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

“New Year, New You” with Apps

New year… new year resolutions… My goal for this year is to lose my chubby tummy! So far I’m trying (desperately trying, seemingly failing) a low carb diet, exercise… And I downloaded a bunch of Apps: So far, I’ve tried to “work out” using Seven and lolo’s Easy Abs. Seven Although Seven only comes with 12 free Full Body exercises, which includes push ups and … Continue reading “New Year, New You” with Apps

Thoughts while reading Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide Chapters 1 & 2

Packt published a new book on Cocos2d-X, “Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide” by Roger Engelbert (http://www.packtpub.com/cocos2d-x-by-example/book) First off, book cover is adorable. Second, the book’s spiel says no programming knowledge required, oh really now? Anyway, I know Cocos2d, but I don’t know Cocos2dx nor C++, the language for Cocos2dx, so here I go. If I can make some cookie cutter games at the end of … Continue reading Thoughts while reading Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide Chapters 1 & 2

Photo Caption Apps

Photo Caption Apps, apps that literally just put, well, captions or text on photos. I think it’s those emo/inspirational quotes all over Tumblr that inspired these text over photo meme(?) thing. So a seemingly simple purpose, actually has quite a few apps that are dedicated solely to it. I went to Beitou, Taiwan today and took a couple of pictures, and placed a couple of … Continue reading Photo Caption Apps

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

Maru Jump!

So we made another game starring Maru Penguin (check out previous game?). Maru Penguin had been many things: flash drive, mug, piggie (rather, penguin) bank, wrap, strap, etc… And now, in our latest game “Maru Jump Lite”, Maru, who keeps craving for fish which he believes exist above the clouds, and finally decided to jump towards the sky to take a look. Show Maru some … Continue reading Maru Jump!

Ultimate List of Purplelilgirl Tutorials

Throughout the year(s) I have accumulated a number of mini tutorials, code bits and links, but they are just scattered in this blog like.. um.. sprinkles? And they need to be organized. So here, I am going to attempt to create a link list: Unity-related: How to add Facebook to Unity Android? Mini Tutorial: How to localize your Unity game to Chinese? (Step 1) Mini … Continue reading Ultimate List of Purplelilgirl Tutorials