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Account Tracker 5.7 (iOS and Mac) now available

December 30, 2018 Comments off

help Added support for the iPhone XS Max and the new (2018) iPad Pros.

Major rewrite of the way alerts, action sheets, popover views and rotations are handled throughout the app.

Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Note that you now require iOS 9 or above. Older versions (of iOS and the app) should continue to work, but you will no longer get updates.

On the Mac, I now support dark mode when running on macOS Mojave.

BUG FIXES ….

5.7.1 (Mac only) was released on 2nd January to fix a crash on Sierra/High Sierra.

5.7.2 (Mac only) was released on 6th January to fix some text field colour issues on Sierra/High Sierra.

5.7.1 (iOS only) was released on 8th January to fix a rare crash on iPads while rotating, opening or closing the app.

Hill Lists 6.3 now available

December 2, 2018 Comments off

hlicon57 Added support for the iPhone XS Max and the new (2018) iPad Pros.

Added a few more map options, e.g. all climbed hills in lists, all hills in lists and all climbed hills.

Moved to version 16.1 of the Database of British and Irish Hills (DoBIH), a relatively minor update.

Fixed a crash while exporting hills in CSV format.

MINOR UPDATES/BUG FIXES ….

6.3.1 was released on 29th December to update to version 16.2 of the DoBIH.

Meter Readings 5.4 now available

November 27, 2018 Comments off

mricon57 Added support for the iPhone XS Max and the new (2018) iPad Pros.

Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

Hill Lists 6.2 now available

June 17, 2018 Comments off

hlicon57 Added the TGO 40 lists (Britain’s 40 “finest” hills, plus a further 10 in Ireland), as published by The Great Outdoors magazine.

Added a few more filter and sorting options (all hills by section, height or date first climbed, in addition to distance).

Other minor improvements.

Maoile Lunndaidh and the Archies

June 3, 2018 Comments off

hlicon57 With the introduction of the Archies list in my last update, observant users (like Barry Owen!) might have noticed that Maoile Lunndaidh (a Munro) is not included.

Archies are hills in Scotland with a height of 1000m or more and with a drop or prominence of 100m or more. You would therefore assume Maoile Lunndaidh at 1004.9m would be an Archie, however the nearby top Creag Toll a’ Choin is actually the higher summit at 1005.2m.

This hill has been surveyed by Alan Dawson and team, and the Database of British and Irish Hills includes the higher top as a HuMP (hills with 100m prominence). Since I build the Archies list from the HuMPs, with the additional height classification of 1000m or more, Maoile Lunndaidh is not included.

Paul Fettes (author of the Archies book) is aware of this (anomaly), and he mentions both tops in his book.

At some stage, the Ordnance Survey will measure these tops, and when they do it is likely that Creag Toll a’ Choin will be promoted to be the Munro.

If you are up there doing this very remote hill, you are likely to walk over both tops anyway. Do them both and enjoy the views, they are great!

GDPR

June 2, 2018 Comments off

GDPR compliance for me is quite simple. I actually don’t know who any of my customers are because Apple don’t make this information available to developers.

If you buy and run my apps, the data you enter is only ever stored on your device(s), unless you choose to send it elsewhere. I don’t have access to it.

I no longer support comments on my website, mainly because I felt people weren’t seeing my responses. All comments were deleted a while ago (partly because of GDPR).

If you email me (e.g. for support), I clearly use your email address to respond. I don’t use your email address for any other purpose, specifically I don’t sell it on.

You can choose to “follow” me on Twitter or to get notifications when I post something on my website. If so, you can unfollow me at any time. See my privacy policy for details of how to do this.

If you have any other questions about how I handle and use your data, please get in touch.

Hill Lists 6.1 now available

May 14, 2018 Comments off

hlicon57 Added the Archies, Scottish hills at least 1000 metres high with a drop of at least 100 metres on all sides. Archies are a subset of the Scottish HuMPs.

Added support for importing your ascents from a CSV file. The app supports the native export format from the Hill Bagging site, or you can create your own file that uses 3 columns per ascent (the DoBIH hill identifier, a date in yyyy-MM-dd or dd/MM/yyyy format, and any notes/log). See the user guide for full details.

If enabled in the settings, you can now double tap the Location button to quickly change your default location.

Other minor improvements.