanese.
  2. Fix: The data popover window was carried away when the user switched to another screen.
  3. When the user selects a dataset in the Data management screen, its content will appear below.
  4. A few other minor changes and fixes are done.

Update 1.1.0 (Released on February 7, 2013)

  1. When the application overwrote an existing chart image file as opposed to saving a new file, it didn’t show the file name on the navigation bar.
  2. The application could save incorrect color values by 1 when showing float values that are rounded out.
  3. Five additional background texture patterns are added.
  4. The user can now control the horizontal distance of category names appearing on a pie chart. See No. 6 Category’s horizontal positions in the Chart settings.
  5. The user can now prevent the application from exporting a chart image when disk space is low. See ‘Limiting disk space’ in the General settings screen. The default limitation is 10 MB.
  6. The application utilizes a different method in counting the number of image files.
  7. A few other minor changes and fixes are done.

1.0.2 (Released on January 30, 2013)

  1. Fix: The application now exports chart images that are compatible for the Retina display.
  2. Fix: Some of the background image patterns had a linear gradient only half-way through diagonally.






QuickPie is a product of MacHouse.

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