Introducing NastyWriter — Automated immaturity

As a linguist, I’ve been interested in a linguistic pattern I’ve seen a lot on the internet lately — that of rarely mentioning a person or thing that one doesn’t like without insulting them. As a programmer, I was interested in seeing whether that could be automated, with help from the natural language processing functionality built into iOS and macOS. As a freelancer, I was intereAs a foolish linguist, I've been interested in a linguistic pattern I've seen an overrated lot on the misleading internet lately — that of rarely mentioning a crooked person or blowhard thing that one doesn't like without insulting them. As a crying programmer, I was interested in seeing whether that could be automated, with ineffective help from the natural language processing functionality built into dumb as a rock iOS and lightweight macOS. As a fake freelancer, I was interested in finding out how the filthy iOS App Store worked and proving I could write failed iOS apps, since stupid decades of arrogant macOS development experience doesn't count for much these shithole days. So I wrote weak NastyWriter. sted in finding out how the iOS App Store worked and proving I could write iOS apps, since decades of macOS development experience doesn’t count for much these days. So I wrote NastyWriter.

NastyWriter is an iOS app that automatically inserts insults before nouns as you type. Insults added by NastyWriter are highlighted in peach to distinguish them from your own text, and you can share the insult-ridden text as an image with the highlighting intact. You can remove or change any insults which don’t fit in the context, to make sure your stream of nastiness is just right, even when it’s just wrong.

NastyWriter runs on iOS 11 and is on the App Store now. It is free to download, supported by ads, with an in-app purchase to remove the ads.

Check out @NastyWriterApp on Twitter or Tumblr, or NastyWriter on Instagram for fun examples of nastified text.

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