iOS indie developers writing every day about their stuff.

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 →

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 →

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 →

Call for testers: OuttaMyWay! v3

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

Nearly 2 years in the making, OuttaMyWay! v3 is ready for public testing! This update supports iOS8 and above on both iPhones and iPads, and has a number of other enhancements and new features. Rewritten from the ground up, the app retains its familiar feel. The app is now universal, supporting all iPhone and iPad … Continue reading →

Dynamic & Interactive Launch Screens

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

I recently set out to re-write one of my apps. The app currently supports iPhone and iPod touch screens up to and including the 4″ displays. There are a handful of “Default” launch screens to support essentially 2 screen sizes in 2 resolutions. When looking at also supporting iPhone 6, 6+, and iPad screens for … Continue reading →

Supporting National First Responders Day

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

Saturday, September 27th is National First Responders Appreciation day in the United States, a day set aside to recognize, remember, and thank all the brave men and women who daily put their lives on the line (or who have given their lives in so doing) to help someone else. Maybe you’ve witnessed or benefited from … Continue reading →

FilterFresh: The Back Story

Mark Granoff
hawkimedia.com

This week, with as much media “blitz” as an indie shop can muster, we announced our latest app, FilterFresh, along with our completely revamped website. FilterFresh is free and solves a simple problem: It reminds you when to change or clean your filters. (Think: HVAC or water or any other kind of filter you have.) As … Continue reading →