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

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


Countdown Conundrum

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

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

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.

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