A quick update regarding IWGuide. A newer version has been submitted late last week for review to the AppStore team.
Beside the usual bug fixes, a new convenient feature has been added: movies that are new in the current issue of IWGuide will appear with a little badge over the movie poster.
Here is an example:
When that blue corner triangle is shown it indicates the movie was not listed in the previous IWGuide issue. This is a really convenient way to quickly see what Netflix did change in their catalog between two IWGuide issues.
If everything goes as expected, version 1.2 should appear in the AppStore toward the end of the week.
So here is a little history on how GPSNotifier came to life.
Initially the work on GPSNotifier started for a completely different project which was location based. The development started mid august 2010 when iOS 4.0 was the latest version available on the iPhone. The work on this application was initially to build the initial prototype to validate that everything was working as expected.
GPSNotifier 1.0 is now available in the AppStore.
The review went really fast after the new submission ! Less than 24 hours for the approval ! Really nice.
If you are curious to see GPSNotifier in action, then please go watch the movie introduction on the screencast page.
GPSNotifier 1.0 and GPSNotifier Lite 1.0 have been submitted to the AppStore last week. Over the week end, we received some news that we had to re-submit the applications. Fair enough since both app are requiring to have an iPhone 4, the email we received was requesting that we modify the Property List file that describe the application to require some features that are only available on the iPhone 4 hardware.
Kindly enough Apple Review Team did provide a link to the UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities key that provides the functionality required.
So we spend the few minutes required to change the Info.plist, do a sanity check that the apps continue to work as expected on an iPhone 4, and we finally re-submitted both applications. We are not sure when they will be approved, but we will definitely post a new entry when it happens.
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