I came up with this idea a couple of days ago for a simple clock where each digit is drawn as a series of lines that can then break up and reform to the next digit each second. The code is reasonable simple but the result is quite pretty.
I wrote this dumb script to print a list of all the Apple Developer services that are currently online.
Last week I published Keep 2.2 however there were a couple of odd bugs with in-app purchases that have now been resolved. I had the bug fixed on Sunday, however I was unfortunately unable to get an expedited review because of the extended Apple Developer site outage so the update wasn’t approved until today.
The latest version of Keep Calm has introduced a bug when attempting to restore previously purchased items in the store. Currently the code that restores the purchase my side is not being run (due to a really stupid faulty if statement) however if you have already purchased an item you can press the ‘Buy’ button again and it will automatically acknowledge that you have already purchased an item with no need to buy it again.
I’ve just finished a fix for this bug which I intend to send to Apple shortly, so hopefully the bug will be resolved within the next few days.
Today I updated Keep Calm to version 2.2. This new version adds the following new features:
- Completely new flat UI – this is an iOS 7 style UI as I haven’t decided yet whether I will require iOS 7 when it comes out
- The new UI makes it a lot faster to make posters – on average fewer taps are require to make a poster and it is now a lot clearer how one carries out basic tasks
- The app is faster – for those interested, I took out redundant Core Data and Core Graphics calls
- When you first launch the app you are welcomed with a new welcome screen. I’m particularly pleased with these because it provides quite a nice way of demoing some of the Pro features. Again, for those interested I use a UIScrollView and a single UIImageView that gets translated by the scroll offset
- Runs much better on the iPhone 5 – I had spent a lot of time focussing on designing the regular iPhone version (because posters seem less stretched) rather than the full iPhone 5 screen which meant that there were a few buttons that weren’t showing up in the right places. This version is a lot more solid
- Less code – this isn’t really a feature that my users need to care about, but I swear to god it makes my life a lot easier. By reducing the total number of delegates in the app (almost every single view controller – and some views/models too – declared a protocol) and making each view controller focused on the purpose of the app rather than being generic meant that I could write a lot less code. I also removed a lot of UIActionSheets because a) I don’t think they look very pretty and b) I really don’t like declaring them and writing UIActionSheetDelegate methods 😦
On the whole, users should find this update far more enjoyable and easy to use than previously as they upgrade over the course of the weekend.