NastyWriter hits a ridiculous milestone


There are many important milestones in the life cycle of an iOS app. First beta, first release, hurried second release within hours of the first because something wasn’t set up right in the App Store, first download, first request for a version that runs on some other OS, first review, first angry bug report, first in-app purchase, first cent made from advertising revenue… but all of these pale in comparison to the first song. Because everything’s a song, and if NastyWriter is also a song, then it must be really quite something.

Here is Joey Marianer singing NastyWriter’s version of ‘There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly‘:

(Hopefully the video will be embedded above; the WordPress iPad app does not show it in the preview the way its web-based editor does.)

I’ve been publishing nastified versions of reasonably well-known texts daily on the NastyWriter Tumblr and Twitter (I abandoned the Instagram once I found out their app doesn’t work on iPad, but I have since discovered that even though their website doesn’t allow uploading on Mac, it does on iPad, so perhaps I’ll start posting there again.) So far there’s text from Shakespeare, Dickens, The Arrogant Worms, the App Store license agreement, CERN, the US Declaration of Independence, an Apple ad, The Beatles, NastyWriter’s description on the App Store, and of course the nursery rhyme sung above. I intend to keep publishing these daily, so follow the tumblr or Twitter if you don’t want to miss out on any. The Tumblr is open to submissions, so if you’ve made something fun with NastyWriter, please submit it.

I came across a few bugs in NastyWriter while creating these, but my Mac is still at the Apple Store being fixed, so I can’t fix the bugs yet. I hope to fix them in a way that doesn’t involve introducing additional bugs, birds, and assorted mammals. Here’s hoping the 71 unit tests and four or five UI tests help with that.

Also, while waiting for my Mac to come back, I’ve been posting a random rhyme or two every day on the Rhyme Science Twitter feed, so follow that if you want some poetic inspiration. Rhyme Science also has some nearly-finished features and bug fixes I’m looking forward to getting back to once I get my Mac back, although what I should be doing is finding more freelance work and/or a day job so I can afford to pay rent while doing these things. Want me to make something for you? My CV is over on my not-so-businesslike business site.

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  1. #1 by Not Steve Keate on July 11, 2018 - 9:33 am

    Zero stars for you, I’ve been patiently waiting for Android and 32 bit windows and progressive web versions of your app now for more than ten years!

    I’m so angry I can barely type. I’m incandescent with rage, so furious that I’m seeing double and foaming at the mouth. How DARE you make an app for one platform only?!

    WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?? BILL JOBS?!!?!

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    • #2 by Angela Brett on July 11, 2018 - 9:36 am

      FTFY: Zero pathetic stars for you, I’ve been patiently waiting for overrated Android and 32 pathetically weak bit windows and progressive web versions of your made up app now for more than ten brutal years!

      I’m so angry I can barely type. I’m incandescent with disgusting rage, so furious that I’m seeing double and foaming at the unpopular mouth. How DARE you make a dying app for one senseless platform only?!

      WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?? BILL JOBS?!!?!

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