My partners at BytePoets have been causing their keyboards to emit steam from walking through 26 issues that we identified on the 1.0 release just 9 days ago. Almost all had been identified as typical “oh shoot” elements, mostly items that you only find when people begin to actually use your software. Also I was able to smuggle in one or the other new feature since I consider “user confusion” also as a form of bug that you should hot fix if you can.
There was a stupid problem before this version that could only be seen by users who where traveling between time zones. Notes that you made for a specific date would disappear when you moved into a different time zone and reappear if you moved back. This taught me that it is a bad idea to use an NSDate for a primary key.
Updating a lower version iWoman will restore all entries that might have disappeared. In very rare circumstances – involving traveling more than 12 time zones – some entries might end up the day before or after the day they were originally entered on.
The second change came from a user request who wanted to see the day number on all days of the cycle view. Previously it would not be shown on fertile days.
The latest HotFix committed to the MyAppSales GitHub repo contain a fix for an AJAX change on iTunes connect.
- Fixes a problem where only the first daily or weekly report would be downloaded.
Development of version 2.0 is still ongoing, you can sneak a peak on the development branch. There are a couple of things to do before I can merge it back into master: changing the charting to DTChartView and doing the summing per app on a background thread.
In the future I am still hoping that the Open Source community will get a bit more involved than it has been. i.e. totally hands off. I’ve open sourced MyAppSales precisely because I was hoping for contributions, but I have yet to see the first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Fixed: when updating from 1.x the bleeding values where incorrectly migrated. The values will be corrected from the periods.dat.bak file.
- Fixed: crash on significant time change while app in background
- Fixed: incorrect analysis text on Basal Temperature Tracker
- Improved: Passcode Lock animations
Update Dec 31st, 2010: Update has been submitted to Apple. We hope for a swift approval.
Update Jan 5th: I was made aware that I had the deployment target on 4.2 effectively making the update unavailable for half of my user base. Because of this I pulled the 2.0.1 and submitted it again with a correction for this. This will delay the availability of this update once again.
Update Jan 6th: Update has been approved and will be downloadable shortly via the app store. Also because of the fierce competition we saw ourselves forced to drop the price permanently to $1.
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.