Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Bananas - iMessage Sticker Pack 5

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Banana Emoticons / Emojis - now ANIMATED!!!

If you love bananas then what better way to express your emotions than to use banana emoticons?

Do you have difficulty communicating your feelings. Bananas is here to help. There are 31 fantastic stickers plus 10 mesmerising ANIMATED bananas!! Check out the video to see the Bananas in action.

Includes Christmas, New Years and Valentine Day themed bananas.

If you haven't used iMessage sticker packs then there are a couple of traps for new players. To help people overcome these issues, we have written a couple of articles which may assist:

    1. I’ve installed my sticker pack but can’t find it!
    2. I bought an iMessage Sticker pack on iTunes and can’t find it on my phone!!

For those interested, the banana animations were done using two methods:

    1. Hand draw each frame - this takes a LONG time! It is also pretty tedious.
    2. Create a puppet in Photoshop, import this into the new Adobe Character Animator and then export the puppet animation back into Photoshop for optimisation and to create the GIF. Each animated GIF sticker can only be a maximum of 500kB which really limits what you can do.

The pack of 41 stickers covers things like:

    ø Saying Hi
    ø Wink
    ø Merry Christmas
    ø OMG
    ø "Wax on, wax off"
    ø Thumbs up!
    ø Crying
    ø Happy and Unhappy
    ø A bit too much alcohol...
    ø I love you
    ø No words!
    ø Time to cowboy up!
    ø Circle of trust - you aren't in it...
    ø Party time!
    ø Fireworks
    ø Very Nice!
    ø Don't touch this...


You can download Bananas from iTunes.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Quote of the Day...

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Dogi - iMessage Sticker Pack 4

Dog Emoticons / Emojis - that's it!

If you love dogs then what better way to express your emotions than to use dog emoticons?

Do you have difficulty communicating your feelings. Dogi is here to help.



The pack of 45 stickers covers things like:

    ø I love you (or possibly I love your shoes);
    ø Let's go play!
    ø Feel like a swim?
    ø I'm not happy Jan.
    ø Dance time?
    ø Let's sneak out.
    ø Drink? Too much drink?
    ø Help!!!
    ø I don't feel so good...
    ø Stick 'em up!
    ø Bath?
    ø You electrify me!
    ø Happy!
    ø Pouting.
    ø I fart in your general direction.
    ø You look at things differently.
    ø I'm gonna run to you.
    ø Nap time.
    ø Joe Cool.
    ø You're number 1!
    ø Ground Control to Major Tom...
    ø Hungry?
    ø Woops.
    ø You embarrassed me!
    ø Cold?!
    ø Rudolph
    ø Your turn to cook.
    ø Halloween Dog
    ø Whistle while you...
    ø This is what I think of your idea.

You can download from iTunes 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Kapow! - iMessage Sticker Pack 3

Is your life like a comic book? Well with the iMessage Kapow! sticker pack you can talk like you are in the comics.

Cape not included.

The 30 colourful stickers contain zingers like:



Friday, 28 October 2016

Rules for men

Buy high quality tools, so you only have to buy them once.
Keep a change of clothes at the office.
Never hit anyone unless they are an immediate threat.
Every hat should serve a purpose.
Never take her to the movies on the first date.
Learn to wet shave.
Nothing looks more badass than a well-tailored suit.
Shave with the grain on the first go-around.
Always look a person in the eye when you talk to them.
Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.
Exercise makes you happy. Run, lift, and play sports.
Brush your teeth before you put on your tie.
A small amount of your pay check should go directly to your savings account every month.
Call Mom and Dad every week.
Never wear a clip-on tie.
Give a firm handshake.
Compliment her shoes.
Never leave a pint unfinished.
If you aren’t confident, fake it. It will come around.
You can tell the size of a man by the size of things that bother him.
Be conscious of your body language.
The only reason to ever point a gun at someone is if you intend to shoot them. Period.
Always stand to shake someone’s hand.
Never lend anything you can’t afford to lose.
Ask more than you answer. Everybody likes to talk about themselves.
Never have sex with anyone that doesn’t want it as much as you.
Go for women out of your league. You may end up surprised.
Manliness is not only being able to take care of yourself, but others as well.
Go with the decision that will make for a good story.
When you walk, look straight ahead, not at your feet.
Nice guys don’t finish last, boring guys do.
Find your passion and figure out how to get paid for it.
Don’t let the little head do the thinking for the big head.
No matter their job or status, everyone deserves your respect.
The most important thing you can learn is personal responsibility. Bad things happen; it’s your job to overcome them.
The first one to get angry loses.
A man does what needs to be done without complaining.
Never stop learning.
Always go out into public dressed like you’re about to meet the love of your life.
Don’t change yourself just to make someone happy.
If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
Luck favours the prepared.
Women find confidence sexy as hell.
Do whatever you want to do, but be the best at it.
No one is on their deathbed wishing they spent more time at work.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Movie Quotes - iMessage Sticker Pack 2

Following on from the relative success (about one sale per day at the moment) of the Response sticker pack for iPhone (see previous post), we have released another called Movie Quotes.

My favourite quote - "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know." Let me know if I have missed any great quotes that should be included.

You can check out the sticker pack on iTunes or via the iMessage app store on your phone.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Response - iMessage Sticker Pack!





DISCLAIMER! Self promoting post follows! I wanted to try out the new iMessage functionality so I whipped up a sticker pack of my favourite quotes. If there is something you would like to see in there let me know and I'll add it to the next version. Don't forget those 5 star gushing reviews!!

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Got an iPhone or iPad? Use iMessages? Want to have a bit of fun with people you text with? You can drag these stickers over your friends text and rewrite history!! Never lose another argument again!

Includes some of my favourite quotes like "Get to the chopper!" or "The sea was angry that day my friends"! So if you want to be so hot right now, then you need to download Response. Just click on the link below.

Check out the NEW Response sticker pack from Reefwing Software!

Monday, 4 July 2016

Quote of the Month!


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream."  - Mark Twain.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

New Blog - Reefwing Robotics



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...


READ MORE

Sunday, 25 May 2014

New Android Tutorial Available



We have published a new Android Tutorial over at the Android Studio Tutorial site.

Your First Android App - Hello World!

In this first tutorial we will do the traditional thing and write a "Hello World" Android app. This is very simple with Android Studio and doesn't require any actual coding since the default app says Hello World. Nevertheless, it does demonstrate how to build an Android Project from scratch and understand the options in the New Project Wizard.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Wakefield Park Track Day


A quick 2 minute video of the Wakefield Park (http://www.wakefieldpark.com.au/) track day in the Toyota 86 GTS and Lotus Elise. I hope to get the Lotus back from the mechanics shortly...

Sunday, 16 June 2013

If...

If . . .
by
Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a man, my son!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Life Movie available NOW in iTunes!



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.

OVERVIEW

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. 
Note that if you see an image on the web that you would like to use to visualise a goal, you can save this to your iOS device using Safari. In Safari, browse to the image you want then touch and hold the picture to save it to your Camera Roll. Once in the Camera Roll you can use it in Life Movie.

THE THEORY
What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve". 
This is the philosophy of Napoleon Hill, one of the greatest motivators of all time and author of the best selling book, "Think and Grow Rich." Regularly visualising your goals using Life Movie will cause your sub conscious mind to start working on how they may be achieved.
When you visualize, you rehearse how a problem can be overcome, how a new idea could be implemented, or what a piece of art looks, reads or sounds like. You mentally practice achieving and living your goal, which leads to the real thing. 
Mental simulation provides a window on the future by enabling you to envision possibilities and develop plans for bringing those possibilities about. In moving yourself from a current situation toward an envisioned future one, the anticipation and management of emotions and the initiation and maintenance of problem-solving activities are fundamental tasks. 
This has been demonstrated in a number of studies including Taylor, S.E., Pham, L.B., Rivkin, I.D., & Armor, D.A. (1998). Harnessing the imagination: Mental simulation, self-regulation, and coping. American Psychologist, 53. 
For best results use Life Movie at least once a day. Consider having specific movies for different areas of your life (e.g. Health, Family, Work, Money, Relationships and Travel).

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Life Movie v1.0


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

Reviews of Life Goals (iPhone App)



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!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Ink Blot Profile v1.1




Ink Blot Profile has a new Icon!


Ink Blot Profile is our stand alone iPhone App which allows you to complete the famous Rorschach Ink Blot test.

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.

To differentiate this App from our other Personality App we wanted a fresh new look for the icon so we approached the Graphic Designers Red Alfalfa. I'm really happy with the results and I think their approach to icon design may be unique. I will let the designer describe what they did...


"Inkblots are produced manually by hand, so I designed the icon with the same approach.  I used water-colour paints and painted one half of the inkblot on paper.  The direction for that design came from the Manta-ray in the ‘Reefwing Software’ logo.  I then scanned the painting into Photoshop, rendered the image, duplicated the layer and flipped it horizontally to give the inkblot effect.  A few adjustments and blends later and the design was complete.  Adding a metallic frame, custom corners and reflection was also deliberate, in order to stand out even further in the app store." 

If you would like Red Alfalfa to design your next App icon then you can contact Adam at adam.woodleigh@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/redalfalfa