So apparently there’s an issue with mapkit and invalid regions being set that works fine on 3.0 but crashes on the next beta OS release. Just got done tracking that down and making a fix so that won’t ever actually happen again. A few days of testing that change and I’ll push Hurricane 3.1 out to make sure things don’t go all explodey when the new OS comes out.
My company KittyCode, has just released the 3.0 version of Hurricane. All new method for tracking storms using the Mapkit API as well as taking advantage of the GPS to inform the user their distance from storms. This new version pretty much includes everything that anyone will need for hurricane tracking.
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I’m looking through the Role Playing category on the iTunes App Store hoping to find a little 2D game to play. Something along the lines of the first Final Fantasy or Dragon Warrior, but I’m noticing that the entire category is filled with page after page of iMob, Mafia Wars, Fashion Wars, Epic Pet Wars, Vampire Wars. Not just one icon for each, but multiple each with additional “respect points”. I’m really hoping that in-app purchases will cut down on this behavior allowing users to purchase what they need without additional copies of the same app flooding the store. I’m going through 27 pages looking for something other than “insert name here wars”.
Anyone out there looking for a game idea, make a 2D role playing game and then send me the link
Bug# 7037460 has been submitted to Apple. This bug explains that Apple’s DRM is broken allowing for iPhone apps to be pirated freely. So far the only response the developer community has seen from Apple has been an uneasy silence.
The bug was submitted earlier today as a high priority security bug. Apple has since responded and re-classified it as “Other Bug” (A bug that has a workaround), or in other words, bugs we’re going to ignore. A huge hole in their security model of the iPhone has allowed the firmware to be jailbroken and apps easily patched to be copyable and runnable.
I’m calling on everyone in the iPhone developer community click on the “Report a bug” link within the Apple developer website and submit a duplicate of this issue.
It’s time for this issue to be talked about.