Points of Interest added to crashcard

Crashcard’s map view now features “Points of Interest” showing where nearby towing services, public transport, taxis, repairers, hospitals etc are. Tapping on a POI shows you the address and allows you place a call where available. Available now on the app store.

Safeguard with crashcard

Finally, crashcard is available in the App Store. Unfortunately, car accidents do happen. CRASHCARD guides you through the collection of important information during these stressful times, granting peace of mind and simplifying insurance claims.

Air Depth Crash Bug

UPDATE: Air Depth is no longer available. Check out Gas Manager on the App Store. UPDATE: Air Depth 1.3.1 is available. No more crashing on iOS3.x. Thanks for your patience. Version 1.3 of Air Depth contained a crash bug related to an iOS4 framework. I’ve already submitted 1.3.1 to fix the issue. 1.3 was approved in 12 hours, so I hope 1.3.1 is approved […]

Followup on App Store Pricing and Developer Payments

I received a message from Apple today, in response to an earlier post. I’ve reproduced it bellow: Hello Your assumptions on UK VAT are correct; the iTunes Store sales prices in the United Kingdom are VAT (Value Added Tax) inclusive, as are any other goods sold in the UK. This is required by law, not by Apple policy. You can refer to the government […]

Autotest Your Rails Apps

UPDATE: I’ve noticed that autotest seems to require complete restarts for similar reasons to the rails server. If you don’t restart it, it will report a slew of false errors. Do this: $ sudo gem install ZenTest autotest-rails autotest-fsevent autotest-growl redgreen Edit ~/.autotest (create it if it doesn’t exist) and add the following: require ‘autotest/fsevent’ require ‘autotest/growl’ require ‘redgreen/autotest’ If you want autotest to […]

Tar2RubyScript, RubyScript2Exe and wxRuby

Recently, I needed to write a quick proof of concept Windows app. Not wanting to install Windows on my Mac or work on the POS Windows box over there (points to shitty box), I went in search of a way to write Windows apps on OS X. I found Tar2RubyScript, RubyScript2Exe and wxRuby which let me use Ruby, any gems I needed and creates […]

On App Store Pricing and Developer Payments

UPDATE: A reply from Apple I had a rather long and messy discussion with Garret Murray on twitter today, after he expressed some concerns regarding apparent discrepancies in App Store developer payments. I think the confusion can be put down to two issues: Apple is less than transparent There is a minor misunderstanding with regard to sales taxes On Transparency The only official word […]

Busy Bee

Things are busy here at the moment. Firstly, I have a new scuba diving app in progress for iPhone OS. With the back end work done and wrapped in a nice set of unit tests, I’m finishing off the interface, which requires a lot more thought than either Air Depth or Depth Gauge. Secondly, I’m working on a large rails app for a friend’s […]