January 28, 2012 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Mons, Belgium - Pragmatic Code today is thrilled to announce the release and immediate availability of Crunch, a Mac application to extract the files of iOS application files. Crunch aims to help those who design and develop for iOS.
iOS application files are downloaded by iTunes when you buy an app. They have the .ipa file extension. When you start Crunch, it will detect all the apps from your iTunes library and let's you filter them by platform (iPhone, iPad, or Universal). You can then select the app you want to export and it will extract all the content of the application so you can look at the structure of the app and see all the files contained in the application package.
PNG Images in an iOS application have been optimized to process them faster but they are no more compatible with OS X. Crunch is using a tool provided by Xcode to revert the optimization. So you can look at the native PNG files. To use that feature, Xcode must be installed on your Mac (Xcode is free available on the Mac App Store).
Crunch has also a Quick Look plugin for iOS application files. The Quick Look plugin generates thumbnails for the Finder icons ( an optimized thumbnail in Cover Flow mode) and gives you access to a preview panel that displays all the main information about the file.
* iTunes Library: Visually browse all of the apps of your iTunes library without leaving the app
* Drag & Drop: Drag one or more apps onto Crunch to export them
* Export options: Crunch has powerful export options
* Filter: Export only the images or the media files
* Export only the high resolution images (images in the retina resolution)
* PNG Images Normalization
* A Quick Look plugin for iOS application files (.ipa files)
* Mac with 64-bit processor
* Mac OS X Lion
* Xcode for the iOS PNG normalization
Pricing and Availability:
Crunch 1.0 is available for $9 USD on our website (via Fastspring). You can test it by downloading a 15-day trial version.
Based in the town of Mons, Belgium, Benoit Bourdon is an independent software developer and owner of Pragmatic Code. Working a full-time job, Cocoa development is his evening & weekend passion. In addition to his own products, he make iOS and Mac applications in collaboration with other companies. He loves to polish user interfaces and to make great apps. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Benoit Bourdon. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.