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!

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. 👉🏻

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!

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!

 

iOS 12 Compatibility

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.


Effective 9/13/18:

 

Daily Sage:
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. 🤞🏻

 

TimeCruncher:
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:
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.

 

Spam Alert:
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!

 

 

iOS 11 Compatibility

Tuesday morning, Apple formally announced the release date for iOS 11: September 19th.

All iOS updates come with change, both good and bad. In most cases, Apple gives us the tools to push our ideas further and our apps improve as a result. Occasionally, they remind us that some apps need extra polish, while others may be ready to retire. iOS 11 is an exciting update, but one that is forcing such change. Below is a list of all of our apps and their compatibility with iOS 11.


Effective 9/19/17:

Knowtify & Daily Sage:
Our latest (and most popular) apps are fully 64-bit and iOS11 compatible! #phew
We’re working on cosmetic updates to make both shine on the iPhone X.

TimeCruncher:
We’re working on an update, but the current version is 64-bit and iOS11 compatible.

Spam Alert:
Our original flagship app is not yet 64-bit compatible and therefore not available on iOS 11. 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 and will not be blocked, but any of the previous numbers (more than 1,500) will continue to be blocked. #highfive

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 11. 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.

reFaced:
At this time, we have decided to retire reFaced. When reFaced debuted, it was a popular way to swap faces with your friends and family. But, as bigger, better apps (like Snap) hit the market, we have been unable to keep up. Instead of rebuilding reFaced (from the ground up), we’ve decided to pour our efforts into improving our existing library and creating new and exciting apps.

 

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!

 

 

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

facepalm

 

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.

 

–face palm–

 

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!

-Christian
Chief Software Architect, Brushmedia.com

November 13, 2015 Bug Report, iOS 9, iOS App, iPhone, SPAM Alert

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