I released another 40 hour project this weekend, Purple. It adds AR effects to video, most notably video effects grabbed from green screen videos.

I was inspired by the Tobias Van Schneider Indie Hackers podcast episode. He talks about being paralyzed about releasing something because he is too focused on doing it perfectly.

Instead, he suggests going for something “really stupid”. So for this project, I focused on keeping it really stupid. The project filename is actually stupid.xcodeproj.

Interestingly, I finished the app in around 10 hours. The remainder of the time was dealing with Apple rejections. It was rejected for using emoji in the effect selector table, and for including an AR effect of Drake dancing in Hotline Bling.