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
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.
Tom Bluewater (from Masked Man or Woman)
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.
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