Moving fast with Fly ‘n’ Write I am excited to announce that the prerelease version (1.0) is ready :) If all goes well I will have the full version available globally on iTunes by December 1st.
Here is how Fly ‘n’ Write looks on my phone:
This version is still missing some features, effects and…
It’s Time for some Music
I’m considering adding some music to run in the background. I don’t want it to draw too much attention or worst, irritate, but I do think it could add to the atmosphere.
Here is how the menu looks now:
And here is a small loopable piece I wrote and that I hope sounds soothing and pleasant:
I recorded myself playing on a midi keyboard using Garritan Personal Orchestra. I used a piano, some strings, a flute, bassoon and some percussions
I also used Reaper as a DAW. Creating music is one of few tasks I still do on my iMac, alongside to building my iOS code. I prefer doing as much work as I can on my Linux box, but that’s for another post.
Some code statistics
Up until today, I worked 20 full days on the app. This includes C++ coding, 3D modeling, texturing, website design, artwork, music, minimal blogging and learning.
My code base stats:
Core project: 2110 LOC, out of which:
- 206 is ObjC code for video encoding and
- 420 is for the tracer logic.
Unittests: 234 LOC
- Sikuli: 115 LOC
Can this programmer do marketing?
I’m now going to begin the most challenging task (for me): app promotion. This is clearly not one of my better skills but I am planning to do my best. Being a one-man-team, this will just have to do.
My first goal is to create a promotional video of Fly ‘n’ Write.
The plan is to have a short and fun movie. I hope to get it ready next week so I can send it to as many interesting parties I can find. I will be using Blender and will try to write yet another musical piece for the movie as well:
Ideas are piling up
At this stage, when I’m getting close to releasing the app, ideas are flooding and I have a rapidly growing list of TODOs for the next version and for other potential apps and games. This means more fun :)