I’m currently working on developing an iOS app in conjunction with a graphic designer, and because my design skills are pretty terrible, we set out to look for a solution to turning the scalable vector graphics (SVGs) he’s designed into Objective-C code snippets I can insert directly in the app. There are a few different ways to do this, but it turns out that PaintCode (which Erica wrote about earlier this year) is the solution we’re going with — it’s an app that will fairly easily convert scalable vector graphics into Objective-C code, which iOS can then use to draw out a user interface for a touch-based app.
And it just so happens that just as I found their app, the folks behind PaintCode have released a brand new product. CodeAutomat is a brand new service, from the same developers, that’s designed to make SVG to code conversion as easy as possible. All you need to do is upload your SVG file on the site (you can even drag and drop it in), and then for a small charge (starting at $4.99), the browser-based app will turn your graphic into code, using PaintCode’s formula.
Now, PaintCode’s price is $99.99 (on the Mac App Store now), so if you’re converting a lot of graphics, you might want to splurge for the whole app. But the service is super easy to use, and works with any SVG file — just plug it in and play. For those who need a few conversions but don’t want to buy a whole app, CodeAutomat could be very helpful indeed.
Makers of PaintCode open CodeAutomat service, for turning SVGs into code originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.