Mininigma: Enigma Machine Simulator
By Horacio Jimenez
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Mininigma is a complete simulator of an Enigma Machine for your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
Basically, Enigma was a cipher machine used by the Germans during World War II for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. It looked like an old typewriter with some extra features.
Being fully compatible with the real Enigma means you can also use Mininigma to decode any of the original messages which can be found on Internet.
You can also generate a machine configuration based on a keyword or keyphrase. That means you'll only have to share that keyword to send a message!!
Mininigma can accurately simulate different types of machines: The Enigma I, M3 and M4, Railway, G-312, or Swiss-K, with some others coming in the future. You can read more about these, as always, on the Wikipedia :)
You can actually select between the different machine types and setup them as you would with a real one: choose rotors, configure them, or use a plugboard to switch letters. All at the tip of your finger.
Mininigma supports Copy/Paste to allow you to interact with any other application on your device. You can even copy/paste machine configurations in an encryptable string :)
What's New in Version 2.8.0
* iOS 8 ready
* some bug fixes
Impressive Attention to Detail
Implementing an Enigma simulator is not overly difficult, and there are several open source examples available on the Internet. What sets this application apart is the UI: the developer spent a lot of time and effort to recreate the look and feel of the original machine, down to the actual sounds. The result is visually rich, engaging, and just plain fun to use.
If you're looking for fast, modern, bulk encryption...this is not it. But if you want to try one of the most historically significant crypto devices of World War II, this is well worth the price.
The Perfect Enigma
I've been obsessed with the Enigma for over half my life, even owning a physical (albeit digitally powered) replica machine. And while I love the tactile nature of typing on a constructed device, the sheer breath and depth of options available in this app makes it a must-have for any self-respecting cryptology or WWII history fan. If you are interested in this app, you need not hesitate—it's AMAZING!!
Easy to use and models several different Enigma machines. The backspace function is a very helpful addition!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Sep 21, 2014
- Version: 2.8.0
- Size: 25.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Horacio Jimenez
- © 2010, 2014 hispalix.com, Horacio Jiménez
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.