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

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Very proud to announce that our latest app, Daily Sage, is now inspiring people in more than 31 countries, every day!

Find out more, here!

hAPPy Tuesday!

 

Proud to announce that our latest update is fully compatible with iOS 10, starting today (v1.0.5).
Grab it before Apple releases the update, tomorrow!

 

Updates! | Bug Fixes & iOS 10 Compatibility

Daily Sage Rate and Review

Hello, everyone! Thank you, AGAIN, for downloading Daily Sage and joining us on this inspired journey!
A few of you may have noticed the inability to (directly) rate the app through the settings panel.

We noticed the bug too and have repaired how the app communicates with the App Store!

Sorry for the inconvenience! Please let us know if you uncover any additional glitches! We’ll get them patched ASAP!

iPhone 6

Do you remember back in high school, when we had a “word of the day” calendar to learn new words, to sporadically use throughout the day? It was a great effort to improve our vocabulary and, ultimately increase our SAT scores. I MISS those calendars.

I recently took an international holiday to mentally regroup and on the return flight, I was scrolling through years of inspirational quotes that I’ve collected: A mental pep-talk-routine I have, often. But, I was dismayed: why don’t I have these affirmations daily?

Then, inspiration struck💡!
I ordered a cocktail (to keep the juices flowing 😜) and sketched out the architecture of a new app: Daily Sage.

The app has taken on a wonderful life of its own. It went from being a product to an experience…for me and all those involved.
I’ve been actively recruiting professional entrepreneurs, mental health experts, life coaches, actors, comedians, etc. All looking to share their best life advice.

My first featured contributor recently wrote me this:
“Going back through and re-reading all of these favorite quotes of mine, I’ve realized I was actually speaking to myself this whole time. These were all messages that I selected because they at some point were the very thing I needed to hear. Spending dedicated time with them doing the artwork has been a very lovely walk down memory lane and it’s a huge reminder to keep pursuing our dreams! ;)”

So there it is: a light-weight app that delivers a quick, unobtrusive, inspirational message, every morning.
Daily affirmations to meditate with, appreciate and potentially share.

Try it for FREE, today, on the App Store!

hAPPy thursday!
-christian

SPAM Alert Incoming Call

 

When SPAM Alert debuted in January of 2014, we were committed to stopping mobile SPAM.
Since our launch, more than 400 (!) new numbers have been submitted to our database by SPAM Alert users!
We have painstakingly followed up with EACH entry, and have verified that 200 of those numbers are in fact SPAM callers.

In a continued effort to stop these unwanted calls, we’re releasing our first “service pack”:
it contains all of the numbers you’ve been protected from [for the last 6 months], as well as the 200 new entries we’ve vetted.

Our goal is to release Service Pack updates twice a year, continuously, to protect you and your family from mobile SPAM.
These packs will cost $0.99US, but are transferable to any personal phone, even if upgraded.

Some users have asked why SPAM Alert and its Service Packs aren’t FREE. Here’s why:

Creating SPAM Alert was tricky.
We wanted an app that could be installed easily, wouldn’t impact battery life and could protect a user for as long as they used an iPhone. The Brushmedia team met these goals, but not after months of brainstorming & development.
In addition, we must research and verify ALL newly submitted numbers, daily.

Maintaining SPAM Alert’s backend and functionality doesn’t come easily.

That being said, we think that SPAM Alert is well worth the small price to keep it up-to-date and keep your privacy intact.

These updates are NOT required. When you purchase SPAM Alert, you get the latest database protection for life.

Lastly, we’re pleased to announce that Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 release appears to be bringing back “full-screen” caller ID art.
For more information, check out our previous post, here.

 

hAPPy Friday!

 

-Christian
Chief Software Architect, Brushmedia.com

 

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