TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – We still have two more months till the cold winter season ends. And I’m just hanging on and looking forward to seeing beautiful cherry blossoms in spring. Well, it’s been about three years since I developed an iOS outside my career. The app that I just submitted to Apple‘s App Store is called RollerText 2.
RollerText 2 is an upgraded version of an iOS app that I developed more than nine years ago. It’s a virtual telemprompter that lets you roll text letter by letter. RollerText 2 also comes with a new feature that lets you highlight all occurrences of keywords you specify.
- The user can run the app with an iPhone as well as an iPad.
- The app comes with two main features, a virtual teleprompter and a keyword highlighter over text.
- The app can be run both in the portrait and landscape mode.
- The user can set the left & right margins of the text body.
- The app lets the user select text files through which to roll text.
- Tapping the canvas once, the user can stop and resuming rolling text.
- The app is entiredly rewritten from scratch in SwiftUI.
- Roll text from a text file you select letter by letter as a virtual teleprompter.
- Tap text once to stop rolling it. Tap again to resume rolling text.
- Highlight all occurrences of keywords you specify over text from a text file you select.
- Make a list of text files you use.
- Make a list of keywords.
- Select a background color.
- Select a highlight color.
- Select the color of the unread segment of text.
- Select one of twenty rolling speeds.
- Select a text size.
- Set left and right margins.
- Change the device orientation at any time.
- The app supports the appearance mode (light/dark).
- Languages: English only
- App’s file size: 6.6 MB
- iOS 15.0
- The user can open only one file without an in-app purchase.
- The user can add to the list only one keyword without an in-app purchase.
Version 2.0.1 (Released on July 29th, 2022)
- Fix: Users were not able to add more than one file to the list under Text files.
This app does not collect any type of data from its users. It only stores user preferences in its SQLite database file.
RollerText 2 is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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