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Closing our Support Forum

Due to large amounts of spam by Italian Handbag Manufacturers we had to close the Support Forum of our site until further notice. In the six months this forum had been active it has never been used by a “real user” which means that there may not be a need for it.

If you need support with any of our apps, we encourage you to leave a comment on any of the relevant posts about your app in our front page. No registration is necessary and you can choose to be notified via email when we or a community member responds.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Problems at Apple

Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 12.35.22This morning I wanted to push out a quick update for our Bond Tracker App, featuring that funky search function I’ve been working on. Sadly however, a few days ago someone extremely nasty hacked into the Apple Developer website and caused some havoc. Nothing bad really happened, but it was enough for Apple to close down the site and do some in-depth maintenance work.

For developers this means that we are severely limited in regards to updating apps, creating new ones and doing all those other scary things we have to do from time to make apps work on your devices.

Had it been a straightforward update I could have submitted The New Bond (Version 1.3), but it wasn’t that simple. We’ve previously been trading as a UK company, but since March we are a US based company all our developer profiles have changed in July. I can’t currently download the new ones because of the site outage, and the old ones are no longer valid.

This means that all I can give you right now is a screenshot of what the update would potentially look like:

The new search feature in Bond Tracker 1.3 - I'll submit it as soon as Apple Developer is back up and running
The new search feature in Bond Tracker 1.3

Soon you’ll be able to search for a title or a year and get a sectioned list of results in a separate view. It’s like totally awesome and everything. I’ll submit the update as soon as Apple Developer is back up and running.

Further Reading

In the meantime, take a look at these news reports about what’s happened to the Apple Developer website. It’s not pretty, but I’m sure they’re doing everything they can to fix the problem and prevent future attacks.

Testing iOS 7 – SUCCESS!

icon-ios7Earlier this week we developers received early access to a beta version of iOS 7, due to be released later this year. I went ahead and installed it on one of my devices on Tuesday to check if our apps are still working.

As much as I love exploring new features and functionality, my biggest nightmare is that I try to run one of my apps and see that it doesn’t work.

Lucky for us, and to big relief, all our apps are built on standard UI elements, and I can confirm they’re all working very well without any modifications.

HURRA!

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Hello world!

Welcome to Pinkstone Pictures. We love making mobiles apps and needed a place for them to live, so here it is.

We know that sometimes you’d like to ask a question – and because we can’t reply to your App Store reviews we’ve created a support forum where we can answer you.

Right now we have Poirot, Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes for iOS – check them out and let us know what you think. We are working on several others too –  sign up for any of the newsletters to find out when they are available.