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Linguan 1.1.2

This maintenance release for Linguan fixes a number of issues which where mostly reported by our users.

Changes

  • FIXED: blank path to ibtool considered valid
  • FIXED: broken display of relative paths
  • FIXED: weird handling of tab and return while editing
  • FIXED: Endless Loop with File Change Notifications
  • FiXED: Scan Sources did not add a token that was just removed
  • FIXED: Superfluous file modification message on saving
  • FIXED: Ordering by key should ignore case

Also we had to add a beautiful Retina icon for Retina MacBook Pro to be able to submit the update. It’s in Apple’s hands now and we will update this post as soon as it is through review.

We have to keep our fingers crossed because due to the way Linguan uses the xcodeproj it cannot be (easily) sandboxed. Though Apple had stated that they will accept minor fixes (like the ones mentioned above) for updates. We sincerely hope that they will honor this.

Update Oct 6th: Apple approved the update after 24 days. You can get it on the app store.

Summertime 1.2.0

Our Summertime is a handy little tool that shows you when the next DST switch is in your local time zone.  The newest version brings these improvements:

  • Fixed: Cannot search for timezones that have a space.
  • Fixed: Some missing Time Zone localizations
  • Fixed: Text alignment issues with longer count down durations or Time Zone names
  • Fixed: Time Zone names not getting updated if system language was changed
  • Fixed: Broken Reminder function
  • Changed: first page is now always the local time zone
  • Improved: Scrolling Performance in Timezone selector

There were some other “crufty” things that we addressed behind the scenes. The project was converted to ARC and the import process for localized timezone names was parallel-ized to achieve the much improved scrolling performance.

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GeoCorder 1.3.3

GeoCorder was having a problem that only became apparent if used over longer durations. Also it was quite elusive so we needed to open a technical support ticket with Apple to get help in finding it. And so we did, or more precisely: they found it and we fixed it.

Changes

  • FIXED: Crash when recording for a long duration
  • FIXED: Various stability improvements

Updates for both the free and the paid versions have been submitted to Apple.

Update August 15th: now available.

iWoman 2.0.8

iWoman is approaching the end of support for iOS 3. This update fixes a minor bug and adds import/export functionality to allow you to move to a new iPhone that is able to run iOS 4 or higher.

Changes

- FIXED a bug that could lead to new cycles not being added to the cycle list upon pushing the Add button.
- ADDED functionality for importing and exporting your database to a text file which is accessible via iTunes.

The update has been submitted to Apple and will be released as soon as it is approved.

Linguan 1.1.1

The 1.1.1 version of anything is always something special. Linguan 1.1.0 brought the first new feature in the form of support for localizing XIB files. Linguan 1.1.1 now contains some hot fixes to address several inconvenient bugs.

Changes

  • FIXED: Problem with invalid UTF8 characters coming out of ibtool
  • FIXED: Broken Compatibility with OS X 10.6
  • FIXED: Changes to the Toolbar did not get saved
  • FIXED: Checkbox missing to enable/disable XIB support

The update has been submitted to Apple and will be auto-released once it passes inspection.

When reporting issues with Linguan please always create a small sample Xcode project with the bare bones contents to be able to reproduce the problem. This enables us to fix it all the more quickly.

Update July 6th: Update is now available on the app store.

Pending Developer Release

My fingers have started hurting from keeping them crossed for the past week. We submitted the Linguan 1.1 update for review just in time before the Sandboxing deadline hit on June 1st. Linguan has two problems with sandboxing:

  • Currently the user picks an xcodeproj and Linguan processes the files linked from that. With sandboxing this is no longer possible, we have to modify it such that the user would pick a project folder instead through powerbox to gain access to all contained files.
  • The new version is remote-controlling the ibtool command line utility contained in Xcode. I’ve not done any research but it is highly likely that sandboxing will not allow this either.

So you can understand our situation? Either release it now, or never. Well may be not really never, but it will take a lot of time to reverse-engineer ibtool so that we can include the functionality directly in the app binary.

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Linguan 1.1

Linguan 1.1 brings the long-awaited support for localizing XIB files. While it has proven a boon for iOS developers where you generally can easily set the UI strings from code, Mac developers where left in the rain because there you typically have way more strings in the XIB files making it impractical to localize everything in code.

For the immediate first version we are remote-controlling ibtool which needs to be installed with the Xcode Commanline Tools and the path properly set up.

sudo /usr/bin/xcode-select /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer

… or wherever your Xcode.app is installed.

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DTCoreText: Custom List Prefixes

A while ago Austrian development company Antiloop approached me. They needed to have custom list prefixes in DTCoreText as the default bullets didn’t cut it for their purpose. They had sponsored new features for DTCoreText in the past, a shining example of a company that is willing to invest in the Open Source technologies they use.

There is no provision in CSS to achieve this directly, but a well known workaround exists using the li:before pseudo-selector together with a content attribute and list-style:none. This omits the list prefix, but substitutes the contents of content.

To get the unicode double chevrons right (U+00BB) you would specify this style:

ul {list-style-type:none;}
li:before {content:"\00bb ";}

Note the use of the non-standard -webkit-padding-start which specifies the left padding for lists in Safari. The content attribute apparently is containing unicode sequences with a single back slash.

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iWoman 2.0.7

This is yet another maintenance release aiming to fix some time zone problems users were having.

Changes

  • Fixed a bug that could lead to an incorrect cycle date showing on the wheel view
  • Changed: No both the Wheel View and the Calendar View go to Today when resuming from background

The first hopefully is the last bug fix related to the time zones. Internally all dates are now absolute. That means they won’t change if you travel to somewhere that has a different time zone than where you are usual at.

The second item was much requested because it would save the user from having to tap the Today button upon returning to the app from background.

Update June 1st: the update was approved and is now on the app store.

GCD, ARC, Blocks – Oh How Simple!

I’m “totally” migrating my iCatalog framework project to ARC, GCD and blocks and I’d like to share with you some of the revelations that the use of these modern technologies brings with them.

Here are two examples of the kind of simplifications you will see if you do the same. This approach is compatible with iOS 4.0 and above.

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