Friday, October 8, 2010

每日一句 限時免費

為慶祝雙十國慶,「每日一句」於10/9 ~ 10/10 兩天限時免費。時間日期以 App Store 為準,因為我也搞不清楚到底 Apple 怎麼分別不同國家的免費起迄日期,以 local time 呢?還是以美西 Apple 總部的時間?

這次免費僅限台灣、美國、英國三國的帳號,其他國家暫時無法下載或購買。

目前最新的版本已適用於 iOS3 以上的 iDevice,但只有 iOS4 的系統有「每日提醒」的功能。

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bug report on iTunes

As you know, iPhone apps are sold all over the world. A developer can select all or some countries for his/her application to appear on their iTunes store.

The pro of it is you get buyers from all over the world. The con of it is each country's iTunes store is kinda separated.

What do I mean?

Well, any user of your application can comment or rate your application in iTunes. The problem is Apple doesn't aggregate or send these comments to developers. The only way to find out what people say about your application is go to iTunes, switch to each country that your application is for sale, and read about them.

Today I strolled into UK iTunes store, surprised to find two bug reports about my application (A Quote A Day) there. Since my default iTunes country is US, and there is no one complaining about the issue there, I would never have known about the bug if I didn't happen to switch the country setting to UK (which is the first time in my life).

Needless to say, I quickly jumped into Xcode and fixed the issue within 5 minutes. Did some tests, fine tuned it more, and more tests.

Now it's waiting for Apple's review again. Hopefully everyone that's affected by it will be able to download the update in a week.

I sincerely apologize for not being able to find out the bug sooner. In the future, please report all your bug finding in the related application as comment. Really appreciated!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

iGPSTrack iTunes File Sharing

The following picture demonstrates the steps to take in order to add / Save to (import / export) track files from iGPSTrack with iTunes File Sharing feature.

Connect your iDevice to iTunes, make sure it's version 9.1 or above.

1. Click on your device
2. Select Apps tab
3. Scroll the window all the way down until you see File Sharing. Select iGPSTrack.
4. Use Add button to import file(s) into iGPSTrack. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop file(s) into this iGPSTrack Documents window.

That's it! As easy as pie!


Once you disconnect the iDevice from iTunes, start iGPSTrack and you will find all your track files in your iDevice.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

iGPSTrack

Most of my readers know that I have a blog about GPS PND where I talk about every meaningful feature of major software out there. One of the features that I particularly use very often is the GPS track log. Today I'm glad to announce that I have put together most of my track log conversion algorithms into one iPhone application for you. With iGPSTrack, you can convert most of the track logs into the common GPX format. You can use iPhone to organize, view, convert, and email them.

What takes so long? Well, it all comes down to some features in iPhone that aren't available until iOS4.








大部份的讀者都知道我有另一個專門討論各種 GPS 軟體之功能的部落格。GPS PND 眾多功能中,我最常用的之一就是軌跡紀錄。今天很高興跟大家宣佈一個即將推出的 iPhone App -- iGPSTrack,使用者可以將GPS 軟體建立的軌跡檔轉換為標準的 GPX 檔,這是一個可以在 iPhone 上隨時觀賞、管理、轉換軌跡格式的工具。

iGPSTrack 所支援的軌跡紀錄,幾乎涵蓋台灣所有 GPS 軟體所使用的格式,相信不管在 Windows 或是 Mac 平台,都沒有支援台灣所有 GPS 軌跡格式的軟體,所以 iGPSTrack 可算是絕無僅有。

使用者可以使用 WiFi,透過內建的 Web Server 匯入、匯出軌跡檔,也可以透過 iTunes 於同步 iPhone 時,直接將軌跡檔拉進 iGPSTrack 程式裡。

轉換好的 GPX 檔,也可以透過 iGPSTrack 直接寄給親朋好友。

為什麼拖這麼久呢?因為一直到最近 iOS4 的推出,iPhone 才支援程式所需要的一些功能。

App Store iGPSTrack

Friday, July 16, 2010

台灣彩券 3.0

台灣彩券更新為 3.0,新版主要加入最近十期開獎獎號,並且將介面稍微調整。

另外值得一提的是,上周在 Apple Store 瀏覽台灣區 iTunes(家裡都是設定為美國,所以沒去注意),意外發現 Taiwan Lotto 名列 Top Paid App 200 名內;昨天又查了一下,名列娛樂類前 20 名。


希望各位會喜歡,並且儘快更新!




Sunday, July 4, 2010

App Store 審核

最近 App Store 審核的速度變慢了,Apple 卻在既是星期天又是國慶假日的這一天通知我 Taiwan Lotto 2.2 過關了,該放煙火慶祝一下嗎?

但是 Mega Millions 2.0 的審核卻是一拖再拖。上次 Powerball QuickPick 2.0 通過審核的第二天,同時將修改後的 Mega Millions 2.0,Powerball QuickPick 2.0.1 以及 Taiwan Lotto 2.1 送出去審核,各位可以發現 Powerball QuickPick 2.0.1 以及 Taiwan Lotto 2.1 早就通過審核,連再次更新的 Taiwan Lotto 2.2 今天都過關了。

實在想不明白,負責測試 Mega Millions 2.0 的 Apple 的員工,竟然需要超過一個星期的時間來測試它。(以前都是當天進入 Review status,當天就批准。)

Monday, June 28, 2010

每日一句 A Quote A Day

說來各位也許不信,不過 「每日一句」從上傳給 Apple 審核到現在,已經做了許多次的更改,與其不斷推出新版,並且一次次地等候 Apple 審核,今天決定乾脆直接將最新版上傳等候審核。下面就是更新過的畫面,雖然看起來差不多,其實內部程式已經做了一次翻新。當然,這也意味著又要等一個星期左右各位才會在 App Store 上看到這軟體。








請到 App Store 下載 每日一句