Cream version 1.3.5 released
Cream version 1.3.5. is an update focused on bug fixes and performance improvements
- Various performance optimisations
- macOS 10.12 Siera compatibility changes
- Fixed: rare crash during refresh of unread article list
- Fixed: misleading sub-menu title in Help menu
New Software Services
We know how important it is to keep an application alive. We also understand how much effort and technical expertise are needed to accomplish this especially if your organisation's main field is not software development.
We are announcing a new subscription service - Apps' Care. After your app has been initially developed by us or another party, we will maintain and evolve it, and will keep it compatible with newer versions of the operating system and server APIs. More...
Mastering the dynamic electronic publishing content is a time- and resource-consuming process not related to the author's primary competence. This is where Tuparev Technologies can help by providing a variety of specialised publishing services. More...
After the failed attempt to finance KenColour app with a Kickstarter campaign, we temporarily put the project on hold. However people continued to approach us with feedback and questions concerning KenColour. This further convinced us that KenColour can really make a difference for visually impaired people. In addition we recognised, that KenColour is not a consumer product, but a long-term project with typical characteristics of a charitable campaign.
Therefore today we are announcing the new Generosity charity crowdfunding campaign: https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/kencolour-help-the-blind-see-colours/
Cream version 1.3.4 released
This is a minor release of Cream containing mostly small bug fixes and rebranding. Future releases will enhance the current functionality and add custom content views for websites with specific content not fully accessible via standard RSS (e.g. Hacker News, Stack Overflow ). An iOS version of Cream is also under development. We are glad to move forward Cream development initially implemented by Drew McCormack (Mental Faculty)
According to World Health Organisation over 285 million people in the world are visually impaired, of whom 39 million are blind and 246 million have moderate to severe visual impairment. Colour blindness (colour vision deficiency) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world.
The notion of colours is deeply interwoven in our modern language, emotions, culture, and traditions. KenColour app will help people who are denied the ability to recognise colours to be an integral part of our society by contributing inclusiveness in all aspects of community life.
Our goal is to create a colour recognition iPhone application which will significantly improve existing methods out of the box. We believe that by applying heuristic learning algorithms, and in some limited cases by using a calibration card, we will be able to reach close to 100% colour and pattern recognition in diverse lighting conditions.
We want to create an app which correctly and quickly recognises the colour of the objects viewed through the iPhone built-in camera. The app must be easy to use even for people with severe vision impairment or totally blind. For this reason, we will analyse the complete image recorded by the iPhone camera in order to determine the dominant colours and patterns. In this way users won’t need to select a part of the viewable area through a viewfinder. To provide feedback and instructions the app will communicate with the user through iPhone's VoiceOver technology. A simple on-screen text will provide also visual feedbacks to an accompanying sighted person.
We want KenColour to be a free of charge application! Unfortunately the majority of the visually impaired belong to the low-income part of society - any help is important! The ability to recognise colours - always and reliably - makes these people less dependent on others' help. The application needs to be maintained for any future hardware and software releases. Therefore we are starting a Kickstarter campaign that will help us fund KenColour development.
KenColour is joint project of Tuparev Technologies and Wrinkly Pea Design.
Continuing the development of Cream app for Mac
Cream helps you get on top of your news feeds by skimming off the creamiest stories. Using techniques developed for junk mail filtering, Cream monitors what you read, and learns what you like. The more you read, the better it gets at tailoring content just for you. Throw in as many feeds as you like: Cream will sort out the sweet from the sour, so you only need see the premium content.
Cream also works great as a lightweight companion to full-featured news readers. Use Cream when you're short of time, and another reader for a complete scan later.
Cream development was started by The Mental Faculty. Tuparev Technologies and The Mental Faculty maintain close collaborative relationship for almost a decade. We will take good care of Cream and are planning to deliver new versions for Mac and iOS with new features and many exciting enhancements.
Vermicompost (also called worm castings, worm humus, or worm manure) is the product derived in the process of composting using various worms. It has been proven that vermicompost contains reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients compared to organic materials before vermicomposting. Today Tuparev Technologies starts to produce various products for plant growers and garden lovers based on high quality vermicompost. You can find our first products in selected flower shops and garden centres next month. We plan to expand our product pallet soon and to start selling vermicompost at our online store. Currently vermicompost products are available only for the Bulgarian market, but later we plan to expand to other geographical regions.
Today we are announcing our first organic product - Einkorn (Triticum monococcum). About one year ago we acquired land near the Bulgarian village Bata and started an experimental permaculture garden. We also started experimenting with ancient gluten-free sorts of wheat. This year was extremely bad for agriculture in this region - drought followed by extreme flooding, and finally - hail. Despite all these, we had a record-breaking harvest, and now we are starting to sell our first einkorn products: grain, flour and flakes.