We have a few apps for iOS and MacOS that we have developed over the years as we felt the need for a new tool or toy. This is a list of the ones that are currently available and where to find more information about them.
If you are having trouble with any of these apps please feel free to contact us through the app’s web site or comment below, we will be glad to help you with any problems you have encountered.
Currently our top downloaded app, and probably the spookiest app ever made, GhostTalk is a speech to text app with a twist. The twist is that it sometimes says things that appear to be in response to what you are saying. It now includes an EMF meter so you can see if the electromagnetic field around your device changes while using it. It also displays the microphone input as a scrolling animation so you can see if there are sounds that it picks up that you may not have heard.
The support page for GhostTalk is GhostTalk Homepage and you can find it in the app store here:
Wouldn’t you like to be able to read your pets mind? We sure would! So we came up with a way to do it using Machine Learning and it sure is insightful! It’s amazing what animals have on their minds and sometimes they are actually thinking about nothing! Go check this one out, the entertainment factor is worth the effort. And because this one is brand spanking new let us know if there are any animals that we need to adjust the tuning for!
The support page for AnimalAnalysis is Animal Analysis Homepage and you can find it in the app store here:
While on an extended exploration of Europe we came up with the idea that it would be awesome if the iPhone could tell us how many days we had spent in each country. Even better, could it tell us what there was to do in the cities I was visiting?
Well the next logical step was to see what we could build and Rogue Traveler is the result. The app will keep track of your days in each country you visit by tracing your location only in significant movements. This results in a ‘good enough’ location to determine which country or city you are in without killing your battery trying to determine what brick on the sidewalk you are standing on. 🙂
The support page for Rogue Traveler is Rogue Traveler Homepage and you can find it in the app store here:
This is an iOS, MacOS and tvOS application for viewing geolocated videos. Before we lose you to tech terms and lingo let us tell you why this app is REALLY awesome!
Imagine you are on a vacation in Washington, DC and your explorations take you to the US Capitol. You see the enormous building in front of you and you imagine that it must have been packed with people many times in the past for inaugurations and other things.
Now imagine the same trip, maybe this time with a group of students, and instead of imagining you can all pull out your phones and open an app where you can see the inaugurations right on your screen. You can see how the building was decorated, where the grand stand was constructed and how the people were dressed.
Let’s keep going… now you are in Paris exploring the Eiffel Tower and taking in the sights. Did you know that in 1900, Thomas Edison was there as well with one of the world’s first motion picture cameras? Once again, you could pull out your phone and discover these films all around you, showing you how things once were. Your mobile phone showing the view through Thomas Edison’s camera lens over 110 years ago.
The best part of this app is that you can mark up your own videos and publish them as well. You might have video from a birthday party at your home, video of your family on vacation or you may want to contribute to the world by publishing historic films from your local community. The user community evolves with you.
The MacOS App allows you to build a searchable archive of your own video content. You can publish the segments you want to share and keep the rest to yourself. By sharing your content it will appear in the mobile app for viewing by the general public. It’s a great way to promote your content because you can add marketing/info links to the segments you publish.
The support page for HistoryInFilm is HistoryInFilm Homepage and you can find it in the app store here:
This is an iOS only app designed to help you get cute photos of your dog. We’ve added a ‘squeaker’ button and about 70 crazy sounds that your dog will love to help you get the best photos!
Tips For Using This App
There is definately a technique to getting a dog to ‘smile’ for the camera. The way to get the most out of this app is to wait until your dog is where you want them for your photo. Let your dog start to calm down then with your camera ready, tap the sound button (the musical note) and take as many photos as you want of your dogs reaction. Dont wear them out on the sounds, if it isn’t a surprise it won’t continue to work.
All of the images you take will be added to your devices camera roll where you can view and share them with your friends.
You can find PuppyCam in the AppStore here:
This is an app for the Mac Desktop designed specifically for Web Developers to help maintain web content. If you are not a web developer, do not know how to upload a file to your website via FTP, don’t own the site you intend to crawl or have an IT department that will not help you with any of this please use another app.
After entering a web address, Sitemap Plus begins crawling the site to create a list of accessible pages, links and media files. Pages, links and content with accessibility issues are displayed in red and error reports can be exported for distribution to content and development teams.
Sitemap Plus can also export XML Sitemaps for a site which is compatible with all major search engines. (To learn how to use a sitemap with a Search engine, please visit the individual search engines for more information.)
Data from each crawl is stored so you can browse your reports at any time. The changelog is only available after durring and after a crawl of a web site.
You can find Sitemap Plus in the Mac app store here:
This is an iPhone only app designed to collect live GPS data in order to generate a GPX file for use in testing location services in Xcode.
This app is intended for iOS developers and will cause your battery to drain more than normal due to the use of full location services in the background.
The Story Behind The App
I have an app in beta that uses the device location to trigger push notifications. In testing in the simulator the notifications trigger prefectly but in reality they are never reliable. This is due to the ‘not perfect’ location data returned by any GPS receiver and I needed a way to simulate the use of my app with data that was also not perfect. Because this app records live data from the GPS receiver the data I am able to test with is just as sloppy as what my app would receive in the real world.
You can find GPX Builder in the App Store here:
This is an iOS application that provides audio tours for attractions in the Washington, DC area.
Our collection begins with the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial and we will be expanding to include tours of local neighborhoods and tours in many languages.
If you enjoy our tours and would like to hear one about your favorite attraction please let us know!
The Story Behind The App
In 2013 following a move to Washington DC it quickly became clear that a visit to any of the city’s famous attractions would not automatically provide you with information about the attractions other than how big they are in person. Often to find more information about a memorial you would have to pay for a tour or somehow find a National Park Tour that fit your schedule.
Now with that beautiful little computer in your pocket you can get a tour of these sites right when you are ready, because there is a lot to see and if you have to wait for a tour you will miss so many awesome things!
You can find Audio Tours in the App Store here: