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26
Sep

We are working on iOS7

Hi folks

It’s been a long time and we really would like to spend more time on app development, but as it’s still a hobby we got some more things to do :(

Some of you reported problems with GCTools and ColorPicker on iOS7. As ColorPicker isn’t starting anymore we will release an update as soon as possible. GCTools is waiting for an update for a long time and we implemented some new cool features. Unfortunately we are sill dealing with some problems. We are working on the new release 2.2 as fast as possible and will hopefully submit it within the next 2 weeks.

Please be patient  :/

18
Apr

GCTools v2.1 is available!

GCTools has made it to a new release! Check out the new features:

New feature in the coordinates section:
- set a coordinate as target and navigate there by compass/distance (coordinates -> target guidance)
- enter angle values via compass
- enter coordinates as postal address
- free text coordinate input (copy & paste coordinates from texts)
- select length and angle units

New features in the converter section:
- units of entered values get parsed – you can copy & paste values from texts and enter it in any of the related converter’s fields
- number systems converter: enter binary values with dip switches
- new converter for angle values

Additionally:
- some handling changes
- bug fixes

We received a lot suggestions and are happy about all kind of feedback. Most of it will make it in the app sooner or later, but you have to be patient – it all takes time :/ But we are working on it – promised!

 

So check out GCTools on the App Store:

16
Dec

GCTools v2.0.1 is available!

After some problems with the latest release we submitted a bug fix immediately – version 2.0.1 has just entered the AppStore!

Besides the new features of version 2.0 we fixed the following points:

  • black screen on start up has been fixed
  • iAds get removed when you purchased one or more inApps
  • the alphabet inApp is not required to enter a custom alphabet in cipher tools. Still the add on helps you computing the correct alphabet and enables to save and load alphabets
  • improvements on purchasing inApps

So check out GCTools on the App Store:

10
Dec

For the ones that don’t like ads…

We expected some grumbling as reaction to adding iAds in our app. We added some little banners in the menus – the tools themselves still come without any advertisement – and some start yelling immediately. Maybe you should think about how much time we invest in implementing the app which is free for almost all of its tools. Nevertheless we decided to change some things and publish an update as soon as possible. This update will remove all ads if you purchased at least one of the inApps. Furthermore the alphabet inApp will be changed such that you can enter custom alphabets without purchasing the inApp, but you will have to compute codes etc. by hand while the inApp does this for you automatically.

10
Dec

Problems with upgrade to GCTools v2.0

Sorry, but we had to realize this guide does not work :( But here is the good news: We fixed the problem and submitted an update to Apple. This update should be available in a few days!

Some users complained about a black screen after updating to version 2.0 of GCTools. The update causes no problems in most cases but if you encounter some, please try the following steps:

 

  • double-press the home button
  • tap and hold the GCTools icon in the bottom task bar until it shakes
  • tap on the “no entry” sign of the GCTools icon
  • press home to close the task bar
  • start GCTools

Hopefully this works. If not – and you don’t have saved waypoints that you need to survive – try these steps:

  • tap and hold the GCTools icon on the main screen until it shakes
  • tap on the “no entry” sign of the GCTools icon
  • confirm to delete the app
  • reinstall GCTools with iTunes or download it once again from the AppStore
  • start GCTools

 

Please let us know if one of these tips could help!
If not please post your device and iOS version.