I did not have the time to finish a major update, so only some minor features and updates in this release:
- When relaunching myUse on a new day, the date is adjusted to the new day.
- For Dropbox users, it is now possible to use the same file for importing and exporting measurements.
- Minor bugfixes.
Get the app here:
I also noticed an anonymous 1 star review of myUse from a user called VerstraeteT. Giving bugreports directly to me is way easier than giving an anonymous complaint as a review. I made a short YouTube video showing how to add and delete meters in the iPad instance of myUse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QugUCygcd6I. Hope it helps VerstraeteT.
The new update of myUse is ready. This update contains the following changes/fixes.
- complete Dutch translation
- a crash on iPhone 5 (via Settings -> meter)
- adding new meters on iPad
- renaming meters
Thank you all for the feedback and suggestions. All suggestions end up on the todo list. I try to release an update every other month, but it depends a bit on how much spare time I have for developing myUse. Getting the translation done took me a bit more time than I had anticipated. For the next update I’ll need to translate all of the text to Swedish.
I would also like to get some feedback and suggestions on how to change / improve the layout of the iPad version. Of course that does not mean that iPhone suggestions aren’t welcome.
It has taken way longer than I originally thought, but now it is finally there: full iPad support for myUse. This release also fixes the issue for iPad users that where still on iOs version 5.1.
I also introduced another new feature for iPhone users: a built in flashlight, making it easier to read your meters, when it is tucked away in a dark place. It also saves you the need of buying a flashlight app. Just press the lightbulb button to switch on or off your flashlight. (The lightbulb is only there on devices that actually have a built in flashlight).
As I am not extremely happy with the current iPad layout of the app, I welcome suggestions to improve the layout. Meanwhile, if you haven’t got it already, download the myUse from the App Store (or tell your friends to get it from there.
After all this time, it is finally there: myUse next (major) update. This update contains a lot of code rewrites, in order to become a multiverse app. The thing is, that it has not fully become a multiverse app (yet).
Reason is that I needed to get the Dropbox fixes out before the first of March. After the first of March, the old Dropbox API stops working and only apps with the new API will work.
I needed to put my focus on that problem first, before I could finish the multiverse code. Also I needed to support the iPhone 5, as Apple won’t allow updates that don’t contain iPhone 5 support.
All in all, this update contains:
iPhone 5 support
full code rewrite
a lot of bugfixes
support for negative counting meters
The next update, that will contain the iPad code too, will come out as soon as possible. My personal deadline is the first of April 2013.
Update 2013-02-19: Some user complain that myUse stops functioning correctly on iPads with iOS 5.1 (or below). I am able to reproduce that problem and working on a fix. Unfortunately there is no quick fix, so I’ll have to spend all of my spare time into fixing this issue. As long as you do not delete myUse from your device, no data is lost. Even though the screen appears faulty, the database underneath is functioning correctly. The next update will make it possible again to add data and you’ll have access to your old measurements again.
Well, it’s finally almost ready. All of the tabs are working (again), the Dropbox API is up to date. Some final polishing and tweaks and I can finally send this update to Apple.
One thing that I won’t be able to put into this update is full iPad support. But no worries. It is all in the code, but it still needs quite a lot of work on layout.
As Dropbox allowed me to continue using the old API until the 1st of March, I find it more important to get the iPhone version ready than to finnish the iPad support. As soon as the app is submitted to Apple, I’ll start finishing on the iPad part. Which I’ll probably finish within a few weeks afterwards.
And if you wonder why it took so damn long for me to get some of the updates out? It is mostly thanks to my two adorable daughters taking up most of my spare time.
It’s been a while since I’ve updated this website, but that is not to say that nothing is happening with myUse. Currently I am working every spare hour (which I unfortunately don’t have too many of) on myUse. The code has almost all been rewritten and iPad support is due in the next update.
Meanwhile I’ve been getting notices from Dropbox that they have changed their API. The old API stops working on the 1st of December 2012, meaning that no new users will be allowed to connect via the old API.
As I didn’t have my update ready on time, this might mean a problem for some of the myUse users. Meanwhile you can still export the readings via e-mail.
I am trying to get the update out asap, but it might be after the holiday’s before Apple will have checked and approved it.
(In case you wonder why my spare time is lacking lately: My two daughters of 3 months and 21 months are taking up a lot of time. Which is fun, but is eating from the programming time).
Because of some personal reasons I haven’t been able to work a lot on updating myUse lately. Though the ideas on improving the app still is very much alive. Right now I’ve got 2 major releases planned for the hopefully near future. The first one will include full iPad support, taking advantage of the bigger screen. In the first release, the change between the original iPhone version and the iPad version won’t be too big, but that gap will grow.
The other thing is that I am planning to incorporate iCloud support that will allow you to take your measurements with your either of your iDevices, allowing you to always check the latest updates of your measurements, no matter whether you are using your iPad or iPhone. This will also have the benefit that the data of your measurements is also stored on the iCloud servers, meaning that your data remains save if you for instance happen to loose your iPhone. Just buy a new iPhone,