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Rootn Tootn 2.1

I have just submitted an update to Rootn Tootn to Apple for approval. The one sentence description for this release is “The iOS 8 Update.” In a little more depth:

  • Support for iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 and 6+ screen sizes
  • Enhanced notifications, allowing you to start timers from the lock screen
  • Export to “document providers” such as Dropbox and Box
  • Support for Dynamic Type, making Rootn Tootn more accessible
  • Bug fixes and other minor improvements

This new version supports both iOS 7 and iOS 8, though many of the newer features only work on iOS 8.

There are not a huge number of visible changes, but I hope you like it.

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What you forgot from your Computer Science Degree

On Wednesday evening I did a quick presentation at the London iOS Developer Group meeting at the Regent Street Apple Store in London.

What you forgot from your Computer Science Degree from Stephen Darlington

It’s about how I implemented a small feature in both Yummy and www.cut.

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LiDG Presentation

Last night I did a short talk at the London iOS Developer Group meeting at the Regent Street Apple Store. It was based on some of my experience working on Wandle’s apps (and other non-iPhone-related work I’ve done previously) and so, while it’s a little technical, I thought you might be interested to see a little about it.

You can get a copy of my slides here and I’ve put a short write up about it on my personal blog.

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Festive Spirit — Half Price Sale

Just for the holiday period I have reduced the price of Rootn Tootn and Yummy by half. You can now get the same app goodness for only 99c, 69p, €0.89 or your local equivalent. It may take a few hours for the new price to percolate across all of Apple’s servers so if you don’t see the new price, don’t panic!

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What does iOS 6 have in store for Wandle apps?

I’ve been looking at the new version of iOS, trying to figure out what it means for Wandle’s apps. There’s only so much that I can say publicly at the moment, since the details are still covered by a Non-Disclosure Agreement, but I think enough of the “interesting” bits were shown at the keynote that it’s worth jotting some notes.

iOS5, launched last year, was big. You’ll probably remember the Notification Center and the Twitter integration. But there were also lots of neat new technical things “under the hood” that I was keen to use as soon as possible. So much so that I re-wrote www.cut using them and Rootn Tootn is iOS5-only too. (For various technical reasons that I won’t bore you with, I didn’t extensively update Yummy in the same way.) iOS6 is not like that. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of nice improvements, but little that I feel the need to integrate right now.

“Little” is, of course, not “nothing.” There is one part of Yummy and www.cut that is third party software, is not terribly reliable and is really difficult to keep up with technically. That’s the Facebook integration. As you may have heard, iOS6 has Facebook built-in. So what I plan to do is remove the Facebook API and just use the one included in iOS.

The good news: it should work much better, it will be more reliable and you’ll no longer need to log in separately.

The bad news: unless you’re using iOS6 you will lose this functionality.

As far as I can tell (looking at the crash reports) there are very few people who won’t be able to run iOS6. The main “victims” will be owners of the original iPad. If it’s any consolation, that includes me…