Test a little app I have written, please!

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Tinlad, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. Tinlad macrumors member

    May 1, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    I've written a little bitrate calculator application, and I was wondering if people would be so kind as to give it a quick test for me? Testing on a PPC Mac would be especially useful as I only have access to one Mac; my MBP.

    It's a Universal Binary and is available here:
    http://www.mydarkmaterials.co.uk/bitcalc/bitCalc.zip (60kB)

    I know it's not very impressive, but I'm just interested to know if it works for everyone. I personally find it quite useful.

    Thanks. :)

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  2. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    Haven't tried it yet, but it looks good. :)
  3. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    Seems to work fine, though it's a bit unintuitive as to how it's supposed to work. So, you give it two out of three of the pieces of information (duration, transfer rate, or file size), and then you press "Calculate" next to the unknown variable, correct?

    If so, it appears to work. I didn't do any calculations by hand to check, but I assume you know what you're doing there. I did find it annoying how the GB tab always rounds to the nearest 0.1 GB, but that's easily changed.

    Are you writing this app just for yourself? To be released some day? Or just as practice for moving on to something more complex?
  4. stadidas macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Kent, United Kingdom
    It's probably worth looking at this tutorial on Cocoa Bindings. That way you could have all the fields update automatically instead of having to keep pressing the calculate buttons.
  5. wmmk macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    works fine on my PPC mini, especially with the uno theme!

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  6. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    Took me a few seconds to figure out what it was for exactly but once I did was like wow I like this and can see it becoming very usefull! Thank you!
  7. Mernak macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2006
    Kirkland, WA
    I only have one slight annoyance, when you press the red "X" in the main bar there is no way of reopening the window without restarting the app. A File>New Window would be very useful.
  8. Tinlad thread starter macrumors member

    May 1, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    Fantastic, thanks for trying it and for the feedback everyone!

    elfin buddy: I wrote it primarily for myself, but I've noticed that there isn't already an application like this for OS X, so that's why I'm considering releasing it for download. It's also practice for more complex stuff; it's pretty much the first thing I've done in XCode and with Interface Builder.

    stadidas: Thanks for that link, I'll definitely check it out. :)

    wmmk: Thanks for testing it; looks pretty cool with Uno.

    Mernak: Yeah, I noticed that but forgot to fix it. Thanks for reminding me.

    Suppose I'd better start work on v0.2. ;)

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