drawing app

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dashiel, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. dashiel macrumors 6502a

    Nov 12, 2003
    i really wanted just a dinky sketching app to replace the back of napkins while at lunch meetings or out and about... so i threw this together before heading out to the local apple shop...


    require safari3 or firefox 1.5 and hopefully the iphone

    it is extremely alpha, nowhere near feature complete, i have no idea if it works in iphone, i'm sure it's buggy as hell, the code is messy and inelegant, the visual design of the UI is lame, but if it works for you great. the basic idea though is one handed sketching. tap the arc in the lower right to open the tools: pencil, eraser, new document. if you tap the pencil you can choose a color.

    i'm planning on adding some additional features once i debug with a real iphone including:

    saving of images
    primitive shapes (circle, square, line)
    more sophisticated iphone-y UI

    but not much beyond that. this isn't intended to be a full functional drawing application, just a napkin replacement.

    hope you enjoy it
  2. DrMoray macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    North Carolina
    That's a great little app!!

    It should be pretty easy to support e-mailing an image, since there's no local storage on the iphone.
  3. iKwick7 macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2004
    The Wood of Spots, NJ
    A very cool little app you have there! I would love to see something like this fully supported.
  4. dashiel thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 12, 2003
    thanks for the kind words.

    unfortunately it appears that iphone safari does not support mouse events, ergo this drawing application is, for the moment, dead. if apple releases a dashboard-type SDK, i will re-start development.
  5. unknownart macrumors member


    Jun 30, 2007
    Too bad. I thought this was a real cool app..
    you would think that fingertips would be like a mouse pointer.

    In Leopard, I think there will be a built -in widget creator-thing....
  6. HairyPotter macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2007
    Very GOOD!

    Very good!

    I've added the application URL to AddFone (search engine of iPhone related apps).
  7. Cleverboy macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    I was planning to release something very similar... except it could actually RECORD your drawing sessions, save them, and play them back. iPhone users all over the country would be able to playback each others doodling in real-time, like playing a movie. --But, no go. I had the iPhone drawing program and also a music sequencer (even generates midi). Everything turned to garbage pretty quickly after launch day. I believe I could still do some version of the drum kit, but its just carnage at this point.

    Sadly, no.

    Harry, don't add this application to another directory that will be filled with apps that don't actually WORK on the iPhone. We need to get past that. Too many premature directories filled with horror shows of non-working iPhone apps.

    I'm now working on a new cool app that will actually WORK on the iPhone, and that everyone will probably get a kick out of. Don't know when I'll finish. Wind's been taken out of my sails a bit. I think there's a lot of developers that felt that way after launch day and they realilzed there would be no "mouse down" event support... or "drawing" apps.

    Good effort though, dashiel.

    ~ CB

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