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iOS 11, macOS High Sierra and our apps

At this time of year I get the same questions: do Wandle Software’s apps work on the new version of iOS and do you intend to support its new features? 2017 is no exception, so here’s the news about iOS 11.

As far as I know, all our apps will continue to work correctly on iOS 11. In slightly more detail:

  • Yummy. There appear to be some visual glitches that are caused by some changes, but functionality is unaffected. I’ll issue an update to fix the glitch when I’ve figured out what’s causing it. I also plan to support improved drop and drop support, though maybe not with that first version.
  • Quick Calendar. Designed with iOS 11 in mind. I’ve not seen any problems with the Mac version.
  • ShareEverywhere. With the exception of Facebook and Twitter, it should continue to work as before. iOS 11 removes the system level sharers for Facebook and Twitter, and these are what ShareEverywhere uses. I’m currently not clear whether this functionality can be easily restored.
  • Rootn Tootn. I’ve tested and seen no problems. I’ll keep an eye out when the Golden Master is available.
  • www.cut. I’ve tested and seen no problems. On iPad, it even supports the drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Glider. I’ve not tested the beta version of tvOS yet so I’m not sure. However, I do not anticipate any problems and will fix them if I find anything.

The summary: minor fixes, some minor updates. While both new operating systems have some nice new features, they don’t really affect Wandle’s apps.

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Wandle and iOS 8

Apple releases the new version of iOS, the software that runs on your iPhone and iPad, on Wednesday. I’ve been running it on my iPad for a couple of months and my iPhone since last month and I’ve generally been impressed. It doesn’t have the massive visual change that iOS 4 or 7 had but there’s lots of changes that will make using iOS that little bit better.

Having said that, a lot of the new changes are developer focused so we won’t see a lot of the benefits until after iOS 8 launches and other developers can share their hard work.

Talking of which, we have a lot of work to share. We already blogged about ShareEverywhere, our new app launching at the same time as iOS 8.

As far as I know, all our apps currently work without problem on iOS 8. Of course they don’t currently take advantage of the new hardware or new software features, but they should continue to work as before. (If not, please let us know.)

We will be updating all our apps for better functionality on iOS 8. www.cut is getting very close to being available. Version 3.3 will hopefully be out by the end of the month.

Rootn Tootn and CameraGPS are a little further out, but both will be getting updates to better cope with the bigger screens and some of the other iOS goodies. More information nearer the time.

Yummy will get its biggest update ever — version 3 — some time after that.

So, in summary, everything should work right out of the gate, we have a new app and all our other apps will get updates to work even better with iOS 8.

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Wandle Summer 2012 Lineup

As of this week you can fill the dock on your iPhone or iPod touch completely with Wandle Software apps. I know that’s not significant in the big scheme of things but I like to think that it’s quite an achievement for a one-man shop that operates part-time.

From left-to-right, and in the order that they were released, there is Yummy, Yummy Browser (the “lite” version of Yummy), www.cut and, new this month, Rootn Tootn.

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Announcing: Rootn Tootn

I’m very pleased to announce Wandle Software’s latest app, Rootn Tootn. Here’s the description from the App Store:

Rootn Tootn is a quick and effective way to remind you when your baby needs feeding or changing — or as we like to say, your baby is rooting and tooting…

Especially in the first few weeks when you’re feeding around the clock, it’s easy to lose track of what needs to happen and when. The last thing you want is an app that insists on endless details just to get started. Rootn Tootn just has a single button to start or stop a timer. It automatically records all the details for your reference and sets a reminder for the next time. You can add notes if you like.

You can add as many reminders as you want and there are three different types. One records the duration of an event (feeding for example), one is a point in time (changing a diaper/nappy) and one is a left/right side reminder. Check out the website for stories of how other people use them.

In addition to customising the timers and reminders, you can personalise how it looks by adding your own picture to the background.

Rootn Tootn offers a great balance between simplicity and features that you’ll use. Created using feedback from nursing mothers, we are always happy to hear how you’re using the app.

It was inspired by the birth of my son exactly six months ago today. You can get it on the iOS App Store for the introductory price of US$1.99, ¥170, €1.59, £1.49 or your local equivalent.

You can read more about it on the product page and, of course, there will be more more in this blog in the coming days.