Archive for April, 2011

Howler 1.0 Released

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I haven’t posted on this blog in, oh,  I don’t even know howl ong.  It’s time to succor those who’ve been howling about the lack of puns (oh, don’t scowl).  Ever since I switched to programming in C++ friends have asked me, “How’ll you satisfy your Cocoa cravings?”  Everyone knows that C++ will always leave your bowels on the prowl for square brackets.  So, I became a night owl, satisfying my cravings in the privacy of my apartment.

Seriously, what’s up with this new app called Howler?

Though I do sometimes have cravings for Cocoa, the true Howler story is a bit different.  My girlfriend Brianna and I often had need of a timer for cooking, laundry, coffee, etc, and I caught her using a Flash-based internet timer.  The Flash timer was ugly, couldn’t be used with the keyboard, and lost the time if the laptop lid was closed.  Finding these limitations unacceptable, and having a personal love of clocks and timers, I set out to make a sleeker and faster-to-start timer.  After many feature additions (Fahrenheit/Celsius conversion, alarm mode, named Howlers, etc.) and “in-apartment” testing, Howler is the result.  Happy howling!

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