Archive for the ‘Juiced’ Category

Welcome to iOS 7, goodbye to some old friends

October 28, 2013

iOS7

As you surely know by now, Apple recently updated it’s operating system to iOS 7. While the update has been controversial, it’s certainly been incredibly successful in terms of numbers of users that have updated… In fact, it’s probably fair to say that if you’re reading this you’ve already updated…

While some users have complained that it’s just a cosmetic change, there’s actually quite a lot of things that have changed underneath as well – things that have broken many of the apps we all use everyday, including some of our own.

Whenever Apple updates iOS it invariably causes problems with older apps and as a developer, you’re faced with the task of tracking down what’s gone wrong and fixing it. This isn’t always an easy task (especially if the original programmer has moved on) and as iOS has become increasingly complex, we now find some users reporting bugs that we can’t even reproduce, let alone fix.

So this time, we made the difficult decision to remove any apps that didn’t seem to be working properly rather than update them. The time and expense involved just couldn’t be justified, especially since Apple changed the rules regarding App updates. It used to be that an updated app would jump back to the top of the new releases list (which meant a little spike in sales for your efforts) but too many developers were abusing that by releasing ‘fake’ updates… So now, updating our apps has no impact on sales whatsoever – which would be OK if current sales were high enough to cover the cost, but in reality they aren’t.

Apps that have been put out of their misery are: Playlist Alarm Clock, RandomPlay, MyCal, NightTime Plus, PlaySafe and Juiced. We’re sad to see them go, but it’s also nice to know that we don’t have to worry about them anymore…

Chilli X update

July 25, 2012

 

As you might have noticed we’ve been quietly releasing updates to some of our apps recently. Apple makes frequent updates to its iOS and sometimes these can cause problems for some users unless apps are updated to accommodate these ‘under the hood’ changes.

As a result, we’ve started the process of updating and polishing our apps to make sure everything is still running smoothly. The first 3 have been DeskClock, PhotoFrame and Juiced, all of which have had bugs squashed and visual tweaks.

Keep watching this blog or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with our progress.

Juiced 1.1 out now

November 1, 2009

We just thought we’d let you know that Juiced 1.1 has just appeared in the App Store.

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Juiced. Tapping the screen toggles the more detailed info on and off

 

 

This release brings compatibility with the latest models of the iPod touch – now you should be able to see all the stats on the info screen. Let us know if anybody is still having any problems.

 

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Juiced. Rotate the screen for a detailed battery status report

 

 

Update on the Updates

October 22, 2009

A quick note to all the Juiced and Playlist Alarm Clock users out there.

We’ve recently posted minor updates to both of these apps. Juiced 1.1 adds compatibility with the latest model of the iPod touch – previously you got only look at the lovely graphics – now you’ll get the detailed battery stats as well. Playlist Alarm Clock 1.5 fixes the issue that was causing the music to stop if you turned off the screen at night.

We’ll update our bug list and let you know as soon as they appear in the App Store – which might take some time the way things seem to be going now. There’s still no sign of RandomPlay after 2 weeks…

Juiced is here

September 22, 2009

Juiced, our iPhone/iPod touch battery status app is available now in the App Store.

Juiced. Tapping the screen toggles the more detailed info on and off

Juiced. Tapping the screen toggles the more detailed info on and off

A while ago a few of our users asked if we could do a battery status app. At the time (ie. before OS 3.0) it wasn’t possible and to be honest we couldn’t see the need for it.
Now that the App Store is awash with battery apps it seems that a lot of people want them – and who are we to argue? So we thought we’d set about making the best battery status app there was. We looked at the competition and were frankly not impressed – most have dreadful graphics or use bought in stock images of batteries (in fact, some of them use the same pictures). Juice was the result.

A while ago a few of our users asked if we could do a battery status app. At the time (ie. before OS 3.0) it wasn’t possible and to be honest we couldn’t see the need for it.

Now that the App Store is awash with battery apps it seems that a lot of people want them – and who are we to argue? So we thought we’d set about making the best battery status app there was. We looked at the competition and were frankly not impressed – most have dreadful graphics or use bought in stock images of batteries (in fact, lots of them use the same picture!). Juiced was the result…

Juiced. The color changes as your charge drains

Juiced. The color changes as your charge drains

When you launch Juiced you’ll see your battery fill with the mysterious glowing fluid that powers your iPhone. As it drains away the color changes from green through orange to red and the glow slowly fades.

Put it on charge and watch your battery pulse with an electric blue glow as the fluid starts to fill up.

Juiced shows you as much or as little battery info as you need. The beautifully rendered graphics accurately reflect the remaining battery charge. Tap anywhere to toggle a more detailed overlay (lines and numbers) so you can see exactly how much juice you’ve got.

Juiced. Rotate the screen for a detailed battery status report

Juiced. Rotate the screen for a detailed battery status report

Rotate the screen for the landscape view which gives you a much more detailed breakdown of what this percentage actually means to you in terms of: Talk time, Standby time, Internet use, Audio playback & Video playback.

Try it out and let us know what you think – it’s a lot more fun than it should be.

A mini update

September 14, 2009

This is just a quick update to let you know what we’ve been up to lately.

PlaySafe. We’ve uploaded an update to our in-car iPhone control app that should help users with large libraries that have been experiencing crashes

StarTime. A corrupt graphic was causing the month of September to disappear from the date display on our Star Trek themed clock. This has been fixed and an update uploaded, but knowing how long Apple are taking to approve things, it’ll probably be October by the time it comes out anyway…

Juiced. Our battery status app has also been uploaded and is awaiting approval. We really like this app – it’s more fun than it should be 🙂

As per usual, we’ll keep you up to date here.