Mar 09, 2011
Summertime is my app that helps you to never be surprised by Daylight Savings Time transitions. A customer nudged me to update the app in time for the upcoming transitions. Since he is traveling a lot I needed to add the capability of configuring multiple time zones.
I spend several days to enhance the functionality as described below and to polish it to a level where I can release it in time for the upcoming DST transitions. March 13th in the US and March 27th in Europe.
- NEW: Completely new Design
- NEW: Set multiple time zones for your travels
- NEW: Choose “Local Time Zone” to be automatically updated to your local time zone
- NEW: Multi-Language Time Zone picker
The update is now under review by Apple.
Mar 09, 2011
In this quick-fix update for iWoman I addressed a bug that could only be seen by users of the basal temperature feature.
- FIXED: The basal temperature chart would only show the first 30 entered values.
Update was approved by Apple on March 8th it is available via the app store.
Mar 02, 2011
It’s been a while since we last updated our game LuckyWheel. There was a nasty bug on iOS 4.x that prevented the keyboard from appearing causing a great deal of frustration. We also used the opportunity of polishing the graphics and adding Retina support.
- FIXED: Keyboard not appearing on iOS 4.x
- UPDATED: Now with Retina Graphics
- NEW: Lite Version has IAP option to purchase full version question pack
- NEW: Lite Version has IAP option to remove ads
The new version has been submitted to Apple and is awaiting review.
Jan 16, 2011
The previous version of iWoman has a severe problem if you have an existing database that needs to get migrated. Turns out that old iPhone might take too long doing that. And if it takes longer than a couple of seconds for an app to start then there is a watchdog timer in iOS that will outright kill the app.
Also there was a graphics glitch on the list view which has been remedied. I am really sorry for all these glitches. I promise you that they have not been intentional and I am quite embarrassed by them.
The Update has been submitted to Apple and should become available soon.
- Fixed: Graphics glitch on list view on 3.x devices
- Fixed: DB Migration is now done after app startup – instead of during startup – to prevent app termination by iOS.
Hopefully with this patch migration and usage should be smooth on 3.x and 4.x alike. If so then I can concentrate on additional features. The app is doing pretty well in Russia and so I will add localization as a “Thank you!” for the Russian ladies. Also I am thinking about adding Japanese to see how this might affect sales there.
Jan 07, 2011
GeoCorder started out as a pure track recorder but since version 1.2 it also became a great position tracker, provided that you had your own server to receive the position updates.
In this new version 1.3 you have a choice of two additional services: Google Latitude and Crossingways.
- FIXED: Tracker would stop sending updates
- ADDED: Google Latitude as tracking service
- ADDED: Crossingways as tracking and upload service
Update Jan 7th: The update is now available for download from the app store.
Dec 20, 2010
It’s been a long long time since I last updated iWoman, more than a year to be precise. I have to admit the success of iWoman made me lazy. Why would you want to change something that is selling so well? In fact iWoman topped the Healthcare charts in several countries for a long time. Other projects seemed be be more important.
I have to credit my wife who kept bugging me about how I obviously did not care about we women on Earth. She is using iWoman for about years now and I kept updating her iPhone with the latest builds. For a long time iWoman was stuck right between versions, but suddenly – about a month ago – motivation returned. I wanted to polish iWoman into the jewel that is was so long ago and add all these features that customers kept requesting.
iWoman 2.0 is now (finally!) available on the app store.
Nov 12, 2010
The last major update/polish of GeoCorder just got approved only for me to find that I had forgotten to update the iTunes icon as well. Unfortunately you cannot do so any more once the app is published.
Oh well, I also still had my old twitter name dr_touch in the about dialog. So I submitted a quick update to fix these two things. Just maybe users will notice that I update my apps as often as I can and download more copies.
GeoCorder and GeoCorder [FREE] are available on the app store.
Nov 03, 2010
On my recent trip to the USA I put the finishing touches on the next big update to GeoCorder. And today (while recuperating from a bit of a cold) I finished up with some 3.x compatibility issues and integration with the latest versions of DTShop and DTBannerManager.
This version became necessary because I wanted to fix a slight problem one special customer was having with the new tracking function. The tracker would disable if you didn’t have internet connectivity, say during a phone call. Another user who is into ballooning asked for a method to better filter the path to prevent the jumping around that occurs when CoreLocation switches to cell-tower locating due to signal degradation.
- NEW: Fully redesigned artwork for Retina display
- NEW: Map View now displays path of currently recording track
- NEW: KML supported for exporting
- NEW: new filter option to eliminiate implausible track points
- NEW in free version: Option to remove ads via In-App purchase
- FIXED: Default Recording Settings not showing on Settings View
- FIXED: speed would not be inserted in called tracking URL
- FIXED: tracking ping would be disabled if Internet connection was lost
While at it, I needed a testbed for the new option of DTBannerManager to allow the user to purchase removal of the Ads, which can now come from iAd, MobFox or AdMob.
Finally, I added KML as export option because this can be readily used by FTLocationSimulator to simulate movement in iPhone simulator.
KML uses so-called line strings which contain way less information than GPX tracks. They only have coordinates and altitude, no timestamps. KML was designed to represent a recorded movement through space but rather static three-dimensional lines in Google Earth.
There IS a way to represent movement through time in KML as well, but it is extremely verbose as you can see from the whale example in Google’s KML documentation. It works by creating a place mark for each track point which is very ugly. I’m only going to implement that if it turns out to be “absolutely necessary” for a specific use case.
Therefore this version of GeoCorder has one “known issue”: KML cannot be used for GeoTagging because of the missing time information. For geotagging you have to stick with the GPX format.
The update is now with Apple and should be approved in a week or so.