Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Anagram Solver Pro v1.03

Release date: 12th Aug 2016



The user interface has been revamped, the tips are now displayed as cards and you can press show me instead of typing the suggestion:



You can now use + to represent a blank letter, very useful for Scrabble! Thanks to Warwick Tudepole for the feedback.




Thank also to Arvind Persaud for suggesting to use a dictionary app for offline use. Press the magnifying glass icon to the right of a word to look up the word in the free Livio dictionary app. You can still press and hold for web definitions.


Wildcard letters are now highlighted, you can select the color in the settings menu.


A new settings menu allows you to choose the standard or pro word list, the text size of the results and the highlight color.

Take a look a the app on the Play Store


Happy Crosswording
PDB






Sunday, 31 July 2016

Anagram Solver v1.07

Release Date 3rd August 2016


Anagram Solver has been completely revamped with a new Material Design user interface. The tips are now displayed as separate cards and you can press the show me button to save you typing.

Results now appear much more clearly using a mono-spaced font


Looking up a word's definition is easier, you can press the spyglass icon to the right of the word. You can now install an dictionary app to look up words whilst offline:



Press GET APP to install the free Dictionary app from the Google Play Store. Anagram Solver will try to look for the word's definition using the dictionary app, if the app is not installed it will do a web search. You can still press and hold a word for web-search only.



Sub-anagram searches now go all the way to 1 letter, that is if you don't first hit the 500 results limit.


A new version of Anagram Solver Pro will also soon be available with the new features above.




Hppya Sovlnig
Mark 

Monday, 30 March 2015

Anagram Solver v1.06.00

The latest version of Anagram Solver for Android has been released with many new features and updates.

The user interface has been given an overhaul. The tips are now shown in the main screen where the results are also shown. The help screen, accessed by a side swipe has been removed, you now vertically scroll through the tips.



The keyboard now displays over the user interface, ads are less obtrusive and are hidden behind the keyboard. The keyboard is more compact and uses the email configuration that has an @ key which is now used as the wildcard symbol.



The app now supports rotation, even when searching. So it is now possible to type in landscape using a bigger keyboard and then view the results in portrait



Google Analytics has been scaled back, the app now only tracks (anonymously) when the app is first started. This shows me a daily estimate of new and active users . Previously I used to track button presses and search types (again anonymously) but all the data told me was that most folk only performed anagram searches. Based on this usage data, I have removed the Supergram search features as nobody used them, however they are still available in the Pro version.

The about screen has been improved by detailing the benefits of the Pro version and an extra button for users to send feedback to me via email. Also the final tip shows options for you to help out, by sending me feedback, telling a friend about the app or going to Google Play to rate the app.


Under the bonnet the code also has had a major overhaul, the anagram search function is now much faster and will try to drill down to find 4 letters words, so long as the 500 word limit isn't met.

The app is available now for Android and the iPhone, click the link to go to the Anagram Solver web page with links for iOS and Android.


Happy Anagramming
PDB


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Anagram Solver iOS

Anagram Solver is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, its is free to download on the App Store.



Solve Anagrams

   MOON STARERS
   THE CLASSROOM
   STAMP STORE
   IS NO MEAL


Countdown Conundrum
   LARGEBAPS
   ITCHYSEMI


Funny Names
   Manchester United = MECHANISED NUTTER
   Try your own name!


Crosswords
   A shady solar event(7)
   Enter dots for the missing letters:  .C..P..
 

Wildcards
Enter SUPER@ to find supercalifragilisticexpialidocius


The app is also useful for creating you own anagrams, deciphering bad handwriting and quickly looking up word definitions.





Monday, 9 March 2015

Anagram Solver iOS

Today is the big unveiling of the latest cool must have Apple product, Anagram Solver iOS! That's right, oh and there might also be some watch thingy-me-jig.


 The familiar tip box has been designed to use the iPhone's page controller which allows you to easily swipe through the tips



 The results appear on a different view, a navigation bar is used to handle the apps screen navigation. I've followed the latest Apple user interface guidelines and kept the UI to a minimum.




To look up a word's meaning you press the detail icon on the right of the word.




The app uses the iOS webview control to display Google search for the word definition,


On the iPhone you use @ instead of # for a wildcard, the iPhone keyboard has the @ button on the main QWERTY layout which is handy.


The app is currently in the review stage and will be released ASAP.


Regards,
iPig iDog iBay

Friday, 13 February 2015

Anagram Solver Pro v1.01

A new version of Anagram Solver Pro has just been released on Google Play with fantastic new features and improvements:


     ★ Bigger double sized word list, search over 280,000 words
     ★ New faster search algorithm, finding sub-anagrams is lightning fast
     ★ Sub-anagram depth increased to find all words greater than 3 letters
     ★ Clear button now stops searches
     ★ Rotate between portrait and landscape


The app is more than worth the money, 1.99 in most countries, click on the badge to take a look on Google Play:




The anagram search algorithm is unbelievably fast, so fast that it finds all the sub-anagrams of a word, the smaller words made from the bigger word's letters. This is great for Word Wheel puzzles and TV shows like countdown, but if you do a pub quiz it will help on the anagram round. Even better if you design your own quiz questions, this app will come in handy for making your own fun anagrams.


WACKO ANGLO ROCKER

Can you find this classic film? Below are a few tips:

(Enter the letters WACKOANGLOROCKER into the app, the second word in the results list should help you!!)


Then with the remaining letters, enter aangoer





A Clockwork Orange (www.worth100.com)



Other films to try:

DRESS GROOVIER
NEAREST TO A URINAL
NO SOAP SEEN

Tip! Download the app!! Please leave a comment if you find the answers.

Happy hunting
PDB

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Programmer Jokes

Jokes from Microsoft's TechDays Online chat. Enjoy!

Why did the computer get home tired?
Because he had a hard drive!


A SQL query goes into a bar, walks up to two tables and asks, "Can I join you?"


Ram used to be deer,now its sheep


I can hear music coming out of my printer, the paper must be jammin'


Two programmers walk into a foo.


Why was the computer cold?
Because it lefts the windows open


Why do programmers always mix up Halloween and Christmas?
Because Oct 31 == Dec 25


Why are assembly programmers always wet?
Because they are always below C level


:-)
PDB