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New Import features added to Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer for iPad

Justine Pratt
creativealgorithms.com/blog

We are pleased to announce an all new update 2.0. to our recipe organizer app, Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer, on the iPad. The update adds a much requested feature to import recipes directly from websites and add other recipe entry improvements. All NEW easy ways to add recipes! Added recipe Web Import directly via built-in browser All new built in browser allows you to navigate to any recipe website. Suggested links provided for ease of use. Find a recipe, click Import, preview, and import into the app. Google Plus One Pinterest Tweet Widget Facebook Like Share on Facebook read […]

Your app does not comply

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

As Apple promised in September, it started sending out emails to developers warning that their apps would be removed from sale on the App Store unless updated. I received two such emails. I expected more. It seems the criteria for selection had more (all?) to do with whether an app had seen any downloads recently … Continue reading →

How to Move Playlists from an Old iPhone to New iPhone via iTunes

Justine Pratt
creativealgorithms.com/blog

Recently, I upgraded to a new iPhone7. However, every time I’ve tried to upgrade in the past, keeping old playlists on the Music app has not been easy. I usually Restore from Backup via iTunes instead of iCloud, because I have too many photos that I keep on my phone. However, for some reason, the playlists never seem to restore using this method. This is especially true for playlists I’ve created on my iPhone. If I create them in iTunes, I can sync them to my phone, but never have been able to do so in the opposite direction. We […]

A couple things…

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

We’ve got an update in the works to our popular app OuttaMyWay! – Personal Lights & Siren which includes some bug fixes, a couple new sirens, and some Siren Board improvements. Thing 1: Be A Beta Tester The update has already had some early beta testing with some good feedback. We’re hoping to get it … Continue reading →

It’s Time to Transition from The App Store to the App Mall

Dave Wood
cerebralgardens.com

With the recent announcement of some App Store changes, and WWDC just days away, I figured I’d better write about an idea I had before it’s too late. I’ll keep this much shorter than the version that’s been floating around in my head. I would suggest that Apple release their grip on the App Store, and start allowing other stores on iOS/tvOS which would, essentially create an App Mall. Open it up so that anyone can create a store. These will be distinct apps developed like any other third party app, clearly branded to avoid user confusion with Apple’s App […]

It’s Time to Transition from The App Store to the App Mall

Dave Wood
cerebralgardens.com

With the recent announcement of some App Store changes, and WWDC just days away, I figured I’d better write about an idea I had before it’s too late. I’ll keep this much shorter than the version that’s been floating around in my head. I would suggest that Apple release their grip on the App Store, and start allowing other stores on iOS/tvOS which would, essentially create an App Mall. Open it up so that anyone can create a store. These will be distinct apps developed like any other third party app, clearly branded to avoid user confusion with Apple’s App […]

A Precipitous Drop

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

I am at a loss to explain it, but I suppose it was inevitable. I have been observing a very long and slowly declining revenue tail for my best app for some time. My most popular app, OuttaMyWay! – Personal Lights & Siren, has seen a remarkable drop in sales of late. Even a price … Continue reading →

Lockbox v3

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

Lockbox v3 is now available, sporting a vastly more robust yet less complex API for storing data into and retrieving data from the iOS keychain. The basic premise of Lockbox has not changed: make it easy to store data securely in the iOS keychain, and make it easy to retrieve. What has changed are the … Continue reading →

Announcing FilterFresh v1.3

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

An update is available (as of yesterday) for FilterFresh, our filter maintenance and reminder app for iOS.This update has the usual minor bug fixes and improvements, of course. In addition, we’ve added the ability to more easily mark a filter as replaced or cleaned directly from the main filter list. Just swipe left on any … Continue reading →

OuttaMyWay v3 Available Today!

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

Nearly two years in the making, OuttaMyWay v3 is finally available today! It’s a complete re-write, but the app retains all the familiar features users have come to love, plus a bunch of new things. Supporting iOS8 and above, OuttaMyWay is now native on all iOS devices. That’s right: even iPad! We’ve worked hard to … Continue reading →