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 2.7.0
* Added support for urls schemas:
anywhere on your device to open mininigma and directly configure a machine.
will set the text fields with the given text in the currently configured machine.
will add the given text to what is shown currently in the machine text fields.
* Added a new option to share machine settings via email (uses the new url schema, so you just have to click on the link in the message to get the machine configured).
* Some Ui tweaks
* Some bug fixes
The best available on the App store
If you are at all interested in WWII, then this Enigma machine will be of great interest. This is the most realistic of all of them available on the App Store. You are able to set it up and use it exactly like the real thing, even looks like the real thing including all rotors, plugboard, etc. However with the last update, you can now easily set up the starting configuration and translate messages in an easy mode if the complex setup is not your thing. Beautifully made, and well supported. Kudos to the developer!
So far so good I haven't any problems with encryption or decrypting information sent from other enigma simulators. Though it doesn't prevent proper operation, it would be nice to see the rotors on the army/airforce machines display numbers when the lid's closed. Navy had the alphabet on their rotors.
Would be nice to see a codebook generator for iPad developed too.
Awesome and fun
Wonderful to play with to gain better understanding if the Enigma workings. I do not think the ring settings are working, or I am misunderstanding their function. Awesome art and presentation!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Oct 24, 2013
- Version: 2.7.0
- Size: 21.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Horacio Jimenez
- © 2010, 2013 hispalix.com, Horacio Jiménez
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.