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xn--qeiaa.ws: Emoji Domain Registration

Domains can be more than just letters and numbers. Most people have no idea they can just type a bunch of hearts in their address bar and go to a domain... and yet, it works!
posted by ph00dz on Dec 8, 2016 - 2 comments

MusicMessages!

MusicMessages! is a collaborative step sequencer for the iMessage App Store (iPhone, iPad). Using the simple and (hopefully) intuitive interface, you can punch in a few chords or a percussion line and send the message off to your friends, who can then make their own changes and send it back. Five instrument layers and over 40 MIDI instruments are available to use. Bonus: if you have an iPhone 7, the note buttons respond to pressure and "pop" like bubble wrap with the help of the Taptic engine!
posted by archagon on Nov 30, 2016 - 1 comment

Fake app review detector

I've spent the past 18 months or so slogging away at apprecs.com, an app search engine that can detect review manipulation. You can see the worst offenders here. I posted this back when this was iOS-only, and I'd like to share some major new features I've added. [more inside]
posted by hodgebodge on Oct 20, 2016 - 2 comments

App search engine that filters out fake reviews

While developing mobile apps, I realized how rife the App Store is with rating/review manipulation. So, I created apprecs.com, a facade for the store that allows you to filter out many of the fake, coerced, or otherwise manipulated reviews. You can also filter by other criteria such as how recently the app was last updated and age/gender of the typical user. What do you think? I'm getting started on adding Android (Google Play) support today. [more inside]
posted by hodgebodge on Apr 19, 2016 - 9 comments

Approximal: hyperlocal augmented serendipity

Approximal is an iOS app that uses Bluetooth to discover people nearby. It can match you using social networks (18 supported so far, including the usual suspects), or any adhoc personal networks you and other people create. [more inside]
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse on Aug 21, 2015 - 1 comment

Little Spinner: iOS app for young kids

Kids can spin the wheel to hear words and songs across 11 different themes. It's aimed at pre-school kids as a fun way to learn new words in English, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Jul 21, 2015 - 2 comments

MPDluxe

A new app I wrote for the iPhone and iPod Touch to remotely control the MPD open-source networked music playing software, start/stop playback, edit the playlist, browse the music collection and queue up tracks for playing. (App Store link.) [more inside]
posted by acb on May 14, 2015 - 0 comments

Translit Keyboard + Tasty Imitation Keyboard

I made a custom keyboard for iOS called Translit Keyboard that lets you transliterate English into Russain, Ukranian, Armenian, Belarusian, Georgian, Greek, and Macedonian in real time. (Transliteration is phonetic: you type "raz, dva, tri, chetyre" and get "раз, два, три, четыре".) The keyboard is based on a simplified reproduction of the iOS system keyboard built in Swift, called Tasty Imitation Keyboard, that I have open-sourced. It could be used to build custom keyboards similar to Translit Keyboard fairly easily.
posted by archagon on Oct 30, 2014 - 1 comment

The Fridge app: save food, save money (with app video)

I've finally released an iPhone app I've been working on for four years: The Fridge. It's made to help you remember about your perishable foods so they don't go to waste. It has some unique UI elements that (I hope) are interesting. And of course, it comes with a demo video, but not a usual one (absolutely no soft ukulele music). [more inside]
posted by smasuch on Aug 8, 2014 - 1 comment

Augur: iPhone App That Uses Twitter to Predict the Future

Augur is an iPhone app that displays random Twitter posts, and attempts to provide both advice and prophesy. Pulling from a growing list of keywords, the app ignores any Twitter posts containing links, images, #hashtags, or @mentions. It also parses out any first person mention (I, Me, Myself) and tries to present Twitter posts containing second personal conditionals (You will, You shall, etc). [more inside]
posted by avoision on Jun 25, 2014 - 6 comments

SAMi, the Sleep Activity Monitor

I created SAMi out of a very personal need to monitor my son at night after he was diagnosed with epilepsy. Using a networked IR security camera, I built the first version in 2009. The code was written in python and ran on a dedicated old Dell laptop. Over the years I've refined the design, tweaking the detection algorithm until I had a system that worked reliably for us. With the help of funding from the Epilepsy Foundation (I won their first "Shark Tank" competition) and the support of friends and family I've turned my bespoke python based solution into an iPhone app. www.samialert.com is my new website where we've recently launched SAMi to the public, we are starting to ship cameras worldwide. The response so far has been gratifying.
posted by cosmac on Apr 2, 2014 - 0 comments

Breastfeeding & pumping helper app for iPhone

I had a baby this year, and we had a LOT of trouble with breastfeeding and pumping. I used basically every baby app I could find and found most to be frustratingly bad. So I made my own, and after 6 months of development (during naps no less) it went up on the App Store today. It works for nursing, pumping, or bottle-feeding moms, and even supports twins/multiples. And it is designed to be used one-handed. [more inside]
posted by annekate on Jan 6, 2014 - 0 comments

FoodRoulette iPhone App

As a long time reader of Ask Food & Drink, I've made a foodie/cook iphone app. More info and promo code inside. [more inside]
posted by cl3m on Oct 8, 2013 - 2 comments

Crossfader - Move & Mix

Everyone complains about how ridiculously simple DJing is, but no one does anything about it. Sound like a pro on your phone by moving your body. It's like DJ karaoke and even your mom will like it.
posted by dj glib c on Apr 11, 2013 - 0 comments

iRoll

Make fake iPhone and iPad apps to rickroll your friends (or worse...). More information about the project in this blog post.
posted by beeker on Mar 31, 2013 - 2 comments

Ants and other insects doing what they do.

I've spent the last few years trekking around the tropics and doing ant research. Here are the insect photographs I've built up in this time, with relevant taxonomic/natural history information, and some .gifs for good measure. Expect sparse updates as I find and document more neat ant things. [more inside]
posted by Buckt on Mar 10, 2013 - 6 comments

ran.Ding -- Get randomly annoyed.

In what might be a first, I have written an iPhone app in direct response to an askme question.
posted by chairface on Mar 8, 2013 - 0 comments

PATLAB is an iOS app that generates digital camouflage patterns.

A while ago I became minorly obsessed with the aesthetics of digital camouflage. After some initial failures playing around with photoshop, I started exploring ways to replicate these sorts of patterns algorithmically. This eventually turned into PATLAB, an app that generates a colour palette from a user photograph, and uses that to generate an easily-editable camo pattern. Some examples.
posted by cmyr on Feb 28, 2013 - 2 comments

Phone/tablet interface for Harvard's digitized special collections

Our default display interface for digitized books and manuscripts uses frames (I know) and worked very poorly on mobile devices. We've just released an interface that autodetects visits from these devices and routes them to an alternative interface that is much more usable, and offers orientation awareness and gesture based page-turning and zooming . To try it, follow this link on your touchscreen device. Try it out, and please leave me any feedback you have about your experience.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Feb 13, 2013 - 0 comments

JailbreakQA

JailbreakQA is a question-and-answer forum for people interested in iOS jailbreaking (applying exploits to remove restrictions on iOS devices in order to be able to install a wider variety of software). It provides reliable answers for almost any question people can think up about this stuff, and part of its goal is to provide a safety net of helpful problem-solvers for anyone who runs into a problem with a jailbroken device. I'm the head moderator (and FAQ writer) for this forum, part of my work on coordinating ways to make jailbreaking more accessible and friendly instead of seeming confusing and sketchy. Along with value-based reasons for why people care about jailbreaking, it's also a neat opportunity to tinker with making a well-loved device even better through the interface tweaks and customizations developed by the jailbreaking community, and I'm lucky to professionally work on something I care about like this.
posted by dreamyshade on Feb 1, 2013 - 0 comments

Nametrix: Doctor or Dancer?

Nametrix is an iOS app I created initially for baby naming, but it ended up being way cooler than that. It uses public data on millions of people (US census, US campaign contributions, Wikipedia) to determine what professions, political parties, and other affiliations each name tends toward. For example, Ellen is a disproportionately common name for 1) psychotherapists, 2) librarians, and 3) activists. Ellens also overwhelmingly lean toward the Democrat party and have tended to be most popular in the northeastern part of the US. As far as I know, nobody else has made anything remotely like this... Pretty fascinating stuff, right? What other kinds of metrics would you like to see?
posted by hodgebodge on Jan 24, 2013 - 23 comments

Paper Galaxy, our adorable new iOS game, is out today! Yay!

Here's the trailer! [more inside]
posted by luvcraft on Dec 20, 2012 - 9 comments

Our Oregon Mobile Voter Guide

The Our Oregon Mobile Voter Guide is an app for iPhone and Android that presents progressive ballot measure recommendations for your location (Oregon only). Where do progressive groups that promote conservation, equal rights, reproductive health, senior care, and economic fairness stand on the ballot measures that matter most to Oregonians? Always up-to-date and relevant, the Our Oregon Mobile Voter Guide gives you the information and news you need.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Oct 20, 2012 - 0 comments

Discover Great Cocktails

I've been participating in the creation of a free iPhone app called BarNotes. If you're the type of person who likes creating and sharing fancy cocktails, if you enjoy documenting in detail all the great drinks handed to you by your favorite bartenders, or even if you just want to be a voyeur and salivate over recipes - this app would be for you.
posted by komara on Sep 30, 2012 - 0 comments

FlagWaver

I decided to quit my programming job at Google, start a small company, and write an app with my best friend Graham Bartram. As he's a top flag expert these days, the result was FlagWaver. Watch his beautiful high quality flag artwork ripple in a virtual breeze as you spin and zoom them, even drag the simulated fabric with your finger. [more inside]
posted by w0mbat on Sep 19, 2012 - 1 comment

NWS Weather Story for iPhone

For residents of CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI, and WY: this is a page that formats the National Weather Service Central Region's "weather story" forecast information for your iPhone, including an icon so you can it to your home screen. Information on how to customize to your location is in the extended description. Source on Github. [more inside]
posted by stopgap on Sep 12, 2012 - 2 comments

New iPhone App - Robo-Haiku

I've developed my second iPhone app, Robo-Haiku, which lets you generate random english-language haikus that are bizarre, humorous, and sometimes cynical. They can be tweeted or emailed to your friends. It's free, and supported by advertising. [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Apr 23, 2012 - 1 comment

Zombies, Run! A running game and audio adventure for iOS

We've recently released our first original smartphone game, Zombies, Run! It's a running game and audio adventure for iOS (and soon, Android) where you run in the real world while getting story and instructions through your headphones. As you run, you also get chased by zombies (so you need to speed up) and you automatically collect supplies that you can use to grow your home base, Abel Township. Today, we also launched our free 75 page book, The Runner's Guide, with more background on the world of Zombies, Run! plus the script and audio for Mission 1. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Apr 6, 2012 - 18 comments

Pocket Tactics: Strategy game news and reviews for Android and iOS

Strategy games are really starting to come into their own on smartphones and tablets, and there wasn't really a site to serve that niche. Hence: Pocket Tactics. [more inside]
posted by CRM114 on Apr 6, 2012 - 4 comments

Puncho Fighto, an iOS fighting game

It's a 2D fighting game for iPhone and iPad. Bonus: features music from mefi's CarrotAdventure! [more inside]
posted by big friendly giant on Apr 3, 2012 - 4 comments

Is this a retina display?

There is a lot of debate about whether the iPhone 4 and iPad 3 displays are truly ‘retina’ displays. But there's really no need for debate, because the question can be answered experimentally. Using some simple vision science principles, this website allows you to easily test whether your new iPad (or other display) is ‘retina-class’.
posted by beniamino on Mar 19, 2012 - 7 comments

I've just released my first iPhone app. It's called Double Feature, and it's for the kind of film fan who likes knowing who was in what with whom.

If you've ever been watching a movie and found yourself wondering “hey, wasn't that guy in $MOVIE_TITLE” or “say, what's got $PERSON_1 and $PERSON_2 in it”, Double Feature is for you. With its Movie Match feature, you can type in two movies and get back a list of the people that worked on both movies. With Name Search, you can punch in two names and get back all of the films those two people both worked on. That's literally all that Double Feature does. If you'd classify yourself as a movie buff, I think you'll really like it.
posted by scottjacksonx on Feb 29, 2012 - 5 comments

Jotunheim - A capture-once, post-wherever-you-feel-like-it app for iPhone

Jotunheim is an iPhone app that lets you post to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and mlkshk. One at a time or all at once. So, you can keep your people up-to-date, even if they're not all on the same social network. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Dec 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Speed Notes - ubiquitous plain-text notetaking with a nonconformist interface

I use Notational Velocity on my laptop to keep plain text notes and store them in Dropbox. I am really attached to its single-text-field interface, and was frustrated that there wasn't a close analogue on the iOS App Store — so I wrote one.
posted by thedaniel on Oct 25, 2011 - 5 comments

Netflix iPhone app that lets you scan movies by barcode now LIVE!

I'm excited to show off my new iPhone app--Q Scan for Netflix! Despite some setbacks with the development process and changes in the Netflix API, I finally have the app live. With Q Scan for Netflix, you can easily scan a retail DVD or Blu-ray barcode to add the title to your Netflix Queue (instant or disc/DVD). Q Scan can come in handy when you're walking through a retail store and notice a new release you've been meaning to watch--now you can quickly check to see if it's already on Netflix! [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Aug 3, 2011 - 6 comments

Line Diver

Launch, transport, and boost your diver into the pool. Blast enemy squirt guns and boxes. Fly high, collect coins, and don't miss! The mobile version is free. [more inside]
posted by beanstshirt on Aug 2, 2011 - 0 comments

Magic Safari - location-based photo game for iPhone

You take a photo with your iPhone, I analyze it and place an animal in the scene. [more inside]
posted by hgbrian on Jul 19, 2011 - 2 comments

CamWarp - iPhone/iPad app

An interactive camera app that responds to movement in real time, warping the image feed. Wave your hands around, move your head or pull facial expressions, and watch the image distort in amazing ways. [more inside]
posted by iotic on Jul 6, 2011 - 4 comments

Cosmos - the short-term, long-term and everything in between timer

Birthdays belong on calendars. But what about events with more flexible due dates? Things like watering the plants, cleaning the bathroom or replacing the water filter every six months. And what about things you're looking forward to? How many days exactly is it until your cell phone contract expires or your homebrew is ready for quaffing with friends? Cosmos Timer is an iPhone app that can track these kinds of events. It can handle events that are only a few minutes (boiling the perfect egg) or several years (your next tetanus booster shot) - and it shows a nice countdown which you can share with friends.
posted by kamelhoecker on Jun 21, 2011 - 4 comments

iMyGarden iPhone/iPod Garden Design App

Dream. Design. Dig. | The iMyGarden app lets you see your garden design before ever touch the soil in your garden. [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Jun 14, 2011 - 0 comments

MathFall: a fun iPhone game...with math in it

MathFall is a genre defining, or genre defying, iPhone game that features elements of both puzzle and arcade gameplay. It is also a great educational tool that hones your math skills...in real time. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 7, 2011 - 5 comments

Little Blue Book

An iPhone app for browsing your Facebook friends and making and managing friend lists for use as privacy filters. [more inside]
posted by acb on Jun 1, 2011 - 1 comment

Boom Boat game for iOS devices

To celebrate the release of the new patch Boom Boat is free all day today! Free Friday! Grab it now! This physics puzzler is probably different than many of the physics games you've played before. [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Apr 8, 2011 - 1 comment

Snack Words - Real-time, multi-player word game for iPhone/iPad

I just finished my first iPhone/iPad game, Snack Words. You play head-to-head against other people, racing against the clock to find as many words as you can. I loved other games of this type (Jumbline, Word Warp, etc), but I really wanted to play with other people. Hope you enjoy!
posted by metajack on Mar 30, 2011 - 0 comments

iPhone App: instantly update your Netflix queue by scanning barcodes using Q Scan for Netflix

I am just finishing Q Scan for Netflix. It's my new iPhone app that let's you quickly scan retail Blu-ray and DVD barcodes to add movies to your Netflix Queue. You can also manage your queue within the app, check out new releases, and explore the Netflix movie catalog.
posted by jdlugo on Feb 21, 2011 - 4 comments

OpenEars: open source speech recognition and text-to-speech for iPhone and iPad development

OpenEars is an open-source iOS library for implementing round-trip English language speech recognition and text-to-speech on the iPhone and iPad, which uses the CMU Pocketsphinx and CMU Flite libraries. [more inside]
posted by Halle on Jan 31, 2011 - 4 comments

Test Pattern: A free iPhone and iPod Touch app that helps you discover colors.

It's an app that generates pairs of colors at random, then puts them in a pattern, then lets you adjust and save those colors. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Oct 14, 2010 - 11 comments

Spender - Simple Spending Tracker

Tired of all the cumbersome, complicated, and feature-heavy spending tracker apps in the iPhone App Store, I built my own. I think that 99% of people don't need to categorize their purchases or set up detailed budgets to follow the "spend less and save more" advice we've all received at one point or another. All they need is to know how much they've spent today, this past week, or over whatever time period they're interested in. Spender lets you do exactly that. All feedback is welcome and appreciated.
posted by newtux on Sep 3, 2010 - 2 comments

Magic Artist paints your photo

This iPhone app draws a photo you snap with the camera (or load from your album)... and you can see it being painted on the blank canvas stroke by stroke. Here are screenshots. Feedback very welcome! PS: If you don't have an iPhone, post your pic here and I'll convert it for you.
posted by philipp on Jul 14, 2010 - 0 comments

The Postmodernism Generator for iPhone

I have recently ported the Postmodernism Generator to run as a native iPhone app, in the process updating the grammar somewhat and adding iPhone-specific features, such as the ability to use surnames from your address book for authors' names and footnotes. The iTunes/App Store link is here. [more inside]
posted by acb on Jul 7, 2010 - 3 comments

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