Monday, 4 July 2016
Sunday, 21 June 2015
I have always been fascinated by robots and robotics. This new blog will document the building of AVA. AVA is intended to be a fully autonomous robot which can react based on a number of layered behavioural patterns. I will go into the philosophy of behavioural based robotics...
Sunday, 25 May 2014
We have published a new Android Tutorial over at the Android Studio Tutorial site.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Our latest App, Life Movie has just been approved by Apple and is in the App store. This is the latest in our Life Series and complements Life Audit and Life Goals. Life Movie is a tool to help you visualise and manifest your goals. You can see some screen shots and download it from iTunes.
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Following on in our Life Series (ie Life Audit and Life Goals) we are very excited to announce that Life Movie has been submitted to the App store for approval.
Life Movie allows you to make up a slide show of your dreams and goals and then watch them, accompanied by the play list that you select in the music tab.
Slides can be either images that you have stored on your device, photos that you take with the camera or text describing your goal. You can choose from a range of transitions between slides and select how long each slide displays.
Read all about it on the Life Movie page.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
Life Goals was rated 9/10 by Anna Papachristos in her analysis at the iPhone App Review site.
In Anna's words: "What is great about Life Goals, as opposed to other goal management applications, is the way it provides its users with a pre-designed set up featuring different categories. Many similar apps make it easy for users to enter their goals and set due dates, but Life Goals helps you break things down into categories that some may even overlook as being an area of their life they could improve upon."
Erica Sadun (author of the iPhone Cookbook) also recently reviewed Life Goals and Life Audit on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).
Erica described the App as follows: "An enhanced to-do app, Life Goals reorganizes a standard reminders approach around focused categories. As you add and accomplish tasks, your Life Chart updates to show you which areas you're excelling in, and which you're neglecting, through an expanded system of graphs and statistics."
Erica goes on to say: "A lot of thought has gone into its design, to help users prioritize and review task management. If you like visual and statistical goal feedback, this app has it in bunches."
You can read the whole review at the TUAW Life Goals Review
I had a huge laugh at Erica's closing remark: "The graphics are a little on the low-end "designed-by-engineer" side, but it's really the methodology, not the interface, that sells this app."
Being an Engineer it is hard to argue with that - I think I will take it as a compliment. However I will also update the graphic assets in the next version!
Monday, 28 May 2012
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Ink Blot Profile has a new Icon!
Sunday, 11 March 2012
The Rorschach Test measures both perception and association. It will provide you with insight into your personality characteristics and emotional functioning.
The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach who detailed the relevant procedures in his book Psychodiagnostik, which was published in 1921. During the test you will be shown a series of ink blot images and then asked what you think they resemble. Based on your responses, the App will calculate over 27 indices and ratios which are then used to provide a detailed diagnosis in 7 key areas. These are:
1. Stress (i.e. if you are stressed and how you handle it);
2. Emotional State & Coping Style (Affect);
3. Information Processing & Aspirations;
4. Cognitive Mediation & Reality Testing;
5. Thinking Process (Ideation) & Obsessiveness;
6. Self Perception; and
Once the evaluation is complete you can see the 27 variables and read the diagnosis on screen. Then as with the other tests you have the option of emailing the results or retaking this or another test. The output of this test represents 6 months of programming effort.
Whether you are just interested in understanding your own personality and emotional state or will be undergoing the test (it is often used in court ordered evaluations) and want to know what to expect, then this in-App purchase is for you!
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
You can check out my efforts at the newly developed Ethanol and Entropy site.
I guess some of the jokes may be a little obscure...
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
My First iPhone App rejection!
Thank you for submitting Blood Bath to the App Store.
We've completed the review of your app, but cannot post this version to the App Store because it did not comply with the App Store Review Guidelines, as detailed below:
- 2.21: Apps that are simply a song or movie should be submitted to the iTunes store. Apps that are simply a book should be submitted to the iBookstore
To reply to this message or to get more information, visit the Resolution Center in iTunes Connect. Do not reply directly to this email.