Finally, new versions

Posted: July 23rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

It’s been a long time since the last update. Over three years. What can I say, I had a lot to do and many other things came across.

Anyway, today Apple finally approved new versions of PwGen and PwGen Pro. Both updates are very minor. All they bring is some smaller bugfixes that should fix rare crashes on newer iOS versions. Remember? The last version was for iOS 3 (!!!). We now have iOS 6 on the horizon and I’m working on a completely rewritten version of PwGen. I hope it will be released within the next weeks. I don’t want to promise anything. All I’m saying is, that I’ve come to far to stop now. ;-)

Beside that, I have some other interesting projects in the pipeline which I hope will be released by the end of this year. But no promises here either. I plan to write here a bit more often in the future as I have the feeling that my skills improved in a way that I can give back something to the Objective-C community. We will see how that plays out over the next time.

But enough for now. Here are the links to the new version:

PwGen 1.4

PwGen Pro 1.2

 


2 Comments on “Finally, new versions”

  1. 1 Andy said at 18:57 on August 5th, 2012:

    Hi Thomas,
    what type of PRNG does PwGen use?

  2. 2 thomas said at 08:19 on August 6th, 2012:

    Hi Andy,

    the current version uses a built in non-linear, additive feedback, random number generator, employing a default table of size 31 long integers. In other words it uses the random() method of iOS. This is why the reseed is necessary.

    The next version (PwGen 2) however will use a key stream generator employed by the arc4 cipher. Or the arc4random() method deployed by iOS.

    Greets,
    Thomas