There is no standard way building Sketch plugins, not even to mention setting up a Xcode project for Sketch plugin development. Documentation on this sector is not readily available.
Because of that, I previously covered essentials on how we can get started. However, after having to follow it over and over myself, I realized it was nothing but pain lengthy manual process to setup all those configurations and dependancies. Most of us just needed a quick way to experiment some APIs or prove of an immediate concept.
For this sake, I created this Xcode template for you, so that you can get ready on the most important thing to build as easy as possible. …
For the past 18 months, I was paying for a coworking space membership. However, last month they doubled the price. Instead of settling for it, I wondered if there were cheaper or even free alternatives.
Coffee shops, libraries, and other public areas were not an option to me. I had to constantly look after my computer and belongings. And to make things worse, getting reliable power and internet access was more challenging.
I previously visited many Hong Kong’s tech company offices and there were usually at least one empty desk. I liked the fact that I could meet great people, exchange knowledge, and understand their culture. …
There’re many which we just CAN’T do using CocoaScript.
The list goes on. It’s far from ideal development environment, and we don’t wanted to be limited.
In this article, we’ll cover the minimal setup, so that you can get started to build your Sketch plugins in Xcode. …
Magic Mirror is a Sketch extension (or called plugin) that adds Perspective Transformation to Sketch, so users can create perspective mockups and other distorted effect to their UI design.
Before Magic Mirror, Sketch users have to consult other graphics design tools like Adobe Photoshop and make use of the Smart Object feature.
Any perspective shape with 4 corners is enough for the plugin to determine the correct transformation to apply. …
Thankyou for all your support, here’s the upgrade program to Magic Mirror 3.
2. Click on the link “I have an MagicMirror 2 license key?”
3. Enter your old license key and press enter, our system will validate your key and determine the date you purchase and the appropriate amount.
4. Select a plan and proceed to the payment, you should be redirected to a thankyou page.
Magic Mirror 3 is the 3rd major upgrade after 539 days of initial release. Since Magic Mirror 1, I’ve released 23 versions of Magic Mirror plugin, to support the growing community of Sketch users and updates.
It doesn’t seem to take that much of work, but it happened.
Whenever Sketch updates, something changes.
Whenever OSX updates, something breaks.
And we committed to implement features and fix bugs along the way.
Maintaining a product requires consistent amount of work.
2813 Sketch users purchased the pro version.
3812 users use it monthly.
27 Sketch templates published.
6 official intro videos.
15 community blog posts and videos.
209 git commits in Magic Mirror 1
225 git commits in Magic Mirror 2.
212 git commits in Magic Mirror 3. …
I’ve been making a living on my own product in 2016, and later worked part-time as a barista for almost a full year. I came up with three simple ideas that I had shared and delighted a few of my friends.
Those ideas later turn out to be more than just random thoughts. They contributed to my decision making and guide directions to more important questions in my career and life.
I called them my 3 guiding principles.
I have always been bothered by 9–5. People expected full-time commitment, but keep paying much less than who do freelancing or consulting. …