New version finally available

Posted: February 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, AppStore, My Applications, PwGen, PwGen Pro | Comments Off on New version finally available

It was a long exhausting journey but eventually we arrived. 🙂

The new versions of PwGen and PwGen pro are available in the AppStore. I already spoke about the new features of the password generators. But just to make sure – here is a short list


  • Added support for pasteboard
  • E-Mails will be sent directly from within the application
  • Some minor interface tweaks (fonts, typos etc.)

PwGen Pro

  • Added a new feature called “Repeater”. Based on two inputs, the app will create a password for you. This password will always be the same when you enter the same input values. You can use it as lightweight sort of password safe.
  • Added support for pasteboard
  • E-Mails will be sent directly from within the application
  • Some minor interface tweaks (fonts, typos etc.)

I will upload some screenshots here as soon as I make that work again in my wordpress installation. 😉

New versions underway

Posted: January 31st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Applications, AppStore, My Applications, PwGen, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on New versions underway

After a loooooong period of silence I uploaded new version of PwGen and PwGen Pro to Apple today.

I hope they will be approved this time. You might remember that I had some serious problems when I tried to updated the pro version last time. That days I couldn’t find the problem because of which the new version way rejected by Apple. But I’m pretty sure I found it today (sometimes you just need an outtime of one year  to getting things done, right?) and so I fixed that.

When I finished that I thought that it might be a good idea to also implement some things that have changed since the last version. So I decided to put some more effort into it and implemented support for the pasteboard and in-app emails.

The update for the pro version is of course free for all customers who already purchased it.

Internally I eventually cleaned up my subversion and brought everything to the right revision. So I’m ready to do some more stuff in the future if anyone comes up with a brilliant idea for a new feature.

Updates / Past and Future

Posted: January 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Applications, My Applications, PwGen, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Updates / Past and Future

First of all I really have to apology for the silence the last months. I somehow lost the motivation to work on the applications over the trouble I had with the Apple review process. Anyhow, I have a new and in my eyes neat idea to realize and so I restarted iPhone developing. It’s much harder than I thought it would be. I really have to start from scratch in many areas. But I think it will just take a few days to get back on track.

Believe me, I would rather release new PwGen versions today than tomorrow but I have to wait what Apple says about the new version. You know the game.

Anyway, I hope I have something more to tell here over the next days and / or weeks.


New version of PwGen Pro submitted to Apple

Posted: February 17th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, AppStore, My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , | Comments Off on New version of PwGen Pro submitted to Apple


this weekend I have uploaded a new version of PwGen Pro to Apple for approval. The new version number is 1.1 and it includes some bugfixes and a new feature.


  • “Repeater” is a new function to generate and store passwords. It takes a base password and a target and generates a password from these two. The same combination of base and target will always result in the same generated password.
    If you use mysecretbase as base password you could use the URL of a website as target to get a hash value based on this two words. It will always be the same as long as you use the same base and target.
  • The number of generated passwords can now be set more detailed in lower regions. (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5)


  • The about text was editable
  • The settings icon was changed a little bit

This is a free upgrade for all who purchased PwGen Pro.



Apps for sale on Valentinesdays

Posted: February 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, AppStore | Tags: , | Comments Off on Apps for sale on Valentinesdays


the guys from have organized an iPhone app sale campaign. 32 german developers will sell their applications in the AppStore for a special price on February 14th. On that day you can get up to 80% rebate on the applications. If you are interested in one of them, check on Valentinesday and take your chance.


AppsForSale on February 14.

AppsForSale on February 14th.




Apple publishes new NDA

Posted: October 24th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Apple | Tags: | Comments Off on Apple publishes new NDA

As announced, Apple has posted a new version of the iPhone NDA (PDF). The new version lifts the NDA in that way that is now allowed to the developers to talk about the SDK but only for already released versions.


All at once

Posted: October 8th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Applications | Tags: , | Comments Off on All at once

Is it just me, or does Apple collect certain kinds of apps for cumulated release in the AppStore?

I recognized that several times now. Today it happend again. Apple released, 4 (in words: four) apps for typing email in landscape mode. They are priced from 0.99 til 4.99 and all do exactly the same.

I don’t believe that this is pure coincidence. But on the other hand, I wonder how close this apps must have been submitted.

And last but not least, don’t they duplicate functionality of 😉


Apple lifts NDA

Posted: October 1st, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Apple | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Apple lifts NDA

A great news just dropped in. Apple will lift the NDA for iPhone development. Isn’t that great?
Now it’s possible to talk to other developers about development problems and related stuff. Well, the NDA is only lifted for already released applications but this great anyway.
I’m happy and I hope it will become easier now to get information and help from others who already solved common problems.


Apple changed AppStore [update]

Posted: September 29th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Apple | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Apple changed AppStore [update]

This weekend, Apple has changed the behavior of the AppStore. Number one is the comment change. In “the old days” everyone with an iTunes account could comment and rate an application. Fortunately, this is history now. Apple has changed this and now you can only rate an application if you actually bought it. I hope that really keeps that trolls away that rate an application with 1 star because it is too expensive in their eyes.

The second change is not that nice. Apple removed the “All iPhone applications”, “All iPod touch applications” and the “All free applications” links. Bad decision!

I mean, how can one keep an overview if you don’t have the ability to check for new apps? It also seems like the pinchmedia RSS feeds fetched their data from this pages!? I didn’t get any updates from this feeds since friday what is pretty strange. I can’t believe, that now new apps where released this weekend!?

I really hope that Apple makes overview links available again. Without them, the AppStore will become unusable.

A lot of ideas made their way through the net, why Apple is acting like it actually does. Many of them say, Apple is stupid and needs some time to check that they are on the wrong road. I really hope so, but can such a company be that stupid?

Macrumors just posted a page where feeds for the AppStore are available. Check out


AppStore – iTunes sync rant

Posted: September 24th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Apple | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on AppStore – iTunes sync rant


I just noted, that iTunes syncs your iTunes account to the iPhone. Well, that sounds not that critical on the first read but it becomes very odd if you don’t know the consequences.

Here is the situation. I have a german iTunes account as I live in Germany. From time to time, I check out the US store to see the US comments for PwGen. By the way, it’s a pity that it is not possible for AppStore developers to review *all* comments from all stores! But back to the story.

If you set your iTunes store to US for example and forget to set it back to german you will have a very (at least for me) strange behavior on your iPhone. The AppStore will be set to US! On my iPhone I have now the US prices in dollar and not longer the EURO prices. That is not the bad thing, because I know corresponding prices. What really is a mess, is that you can’t by anything because the AppStore tries to buy the apps in the US store. Even worse is, that you can’t set the AppStore back to german. This is only possible by setting the correct store in iTunes and sync your phone.

This is not really a solution if you are far away from your “sync-station”. I think Apple will sell this as feature but IMHO this is really an annoying bug. *narf*