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

 


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?

[update]
Macrumors just posted a page where feeds for the AppStore are available. Check out http://appshopper.com.
[/update]

Greets,
Thomas


AppStore – iTunes sync rant

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

Hi,

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*

Greets,
Thomas