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Account Tracker for Mac update #10

October 16, 2016 Comments off

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A little more progress in the last month or so, however a lot of frustration around iCloud on macOS. Read on for details …

In my last update, I had my Mac app syncing from a PRIMARY device on iOS, i.e. registering for and receiving the initial sync. I have since got it receiving subsequent changes (from any iOS device), as well as pushing changes made itself through iCloud to all iOS devices.

I currently only support reconciling, however I will slowly enable other editing features over time. As I said previously this is “just” UI work and the underlying sync is working in both directions.

I do seem to have a major problem with iCloud though. It seems the Mac doesn’t receive changes from other devices automatically at all. However I can force them to appear simply by writing to iCloud once (e.g. creating a new file). This seems to kick macOS into action and allows my app to function as expected. I have wasted most of this weekend trying to figure this out, but I will keep looking for a more elegant solution. Very frustrating!

Which brings me on to my plans moving forwards …

Writing a fully functional, stand-alone Mac app is just too much work (for me), and this is partly why progress has been so slow. I have therefore decided to only support the Mac as a companion app to iOS, meaning you need to be using iOS as your PRIMARY device and the Mac itself will only support a limited set of editing functionality. More complex editing will have to be done on iOS.

Initially I will release an iCloud only version, but will also try to support Dropbox too (later).

Again, further updates will be posted as I make progress.

Hill Lists 5.0.1 now available

September 30, 2016 Comments off

hlicon57 Fixed a crash to do with the multiple rounds feature.

Only a few users reported this as it was a bit of a corner case, specifically where your 2nd (or subsequent) rounds had no ascents.

Apologies for missing this in testing.

Hill Lists 5.0 now available

September 23, 2016 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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).