Friday, October 10, 2014

Waiting for next surprises

Apple is famous for their secretiveness about new devices. On October the 16th we expect the next bunch to be revealed. Marketing-wise this might be perfect but for us independent developers it isn't. Only then we will know how to support them in our software.
The rumors indicate there will be a new iPad, probably with a 3x retina display like the one in the iPhone 6 Plus. But we have to wait until the public event to learn how to make our apps support the new devices.

This unfortunate situation doesn't only lead to unnecessary long times until existing application will exploit the new hardware in its full glory. Its seems to hurt the quality of Apples own software as well.

App Updates for the new iPhone 6 and 6+

iphone 5 display screenshot iphone 6 display screenshot iphone 6+ display screenshot
iPhone 5s iPhone 6 iPhone 6+

The new iPhones are out with larger retina displays. Although all of my apps work out of the box a few have already been enhanced to use the new screen sizes in native resolution and with the correct pixel sizes:
  1. Length
  2. Ruler

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Let it Snow - New free App for iPhone and iPad

Let it snow wherever you want. Just select one of your photos and shake the device like a snow globe. It starts snowing.

  • select photos from you photo albums
  • share the snowy picture
  • it's free!
  • remove the ads with an in-app purchase

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Special Days - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

See the schedule and countdown to upcoming special days, like Towel Day, Pi Day, Earth Day and much more.

  • Share event dates
  • Look up special days on Wikipedia
  • Add events to your calendar (after upgrade)
  • Switch between modern light and dark traditional design
  • Animated background

Group Mail - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

This app makes sending of emails to a group of receivers as easy as possible. Manage different lists for family, friends, work and so on.

  • manage different lists of email receivers
  • add names and email addresses from your contacts
  • choose who receives the email on CC or BCC
  • temporary deselect individual receivers before sending

Monday, February 24, 2014

Snow - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

Do you want to go skiing, snow boarding, sleighing or just out of the door? This application shows the chance of snow and the total expected snowfall of the next ski resort for your current or any other location (after upgrade). The free version shows the snow for St. Moritz/Switzerland only.

  • the background color and the snow animation changes with the chance of snow
  • find a location by name, postcode, latitude/longitude or your current location
  • the snow condition can be shared
  • shake the device to let it snow