We are nearly there…
We uploaded our iOS8 tweaked version of the app to Apple’s QA department close a week ago. We are currently waiting for Apple to approve this and make it live on the app store.
Work carries on in the meantime with an additional update ready for as soon as Apple approves that one. This next update includes one more iOS8 fix as well as a modification for how zoom is handled. Some people have found that when people ‘pinch’ to stop zooming they can inadvertently leave a gallery.
We think we have a solution to this that is very simple and allows us to retain the pinch to navigate model that Apple use in a number of their apps. In a few weeks you’ll be able to tell us if this works as well as we hope it does.
In the background is planning for an iPhone 6 version. With the huge screened iPhone 6 plus, and the nicely sized 6 available we are exploring how we can get the app to work on these devices. The smallest phones seem a little small but work we have been doing over the last year on a new version of the customisation interface means we think we have a way to do it.
The going has been tough for independent app developers in the last year. Many people are going under. Its even got a name, its called the ‘Indieapocalypse’. It turns out that many if not most independent app developers are underwater financially.
Luckily Foliobook has only ever been a part of our business with architectural photography and some app consulting making up the other parts. We’d dearly like to make Foliobook a full time business, there is so much it would be nice to do to the app, but it has to be said, it’s tough to do that when you can only charge a few dollars for an app just one time. We hope to introduce new products to tempt new and existing customers in the near future, maybe if they succeed we can one day fully give up the day job.