Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Version 2.1 Preview

We just locked down v2.1 this afternoon, posting it to the iTunes store and awaiting Apple approval (estimated @ 7 days).

I think our customers will be delighted with the next release, the main new feature being introduction is Sharing. We thought a lot about what collectors like to do, and why. One of the standard features of every coin app is the ability to print reports. That's a given, check-box item on every package.

We asked ourselves why, what is it that is interesting about printed reports, how do our customers use these reports. We identified two specific scenarios:
  1. Analysis
  2. Sharing 
By 'Analysis' we mean things like, what's our investment, what coins are in-the-black, are there any interesting correlations, in the data that might help us be better collectors. We have a basic 'Analysis' feature, which we plan on expanding big-time during the next six months. For now, we have the basics.

The second item, printing a coin information report which shows the coin details (type, issue, grade, etc.) along with cool photo's of our trophies is an equally important requirement. Thinking on this, we decided hard-copy was just too 80's, that today folks were more into Facebook, Blogging, Texting and EMail when it comes to communication. Our first pass at sharing allows you to email any of your coin's details to, well, anyone.

We'd love to hear what you think about this new feature, sorry you have to wait for Apple to do their bit. Once the feature was designed, we had it coded and tested in 48 hours. Seems silly we have to wait another 7 days while Apple reviews the changes...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bugs we know about

  1. When removing a coin from a set, the old coin's description and image are not removed from the set coin, making it appear that the coin is still assigned to the set. Status: Fixed in build 20.055.1
  2. No means for removing a coin photo. Status: Fixed in build 20.055.5

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Version 2.0 -- Pending Approval

Our next major release, Version 2.0, is pending Apple Approval. Typically, Apple approves App updates within 7 business days.

Expect to see this new version by Monday, February 27th (or sooner).

All known & reported bugs fixed.

New functionality -- ability to create SETS. Coin sets can be any combination, and number of coins. Next update will include statistics & tracking progress for Coin Sets.

As always, we are open to feedback.

If you find a bug, report it and we'll fix it.  If you'd like to see something changed, let us know.  If you'd like to see something we don't currently provide for, we'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for your continued support,
SaintsSoft, LLC - Product Development Team
John Kountz - Chief Software Architect.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:44 pm