Based in the middle of Somerset, England, Otter Software is a software development consultancy.
In addition to developing apps for Apple’s ecosystem we also create web-based systems and automation solutions.
Otter Software has one full-time employee, Simon Wolf, who made it his main source of income in April 2010.
Prior to that, since graduating in 1994, Simon had developed software for companies that spanned a diverse range of industries and sizes ranging from transportation to broadcasting, from oil pipeline engineering to travel.
Otter Software develops applications and solutions using a variety of technologies. Below are some of the ones we have used over the last few years.
macOS applications written in both Objective-C and Swift
iOS applications written in both Objective-C and Swift
Apple TV applications written in Swift and using TVML
On-line systems using Node.js, MongoDB and Meteor
Data analysis and processing scripts written in Python
Automation solutions for macOS written in AppleScript
For further details please see the sections below covering app development, web-based systems and scripting.
Some of the projects we have worked on are listed below.
A macOS video encoding system
An iOS media tagging app
A macOS metadata management tool
A macOS golf swing analysis tool
An iOS video library app
An iOS year planner app
A macOS timeline control
A TVML Apple TV video library app
Identifying incoming emails which contain formatted data, parsing the contents and storing it in a database
Creating chapters in video files from data stored in text files
Generating thumbnail ‘card’ images from app icons which include the name of the app and the icon itself
Validating and cleansing data from multiple spreadsheets and inserting the data into a database
Processing the contents of folders to convert image files to a standard size for use on a web site
Parsing the contents of web pages to extract data which is inserted into a spreadsheet