Archive for January, 2012

Account Tracker 3.5.1 now available

January 24, 2012 Comments off

This is a relatively minor update to fix a few known bugs, and to make some small improvements.

Enhanced the PDF reports to let you choose between the summary charts, the transactions themselves or everything together.

Added support for PIN recovery. Make sure you set your email address in the settings, as I can only help if you send me an email from this address.

Fixed a bug where the account balance at the bottom of the account screen was not being updated after copying, moving or deleting transactions using the blue buttons.

Fixed a bug where the order of transactions falling on the same day was not following the day order settings.

Fixed an issue with the VND exchange rates.

Fixed a crash when trying to generate very large PDF files. I now catch this and display a warning message that the PDF may be truncated.

If you don’t yet have the PDF Exports feature, just a reminder that this is a ONE-TIME purchase that lets you export PDF reports off your device as often as you want (despite the wording on the AppStore purchase screen). It can be accessed from the Balance Report at the top right of the screen.

Meter Readings 2.9.5 now available

January 14, 2012 Comments off

This is a relatively minor update to fix a few known bugs, and generally improve the help available in the app.

Added more tips throughout the app. If you are familiar with the way the app works, these can now be turned off in the settings. I have also added quite a few more “frequently asked questions and answers” on my support page, to help new users get the most out of the app.

By popular request, the app now plots last year’s figures even if you don’t have enough readings (the missing figures are assumed to be zero). This lets you compare the most recent periods with the previous year.

Fixed a bug to do with monthly reminders being a day out.

Fixed a crash when adding a new billed units.

Fixed a crash while exporting large numbers of readings as a CSV file.

If you don’t yet have the backups feature, just a reminder that this is a ONE-TIME purchase that lets you backup and restore your data as often as you want (despite the wording on the AppStore purchase screen). You can also use it to share data between your iPhone and iPad, or import existing readings from a CSV file.

Hill Lists database update(s)

January 8, 2012 Comments off

A major update of the Database of British and Irish Hills (version 12) was released a short while ago, and I have now updated my app to use it (not yet released). There are a few changes to the minor lists, however version 12 still has Beinn a’Chlaidheimh as a Munro. This hill has been surveyed at 913.96m (2999ft) and the survey results have been accepted by the OS. The SMC has not yet demoted the hill to Corbett.

In speaking to Chris Croker, version 12.1 is due out later this month, so I will release version 3.2 of my app then to include both the 12.0 and 12.1 database changes.

Now that the main database includes Irish hills, it would be nice to merge this data with my current MountainViews lists, although that might be a challenge! Any comments from those of you in Ireland?

Account Tracker for Mac update

January 3, 2012 Comments off

I have spent a fair bit of the Christmas and New Year break working on a Mac version of Account Tracker. I have the high level design done, and the app is happily reading the latest backup file from Dropbox, displaying a list of groups/accounts with balances, and for each one a list of transactions in settings order … etc. You can show/hide reconciled transactions, and filter/search the transaction list.

OS X development is a bit of a nightmare compared with iOS (understatement of the year so far!!), and a lot of trivial things have taken days to figure out. However progress is being made, albeit slowly. 🙂

Next steps are implementing the budgets and reports screens, to provide a read-only version for testing. I will provide another update in a few weeks.

Meter Readings reviews

January 3, 2012 Comments off

There have been three poor reviews on iTunes in the last week, almost all of which are because the reviewers haven’t understood something and they didn’t reach out for help. As a developer this is really frustrating – reviews are completely anonymous so I have no way of responding or helping in any way. The chances of these people reading this post is virtually nil, however in the spirit of helping others …

Sameer9679 – you don’t have to pay for each and every backup, you pay ONCE for the feature and you can backup and restore as often as you want. Almost certainly you have read Apple’s wording as part of the in-app purchase which says something like “Would you like to buy one Backup and Restore”. As a developer I would love to change this wording, but I can’t since its fixed by Apple. It actually means “Would you like to buy one Backup and Restore FEATURE which lets you make as many backups and restores as you want”. I do try to explain this on the previous screen.

Capt Bean – I have no idea what you mean by placeholders (they aren’t needed), and the app most certainly DOES save readings. However you do have to press Save first!! It is really trivial to add readings – simply tap +, set your reading and tap Save. You will then be prompted to move to the next meter, otherwise tap Done. I’m not sure how it is possible to make it any easier!

matcha111 – adding rates is covered on the 2nd screen on the Getting Started tour. It is also right at the top of the user guide (under Meters and Rates). Just tap on the Meters button then use the BLUE buttons next to each meter. The text on the Meters screen even explains this (right in the middle).

Meter Readings has had 354 written reviews so far …

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