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Account Tracker 4.4 now available

October 19, 2014 Leave a comment

aticon57 atficon57 Added support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (at full native resolution).

Added a new advanced setting for the default date when adding a new transaction (last date). I had previously changed the app to use the date of the last transaction entered, however on reflection a setting for this would be better. It now defaults to today (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE), however if you prefer the new (old!) way, you can set it to use the date of the last transaction entered instead.

Added a couple of new warnings when editing the transaction type and/or accounts on an existing recurring series. These values CANNOT be changed per-occurrence.

Added a new warning about why the transfer amounts might all be zero.

Minor changes to the settings screen.

Minor improvements to the alert (notification) messages.

NOTE: the free version is still in Apple’s review queue and will be released as soon as it is approved.

iCloud Drive and OS X Yosemite

October 16, 2014 Leave a comment

With the new OS X Yosemite release, Apple have introduced a new feature called iCloud Drive (just like they did with iOS 8 a month ago). This is a bit like Dropbox and promises to be a better way to interface to iCloud itself.

Unfortunately once enabled (ON ANY DEVICE!), all of your files are migrated and they become inaccessible to any device NOT running iOS 8 or Yosemite (OS X). This makes it a bit of a problem for users that need compatibility between multiple OS versions.

For now I would STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to hold off enabling iCloud Drive, unless you can do without iCloud support in my apps.

Having said that, iCloud Drive does work, but clearly only between iOS 8 devices and Mac’s running Yosemite.

Please see Apple’s FAQ on iCloud Drive.

Hill Lists 4.3.1 now available

October 11, 2014 Leave a comment

hlicon57 Fixed the iOS 8 display issue on the iPhone 5/5S introduced in my last update. As a reminder, this included the following changes …

Added support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (at full native resolution).

Added support for the Sims (600m summits) and the Fellranger and Synge (Lake District) lists.

Added a new option to use your device location. This requires agreeing to a disclaimer to NOT rely on/use it for navigation purposes, which I hope is common sense. In other words … IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED AND TO NAVIGATE USING A MAP AND COMPASS! Once enabled, the maps will show your current location, and there is a new option per hill that shows roughly how far you are away from the summit.

Upgraded to version 14.1 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH).

Meter Readings 4.2.3 now available

October 11, 2014 Leave a comment

mricon57 Fixed the iOS 8 display issue on the iPhone 5/5S introduced in my last update. As a reminder, this included the following changes …

Added support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (at full native resolution).

More iOS 8 compatibility fixes.

Hill Lists 4.3 now available

October 8, 2014 Leave a comment

hlicon57 Added support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (at full native resolution).

Added support for the Sims (600m summits) and the Fellranger and Synge (Lake District) lists.

Added a new option to use your device location. This requires agreeing to a disclaimer to NOT rely on/use it for navigation purposes, which I hope is common sense. In other words … IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED AND TO NAVIGATE USING A MAP AND COMPASS! Once enabled, the maps will show your current location, and there is a new option per hill that shows roughly how far you are away from the summit.

Upgraded to version 14.1 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH).

Meter Readings 4.2.2 now available

October 8, 2014 Leave a comment

mricon57 Added support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (at full native resolution).

More iOS 8 compatibility fixes.

Donations

September 27, 2014 7 comments

The AppStore has changed over the past few years, with falling revenues from new apps sales (around a 75% decline for me). Developers are having to find new ways of generating income, through ads, in-app purchases or simply developing more and more apps (and abandoning each one).

While I do have some in-app purchases for non-essential features, I prefer to support my work through ongoing updates (see Account Tracker – 60 updates and counting). As a user, you benefit from many new features, as well as ongoing bug fixes to keep up with iOS changes and new hardware. Sadly there is no viable revenue model for this. :-(

I have therefore added a donation button to my website to let users contribute. Here are a few scenarios where a small (69p/€0.89/$0.99) amount MIGHT be appropriate …

1. Apple come out with a completely new version of iOS that changes the underlying behaviour. This happened with iOS 8 causing two crashes in Account Tracker that could not possibly have been foreseen in advance.

2. Apple come out with new hardware, requiring development work to support. The iPad is the obvious example, however the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus all required code changes to be properly supported at their native resolutions (the latter are coming soon).

3. Any update that adds a new feature you REALLY like.

Hopefully through new app sales, in-app purchases and donations, I might be able to make a living off this full time! :-)

Many thanks for your ongoing support – it really is appreciated!