I had some spare time, so I modernised the PSSWD interface, a little. A mixture of Helvetica Neue Light & Thin was used, instead of the system default font. Which has made a difference. The buttons have also changed from being square to rounded with a transparent background and a coloured border.
The new version is available here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/psswd-password-generator/id898897162?ls=1
The HLUC iOS App, or Christmas Gift List & Countdown as it’s now known, is now available on the App Store.
“Keeping track of what gifts you need to buy, and for who, can sometimes get the better of you. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to Christmas! This app aims to take some of the stress away, providing you with an easy to use Gift List. It let’s you know, at a glance, how many gifts you still need to purchase, and for whom. It also provides you with an easy and festive way to find out how long it is until Christmas. ”
Click here to download it.
My original plan was to release something fairly basic, very similar to the website in terms of functionality. Apple wasn’t too keen on this, because the primary feature of the app was sharing. So I went back to the drawing board, and had another look at the various competing applications already available on the App Store. It was evident, looking at them through fresh eyes, that they’d gotten around this restriction by including the facility to play some generic Christmas music.
I wasn’t going to do that. So I built on the original concept and decided to include a Gift List. There’s a lot to think about, when it comes to Christmas and keeping track of what you need to buy for who is no mean feat. It seemed like a much more useful feature than a couple of Christmas jingles, and will hopefully make the App appeal to a wider audience. It was an informative exercise, as it provided me
It’s currently pending review, fingers crossed. A couple of screenshots are included below for your perusal.
How Long Until Christmas is something I whipped together a few years ago, and I re-built the website using Node. I’ve always intended to spruce up the visuals, but it’s just one of those things that always slipped to the bottom of the list.
I’ve spent some time recently and come up with something that I feel is more pleasing to the eye, and unlike the current design actually has a Christmasy feel about it.
This time around, I’m also throwing together an iOS application which will be released at the same time as the website re-launch. It’s very simple, but I think it works.
I’m hoping to have the new site, and application, live before the end of September at the latest.
There’s nothing quite like getting that first app onto the AppStore, my first app has just launched and is available on the AppStore now.
PSSWD in itself is a very basic concept, a Password Generator with a few configurable options for characters and length. The general premise is you shake the app to generate your passwords, something a little different to the conventional button press, and the newly generated app is copied to your clipboard.
Take a look for yourself!