Monday, May 4, 2015

My first Apple Watch App - Sun Alarm

See todays and the upcoming sunrise and sunset times for your current location on your Apple Watch:

In the glance view you have a quick access to todays times:

Compass Watch - My first app for Android Wear

Have a compass as your watch face on your Android Wear device. This allows a quick glance at the right direction by activating your watch while biking, hiking or any other indoor and outdoor activities.

The Watchface:
By setting Compass Watch as your watchface you have the compass always in view when you activate your watch without loosing the ability to read the time. When the watch is not active the compass stops and just shows the time and the last compass heading (in ambient mode).

The Wear App:
The Compass Watch app can run as a standalone compass app. In this mode the compass isn't obstructed by the time.

Sun Alarm - New App for iPhone, iPad and the Apple Watch

Don't miss a sunrise or sunset again. Whether you want to live with the sun, do nice photos or just want to know when it's getting dark.
This app calculates the sunrise and sunset times for your current location and let you set up a notification for each event.

  • Set alarms for sunset and -rise independently
  • Fires the notification before, after or at the exact time
  • Counts down to the next sun events
  • Tap the time to toggle between 12 and 24 hours display
  • Updates while you move to the sunrise/set times of your current location
  • Supports the Apple Watch:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Waiting for next surprises

Apple is famous for their secretiveness about new devices. On October the 16th we expect the next bunch to be revealed. Marketing-wise this might be perfect but for us independent developers it isn't. Only then we will know how to support them in our software.
The rumors indicate there will be a new iPad, probably with a 3x retina display like the one in the iPhone 6 Plus. But we have to wait until the public event to learn how to make our apps support the new devices.

This unfortunate situation doesn't only lead to unnecessary long times until existing application will exploit the new hardware in its full glory. Its seems to hurt the quality of Apples own software as well.

App Updates for the new iPhone 6 and 6+

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The new iPhones are out with larger retina displays. Although all of my apps work out of the box a few have already been enhanced to use the new screen sizes in native resolution and with the correct pixel sizes:
  1. Length
  2. Ruler

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Let it Snow - New free App for iPhone and iPad

Let it snow wherever you want. Just select one of your photos and shake the device like a snow globe. It starts snowing.

  • select photos from you photo albums
  • share the snowy picture
  • it's free!
  • remove the ads with an in-app purchase

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Special Days - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

See the schedule and countdown to upcoming special days, like Towel Day, Pi Day, Earth Day and much more.

  • Share event dates
  • Look up special days on Wikipedia
  • Add events to your calendar (after upgrade)
  • Switch between modern light and dark traditional design
  • Animated background

Group Mail - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

This app makes sending of emails to a group of receivers as easy as possible. Manage different lists for family, friends, work and so on.

  • manage different lists of email receivers
  • add names and email addresses from your contacts
  • choose who receives the email on CC or BCC
  • temporary deselect individual receivers before sending

Monday, February 24, 2014

Snow - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

Do you want to go skiing, snow boarding, sleighing or just out of the door? This application shows the chance of snow and the total expected snowfall of the next ski resort for your current or any other location (after upgrade). The free version shows the snow for St. Moritz/Switzerland only.

  • the background color and the snow animation changes with the chance of snow
  • find a location by name, postcode, latitude/longitude or your current location
  • the snow condition can be shared
  • shake the device to let it snow