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.

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 Update is online

Posted: October 21st, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro Update is online

Hello,

version 1.0.1 of PwGen Pro is in the AppStore now. This version fixes some bugs that where in version 1.0. The inline settings wor as expected now and the “mail all passwords in one e-mail” too.

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


PwGen in the internet

Posted: October 14th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen, Uncategorized | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

Hi,

of course I’m googling for my own apps from time to time. It’s pretty nice and funny what you find:

If you know some other cool pages, let me know. 🙂
Greets,
Thomas 


PwGen Pro available

Posted: October 14th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro available

Here we go:

**** Get it while it’s hot. PwGen Pro is on sale for $0.99 until friday Oct. 17th. After the introduction period, the price will be $1.99. ****

Get it via iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=293118651&mt=8


PwGen Pro accepted

Posted: October 14th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications, PwGen Pro | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro accepted

This morning I got a mail from Apple which tells me that PwGen Pro was accepted an will be available in AppStore soon. I’m happy and I will keep you informed.

Greets,
Thomas


Coming soon

Posted: October 8th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications | Tags: , | Comments Off on Coming soon

For all who TYPO3. 😉

 

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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 MobileMail.app? 😉

Greets,
Thomas