Posts Tagged ‘screenshot’

delay dots

Sunday, January 25th, 2009
delay dots

delay dots

So, there will be dots. During my research to find an unobtrusive way to integrate the information on delayed trains in the ZugInfo design I came across the LED like dots. Works like a charm. And before you start asking: green dots don’t go well with the ZugInfo design, so I opted for blue.

Hmm, maybe it’s time I start writing a manual for ZugInfo. With all the new options etc. it’s getting a bit complicated. I had a first complain, why there is no way to save stations in ZugInfo. Of course there is. ZugInfo will remember them for you, you don’t have to do nothing.

double d / crash

Saturday, October 25th, 2008
double d - no crash

double d - no crash

Due to the unforeseen popularity of RegenRadar, I decide to ship a quick update version to fix some annoyances. See above the result: now with panning and zooming (and it will remember the state) and always visible time information. The version is submitted to Apple and should be available in the App Store in about a week.

<tekk>The second point (clock) forced me to write my own MRImageAnimater, since UIImageView does not support notifying on frame changes. Additional side effect: since I threw out the UIImageView the application is much more stable.</tekk>

Which brings me to the last point of my post: At least two users reported crashes on their devices. I take beta testing very seriously and I test every new app version extensively for a few days on my own device, where I never managed to crash RegenRadar (and I tried pressing all buttons at once immediately after startup). But here comes the problem: I only own one device (IPhone 3G 16GB, OS 2.1), so I cannot test every configuration.

To help improve the app, could you file more complete bug/crash reports as comments to this post? If possible, they should include device type, OS version, what you did when the app crashed and if IPod was running in the background or not. Thank you, your help is appreciated.

PS: I downloaded FieldRunners yesterday and played it for two battery loads. I am stuck at wave 43. Any advice/help would be appreciated.

beaten by the pint

Saturday, October 4th, 2008
no suprise in Germany
No suprises in Germany

I got a little scared today when I browsed through the AppStore and found ZugInfo on position 15 of the most downloaded Apps, just beaten by the IPint.

First: Thanks folks, for all the downloading. I hope you enjoy.

Second: Dear Deutsche Bahn AG,

many people seem to enjoy this application. Maybe you could provide a stable web API, so I don’t have to live in fear of the day, you decide to change your website and break it.

Thank you very much.

PS: I never actually checked, if there is an accessible stable web API to the Fahrplanauskunft. If anyone knows of such thing, please feel free to enlighten me in the comment section.

got ya

Friday, September 5th, 2008
My Second Sony

My Second Sony

I am back. With a second screenshot from my IPhone app to come. It shows the train timetable as specified by the user, retrieved from a website, nicely formated in a table. Goodbye console, we will miss you.

This sure looks great, but has one small flaw: one cannot choose date nor time, which renders the app pretty much meaningless. Bummer.

I guess that will be my next task then…

In other news: I figured out why the twitter API didn’t like me. Don’t pick a too fancy password! In particular no special characters at the end. Now the mobile twinkel fun can begin.