Tate’s IP Utility – New version available!
Jan 3, 2021
An update to Tate’s IP Utility has been released! (Version 2.0.0)
The is a free update for existing users, but does require macOS Monterey. You can download the update via the macOS App Store.
If you’re unfamiliar with the app, it allows you to display your IP address in the macOS menubar in realtime, and can show either local interfaces (local network address, virtual machines, connected devices), or your public address with country information (good for folks with VPNs, or client / server development, or things like that.)
In terms of what’s new, the binary size is smaller, and overall the app should be more performant than before. There are also a few more descriptive errors based on why an IP address can’t be displayed, like having “No network interface” if say your computer is completely disconnected from a network.
Behind the scenes, the app was completely rewritten from scratch in Swift, whereas the original app was written in C++ and Objective-C. If you had asked me three years ago (when I first published this app) if I would have ever fully embraced Swift, I probably would have rolled my eyes. In my mind, C++ had everything and could do anything, as long as you put in the hard work to do so.
But what can I say, Swift is a little language I’ve grown quite fond of over the last few years. There’s a certain expressiveness and modern-ness that the language has to it. The automation tools developed by the community are just amazing to have as time savers and just make the experience in writing apps that much easier, and with less “hard work” to do.
Shows what getting out of your comfort zone and overcoming your own stubbornness can get you.
Independence Day Sale!
July 4, 2019
Happy Independence Day, everyone!
We’ll be running a sale from July 4th until end-of-day July 7th for our current titles:
- Sleepy Puppies for iOS, tvOS, and macOS will be $0.99
- Tate’s IP Utility for macOS will be $1.99
Sleepy Puppies is a totally adorable game where you wake all the puppies in three rounds– a fantastic and frantic fast paced puzzle game!
Tate’s IP Utility is a macOS menubar app which tells you what your current IP address is at all times, which is great for web developers and those who use VPNs!
Both of these titles are on sale from now until the end of day July 7th, 2019. If you haven’t had a chance to pick them up, now is the perfect time to do so!
Sleepy Puppies for iOS, tvOS, and macOS released!
May 17, 2019
Happy Friday, everyone!
I’m proud to announce that I’ve published a new game called “Sleepy Puppies” for iOS, tvOS, and macOS simultaneously!
Wake the puppies! This super cute puzzler challenges you to try to wake up the puppies in each round, starting out simple and getting more challenging over the course of three rounds.
A great pick up and play game, or just a fun game to pass time while still challenging your brain. Hints are even available if you really get stuck.
The more you play, the more puppies you can unlock! You might even meet a kitty… and who knows what else?
You can play the game via touch on iOS, Apple Remote on tvOS, and mouse via macOS… or you can also use a compatible Apple MFi Certified game controller on any platform.
Please help me get the word out and share this post if you’d like to help support an indie developer– and I’d love for you to try the game and let me know what you think!
Tate’s IP Utility for macOS released!
February 13, 2019
Today I’m proud to release a new piece of utility software for macOS, called “Tate’s IP Utility.”
Tate’s IP Utility shows your IP Address from either your local network, public networks, or VPN in your macOS menubar.
Also useful for those developing server or client software, for those testing VPNs, and just anyone wanting to know their IP Address at a glance at any time.
It’s available now on the Mac App Store, and a full feature list with screenshots can be seen on it’s dedicated website.
Happy 4th of July!
July 4th, 2014
In celebration of July 4th, and for a limited time, all of our current games are now free!
Head over to the Games page and download our titles!
June 16th, 2014
Relaunched the Tate Mode website with a fresh new design!
Check out the Games page to get started.