This morning, Apple formally announced the release date for iOS 12: September 17th.
Below is a list of all of our apps and their compatibility with iOS 12.
We are finishing up work on v1.5 (a critical update). We hope to have it released and on your iOS devices by the end of this month. 🤞🏻
Additionally, 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 iOS12 compatible device.
Knowtify is also fully 64-bit and iOS12 compatible!
We’re working on a cosmetic update to make it shine on the iPhone X series.
Our original flagship app is not yet 64-bit compatible and therefore not available on iOS 12. Tho disappointing, anyone who previously installed the app (in iOS 10 or earlier) will STILL be able to take advantage of the app’s primary feature: warning when spam is calling.
Until we’re able to update the app, new numbers cannot be added to the system and therefore, new submissions cannot provide our advertised warning. All previously added numbers (more than 1,500) will continue to be blocked.
POPtorious! & POP Jr!:
Unfortunately, POPtorious (our first app!) and its sister app, POP Jr!, both need a few adjustments before they will be ready to take advantage of iOS 12. We hope to make those adjustments soon so that we can get them back in the app store for existing users to continue playing and for new users to discover.
As always, we thank you for your support and appreciate your patience as we update our existing apps.
We have lots of exciting updates and new apps on our roadmap and we look forward to sharing them ALL with you!
I’ve got some good news and bad news…
The bad news:
When Apple released the latest public build of iOS 9 (9.1) it inadvertently broke some functionality in our app SPAM Alert! At present, if you are running iOS 9.1, you will (likely) be unable to launch the app to report new numbers.
The good news:
Since the SPAM Alert! app doesn’t need to be running on your iPhone to work (it just needs to be installed), you are still actively protected from unsolicited calls. A visual warning will still appear if/when you receive a call from an offender on our master list.
We’re actively working to get the bug fixed and will let you know when an update is approved and available.
We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
Happy Friday! Have a great wknd!
Chief Software Architect, Brushmedia.com
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.
Chief Software Architect, Brushmedia.com
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