In Foliobook 1.11 we added the ability to add multiple images in one operation, or to add a whole folder of images at once.
To do this we used a new Apple facility that provides access to the metadata in images, this includes the location where the images were photographed. We don’t use that information currently, but the very fact we use this new Apple facility means that Foliobook now needs to be allowed to access your Location. We don’t use your current location in any way, so this might seem confusing, but hey… its Apple and we have to accept the occasional eccentricity in exchange for the design and beauty that it comes along with.
So to add pictures with Foliobook 1.11, you *must* allow Foliobook to ‘know your location’ even if we never actually try to access that information.
If you find that your Foliobook gets stuck with a ‘Loading’ message when adding pictures, just go to your settings menu -> General -> Location Services and make sure that is turned on, and that Foliobook is enabled in that menu.
Once you’ve added pictures you can turn it off again, as we don’t need it switched on.
Note that in iOS 4.2 Apps can be ‘backgrounded’ ie: running and retaining their settings but iconised. So restarting an app requires a bit more work than just hitting the round button on the iPad. If you have problems with your app unable to add pictures, and you have just enabled location services then you have to properly stop and restart the app.
To do this, double click the round button on the iPad. Find the Foliobook icon, hold down a touch on it until you see the ‘-’ sign and select that (it just stops Foliobook properly as with all other apps, it won’t delete it from the iPad in this instance).
Then you can restart Foliobook and all should work as before, but with the new functionality.