I can’t believe it has been seven years
I’ve had an amazing time with Sophiestication Software over the last seven years. That said, I have to admit that working on shopping lists, tip calculators and the likes wore me out a little. It’s time for the next step:
I’m happy to announce that I’m moving to the Bay Area to join the UIKit Frameworks team at Apple!
My new duties won’t allow me to keep on working on Sophiestication Software, of course, so here’s the deal with the current app lineup – explained in plain, no-nonsense English.
I was working on an all-new version 3 of Articles for quite a while. I had really hoped I could release it as a last great update, but there’s just not enough time left to complete it.
What I did, however, was back-porting parts of the new approximate search feature to the original Articles source tree and release that as version 2.5 in August. If you’re running the latest version, you are also running a bit of the future - sniff.
There will be one additional update to Articles though. The upcoming version 2.6 will sport a new iOS 7-style app icon made by the talented folks at the Iconfactory.
Groceries 4, which has been completely restyled for iOS 7, is in the review queue and should be available just in time when the new System hits the shelves. The new version will be a separate binary which means that you’ll have to pay yet another buck.
Tipulator was just updated with a new iOS 7-style app icon. There won’t be any additional interface updates, though, due to lack of time.
Magical Weather was purchased by MeteoGroup. Check out their Press Release for more info:
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On this day… won’t get any more updates, but will stay available on the App Store for free.
CoverSutra and Xtrail are no longer available for sale and won’t get any more updates either. Both apps flopped and were also plagued with technical issues.
You can still download the apps though. Simply follow these instructions about past purchases: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2519
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to reply to support emails anymore. But maybe that’s not such a big deal since most of the emails I get these days are for feature request or related topics. That said, I do try to keep an eye on the company twitter account and reply to quick inquiries from time to time.