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Topic: NEW APP! The Architect of Predictions
Message: Posted by: Gui Del Frate (Oct 20, 2018 12:56PM)
Hi, everybody!

I'm very excited to present you my new app: [b]The Architect of Predictions[/b]!

In 2012 I launched the PhotoPrediction, an app for iOS to create prediction effects. Ever since then I've been working on the TAP concept, thinking how I could make it easier to create custom effects. One thing that has always bothered me was having to take a picture for each and every out. With this new app, you can create A LOT more!

Now you can take just 1 SINGLE PICTURE to make a prediction with up to 1 MILLION OUTS! That's right! With TAP you can predict cards, words, numbers, dates, objects or whatever you want. The only limit is your imagination. And more: your picture can have one or multiple predictions, and even can include your spectator's name!

[b]Trailer: [/b]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztEWBFupATQ

[b]FAQ:[/b]

- How clean it is?
Really clean. At the end, your spectator is seeing a REAL picture on your REAL Photo Library. Just like PhotoPrediction. :)

- How TAP is different of PhotoPrediction?
Both effects are similar, but TAP is a totally different app, with a new method and way more options. While PhotoPrediction allows up to 129 outs and you have to take one picture for each out, with TAP you only need to take one single picture to have up to 1 million outs. Both apps are mine and have similar effects, but they are really different.

- When it will be available?
On October 31st. Until then you can pre-order the app with a US$10 discount.

- How easy it is to perform?
It depends on your creations. You can create really simple effects, like predict a card or a number, for example, or more complexes ones, with multiple predictions. Believe me: you'll have a lot to explore! [i](if you want to, of course)[/i]

- Any included effects?
Yes! TAP comes ready-to-go. You can create your own effects or download effects from a gallery that includes effects from other magicians too. If you want to contribute, I'll be glad to include your effect in the gallery! ;)

- Android version?
Unfortunately no plans for an Android version yet.

- Facebook users group?
Yes!

You can pre-order [b]The Architect of Predictions[/b] with [b]US$10 off until October 31st[/b] on the App Store. Let me know if you have any questions about it! :)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-architect-of-predictions/id1435982572?mt=8

My best,

Gui Del Frate
Message: Posted by: DynaMix (Oct 22, 2018 12:16PM)
Ordered! PP is still one if the best apps out there and the fact is still works after all of these OS updates should be rewarded!
Message: Posted by: Alex McFly (Oct 23, 2018 01:50AM)
Looks really great. Pre-ordered! :-)
Message: Posted by: ursmagicbalu (Oct 23, 2018 07:35AM)
Is there a demo or trial version available or possible please
Message: Posted by: Craig333 (Oct 23, 2018 11:11AM)
This looks super good, think the more releases like this the more I'm gonna be forced to get an iphone as I'm missing out on some belters
Message: Posted by: Alex McFly (Oct 24, 2018 04:44AM)
Hello Craig333, this effect looks really great and I'm very excited about the release.
There are a lot of magic apps on the iPhone. Many are not really good. But there are really great effects and I don't want to miss them.
Of all the magic apps I own, I use two of them a lot. I am already convinced that the app "The Architect Of Prediciton" will get a permanent place in my magic routines.
Message: Posted by: Craig333 (Oct 24, 2018 09:06AM)
I hate the restriction of iphones as a product but magic app makers seem to be avoiding android like the plague so will see how this gets reviewed first but tbh his 120 outs also looks great... wikitest and now this might just be the push needed to switch but having to re buy inject dfb and foto etc again would make it an expensive switch so still not 100% sure but this app does look mint.
Message: Posted by: Gui Del Frate (Oct 24, 2018 02:58PM)
Hi, ursmagicbalu!

Unfortunately not! But don't worry, the release day is almost there! :)
Message: Posted by: Gui Del Frate (Oct 24, 2018 03:08PM)
Hi, Craig333!

Personally I think iPhone is better to develop magic apps because it's OS is the same on every device. The appearance is the same, there are only a few different devices and 95% usually use the newer version, which helps a lot to adopt the new available technology.

Android has a TON of different devices in hardware, screen size, etc. And every manufacturer adds your own "look" and OS adaptations to their phones, so it's really harder to adapt methods to the Android. Furthermore, to develop to Android we need to use another language, another programs, that is, rewrite everything, besides the method itself.

The Architect of Predictions has more than 60 thousand lines of code, so this adaptation for Android is really tough. But who knows? :P

My best,

Gui
Message: Posted by: no2ss (Oct 25, 2018 01:00AM)
I know it's difficult and there are all sorts of reasons *not* to do it, but I'll add in a vote for an Android version as well (not that that will convince you -- nor should it!). Just to let you know there is some demand, so when your app is super successful on the iPhone, maybe you'll consider porting it over. :)
Message: Posted by: Craig333 (Oct 25, 2018 10:11AM)
[quote]On Oct 24, 2018, guidelfrate wrote:
Hi, Craig333!

Personally I think iPhone is better to develop magic apps because it's OS is the same on every device. The appearance is the same, there are only a few different devices and 95% usually use the newer version, which helps a lot to adopt the new available technology.

Android has a TON of different devices in hardware, screen size, etc. And every manufacturer adds your own "look" and OS adaptations to their phones, so it's really harder to adapt methods to the Android. Furthermore, to develop to Android we need to use another language, another programs, that is, rewrite everything, besides the method itself.

The Architect of Predictions has more than 60 thousand lines of code, so this adaptation for Android is really tough. But who knows? :P

My best,

Gui [/quote]

thanks for the reply I do get it, back in 2010 I made a basic iphone magic app and sold it via the app store (xray card scanner) so totally get the reasoning and complications with apps, mine has been dead and buried for years as I just couldn't put in the time to keep constantly learning something that was earning me a mire £40 ish a month.
Message: Posted by: Craig333 (Oct 25, 2018 10:15AM)
After re reading my post I now understand why I moved to android and hate iphones so much lol... best of luck with your launch thou it really does look amazing and something very practical.
Message: Posted by: qualysoft (Oct 26, 2018 04:19PM)
[quote]On Oct 24, 2018, Alex McFly wrote:
Of all the magic apps I own, I use two of them a lot.[/quote]

Just for curiosity, could you name the two you use the most?

Btw, looking forward to this app.
Message: Posted by: Alex McFly (Oct 27, 2018 11:07AM)
The two apps are Wikitest and DFB (Digital Force Bag).
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Oct 30, 2018 10:44PM)
Purchased but I donít think I got the pre order discount even though it is not the 31st yet
Message: Posted by: ko_brian (Oct 31, 2018 12:03AM)
Downloaded. Iím playing with it. First impression: Amazing. Will get back after I complete my first project. Endless possibilities.
Message: Posted by: Gui Del Frate (Oct 31, 2018 12:59AM)
Ko_brian, looking forward to see it! :D
Message: Posted by: Alex McFly (Oct 31, 2018 05:30AM)
I just played a little bit with the app. The first impression: Wow! The possibilities really seem to be endless. I will write a review as soon as I have collected my first live impressions.
Message: Posted by: qualysoft (Oct 31, 2018 06:43AM)
[quote]On Oct 31, 2018, elimagic wrote:
Purchased but I donít think I got the pre order discount even though it is not the 31st yet [/quote]

I also noticed that. The discount unfortunately does not exist anymore, even if it is on time.
Message: Posted by: Gui Del Frate (Oct 31, 2018 08:59AM)
[quote]On Oct 31, 2018, qualysoft wrote:
[quote]On Oct 31, 2018, elimagic wrote:
Purchased but I donít think I got the pre order discount even though it is not the 31st yet [/quote]

I also noticed that. The discount unfortunately does not exist anymore, even if it is on time. [/quote]

I'm really sorry about that. As developer I define the date the price will change, but I unfortunately I have no control over which timezone Apple will use as base. That's why the price may change before the date depending on you are.

My best,

Gui
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Oct 31, 2018 08:30PM)
I just got it. There is a lot there. Just made my first setup. Not really hard at all and I really like the potential of this. Now to go fool someone. ;)
Message: Posted by: Alex McFly (Nov 2, 2018 04:09AM)
Here's my review of Architect Of Predictions.

I was very excited about this app. The effect description reads very promising and as we all know these descriptions are there
to advertise an effect with the best possible starting point. First of all: everything in this description is true!

I have numerous apps on my mobile phone. Some are good, some less - and only a handful I personally find very good.
"The Architect Of Predicitons" is definitely one of them! What is this app? This app allows you to create your own
predictions and effects. Only your own fantasy sets the limit.

Instructions and method:
When I opened the app and read the instructions I had to smile. The method is really very clever and in the eyes
of the audience an absolutely natural thing. The instructions are very well written and are further explained with
small video clips. I had an idea for an effect where I wasn't sure what the best approach would be. I wrote to Gui,
who answered me immediately with great tips. Thanks for that!

Handling
This app invites you to experiment around. This is also useful to get to know it better. As already written above,
the possibilities are very diverse and if you take a little time to get to know and understand the app, you will become
aware of what Gui has created here. The handling is very well solved and also well implemented thanks to the good instructions.

Effect
What can I say about that? It's incredibly strong when the magic happens. I created an effect yesterday that I showed
to my friend who has been a professional magician for 30 years. He stood there with his mouth open and had absolutely
no idea what was happening. There's nothing to hide and even if the spectator (as in my case) is familiar with apps in
magic, the effect is even stronger.

Conclusion
This app is a powerful tool and I'm looking forward to experimenting with it again. I still have many ideas that I would
like to implement. An absolute recommendation.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Nov 2, 2018 07:46PM)
I could really benefit from a few videos of setting up some of the effects... iím visual learner and the instructions iím finding a bit harder to follow just because of how involved it is.
Any chance of a few walkthroughs in setting up for owners ?
Message: Posted by: avimag51 (Nov 3, 2018 06:08AM)
One of the greatest magic apps out there.
worth every penny .
clear and detailed instructions .
easy to create multiply outs.
no bugs ( at least , I didn't' meet any )
fun to create projects , and see the great results.
i have it three days and I can't put the phone down , and I am even not a magician , only hobbyist.
great fun !!!
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Nov 4, 2018 02:41PM)
[quote]On Nov 2, 2018, elimagic wrote:
I could really benefit from a few videos of setting up some of the effects... iím visual learner and the instructions iím finding a bit harder to follow just because of how involved it is.
Any chance of a few walkthroughs in setting up for owners ? [/quote]

The Facebook group is quite helpful. ;)
Message: Posted by: jaizon (Nov 4, 2018 02:42PM)
This will be in contention for "Trick of the Year". Mark my words!!! Bravo!
Message: Posted by: Gui Del Frate (Nov 5, 2018 06:12PM)
Alex McFly great review!! Thank you for your words!!
Message: Posted by: Gui Del Frate (Nov 5, 2018 06:13PM)
Avimag51, thank you, I'm glad you like it!

jaizon: wow!! Thank you so much! Fingers crossed! :D
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Nov 7, 2018 04:34PM)
So here is the app that made me go out and buy a bloody Iphone just for magic apps ! Nothing too new or fancy just an Iphone 5s, when I say magic apps I really have to say again THIS magic app it looked just brilliant and so customisable thank you Guidel ! Oh and Im purchasing it on friday.

Regards
Dr Rob
Message: Posted by: Gui Del Frate (Nov 8, 2018 07:41AM)
[quote]On Nov 7, 2018, DrRob wrote:
So here is the app that made me go out and buy a bloody Iphone just for magic apps ! Nothing too new or fancy just an Iphone 5s, when I say magic apps I really have to say again THIS magic app it looked just brilliant and so customisable thank you Guidel ! Oh and Im purchasing it on friday.

Regards
Dr Rob [/quote]

Thank you, Dr Rob! I hope you enjoy it!!
Message: Posted by: DrRob (Nov 8, 2018 10:43AM)
There may be a delay on purchase of this as I assumed that the cost would be as per the exchange rate dollar to pound (British) but its nearly the same at £79.95 which I will have to save up a bit more for.

Regards
Dr Rob
Message: Posted by: Justin Lewis (Nov 10, 2018 02:43PM)
Iíve had this app now for a few weeks. There are a handful of apps out of just about all of them I own that Iíll use in a show. Most apps I find are curious and entertaining and great for casual demonstrations. However, I really feel this app stands with the ones I use now in paid gigs.
This is a very high calibur app with a Facebook user group that has some very creative people creating projects for those who donít have time or donít have the ability to do so.. even through it isnít difficult to make your own projects. So far I am impressed. I think this can become one of the top apps out there. I think soon this will be as popular as wiki, mental killer and a few others. Definitely take a look.
Message: Posted by: elimagic (Nov 14, 2018 09:30AM)
[quote]On Nov 8, 2018, guidelfrate wrote:
[quote]On Nov 7, 2018, DrRob wrote:
So here is the app that made me go out and buy a bloody Iphone just for magic apps ! Nothing too new or fancy just an Iphone 5s, when I say magic apps I really have to say again THIS magic app it looked just brilliant and so customisable thank you Guidel ! Oh and Im purchasing it on friday.

Regards
Dr Rob [/quote]

Thank you, Dr Rob! I hope you enjoy it!! [/quote]


Any chance for a video walkthrough?
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Dec 16, 2018 04:42AM)
Yep, this wins my vote for app of the year
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Jan 12, 2019 12:03AM)
Interesting to say the least. Thought I had all the great apps already.
Message: Posted by: Ceierry (Jan 12, 2019 03:04PM)
Got it and will review it ASAP
Message: Posted by: Masterallen (Jan 13, 2019 09:52PM)
This looks like an amazing app and a great performance on the trailer
Message: Posted by: Magic Patrick (Feb 2, 2019 03:08PM)
Amazing!!! Love this. PhotoPrediction on serious steriods.
Message: Posted by: Rory111 (Feb 6, 2019 09:51AM)
Please release on Android.... :)
Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Feb 24, 2019 09:16AM)
I've got Photo Prediction and am quite happy with it. However, there is something I'd like to predict that I can't do with PP, and I'm hoping AoP will be able to accomplish this.

I'd like to have a lottery ticket predicted. Would this app allow for me to have various spectators name several numbers and then open the photo roll to show the lottery ticket with those numbers?
Message: Posted by: DynaMix (Feb 25, 2019 10:04PM)
Yes.
Message: Posted by: reignofsound (Mar 5, 2019 08:17AM)
[quote]On Feb 24, 2019, Steven Keyl wrote:
I've got Photo Prediction and am quite happy with it. However, there is something I'd like to predict that I can't do with PP, and I'm hoping AoP will be able to accomplish this.

I'd like to have a lottery ticket predicted. Would this app allow for me to have various spectators name several numbers and then open the photo roll to show the lottery ticket with those numbers? [/quote]


I would be interested in this and how hard would it be to set up?
Message: Posted by: rasp (Mar 5, 2019 09:52AM)
Why would you have a photo of the lottery ticket and not the actual ticket in your wallet?
Message: Posted by: reignofsound (Mar 5, 2019 03:22PM)
[quote]On Mar 5, 2019, rasp wrote:
Why would you have a photo of the lottery ticket and not the actual ticket in your wallet? [/quote]


Good to have as another option.
I use Cipher and a real lotto ticket sometimes
Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Mar 5, 2019 05:07PM)
[quote]On Mar 5, 2019, rasp wrote:
Why would you have a photo of the lottery ticket and not the actual ticket in your wallet? [/quote]

I can think of about five presentations without breaking a sweat. This doesn't really require an inordinate amount of creativity to come up with a justification for having the photo instead of the ticket itself.
Message: Posted by: Bietfriek (Mar 11, 2019 12:52PM)
Pretty interested in this app but still have some questions, because I already own Photo Prediction.
Like Steven I'm interested if something like a lottery ticket would work (could be something else than a ticket).
Also I would like to know how ''flexible'' the input method is. F.e. if the spectator chooses a word from a dictionary, can it be revealed by the photo (do we have this freedom?)
It would have been nice to see some example photo's of different predictions.
Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Mar 11, 2019 01:03PM)
I went ahead and took the plunge. Like PP, it's a great app and I have no reservations recommending it to anyone. As far as a lottery prediction, you would be able to offer three two-digit numbers without restriction, but the rest would need to be forced. I've since worked out another way to accomplish what I'm looking for. But TAP is a great tool that has made its way into my toolbox.
Message: Posted by: teenagelabotomy42 (Mar 31, 2019 10:52AM)
I really like it! Use it with Dead Lock by Michael Murray and makes for a fun trick!
Message: Posted by: Mark_Chandaue (Apr 9, 2019 06:13AM)
This really is an awesome app. It takes some getting used to for setting up your predictions but it is incredibly powerful. I have set this up to combine with dead lock and I have a few other projects I am working on that I couldnít achieve with any other app.

Mark
Message: Posted by: Silverstar (Jun 1, 2019 05:42PM)
Why don't creators have an Android version?
Message: Posted by: egoli (Jun 2, 2019 02:25PM)
How fast you can get your app to the market is always a primary concern when building the app. In general, it can take 2-3 times longer for Android app development vs iOS app development. Why? It has to do with the system release cycles and something known as Android fragmentation. Simply put, Android fragmentation is about a huge number of devices within this operation system that come in all shapes and sizes as well as with huge differences in performance level and screen sizes. Another aspect of Android fragmentation is that there are lots of active versions at the same time. To build an app that is compatible to all of these devices is quite a challenging task. Because Android is locked down by carriers and OEMís, it makes their releases more difficult, and adoption of the latest OS versions is usually slower than with iOS. For example, today over 80% of all iOS users have adopted the latest version of iOS 10. Nougat for Android was released in August 2016, and currently, a little over 7% of all users have adopted it. For developers, there is a benefit to being able to focus on supporting the newest versions of an operating system. With that, you can reasonably expect to reach quite a broad audience. If only about 10% of the users have adopted it, then the developer has to support older devices, do more testing and this way increase the development cycle time. With iOS higher adoption rates developers can stop supporting older versions and devices sooner, reduce testing, incorporate newer APIís and reduce their development cycle times.
Message: Posted by: 252life (Jun 18, 2019 06:15PM)
Another vote for a video walkthrough. (Iím not a a Facebook fan unfortunately).