Miss Marple v1.3 – “The Mysterious Name Change”

We’ve just submitted a small patch for Miss Marple today. Here’s the list of changes:

  • added brand new iOS 7 UI (on compatible devices)
  • added 64bit support (on compatible devices)
  • added air date for “Endless Night” episode
  • improved user experience on 4″ devices
  • improved user experience under Settings – Miss Marple
  • added Reachability Copyright notice under Settings – Miss Marple
  • changed app title to Ultimate Miss Marple Guide

The Mysterious Name Change

Two weeks ago we’ve received a note from Apple that Acorn Productions have filed a copyright infringement complaint against us for using Miss Marple in our app title. This infringes a trademark name of Agatha Christie Ltd. We were not aware that this was in fact a trademark, and have apologised immediately.

We have suggested a different title but haven’t heard back from Acorn if this name change will suffice. I hope it does – obviously we don’t want any trouble and only mean to provide a service for fans of both series.

In the meantime we have changed the app’s title from “Miss Marple for iOS” to “Ultimate Miss Marple Guide”, which reflects a similar name structure on some of our other apps to avoid such problems. We hope this will suffice – but until we receive word from Acorn or Agatha Christie Ltd. we won’t know for sure.

To avoid any further trouble, we’ve made both Miss Marple and Poirot available for free until further notice.

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