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8 posts tagged with 'lifesaver'
What I'm Up To - Week 33, 2019

Hello! This is my weekly post where I talk about what I did over the past week. You might notice there's been a large gap between week 27 and week 33 without any WIUT posts. No, I didn't die in a fiery motorcycle crash, I just took a bit of a break from programming like I said I was going to, so I didn't end up with very much to write about. Life Saver I released Life Saver TV on the app store as…

What I'm Up To - Week 27, 2019

Hello! This is my weekly post where I talk about whatever I've been up to. This week, Life Saver TV went up on the App Store, and I began my first week as a motorcyclist. Life Saver TV This week I released Life Saver TV on the Apple TV App Store. You can buy it for the paltry sum of $2.99 over here . I wrote last week about some of the changes in it, so I won't rehash those here. I don't…

What I'm Up To - Week 26, 2019

Hi! Welcome, this is my weekly post where I talk about what I did over the course of the week. This week I mostly focused on getting Life Saver ready for a tvOS release. Life Saver TV Last week I talked about how I began work on Life Saver for the Apple TV, and that I was conflicted between programmatic UI or using storyboards. I ended up going full-steam into Storyboards and I'm glad I am. While…

What I'm Up To - Week 25, 2019

Hi! Welcome, this is my weekly post where I talk about what I did over the course of the week. Life Saver I released Life Saver v1.1 this weekend. It's a relatively small update that contains a lot of the work I mentioned previously on this blog: SpriteKit optimizations for performance gains, as well as a couple small bug fixes, and one new feature. The new feature is "random color preset…

What I'm Up To - Week 23, 2019

Hi! Welcome, this is my weekly post where I talk about what I did over the course of the week. This week was WWDC, so there was a lot of excitement all over the internet about that, but I also learned some cool stuff outside of that later in the week. Langton's Ant Over the course of the week I was wrestling with the question of "what's next?". This seems a little silly because I have at least two…

What I'm Up To - Week 22, 2019

Hi! Welcome, this is my weekly post where I talk about, well, what I did over the course of the week. I took it relatively easy on myself this week, so there's not a ton to talk about. Life Saver I promoted the release of Life Saver a little on Reddit (on r/iOSProgramming , r/Swift ) and on two Slack communities ( iOS Developers HQ , LA Design & Development ). Not a huge response in regards to…

What I'm Up To - Week 21, 2019

Hi! Welcome, this is my weekly post where I talk about, well, what I did over the course of the week. I might write about programming or anything else tangentially related. Life Saver I completed my short term project that that I started work on last week and released it complete with a simple page here on amiantos.net and I fleshed out the readme on GitHub with the same stuff . The joke…

What I'm Up To - Week 20, 2019

Hi! Welcome, this is my weekly post where I talk about, well, what I did over the course of the week. Life Saver After showing Aeon Garden at work I ended up talking about artificial life with a co-worker who'd asked if I'd ever heard of Conway's Game of Life . I had been kicking around the idea of creating a simple Game of Life implementation somehow, but all the Life apps on the app store are…


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Numu Tracker

Numu Tracker can keep you up to date on music by the artists you love the most. Part to-do list, part reminders and alerts, Numu gives you the tools to ensure you never miss out on new albums.

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Life Saver

Life Saver is an implementation of Conway's Game of Life as an abstract, colorful, highly configurable Apple TV app and macOS screensaver that should please designers and nerds alike.

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Gamebook Engine

Gamebook Engine is an iOS app for creating and playing gamebooks, a type of interactive fiction where the player gets to make decisions that influence the story.

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Aeon Garden

Aeon Garden is an abstract artificial life toy for iOS, tvOS, and macOS. A virtual fish tank for all your screens, watch creatures evolve to generative ambient soundscapes.

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