iOS 16 Art

Another year and another iOS update! 🙌🏻
Here are my current apps and their compatibility with iOS 16… 

Daily Sage:

Version 1.6.2 operates on iOS 15 as expected (for both iPhone and iPad).
If you update your iPhone to iOS 16 (the newest version of iPadOS is not yet available), Daily Sage may quit unexpectedly (loading the daily quote artwork). While the app worked throughout the beta process, an unknown bug was introduced in Apple’s final release. I’m working to identify and fix that bug and hope to release a minor update soon.

TimeCruncher:

Unfortunately, the current version is incompatible with iOS 15 and iOS 16. 😒

I’m still working on version 2, but it’s still not ready.

Version 2 is written from the ground up and includes an all-new design.
When released, “TimeCruncher 2.0” will meet Apple’s newest compliance requirements and introduce a few requested features. 🥳

If you’d like to be notified when it’s available, consider signing up for my (occasional) email updates.

You’ll find a sign-up block on the right-hand side of this post. 👉🏻

Another year and another iOS update! 🙌🏻
Here is a list of my apps and their compatibility with iOS 15. 

Daily Sage:

Version 1.6.2 (for both iPhone and iPad) operates on iOS 15 as expected.

TimeCruncher:

Unfortunately, the current version is incompatible with iOS 15. 😒

I’m actively working on version 2, and while I was hoping to have the new version available before iOS 15 was released, or (at the very least) by the end of this calendar year, it’s still not ready.

Version 2 is written from the ground up and includes an all-new design.
When released, “TimeCruncher 2.0” will meet Apple’s newest compliance requirements and introduce a few requested features. 🥳

If you’d like to be notified when it’s available, consider signing up for my (occasional) email updates.

You’ll find a sign-up block on the right-hand side of this post. 👉🏻

Knowtify:

TBH, I’m bummed to announce that Knowtify is being depreciated.
The app will no longer be available for sale as of January 1, 2022.

After deliberation, it seemed best to table development and focus efforts on other applications.

Knowtify was developed to help people alert friends and family that they arrived home safely. Sadly, my best (marketing) efforts weren’t enough to give it the life it deserved. 🤦🏻‍♂️

If you recently subscribed to the app, it will continue to work through 2022. Although not fully optimized, it is compatible with iOS 15.

If you were a user/fan, thank you for your support!

POPtorious! & POP Jr!:

Unfortunately, POPtorious (our first app!) and its sister app, POP Jr!, are also being depreciated. I had hoped to breathe new life into both, but I have encountered several roadblocks over the last few years. Rather than teasing fans, I have decided to postpone update development indefinitely.

Thank you for your support, and appreciate your patience as I update my app portfolio. I’m doing my best to develop NEW and EXCITING apps. 

Despite COVID-19’s persistence, I’m chugging along and have many exciting updates and new apps on my roadmap. I can’t wait to share them with you –––– soon!

iOS 14.6 Alert that TimeCruncher will no longer work.

Well hell.
Despite what I was led to believe, TimeCruncher will no longer work with devices updated to iOS 14.6.x or higher.

I am working on version 2 [of the app] and hope to release it before iOS 15. 🤞🏻🤞🏻

Version 2 is being written from the ground up and includes an all-new design.
When released, “TimeCruncher 2.0” will meet Apple’s newest compliance requirements and introduce a few requested features. 🥳

If you are interested in being alerted when the update is available, consider signing up for my (occasional) email updates.

You’ll find a sign-up block on the right-hand side of this post. 👉🏻

TimeCruncher Alert

TimeCruncher users may have noticed an alert from Apple indicating that” ‘TimeCruncher’ Needs to Be Updated.” And that if it isn’t, the “app will not work with future versions of iOS.”  

At this time, there is no need to panic. The TimeCruncher app continues to work as advertised.
Thankfully, this is just a warning and will not disable or change how the app works (for users running iOS 6 thru 14). 

However, it’s unlikely that the app will work for users who update to the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system (iOS 15, tentatively scheduled to arrive in the fall of this year).

I am currently working on version 2 of the app and hope to release it before iOS 15 is released.
Version 2 is being written from the ground up and includes an all-new design. When released, “TimeCruncher 2” will meet all of Apple’s upcoming compliance requirements and introduce a few requested features. 🥳

If you are interested in being alerted when the app update is available, consider signing up for my (occasional) email updates. You’ll find a sign-up block on the right-hand side of this post. 👉🏻

Last week a few of you may have noticed that some of Daily Sage’s morning notifications failed to arrive on your iPhones and iPads. This resulted from some unexpected changes made to the backend server we utilize to handle and distribute our app’s notifications worldwide. 

We are working with our provider to fix the issue, but could use your help. 

If you have a moment, please fill out this brief survey. Your participation will help us better troubleshoot any ongoing issues and will improve the user experience, overall. 

Thank you, in advance.

Apple on schedule to release iOS 14 this fall.
Here is a list of all of our apps and their compatibility with iOS 14. 


Daily Sage:

We are on a supplemental release (version 1.6.2 for both iPhone and iPad) that will hopefully fix a sign-in issue a few users have reported.

If you are an active subscriber but are unable to sign in to the app, please bear with us as we hunt down and squash that bugs.

We hope to have the update available by the end of this month. 

TimeCruncher:

We’re still working on a major update to our popular TimeCruncher app. Until it’s ready, the current version (tho not optimized for the iPhone X series) is 64-bit and will run on any iOS14+ compatible device. 

Knowtify:

Though not optimized for the iPhone X series, Knowtify is also 64-bit and will run on any iOS14+ compatible device. 

POPtorious! & POP Jr!:

Unfortunately, POPtorious (our first app!) and its sister app, POP Jr!, both need adjustments before they will be ready to take advantage of iOS 14. We hope to make those adjustments soon but have been sidelined by COVID-19. We’re currently prioritizing the development of a few other (new) apps and, as such, have removed the apps from sale until we can adequately update them. At this time, we do not have a timeline for when these apps will be updated & re-released.

As always, we thank you for your support and appreciate your patience as we update our existing app portfolio and develop NEW and EXCITING apps to make your life a little better. 

Despite COVID-19, we’re moving forward and have lots of exciting updates and new apps on our roadmap. We look forward to sharing them ALL with you, soon!

In June of 2019, Uber revoked the APIs that allowed us to integrate with their car-hailing service.

As a result, Knowtify can no longer help facilitate an inexpensive Uber ride on your behalf. We will continue to monitor the available options and if these policies are updated, modified or changed, and we are again able to integrate with their service, we will make every effort to re-introduce this feature. 😏


October 28, 2019 Apple, iOS App, iPhone, Knowtify

Apple released iOS 13 in late September.
Here is a list of all of our apps and their compatibility with iOS 13. 


Daily Sage:

We are finishing work on our next, supplemental release version 1.6 (for both iPhone and iPad). It will include a host of bug fixes and compatibility with iOS 13’s “Dark Mode.” We hope to have it released and on your iOS devices by the end of this month. 

TimeCruncher:

We’re working on a major update to our popular TimeCruncher app. Until it’s ready, the current version (tho not optimized for the iPhone X series) is 64-bit and will run on any iOS13 compatible device. 

Knowtify:

Though not optimized for the iPhone X series, Knowtify is also 64-bit and will run on any iOS13 compatible device. 

Spam Alert:

After much debate, we have decided to retire our first “flagship” app: Spam Alert. Originally designed to quell the onslaught of telemarketing, political and other spam phone calls (to mobile), Spam Alert blocked more than 1,700 offensive numbers and has helped thousands of users avoid harassing phone calls, every day. 

Mobile carriers are getting more aggressive (thanks to government and FCC legislation in the USA) in preventing spam calls. Apple’s iOS 13 now has an option to “mute” unknown callers and there are now dozens of apps that promise to help you block or stop robo-callers, much like Spam Alert did. We believe that many of these apps are better positioned (with more money and resources) to effectively protect you from mobile spam and robo-callers. While it had a good run, we have officially decided to remove Spam Alert from sale and will no longer be offering support or updates. If you were a user/fan, thank you for your support!

POPtorious! & POP Jr!:

Unfortunately, POPtorious (our first app!) and its sister app, POP Jr!, both need adjustments before they will be ready to take advantage of iOS 13. We hope to make those adjustments soon, but have removed the apps from sale until that time. At this time, we do not have a timeline for when these apps will be updated & re-released.

As always, we thank you for your support and appreciate your patience as we update our existing app portfolio. 

We have lots of exciting updates and new apps on our roadmap and we look forward to sharing them ALL with you!

Good news: Version 1.5 of our popular Daily Sage app is now compatible with iOS 12 and the iPhone X Series. It is available for immediate download. 😎

Additionally, Daily Sage now brings native compatibility to those without an iPhone ––– v1.5 is now “universal” and can be downloaded and enjoyed on any supported iPad. 🙌🏻🎉 The iPad version is free for existing subscribers and just 99¢ a day or $9.99 (US) a year for new users.

We’ve also cleared thru all your feedback and are confident that we’ve killed all the reported bugs marring your app experience. If you identify any new bugs, please let us know. 🐛🚫

Now, some “bad” news (it’s not that bad, promise!):

Unfortunately, the backend server we utilize to send your daily inspiration has dramatically increased the cost of their services. Maintaining daily operations for our app comes at a cost and this new increase has driven up operation costs by more than 150%!! 😳

At first, we thought we’d have to raise the cost of Daily Sage, but are now happy to report that prices will stay the same thru the year (2018). The price for new users will likely increase in the new year. Those new prices are still TBD.

To help compensate for the rate increase, we’re switching the servers that deliver your inspirational notices (each day). We’re confident that the new servers will deliver the same reliable experience you’ve come to expect from our app, without interruption.

That said, installing this update is crucial:

Starting November 1, 2018, users who have not updated to version 1.5 will no longer receive daily notifications. 😢

For most users, your iOS device will automatically download and update your app, so no further action is required. IF you have automatic updates turned OFF or your device hasn’t received the automatic update before October 31, 2018, you can (easily) force the update to install: On your iOS device Tap & Open the App Store > Updates (bottom of the screen) > Daily Sage > Update.

We apologize for any inconvenience this update may cause and hope you continue to enjoy receiving life’s best advice, every morning. If you have a friend or loved one that you think might also enjoy our app, please share it.

As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to inspiring you, every day, in the future.

hAPPy Saturday!

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