Shaun Hevey

.NET, iOS, Automation, Game Development

Creating Gradients in Shortcuts

I have been looking for a while for a way to create images that contained a gradient from within Shortcuts. The reason is to be able to use them with other actions to achieve the some examples below. The first is to create gradient icons like these with the help of Toolbox Pro. It would also allow…


Backup & Restore Shortcuts

iOS Shortcuts is a fantastic tool that allows you to automate a lot of tasks on your iOS device and with the introduction of parameters in iOS 13 it allowed developers to extend Shortcuts by exposing new action that you can use in your shortcuts. At the same time Apple also removed the option to…


Targeting macOS with Xamarin.Forms

If you haven't developed anything with Xamarin.Forms before it is a UI framework for developing cross platform user interfaces on top of Xamarin. Out of the box it has official support for targeting iOS, Android & UWP (Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform), although it does support a number of…


Scriptable and Shortcuts

Lately I have been playing around with Scriptable and running these scripts from within the Shortcuts application. If you haven't played around with running your Scriptable scripts in Shortcuts, Scriptable allows you to run scripts in Shortcuts without leaving the Shortcuts application. You can…


Extending iOS Shortcuts with JavaScript

With the introduction of iOS 13 Apple made it easy for app developers to add new functionality to shortcuts but this requires you to create an application and go through the process of submitting it to the App Store etc. You can add your own functionality in to Shortcuts with JavaScript using out of…