A couple of weeks ago I read an article on macworld.com in which the author complained about the fact that there is a limited list of places available to use as the start and end points for the journey when creating an animated travel map, one of the nice new features in iMovie '09.
The author, Rob Griffiths, offered a simple way to add new cities to the list provided by Apple. It required looking manually for the coordinates of a particular city and adding the information to a text file hidden within the application bundle.
The instructions are simple enough that most Mac users can follow them, but as a Mac user I felt that this simple operation should be even simpler to perform, the Mac way, with an intuitive graphical interface.
Since I don't have much time to work on personal projects as in the past due to the responsibilities that my current day job involves, I am always looking for simple projects that I can complete in a couple of weeks. This particular challenge looked like a good candidate to maintain my programming skills sharp.
So, here is the result, CityListBuilder for iMovie '09. The program is free and does exactly what the name implies. Please enjoy!Download CityListBuilder 1.2