Bond Tracker v1.8 – now with Spectre Support

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Yesterday it was announced that the new Bond movie would be called Spectre – Daniel Craig’s 4th film in the series. Could have sworn he did more.  Thanks to Jeffrey on Facebook for this tip ;-)

I quickly did some hacking and am happy to announce that our Bond Tracker App v1.8 has been submitted to Apple – and with it the following features:

  • added Spectre (obviously)
  • fixed the Endless Director bug (iPad)
  • fixed an issue with ever-greyed out cells (iPad)
  • fixed an issue that could crash the app on iPad 1
  • added iPhone 6 and 6s icon

It’s the first app I’ve submitted using the new Xcode 6.1, a developer tool that has seen many changes since the arrival of iOS 8. It’s been tested on several devices, ranging from iOS 5.1.1 all the way up to iOS 8.2 Beta. As far as I can tell it’s working ;-)

The update should be available within the next few days, pending Apple’s approval. Spectre however isn’t going to be with us until November 2015, and even that is just a tentative release date.

Bundle Me Crazy

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Great news for iOS 7 and iOS 8 users: you can now buy all our Episode Guide apps in one handy bundle, thanks to the App Store’s new feature – freshly released for your convenience earlier today.

Included are all seven apps, from Poirot to Frasier – with everything in between. You can also “complete your bundle” and only pay the difference for apps you don’t already own. It’s very swish.

There has never been a better time to complete your collection – head over to the App Store now and grab that crazy Episodes Guides Bundle now.

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Monk – Version 1.4: It’s a gift, and a curse

Monk-Logo-1024Here’s a funny story:

One of our users left a review on the App Store saying that there were two episodes missing from our Monk App. Of course he was right – thank you for the pointer. Today was time to fix this.

Turns out that the two episodes in question (“Mr Monk and The Astronaut” starring Jeffrey Donovan, and “Mr Monk and The Big Reward”) were buried deep inside the code and were there all along – the app just wasn’t showing them.

Computer code… it’s a gift, and a curse!

Glad it was only a small fix to bring them back, finally and after long last completing the Monk Episode Guide for iOS. While I was at it I also made sure the app runs smoothly on iOS 8 and iPhone 6.

The update is now with Apple and should be live within the next few days.

Poirot comes to iPad and iOS 8 – Version 2.2

I’ve just submitted The Belgian Detective Guide, Version 2.2 to the App Store. This update brings the following super exciting features to this little app:

  • added iPad support – the app is now universal
  • added Sophie Hannah’s novel The Monogram Murders
  • ready for iOS 8
  • and still working on iOS 5 devices

I’ve taken the same approach to adding an iPad interface as on previous apps I’ve converted. While not a totally new experience, the app now shows up when you’re searching from an iPad, and has the added benefit of an integrated web view for both Wikipedia and IMDb data. This means less tapping. Here’s a quick preview:

 

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I took care to still support iOS 5 – not an easy task when everything is looking at “the new thing” such as iOS 8 and iPhone 6.

The new development tools (Xcode 6) are not bad, with a huge plethora of new features -which usually comes at the expense of things that used to work rather well. Thankfully most of those are still in the same place as they were before.

In other news: we’ve shut down the dedicated website for this app and are in the process of integrating it into this one, so we have one place for support, feedback and announcements (and because we’re not allowed to ever speak the P word again, otherwise The Enforcer from that tree company comes down hard on us again).

The new version should be live within the next few days.

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