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

 


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

PwGen

  • 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.

Greets,
Thomas


PwGenPro in review – heat 2

Posted: February 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , | Comments Off on PwGenPro in review – heat 2

Last tuesday I wrote, that I sent a new version of PwGenPro to the Apple review department. Unfortunately the update was rejected because of a stupid crash of the application. Well, AppStore guy reported a crash that I could not reproduce but I found a nother one. Now I have fixed that and hope that the other crash will not appear again.

PwGenPro is in review

I also took the chance to add a small new feature. You can now set, that the tool should avoid ambigious characters. It’s pretty easy because it just leaves I and O out of the character base. This is by the way a feature that was requested by user who gave me feedback! 😉


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

Hello,

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.

NEW:

  • “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)

FIXES

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

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

 

Greets,
Thomas


No SMS sending in PwGen

Posted: November 25th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications, PwGen, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on No SMS sending in PwGen

Hello,

one of the most requested features for one of the next versions of PwGen was sending passwords via SMS. Well, I tried to implement that but unfortunately it is not possible. You can’t set a bodytext for a new SMS programatically as you can do for new emails. It’s sad but true. This feature will not be in the tool in the next time. Sorry folks.

Greets,
Thomas


PwGen Pro review #1 [UPDATE]

Posted: October 22nd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro review #1 [UPDATE]

Hi,

Just a few minutes ago, the first review of PwGen Pro was released. Marc Thomalla from the german iPhone Application blog appsblog.de has reviewed the application and gave it a very good score as I interprete it. 🙂

For those of you, who are able to read german you can read the review here: http://www.appsblog.de/?p=575

I will try to publish an english version here soon.

Here is the english version:

Secure passwords are essential in our digital life to don’t make it easier than necessary for the bad guys. With PwGen you have an app at hand that generates secure passwords in seconds and send it to you  via e-mail – even a lot of passwords at once.

First thing you should do is to go to the settings and select the type of the passwords. The following options are available:

  • Uppercase characters
  • Lowercase characters
  • Numbers
  • Special characters
  • Length (4-22)
  • Count (1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100)

After that you go back to the “Generator” and get your passwords. You can generate a new set every time you press the “Generate” button in the top right corner. The phonetic passwords can be pronounced but it needs some glibness  sometimes. 😉

A function that is called “reseed” generates passwords by moving the iPhone / touch. At the end of the process a loud bell rings (I was near to an heart-attack the first time…).

PwGen Pro is also available without the Pro as free version; the Pro version has the advantage of being completely localized to german language and that you can set almost all settings directly in the application instead of leaving the application and set them in the settings application of the device.

The maintainer promises to implement new features constantly. You can reach im over his website or Twitter (http://twitter.com/thomas_typo3).

The generated passwords can be send via the mail client – a very convenient feature.

– Download –

0.3MB can be downloaded here:

Download in iTunes-Store

– Pros and Cons –

  • + lots of good passwords
  • + passwords very secure and pronounceable (if you wish)
  • + program in german language and very fast
  • + passwords can be send via e-mail
  • + price: OK
  • – nothing at the moment

– Conclusion –

PwGen Pro convinces me with the really good passwords, which are pronounceable if you wish, that can be remembered though. Sending the passwords via e-mail is handy and supersedes to write them down.

 

Greets,
Thomas


What’s coming next?

Posted: October 22nd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , | Comments Off on What’s coming next?

Now that the first version of PwGen Pro is in the AppStore I think about new features to implement. I got two smaller requests that should be very easy to implement.

First thing is to generate a new password each time you shake your phone. I’m not sure how I can implement that in the interface but I think I will find a solution.

Second thing is to send the passwords via SMS. I’m not sure about this one because I don’t see the use of it. But maybe someone needs it and it shouldn’t be to much hassle to bring that in.

A bigger change will be the rewrite of the generation algorithm. I want to bring in some advanced features to it and this makes it necessary to rewrite the generator.

Another thing I think about is which features I should to backport to the free version and when should I do that.

I appreciate any feedback.

Greets,
Thomas


PwGen Pro Bug + Update

Posted: October 17th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro Bug + Update

Hi,

version 1.0 of PwGen Pro has a small bug. It’s currently not possible to set password count and password length in the inline settings page. As workaround, you can set this options in the global settings application as you might know it from the free PwGen version.

The bug is already fixed and submitted to Apple. I think that the update will become available in the next week.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience and as small gift I expanded the introduction period until the update is available.

 

Greets,
Thomas