When this post goes live, the new 1.5 version of my ARG Tools iPhone app should also be live. What is ARG Tools, you ask? It is a collection of tools and reference material for people who routinely solve puzzles: alternate reality games (ARGs), puzzle trails, The Game, and whatnot.
The app (or, rather, my interesting in maintaining it) has been dormant for quite a while. Most recently, things like DASH, The Black Letter Game, and WarTron have sparked a newly kindled interest in refreshing it. This new version has finally (a year and a half late) hopped on the Retina Display bandwagon and offers a few bugfixes as well as a few new features. Notable changes include:
- Retina graphics
- Fixed a bug with non-alpha characters in the vigenere family of cipher
- Added number handling to the ROT (rotation/Caesar) ciphers for the Geocachers out there
- Added a few reference sheets:
- Pigpen cipher
- Math constants
- Periodic table
- ISO country codes
Tell your friends. Give it stars in iTunes.
P.S. There is even a 1.6 version in the works that, so far, adds in a detailed ASCII chart, the phonetic alphabet, the glyphs from Myst, and a list of prime numbers. Do you have thoughts on what else might be useful? Write a comment or drop a line.
P.P.S. Give me stars. In iTunes.