October 29, 2013, 9:24pm ∞
AutoMile 1.3.1 is now available for download. The App Store version has been approved and should be available soon.
October 23, 2013, 8:05am ∞
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
AutoMile and PostCheck are both 10.9 compatible. My Google Maps Plugin is not. If you find that PostCheck (or other Contacts plugins) are not loading correctly, please make sure that you remove the Google Maps Plugin if you had it installed. There’s a simple removal tool available on the Google Maps Plugin website.
October 6, 2013, 11:55am ∞
PostCheck Installer Updated for Mac OS X 10.9
Now that the GM of OS X 10.9 is available for developers, I’ve once again updated the PostCheck installer. The only thing that’s been updated is the installer, the plugin hasn’t changed since the update in July. No need to re-download unless you’re also using OS X 10.9 and need to reinstall PostCheck.
October 6, 2013, 11:33am ∞
Google Maps Plugin and Mac OS X 10.9
The current version of the Google Maps Plugin for Address Book (Contacts.app) will no longer be supported. It is not compatible with GM version of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks due to inconsistent sandboxing with the new Contacts app. (The Address Book Plug-Ins folder is not sandboxed, but the Frameworks folder is. Not sure how Apple managed to do that.)
I’ve put together a removal tool for anyone that would like a quick way to uninstall the plugins from their Mac.
Thanks for the support over the last eight years!
August 30, 2013, 9:54am ∞
AutoMile Sale Ends Saturday
Saturday will be the last day of the AutoMile 50% off sale.
August 17, 2013, 12:39pm ∞
AutoMile on Sale
Today I thought I’d try something new: I’m putting AutoMile on sale. It’s currently 50% off at $14.99, in the App Store and on my website. I’ll be honest, it’s a bit of an experiment. (I don’t know yet how long I’ll keep it on sale, but I’ll make an announcement before anything changes.)
Based on the statistics for my website, almost all AutoMile purchases come directly from the App Store. They don’t download the demo version first to try it out. They don’t read the website description of the app to see the details of how it works. There are very few reviews of AutoMile out there either.
Considering all that, I think it’s impressive that AutoMile has been selling on a regular basis at the original asking price of $29.99. I think it’s worth it at that price, of course. I’ve been using it in various forms for a few years now and it’s definitely lightened my work load come tax time.
If you are a current user of AutoMile, please leave a review somewhere: the App Store, your favorite blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Tell your friends and coworkers. It’d be most appreciated. It doesn’t matter how useful an app is if no one knows it exists.
And, like always, any feedback is welcome. Send me an email with your comments and suggestions.
August 17, 2013, 12:17pm ∞
Bombs! Removed from the App Store
Today I removed Bombs! from the App Store. It should still be available to download if you’ve already purchased it. It didn’t seem right to continue selling it when I haven’t updated it for the retina display, the iPhone 5, or any of the new features that iOS supports.
Bombs! was my first attempt at an iPhone app with the “new” SDK. At the time there were no Minesweeper-like games available and during the short development time of Bombs! about five showed up in the store. Mine had some unique features that made it competitive at the start. But, soon the market was flooded with similar apps (most free) which made it pointless for me to continue development.
Thanks to everyone that purchased Bombs!. I hope you enjoy the game for what it is.
August 15, 2013, 12:37pm ∞
Apple already approved AutoMile 1.3 for release… fantastic! You can download AutoMile 1.3 from my website right now. The App Store version should be available soon.
All feedback is welcome! Also, if you’ve purchased the App Store version, please consider leaving a review (good or bad). Most App Store purchases come from people that never see this site. Thanks!
August 14, 2013, 7:11pm ∞
AutoMile 1.3 Waiting for Review
I submitted AutoMile 1.3 to Apple this weekend. It contains bug fixes and support for alternative routes for trips. I’ll write more about it when it’s ready for sale (but knowing Apple it may take a while).
August 6, 2013, 12:08pm ∞
Time Machine Errors… Again
This seems to occur every few months for me since Lion. I still don’t know if it’s a 10.7+ bug that hasn’t been corrected yet, or if it’s a compatibility issue between 10.7+ and my ReadyNAS. Either way, it used to work great and now these errors are a regular problem. I think the error occurs if I accedintally put the computer to sleep during a Time Machine backup. I can usually correct the problem, but I always wonder how reliable the backup is going to be. I’ll continue to put up with it though because Time Capsules are unreliable and don’t support per-user quotas and external USB drives are just too inconveneint with laptops.
My old how-to guide to fix the problem is here: http://blog.briantoth.com/post/31661922633/repairing-a-time-machine-backup-on-a-nas
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