Archive for October, 2011|Monthly archive page

PodPlayer 1.2 released!

A few minor updates in this release:

– Bug fix: when device put in silent mode, the time chimes would get stuck in a loop when silent mode turned back on. Now fixed.

– ‘Library updated’ message removed (for iOS5 users). iOS5 fixes the crashing problem caused by syncing with the app open, so PodPlayer no longer needs to be restarted after sync.

– When sleep timer stops playback, it now also turns off Time Chimes, if necessary. If you didn’t have the ‘mute chimes when podcast not playing’ option turned on, it would keep announcing the time after you’d fallen asleep.

You may notice that the app About screen and Help screen still say “version 1.1”. This is because in my haste to release the bug fixes, I forgot to update those screens. Apologies for any confusion.

iOS5 users will also discover that when podcasts are downloaded from the iTunes app, the artwork isn’t missing anymore.


Which Way Back? 2.0 released!


The handy tool for getting your bearings, Which Way Back?, has been updated and rewritten from the ground up. See previous post for more screenshots.

Previously it was designed to save the location of your home, workplace and some other temporary places like your hotel, car, tent or a meeting place. But after using it for several months, it became apparent that storing many permanent locations would be useful. So now, every time you save a place, it is stored in a table and you can find your way back there any time in the future. Edit the name, delete it or refine the location on a map.

The Home and Work save slots still remain, because everyone has at least one or two permanent places they’d like to always be pointed back to, but the other save slots now take the form of template name buttons. When you save a place to the table, pressing one of these buttons will save you having to type in a name. Any place name that is already in the table will be¬†overwritten, so these are effectively temporary places as before. These appear in green, whereas your custom places appear in light blue.

If you are upgrading from a previous version, it will keep your Home and Work places and put any other places in the table. You can go through and decide which ones to keep/edit/delete.

There are some other new additions too, go to the app page for more information. 



Which Way Back? 2.0 submitted!

Rewritten from scratch, now the app gives you much better management over the places you save and a few other new features too.

It will probably be a week or so before the upgrade is available, but for now, here’s some screenshots: