I think I spider 2.0
It has been a while since our 1.0 release of I think I spider, but we have been working hard on a new major release with a couple of great improvements. Last week version 2.0 was approved by Apple and is available in the App Store. While the new Android version is going to be released soon, I’ll tell you all about the improvements of the iOS App. Sharing those little quotes and sentences with your friends on Twitter has been a pain in the first version.
APN Device Tokens
When you enable Apple Push Notifications (APN) for your App, your device generates a unique device token and pass it to the didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken method in your App delegate. Usually, you’ll hand the token to your server in order for it to push notifications to your device. There are different tokens for production and sandbox, depending on which provisioning profile you build/sign your App with. One more gotcha, you need to be aware of when it comes to those device tokens: don’t mix production and sandbox tokens!
I think I spider 1.0 released
Today we are proud to present our own very first App (it’s actually our second Android App) that made it to the App Store and Android Market - I think I spider! In corporation with Lars, a great designer from upstruct and the content from the hilarious website ithinkispider.com, we managed to release an App that hopefully puts a smile on your face every single day. The App will send you a Push Notification every day if you are running it on an iOS device or it’ll update the neat widget on your home screen on Android.
Android resolution and layout problems
During the process of developing I think I spider we discovered various problems regarding Android’s different resolutions. Here you can see which problems we encountered and how we solved them: We are being told that we should not use the AbsoluteLayout , but what if there is no other choice of implementing your layout except for using the AbsoluteLayout? What If the layout needs to have some views to overlay each other so that it fits nicely?
Settings Bundle and Default Values
We improved our “I think I spider” App quite a bit since Beta 1. Among other stuff we added some nice sound effects. If you want to check it out, let us know and we’ll hook you up! If you are like me and not a big fan of sounds, you probably want to turn them off. That’s why we provide a Settings Bundle, which lets you flip a switch in the Settings Application of your iOS device, in order to turn off sounds.
Human Maier! We are in Beta!
Our little pet project “I think I spider” is almost ready to be thrown out into the wild! That means we are running a closed beta for iOS devices for the next couple of weeks. In case you haven’t upgraded your device to Apple’s latest operating system yet, this is the time to do it, because we are targeting iOS 4 only. Unfortunately, we are not ready to support iPad devices yet, but it’s on our radar and planned for a future version.