The Instant Messenger app Kik super A Lot of 100 Million Members

Perhaps many do not remember between Marabunta messaging applications that exist today instruments (WhatsApp, Line, Facebook Messenger, WeChat …), but one of the first mobile instant messaging tools launch with BlackBerry Messenger was kik messenger pc, a created app 2010 in which Lanzo first for terminal with BlackBerry OS and really irritated the old RIM to reach 2 million users in just a few months. The Canadian company denounced his fellow Kik, accusing it of patent infringement and create confusion with your BBM software and even a couple of months both companies did not keep the hatchet.

In the midst of war messaging apps, Kik continues to grow. The Canadian startup, today in the presence iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry unofficially, and would have exceeded 100 million registered users and grow at a rate of 250,000 new every day.

Those responsible for the signature attribute their success to the growth in demand for teens because it is not a phone number providing needed to use the application. Many Chavales in the West already have plans have unlimited SMS iPod Touch a spot on a smartphone tablet.

50% of our users are in the Kik With a name using only user, not a phone number. For the mass market this is worse, because it’s complicated but it works where pseudonymic where not want to give the phone, “said the CEO of Kik, Ted Livingstone Cnet The Lads are passing their nicks by silver forms as Instagram, Tumblr Twitter for meeting new people through its instant messaging.

Actual elements Kik Messenger has with many other competing messaging applications have to differentiate its open platform to third-party developers to build their own apps using their tool. These third-party developments are centralized in an area called ‘Cards’, where you can enjoy games, play music, send a location via Foursquare. One of the titles, Costume Party, has 4 million players already.

CAE software for Mac OS X

First things first here is not generally to CAx software and / or suggestions how to make this brings to Mac HARDWARE to run, but programs that are made for the Mac, which means that they run natively on Mac OS X!

And there are quite a few uses it or leave it, but please do not clog up the thread with Windows stuff to!

Also, requests “how do I use a particular program?” do not belong here really pure. This thread is to inform that there CAx software for Mac OS X, no more and no less.

And would anyone know a really good CAx program for Mac OS X, which is here or not yet listed in the linked lists, please post!

Here is the summary (mostly) professional 3D / 2D CAD / CAM / CAE software for Mac OS X Updated on 02.10.2009:

Most programs are very versatile, the classification should therefore be seen only as a rough guide – you have to explicitly deal with every single program to learn about the features and capabilities.

Construction. Product design. Manufacturing (3D / 2D CAD / CAM -. Construction, volume and surface modeling, assemblies, calculations, drawings, visualization)

Manufacturing (CAM – Up to 5-axis machining, NC programming, synchronization, collision control or simple 2 1/2 axis machining)

CAM Express – EN Siemens NX CAM Express is embedded in, and thus now available for Mac OS X – as a stand-alone solution!

Product design. Architecture (3D / 2D CAID (CAID / CAM / CAE) -. NURBS volume and surface modeling, visualization)

Rhino 3D – is being ported to Mac OS X – EN – DE / Rhino3D / / Data Sheets

Amapi Pro – EN – DE / 0403 /

Product Design (3D / 2D CAID – Sketching, NURBS surface modeling, visualization)


Live Interior 3D – EN – DE

Architecture. Construction industry. Urban planning (3D / 2D CAAD – construction, solid modeling, mass and volume calculation, construction plans and visualization)

GIS. Surveying. Power supply (3D CAD + GIS)

Electrical project. Electrical Engineering (Electrical CAD / CAE – electrical and principle schemes, installation plans, circuit diagrams, equipment, Cable and BOMs..)

Other 2D / 3D CAD software for Mac OS X

As often freeware or inexpensive software solutions are sought ..

Cheap CAD software see:. ViaCAD 2D / 3D & PRO V.6 – in 2D this software is characterized by LogiCursor almost by itself.

In addition, there’s still: CADintosh, high design, PowerCADD, TurboCAD Mac Pro MacDraft, RealCADD, QCAD everything for Mac OS X!

Affinity Designer A new vector program for the Mac

Since early October, there Affinity designer, a vector program – lo and behold – was developed specifically for the Mac. Such exclusivity is reminiscent of days gone by in which designers and graphic designers working with Aldus FreeHand, which has also been initially developed exclusively for the Mac platform. I have my program, which is positioned as an alternative to Adobe Illustrator, angeschaut.Während continue to work even more closely designers and graphic designers majority of the Mac as a working tool works with Freehand almost no more (see study). The decision to discontinue Freehand, caused in large parts of the creative scene for misunderstanding and justified the mistrust that is the monopolist Adobe met with since then by many creative people, so at least my impression. The exemption from Freehand failed. A real alternative to Adobe Illustrator, which has long been the most powerful vector graphics editor since missing.

The software company Serif, based in the UK Nottingham and active since 1987, sets off now, to shake the virtual monopoly from Adobe. Affinity Designer (hereafter simply called “AD) is the first in a suite at the later Affinity Photo – (image processing) and Affinity Publisher (layout) should count. While AD has been released, the introduction of the other two programs is planned for 2015..

In the App Store AD was in many countries, including Germany, the US, Canada, France and the Netherlands, even 10 days after the publication of the best-selling software. The predicate “Editors’ Choice likely to have inspired this sales success. The private forum daily walk to numerous questions about the product, which also has great interest in AD. Even more popular currently applies the thread with feature enhancement requests, which in turn is not necessarily a good sign. This impression is confirmed when working with AD. More of that anon.

Basically makes AD for a 1.0 version a good figure. The program is stable and relatively fast. The tidy interface meets the high expectations that builds on a software that addresses “high-end creatives. In conjunction with the “trappings of product website, support and branding can Affinity designers already convinced at this early stage, albeit with restrictions. With € 44.99 AD is currently available in English on the App Store. A Mac with Mac OS 10.7 at least is required. Here is the detail information about the system requirements.

Those who work with Adobe products, does not take long to get along well with AD, thanks a similar tool and control element symbology. Former are in AD, unlike Illustrator, colored and somewhat playful. Transparencies can be, for example, set up by means of a champagne glass icon. Overall, however, a familiar environment.

AD knows the time only one drawing area – more can not create the moment. I still sound the discussions in the ears as illustrator of his time with the same deficit was launched. For some reason this was, not even to switch from FreeHand to Illustrator. To that extent should a “no-go equal in a one page document for many creative work. If Serif with AD wants to be successful in the long term, it should quickly upgrade this functionality, best in the very first update.

Effects are usually based on different representations of curves (Shadow, Silhouette, plasticity) .Kunst-, painting or drawing filter, as known from Illustrator, there are none. Although a set of different brushes available, the possibilities to create your own, custom brushes, however, are limited. Libraries from which you can choose not to are available at this time. Anyone who has ever worked with FreeHand, which will be very familiar “Paste Inside. This feature is also available in an AD object, such as a photo, paste it into another form, which thus acts as a mask.

At the functionality of Illustrator Affinity designer does not come close to some extent. Standard features such as the orientation of objects and text paths are not currently available. Similarly, objects can not be, as it was known from earlier Illustrator and FreeHand, converge. The “feature roadmap, it is long. And so it is likely to take one or the other release level until a promising vector program is a powerful product.