It’s that time of the year for me to ship some updates. Many are just standard maintenance and support newer iOS versions. But we are also fixing any bugs we see along the way with some minor design improvements.
I made a cute little particle generating app for our youngest daughter using SpriteKit. It’s best when played on an iPad but an iPhone works too. Looks like it was just approved by Apple and is live in the app store! Hope you like it!
KNOWN BUG: Although the app was approved the In App Purchase is still pending approval. There is a bug where if the product does not exist, the app will crash when attempting to bring up the option screen. We have fixed this bug in version 1.0.1 which is pending approval and have resubmitted the in app purchase for approval as well.
Due to a minor legal issue, we have pulled MPA from the App Store. It was due to the description of the app which cannot be updated until a new version is released and we are at least a few weeks from completing the patch so to avoid any litigation we have pulled the app for a couple weeks while we fix it up. Sorry for any inconvenience.
We went back and rebuilt AVAid from scratch using Apple’s new SwiftUI framework. We are still planning on a few key improvements, but are happy to have a new look, and a couple new features like full screen access for front and rear cameras if you are using your mobile device as a document camera in live meetings. Also, confirmed support for Dolby 7.1 tests in preparation for the new Apple EarPods which will support 7.1 sound. Also, we confirmed our test generator will output test bars at whatever resolution is detected and selected, even 4k or 8k! And the ability to select a custom test image, and custom songs even if you are using Apple Music.
On nights and weekends I’ve been working on a simple web app for live presentations. It’s a slide advancer to use in any internet browser and any mobile device during online presentations. It is still in what I would consider ALPHA, but I am posting about it here for those who would like to inquire.
Sorry for any of you that have had crashes with AVAid. It turns out that in iOS 13 or higher, they want the audio handled differently. I have submitted a bug fix in AVAid 2.4 which should hopefully go live in a few days.
Also, we noticed a similar issue with the AVAid for Apple TV and are working on a new version for that as well.
You will know AVAid is updated when the logo changes to this…
Thanks to Apple for allowing background audio services on our favorite AV test generator again! For a while it was dis-allowed, but this latest version I asked if they would reconsider, based on the nature of the application and they just approved 2.3.1!
– Enabled background audio services so audio tests continue if the app is minimized or the screen is dimmed.
– Updated with Swift 3.0 programming.
We have completely revamped AV Aid in 2.2 with Swift programming. Along with this release we also now have ec-3 encoded mp4 files to test Dolby Digital 5.1 & 7.1 audio on the iPhone over AirPlay or HDMI adapters. Download AV Aid today at the App Store!