Archive for the ‘NightTime’ 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…

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NightTime Plus

April 11, 2009

Our original NightTime app was the first bedside clock in the App Store and spawned numerous imitators.

NightTime Plus - huge, easy to read display

NightTime Plus - huge, easy to read display

Widescreen mode

Widescreen mode

In keeping with the original, we’ve kept the new version as simple as possible but added the most requested features – landscape mode and an alarm with snooze function.

For people who value style and simplicity, NightTime Plus is the perfect bedside companion: huge easy to read digits in any color you like, landscape and portrait modes, adjustable dimming and a voice controlled alarm – what more could you want?

Beautiful animations show off the hand crafted LCD font – big enough to be read by even the most short sighted of people in the middle of the night.

The alarm can be stopped or snoozed just by telling it to shut up (very therapeutic!), shaking the phone or tapping the screen.

NightTime Plus, the coolest looking alarm clock on the iPhone & iPod touch. It doesn’t do much, but what it does do, it does beautifully…

NightTime goes live today

October 29, 2008

We’re pleased to announce that NightTime, our second app has been released today and the good news is that’s free!

We thought we’d release a free app as a little thank you to all the people who’ve bought PhotoFrame and (let’s be honest) as a brand building tool.

 

The display can be dimmed and swapped between 12/24 hours

The display can be dimmed and swapped between 12/24 hours