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Hills Lists 3.4.1 now available

September 30, 2012 Comments off

Added support for the larger retina display on the iPhone 5 and the new iPod Touch (NOTE: the minimum iOS version is now 4.3).

Fixed a timing problem when showing red pins on the new maps in iOS 6.

Demoted Beinn a’Chlaidheimh from Munro to Corbett following confirmation from the SMC on 6th September.

Updated the data from MountainViews to 22nd September.

iOS 6

September 19, 2012 Comments off

Just upgraded to iOS 6 on my iPad, and as far as I can tell all of my apps are functioning well. The only MAJOR drawback I can see is Apple’s new maps app (and of course the map data as used in Hill Lists).

They have replaced the fantastic maps and satellite images from Google with their own, and I can honestly say they are nowhere near as good. They might work for a sat nav app like TomTom, but for Hill Lists … not happy.

You have been warned!

UPDATE 1: there is a minor problem with Hill Lists where the maps do not show red pins, at least initially. This is a race condition in my code and the fix will be in my next update (already submitted).

UPDATE 2: all my apps are working well on the iPhone 5 in letterbox mode. The new screen resolution will be fully supported in my next update(s).

Importing transactions

September 18, 2012 Comments off

Remi Bergsma has posted a great article about how he imports transactions from his bank accounts into Account Tracker. He even provides some code to help with this, although to be fair you need to be fairly computer savvy to use it!

Check out his post: How to import your bank account transactions into the AccountTracker iPad app (by @ghaley) with ease.

Many thanks Remi!

Happy Birthday Account Tracker!

September 13, 2012 Comments off

Account Tracker was launched exactly 3 years ago, on 13th September 2009!

It has certainly come along way, with around 30 feature updates and a smaller number of bug fix updates. And it continues to evolve, with things like iCloud, syncing, new Dropbox APIs, iOS 6 coming soon, and of course the new screen resolutions of the iPhone 5 and the latest iPod to deal with.

In the near future it will appear on Windows Phone (with a LARGE amount of help from external companies), and if I can ever find the time, a Mac version. Sadly I don’t have the resources to do a port to Android, even though this is a very popular request.

As well using the app myself (almost daily), I find it immensely rewarding getting emails from happy customers. Some have turned their lives around completely by getting on top of their finances!

If you haven’t tried it yet, give the free trial version a try. Or simply buy it here. 🙂

Hill Lists 3.4 now available

September 9, 2012 Comments off

Added support for the latest Dropbox APIs (iOS 4.0 or above now required).

Added support for automatic backups (only works with iCloud). If you have made a change to any of your settings or data, a backup will be made automatically when you close the app. Also your list of backups will be automatically managed for you, to keep only the three most recent at all times.

Added a notification to say a remote device has made a new backup. This makes it very easy to synchronise multiple devices, as long as you don’t edit data simultaneously.

Improved the way backup files are managed on Dropbox and iCloud.

Bug fixes.

Meter Readings 3.2 now available

September 7, 2012 Comments off

Added support for the latest Dropbox APIs (iOS 4.0 or above now required).

The red/green bar chart colours will now compare against the previous year’s figures (if available), instead of the average.

As part of the Power User upgrade, added support for automatic backups (only works with iCloud). If you have made a change to any of your settings or data, a backup will be made automatically when you close the app. Also your list of backups will be automatically managed for you, to keep only the three most recent at all times.

Added a notification to say a remote device has made a new backup. This makes it very easy to synchronise multiple devices, as long as you don’t edit data simultaneously.

Improved the way backup files are managed on Dropbox and iCloud.

Man 3 version 1.2 now available

September 1, 2012 Comments off

Updated icons and images to support the retina display on the new iPad.

Added support for the latest Dropbox APIs (iOS 4.0 or above now required).

Minor fixes.