I’m super excited to announce that my new iPhone app “PocketSwatch” has just been released to the app store!!
As I cryptically mentioned the other day, this project completely devoured every free minute I had for the past 4-5(?) week but it was a blast. It even had me getting up at 4:30 on weekend mornings (even on my sleep-in morning) to get it done faster! I was starting to think the app would never be finished because it seemed like for every 5 punchlist items I completed, 10 more would get added to the list! But eventually I came to a “finishing” point – well, really I just started moving all new ideas to a “Version 2.0/Maybe” project.
What is PocketSwatch?
In case the screenshot and app name don’t make it obvious, PocketSwatch is a color swatch creation and reference utility app – primarily geared towards computer-based artists, designers and developers – though non-computer folks might find it useful as well. In short PocketSwatch offers the user four things:
- Color Mixer/Swatch Set Creation
- Swatch Set Library/Reference
- RGB, HEX and CMYK color conversion
(Note: The FULL version even has Pantone support!).
- Emails swatches and download “ASE” Adobe Swatch Exchange files as well!
The actual idea for the app came to me while I was working on another secret app (that has since been mothballed). The reason I dropped the app I had been working on previously to start this was because this idea, unlike 9 out of 10 of my typical app ideas, had an element of real world usefulness.
Unlike the Wooden Clock app, which was purely for entertainment and the fulfillment of a new year’s resolution, I see PocketSwatch as a serious tool, for some, so the “FULL” version actually deserves to carry a small price tag.
It’s a simple idea I know and while there are plenty of other “color” apps out there, I believe PocketSwatch is a cut above a fair amount of them both in simplicity/focus and the level of polish. But … I’m obviously wearing “parental” googles here so you all judge for yourselves!
Here’s the official demo video showing the app in action for anyone out there w/out an iPhone. Make *SURE* the HD button is “ON” before you start so you can see it in it’s full high-res glory! 🙂
App Store Stuff:
Here’s the app store link (Posted on 2012/04/01):
Here’s the “official” facebook page that will serve as the support “portal” for the app:
Ok that’s all…
PS: Special thanks to Holly here for having extra patience when I was/am in full “obsession” mode on things like this. Without her patience (and some good ideas) I wouldn’t get to make stuff like this. <3