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Hill Lists 5.0 now available

September 23, 2016 Leave a comment

hlicon57 Updated to version 15.3 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH), most significantly promoting Cnoc Coinnich from a Graham to a Corbett, and Calf Top from a Dewey to a Nuttall and Hewitt.

Added an option to view all unclimbed hills in multiple lists on a map.

Added a setting to automatically keep your tracked lists sorted by name or by decreasing percentage complete.

Added support for AirDrop, a far easier way to share backup files between devices. This has replaced the old (and clunky) built in web server.

Major simplification of the backup process, its settings and its description in the user guide.

Cleanup of the other application settings.

Meter Readings 5.0 now available

September 22, 2016 Leave a comment

mricon57 Added support for AirDrop, a far easier way to share backup files between devices. This has replaced the old (and clunky) built in web server.

Major simplification of the backup process, its settings and its description in the user guide.

Cleanup of the other application settings.

Please backup your data before upgrading to iOS 10!

September 13, 2016 Leave a comment

ios10 iOS 10 looks to be a nice update for users with compatible devices. Based on my own limited testing, my apps seem to be fine, with noticeable speed improvements on my iPhone 6s and iPad Air.🙂

Before you go ahead and update your entire operating system(!), clearly you need to back up your data. You can use iTunes backups for this, e.g, to iCloud, but I wouldn’t rely on this completely.

Each of my apps support backups – see this post for full details. And remember to export your backup off your device!

Then sit back, upgrade and enjoy iOS 10!

Account Tracker (PRO) 5.2 now available

August 18, 2016 Comments off

help Note that syncing now enforces a strict rule that devices must be running the same app version. If you have upgraded all of your devices and are having sync problems, PLEASE see my support page (bottom of the Settings tab).

Added support for recurring splits (for series with fixed amounts).

Added support for the new Belarusian ruble (BYN).

Minor UI changes on the Accounts screen (to make the non-PRO version look the same as PRO).

Lots of internal app improvements, including better iCloud support.

Bug fixes (probably).

Hill Lists 4.6.2 now available

August 16, 2016 Comments off

hlicon57 More minor bug fixes (sorry).

v4.6 …

Upgraded to version 15.2 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH).

Added the 32 London Borough tops.

Finally a few users have left poor reviews commenting on how difficult it is to share data between devices. PLEASE contact support for help as this is trivial to do (simply turn iCloud on in the settings, make a backup and it is automatically shared with other devices).

Account Tracker versions, backups and syncing

August 9, 2016 Comments off

help When exchanging backups and syncing data between devices, I have to be very careful not to cause database corruption issues.

Backups are fairly straightforward, as I follow one simple rule: a given version of my app will only read backup files that are from the same version or earlier. Newer backups can’t ever be installed.

Syncing becomes more complicated, as it is 2-way. You could be exchanging individual bits of data between any devices running any version of my app (going back years!).

Up until recently, I have tried to keep the underlying database format the same such that it isn’t a problem. However with my next update I want to make a couple of changes (for the better). I am therefore introducing a restriction where syncing will only work between devices running the same version of Account Tracker.

A newer app will give a warning if it detects other devices running older app versions, and syncing will not work until you update all of your devices. This is common sense really, I will just be enforcing it in my next update (v5.2).

Note that older versions will continue to sync, but the results might not be what you (or I) expect. If you ask for help here, my first question will be to check you are running the same app version everywhere.

I hope this makes sense!

Hill Lists 4.6.1 now available

July 26, 2016 Comments off

hlicon57 Minor bug fixes, including an issue where parent hills were being displayed as numbers rather than their names.

From v4.6 …

Upgraded to version 15.2 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH).

Added the 32 London Borough tops.