Touchy feely

There’s a new update to Identicode which can be enjoyed by those of you with newer phones – there is now a little physical feedback when tapping the buttons which just adds a little more realism and, let’s be honest, fun, to the app. There is also another tweak for everyone in that when you’ve …

It was 9 years ago today

I find it hard to believe but here is the first announcement to the wider world of the launch of Pink Plaques – the guide and tour app I co-authored with Rose Collis. “Believed to be the first” and as far as know, it still is. We’d independently both had the same idea and as …

Native on Apple Silicon

All apps now updated!

Well, I wasn’t expecting to update everything, but due to the new website, the links in Bargain and Identicode needed updating too. Also, I’m not able to change the links on the App Store without submitting updates, so here we are! 🙂

1000 Words V1.1 update

I’ve made a couple of enhancements to this handy app: It now updates the word count if you delete a word whereas previously only adding a word would update it. The Help file has been improved. The app’s icon has been refreshed to better match with the style of Big Sur, though it appears regardless …

Privacy ratings added

Apple now require developers to answer a number of questions about what their apps do with any user information and this is now shown against every so updated app on the App Store. I’m sorry for the delay in updating these but a number of personal events stopped me doing any updates for a while. …

New look website

A very big thanks to Chris who has given my website a great makeover. It’s nicer to use, has a bit of life added to it all and even an “Easter egg” (sort of) if you have a look around.

All running fine on iOS 14

Just a quick post to say that all my iOS/iPadOS apps run fine on the iOS 14 Beta so far. I haven’t been able to try 1000 Words yet as I don’t have macOS 11 installed, but when I do I’ll be checking it out for you. I don’t suppose we will have long to …

Identicode crossword from TVC21

I was reading an old copy of the wonderful TV Century 21 and chanced upon a whole page devoted to Identicode, including a crossword! I’ve included the page below so that you can try it for yourself. Something I’ve considered adding to Identicode is text recognition using Apple’s vision framework, that way that large chunk …

Identicode V1.7 update

Good things come in threes! This update is purely to make the app much more Dark Mode friendly as Apple urge us developers to do. It’s the right thing too. Dark Mode adoption on my other two apps has been fairly standard, but given the frivolous and retro fun side to Identicode I’ve gone a …