Updated Identicode and Pink Plaques now available

Apple have now approved the latest version of these two apps for sale. 🙂 Identicode V1.3 now has a share button allowing you to use the standard iOS share sheet to send  your coded or decoded message to fellow agents or otherwise process as you wish – perhaps filing them in your message list in the new iOS …

Bargain V2.2 now available

Apple have approved Bargain for sale. 🙂 This has been tested for iOS 9 and boasts a higher quality smiley for when you discover that bargain! It also ensures that after finding a bargain and you clear one field and press Compare that it resets the screen to a correct appearance. Enjoy finding those bargains.

App updates waiting for Apple to review

Apple now have three of my apps in their queue(s) to review. Due to some unplanned last minute changes to Dicewords and Dicewords-X I have not yet sent those two to Apple but I hope that will happen in the next few days, if not then next week. Mostly all were running fine anyway but I’ve …

Preparing for iOS 9

I’m checking that all my apps will work fine with iOS 9 which is expected to be released in September. All apps have had small tweaks, a few enhancements and even a new feature or two! Mostly though I’m happy to say that everything pretty much carried on fine without the need to do anything …

Apps are looking good for iOS9

I’m now running iOS 9 and all my apps are looking good except for Identicode which looks as though it was designed for a 3.5″ screen! It will be sorted before iOS 9 is released, have no fear. I will be incorporating a few of Apple’s new features into some of the apps where it …

Brighton Pink Plaques V2.0.1 now live on App Store

After the recently overhaul of my web site (thanks so much, Chris!) I’ve been able to give myself a more appropriate email address but this app and Dicewords have the old contact/support address built into them. This app now been updated to use the correct email address and Dicewords will be updated as soon as I …

Bargain V2.1 now live

Apple have just passed my recent update to Bargain. 🙂 Previously, once you’d found a bargain, if you did “Shake to clear”, when you re-entered values in the previous “bargain boxes” the text would still appear green – that’s now fixed and it’s back to black. The other thing is a little helper in that the …

Decisions on coding my next app

Geek Alert! My next app will need a sophisticated database. I had planned to use Apple’s Core Data framework which seemed perfect for the job, but since then I’ve learned that there’s a relatively new kid on the block, namely Realm. Core Data’s competence is not in question, but I’ve read a fair bit on …

Identicode V1.2 now live

Apple has just passed my latest update to Identicode – no new features but a couple of bug fixes. I’ll detail these in a day or so on the release notes page on my site. I have one new feature which I plan to implement in 1.3 which I think could be fun. Also, I’m …

Hello and welcome

Hello readers 🙂 The Black Tablet website has just had a major facelift and I now have this associated blog. On my previous site my thoughts that I wrote from time to time were intermixed with details about app updates and the like. News about app updates will now be announced via Twitter leaving this …