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 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.


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


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.


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.


PwGen in the internet

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


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. 🙂

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.


PwGen Pro is on the way

Posted: October 8th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Applications, My Applications, PwGen | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on PwGen Pro is on the way

Yesterday I uploaded PwGen Pro to Apple for review. The pro version of PwGen introduces some new features which where requested. The new features are:

  • In-App settings – You can now set most of the applications settings directly inside the application. No need to leave it and go to settings applications just for changing character set for example.
  • Phonetic passwords – PwGen Pro can create human readable passwords. This should it make much easier for people to remember the passwords without loosing too much safety.
  • The Reseed view was completely rewritten. It gives you more feedback about the progress and what actually happens now.
  • The interface was reorganized to get the new features in.
  • PwGen Pro is fully translated to german language.
The application will hopefully be available in the next days if Apple does not decide to reject it. It will be available in the AppStore for $0.99.
Some of the features will go into the free version sooner or later. I think I will port back some features to free version as soon as the next paid version will be released.
PwGen Pro Generator

PwGen Pro Generator

PwGen Pro Settings

PwGen Pro Settings


PwGen Pro?

Posted: September 15th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

I just started a new poll concerning PwGen. I got some feature requests in the last weeks which made me think about a pro version. Normally I don’t like the practice of lite and pro versions but sadly there is no other way of publishing similar programs with different feature sets.

Anyway, if you are using PwGen and if you want a particular feature. Give your vote in the new poll on the right side and leave me a comment with the feature you miss. Here is a short list of requests I already received:

  • human readable passwords
  • better control over used characters (at least two numbers per password etc.)
  • password storage
If you have other ideas, let me know.

Feature poll closed

Posted: September 15th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: My Applications, PwGen | Tags: , | Comments Off on Feature poll closed


the poll for the “quick-password” feature is now closed. Even if there where only 12 answers, the result is clear. The feature will be implemented in the next version. I’m not sure how it will look like but I’ll keep you informed.

Thanks to all who voted and stay tuned for the next version.