A new application called Designer Preview has been submitted to Apple and should appear in the AppStore this week. This is a designer tool for all iOS application designers, developers and can be used to preview your designs or ideas in real-time on any devices, or can be used during meetings to present your ideas to your colleagues. Have a look at the demonstration video.
Designer Preview consists of a Mac layout designer app and a free iOS application that could be installed on any number of devices. iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad are supported.
Simply drag’n'drop your design files in any popular image format to Designer and they will be stacked as layers. You can then immediately start controlling your layers’ position, rotation, retina mode or rotation and the changes you make are reflected on all connected devices in real-time as well. Data to your devices is transferred in pixel-perfect lossless retina quality so you won’t miss a single pixel.
Another useful feature for designers is that every file you drop to Designer is actively being monitored for changes. For example, if you’re still editing a PSD file in Photoshop, just hit Save and your layer in Designer is immediately updated and changes transferred to all connected devices as well. Check out the Designer Preview page for more information.
Since new Connector has been updated to version 2.0.3 and it now supports touch events and gestures along with full keyboard we kindly inform you of new iOS app to take advantage of these features.
TouchPad Remote is a handy remote trackpad and a keyboard able to control your Mac computer. It connects over your local WiFi (or Bluetooth/USB in case of Internet Tethering through iOS device) and uses Bonjour/Zeroconf to automatically discover your computers.
Do you have a MacMini connected to your TV? Do you have Bluetooth keyboard or mouse/trackpad and your batteries suddenly run out of power? Batteries charging can take a while … but you’re covered now. Use touchpad gesture to do mouse movement, clicking, double-clicking, scrolling and dragging. With a real keyboard simulated you can send even complex keyboard shortcuts like Shift+Alt+Cmd+Escape and more…
TouchPad Remote is now available in the AppStore. It requires iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad with atleast iOS 4.3+.
New version of NumPad Remote version 2.0 for iPhone, iPod and iPad has been submitted to Apple for review. This update requires atleast iOS 4.3 and sports completely rewritten networking protocol, which is now streaming data and offers realtime responsiveness on good WiFi connection. Apple should release it in about 6 days after testing and reviewing the update.
Because of this, NumPad Connector is now compatible only with older NumPad Remote. You will need to upgrade to new Connector 2 available here as soon as NumPad Remote gets released. Older Connector has troubles running on OS X 10.6, so we made sure this one works perfect. That means new Connector 2 is compatible with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion.
However due to restrictions for Mac AppStore apps, Connector 2 won’t be available through AppStore but has to be downloaded from our website. It is a proper Developer Signed application (identified developer). In case you’re running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, make sure you allow applications from identified developers in your System Preferences / Security & Privacy, as you can see on following screenshot.
Connector 2 has more features now as well, beside Numeric Pad it supports complete remote keyboard and touchpad events, even special multimedia keys. Therefore there are more applications planned and will be supported by the very same Connector. Connector for PC computers (Windows) is in progress as well and will be announced here shortly.
New Mango version 2.1 for iOS including iPhone version, iPad version, Universal version and Lite version has been submitted to Apple for review. They should be all available in about 7 days. Lite version is now Universal as well and will work on both iPhone/iPod and iPad. Minimum iOS version required is 4.3 and all devices including new iPhone 5, iPad Mini are supported.
There is a lot of new stuff under the hood, fixing all issues present in previous versions. UI has been revamped for more pleasant screen estate and includes also swipe gestures for switching between Console, Chat and User list screens. To improve security all your passwords are no longer saved in plain text format, but they are encrypted in your keychain.
Version 2.1 also includes experimental Lua based engine and will allow you to write your custom scripts or plug-ins in this popular and easy to learn programming language. This applies to the OS X version as well, and good news is all plug-ins are cross-compatible between iOS and OS X.
New Mango IRC version 2.1 for OS X with revamped UI has been submitted to Apple for review. Since review times are now a little bit longer, we expect it to be published in the Mac AppStore in about 20 days.
Beside numerous bug fixes and speed enhancements, there are some new features as well. Now there is a full menus with keyboard shortcuts for easy app navigation using your keyboard. You can share funny or other interesting messages directly to Twitter or Facebook. On Mountain Lion you will get Notification Center support, simply when Mango is out of your sight and somebody mentions you, you will get a nice notification. Oh and lastly, new Mango should look fantastic on your Retina display now.
Sidebar now contains your Server list, Console and Search, it can he hidden with ?S. User list for current channel has been moved to the right and can be hidden with ?U. If you don’t need them, you can hide them both.