Get Better at IELTS Reading with Elevate

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I recently took an IELTS exam. One of the things that is really important in the Reading portion of the exam, is the ability to read quickly and grasp information accurately. And obviously that’s not something that you can learn in a day. Speed reading is a skill that needs to be trained. A while back, I … Continue reading Get Better at IELTS Reading with Elevate

TV Shows are Back! Keep track of them with the Episodes App

I have been tracking my TV shows with Episodes for a while now. It’s super easy to use, just search for your TV shows and add them to your watch list. You can even turn on notifications, so that it’ll send you a notification the day before, the day or the day after it airs. The watch list will also show you when the next … Continue reading TV Shows are Back! Keep track of them with the Episodes App

50K/30 Customer Reviews

Thank you, OnPluto 🙂 for leaving a review for my app 50K/30 🙂 FYI Chasing word counts made easy: 50K/30 for iOS 50K/30 is a simple and concise iOS writing app with a prominently displayed word count, because we know (or at least for me) it’s all about the word count. 50K/30 is available for sale now at the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/50k-30/id570422816?mt=8) for $1.99. Feel … Continue reading 50K/30 Customer Reviews

On App Reviews and Features

So I recently “wrote” an app (50K/30 available for sale now at the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/50k-30/id570422816?mt=8) for $1.99) and I spent maybe an entire day and night (read “dev” blog?) gathering and sorting through App Review sites. Now Maniac Dev has a pretty impressive list of App Review sites (http://maniacdev.com/2012/05/ios-app-review-sites/), but it has been months since that was updated. I used that as my base … Continue reading On App Reviews and Features

Making 50K/30 iOS App and Other Random Things

A development told using Instagram photos (because everything looks better with filters). First of all, what is 50K/30? Read my pitch? Chasing word counts made easy: 50K/30 for iOSAre you writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days? Then 50K/30 is the app for you. (Did I sound like a telemarketer just now?) 50K/30 is a simple and concise iOS writing app with a prominently … Continue reading Making 50K/30 iOS App and Other Random Things

Mini Tutorial: How to capture video of iPhone app in Cocos2D? with audio

Okay, so I figured out how to add audio to my video. In my previous blog post (http://purplelilgirl.tumblr.com/post/10974345146/mini-tutorial-how-to-capture-video-of-iphone-app-in), I managed to take a video of my app and save it into a file. However I am just stringing together screenshots of my app taken at every 0.1 second, so it doesn’t capture the audio. So I have a different function that is capturing my audio … Continue reading Mini Tutorial: How to capture video of iPhone app in Cocos2D? with audio

Mini Tutorial: How to capture video of iPhone app in Cocos2D?

Someone asked me before if I knew how to do record the screen in Cocos2d as a video. I didn’t know how to record a video, so this guy sent me some codes, but his problem is that his code is recording the screen (taking screenshots) as a UIWindow. So my idea for him was to replace his screenshot code with AWScreenshot (by Manucorporat, search … Continue reading Mini Tutorial: How to capture video of iPhone app in Cocos2D?

Making that Talking App!

So you know Talking Tom, you know, the cat on the iPhone that you can tickle, hit, and repeats your voice in this squeaky voice? And his friends… So I wrote a series of tutorials months ago about how to make your own Talking app. Check out the tutorial series: Tutorial: The first step to making a ‘Talking’ iPhone app, chipmunkifying your voice!  Tutorial: The … Continue reading Making that Talking App!

Hey guys, our company’s first app just got released on the appstore. It’s called Visual Travel Checklist, it’s basically a travel checklist app, what makes it different from other travel checklist apps, is that our is well, visual (hence the name, lol). And being visual and all, we have more than 250 tasks and items icons that you can add to your checklist, and if … Continue reading

Tutorial: The step two to making a ‘Talking’ iPhone app, when to record and when to stop recording

This post is related to the following posts: Tutorial: The first step to making a ‘Talking’ iPhone app, chipmunkifying your voice! Tutorial: Other ways to chipmunkify your voice The ‘Talking’ app, you say something and an animal repeats what you say in a cute voice. Well, we can’t really ask the player to tap the animal to make it record, we want the animal to … Continue reading Tutorial: The step two to making a ‘Talking’ iPhone app, when to record and when to stop recording