Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Folder Lite resubmitted

Just a heads up to those who are waiting for Folder Lite.  I have resubmitted the app today.  It was previously rejected because apple apparently doesn't allow for blank ad banners in your app, so I had to hide the banner when ads were not being served.  They also didn't like me using their test ads in my screenshots, so I had to change those as well.

My apologies for the delay, I have been out of town for almost a week and the rejection was right before I left.

I should also note for any iPad hopefuls out there, folder lite will only support iOS 4.0, which means it won't be available for the iPad until it gets an OS update.  (No ads on the iPad yet, so I can't make it ad supported)

I hope you all are enjoying the 1.2.2 update!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

1.2.2 almost ready

Hey everyone.

I spent a good chunk of time last night on looking at the possible bug in Folder.  Good news.  It seems that the bug I was seeing has to do with iOS 4.0 and above only, and I was seeing it because of the ad supported version that I am making.  The regular version of Folder does not appear to have this problem, which is why I hadn't seen this previously.

Still, I did fix a few good things last night and after a paranoid round of testing I should be submitting the new version this evening.  Changes include:

- Fixed a problem with email attachments crashing the app when sending unknown file types.
- Fixed a problem with the cancel button being only partially selectable.
- Added additional supported filetypes to open files with.
- Fixed a possible problem with multi-tasking and accepting files on iOS 4.
- Fixed a problem with the empty folder image not centered in some cases.
- Fixed a problem with the empty folder image not showing in the proper orientation if the device is flat.
- Fixed some incorrect text in a dialog.

This was more problems than I had been aware of.  If you see a problem with Folder let me know, I would be happy to address it.

I am considering dropbox support in an update as well as possibly moving the icons around.  I am still thinking about wifi support, but no promises there yet.

Thanks for using Folder!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Folder Lite

I wanted to give you guys a heads up of a bug that I have just found in the latest version of Folder (1.2.1) regarding iOS 4 only.  Sometimes when you have had Folder opened already and it is running in the background, sending a file to Folder does nothing.  I can sometimes make this happen but sometimes it works.  I will track this down and get things cleared up for release as soon as I can.  As a workaround, you can go into the background manager on the iPhone by double-taping the home button.  Once you see Folder, tap and hold on it's icon.  A minus will appear and you can stop it from running.  Once you do this you will not have this problem of files not showing up after being sent like they should.  I am disappointed that this made it through my testing process, I want to get this fixed as soon as I can.  I will let you know here when I get a new version submitted.

I have also been working on getting a lite version of Folder up on the app store that is ad supported.  I know this isn't exciting for existing users, but if you have been waiting to try out Folder then you can for free once the lite version is released.

Thanks to all Folder users, I hope that you find it useful like I do.