What To Do When You Get Sherlocked By Apple

Oct 7th, 2019
Savannah Reising
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Six Lessons We Learned the Hard Way It’s pretty standard for at least a few third-party developers to get crushed during Apple’s annual press conference. At some point in the presentation, Apple will announce a new OS feature, while some developer watches in disbelief as Apple swindles their entire business.  It’s a phenomenon widely referred …

Why we’re bringing Astropad cross-platform with Rust

Oct 7th, 2019
Matt Ronge
343

Over the past few years, we’ve heard over and over again about an exodus from Mac to Windows in the creative community. Here at Astropad, we’ve kept a close eye on this shift, knowing that Windows would be a big part of our company’s future. Our flagship products — Astropad Studio and Luna Display — …

The Catch-22 of building a business on Apple’s APIs

Oct 7th, 2019
Matt Ronge
343

As an iOS development community, we need to talk about APIs. Apple has created an incredible platform with powerful APIs for us to build on, but we should be mindful of getting locked in. While adopting the latest APIs and language features is in the best interest of Apple, it can create dangerous catch-22 situations …

Astropad Support for Catalina and iOS 13

Sep 10th, 2019
Savannah Reising
343

Release Notes: Astropad Standard 3.3 & Astropad Studio 3.3 We’re pleased to announced that Astropad now features support for macOS Catalina and iOS 13. Please download the latest version of Astropad (Studio 3.3 or Standard 3.3) to get started. How to Update Visit the iOS App Store to update your iPad app. If you aren’t automatically …

Merging Art + Technology with Machine-Generated Graphics

Jul 29th, 2019
Rachal Duggan
343

Maker Spotlight: Mixed Media Artist Samyo Tell us a bit about your creative practice. I produce a variety of generative graphics for live performances and creative spaces. What’s your workspace like? I keep my workspace as concise as possible to keep things light and portable. In some of my projects, I harness the Mac mini’s …

Carra Sykes’ Colorful Library of Ideas

Jun 28th, 2019
Rachal Duggan
343

Maker Spotlight: Designer & Illustrator Carra Sykes Tell us a bit about your creative practice. Hi! My name is Carra and I am a full-time freelance illustrator and designer! Most of my work is colorful and fun, but it also speaks to things that are dear to my heart. I’ve been drawing since I could …

Astropad 3.2: Release Notes

Jun 6th, 2019
Savannah Reising
343

We love catering to the creative workflow — so this update doubles down on smoothing out the parts of Astropad that our users care the most about. Here’s what’s new in Astropad Standard 3.2 and Astropad Studio 3.2: 👾 Massively Reduced Pixelation 👾 We know that crisp image quality is critical to any professional workflow — …

When Art Meets Science

May 29th, 2019
Rachal Duggan
343

Maker Spotlight: Medical Illustrator Kellyn Sanders Tell us a bit about your creative practice. My creative practice stems from a love of medicine, science, and art. Two years into a pre-nursing career path, I came across medical illustration and decided to change my major. My parents were hesitant about this change because, like most people, …

Custom Wifi Diagnostics Tool & General Bug Fixes

Apr 18th, 2019
Rachal Duggan
343

Release Notes: Astropad Studio 3.1 and Astropad Standard 3.1 Our Investment in Improvement  Our latest update is all about optimizing our Astropad software and general bug fixes. And, if you use Astropad with Luna Display, there’s now a more seamless experience for saving your mirroring preferences. Here are the highlights for Astropad Standard and Astropad …

A Conversation on Creativity and Crafting Brands

Apr 16th, 2019
Rachal Duggan
343

Maker Spotlight: Business Owner & Creative Director Jenny Tod Tell us a bit about yourself and your creative practice. I’m Jenny Tod, Owner and Creative Director at Jenny Tod Creative. I combine critical thinking with expert artistry to help small businesses best present their purpose to the people. I offer three main services that encompass …