History behind GPSNotifier – Hacker News

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.

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GPSNotifier Lite 1.0

Today is another good day, not just because GPSNotifier is now ranked #40 in the USA AppStore but because Apple AppStore review team just approved GPSNotifier Lite.

GPSNotifier Lite is the free version of GPSNotifier : it does offer the same set of features of the full version except on the number of GPS alarms that can be setup. The Lite version is limited to only 1 alarm, whereas the full version allow up to 64.
GPSNotifier Lite is free in the AppStore (view in AppStore) and can be upgraded by purchasing an “In App” unlock, or simply by purchasing the full version version : GPSNotifier for iPhone 4 in the AppStore.

GPSNotifier: USA AppStore

Great news for today !
While checking our statistics, GPSNotifier is now entering the top 100 applications in the Navigation category for the iPhone.
Here is the screenshot.

GPSNotifier ranked #60 in the AppStore

Additionally stay tunes for the next update for GPSNotifier. The next version will improve the accuracy of the region monitoring : the feedback received so far as been great and many of the initial users have requested an improvement of region monitoring outside downtown area. So the goal of version 1.1 will be on a better accuracy even in area with less cell towers.

GPSNotifier now available

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

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.