For the first time in a while, I have released a completely new product! This is an Apple Watch focused app, that works with the new Time In Daylight tracking features of watchOS 10. Using Daylight Goals you can easily setup a goal for how much time you want to spend outside each day. It features a bunch of widget options to put around your apple watch, and even a smart stack widget.
Currently pending review already is a brand new 7 day chart widget. So now you can see how much sun you’ve been getting over the past week! Lots more updates are planned including streak tracking and more notification options.
Check out more details at the Daylight Goals website, here. Or if you are ready to start tracking your sun time, download now!
I’m a bit late to post this, but recently I put together a quick game in less than 48 hours for the Ludum Dare 53 game jam competition. The game I built is called Drone Delivery Service, it is a 2D physics based “platformer” where you control a drone and have to deliver packages to the portals at the end of the level. It is a quick game, I only had time to implement 5 levels, but I really enjoyed the gameplay concept. It was built using Godot 4, which was my first time using the engine. You can play the game here on Itch.io.
I’m thinking about making this into a full mobile game by expanding on the idea with more level interactions and enemies, along with a refined physics based flying and tethering system.
Amounts 3.0 has been released after many years of no updates! Amounts 3.0 is a complete rewrite of the app from the ground up to use the latest technologies, and be adaptable and easily upgradable. I already have many updates planned for it in the coming months.
To start, Amounts 3 keeps the same simple premise of being a manual, personal expense tracker. Entering transactions is the core of the app and it retains its ability to quickly enter in data so that tracking your expenses is never a burden. Quick actions from the app icon let you jump straight into the create transaction screen, where you can type the amount, tap on a category and be on your way. Enter in a description if you want to have incredible search capabilities with the full text search. Add in images if you want to keep transaction receipts. New in Amounts 3, you can now store up to 5 images per transaction, add them from your camera or from your photos directly.
iCloud sync has been integrated into the core of Amounts 3 to allow you to use amounts on any Apple device and keep them all in sync. Coming soon is a dedicated Mac version, as well as an improved iPad interface, as well as Amounts on your Apple Watch.
A full feature roadmap is coming soon, but I can also announce that in the works is the first update which introduces budgets for categories!
A small update to Amounts came out this week that is making the base app now available for free! All existing users will keep their upgraded features, but now you will be able to try the app before you buy, and the pro upgrade is available as an in-app purchase.
I’m now looking into some cool new features for the next few months, namely syncing and Universal support so that you will be able to view and modify your data on an iPad!
After nearly two years in (Part time) development, Amounts 2 has finally been sent off to Apple for review. This will be a free update to all users, and I think everyone will love it. The UI has been overhauled to support the new screen sizes, icons have been updated, and now the app supports all the latest iPhone hardware features including 3D Touch shortcuts and Peek/Pop. There is also an Apple Watch app for those of you sporting an Apple Watch this year.
Review should hopefully be completed by the end of this week, look out for more information on this blog.
It has been a while since I have updated this page! I just wanted to let people know that there was a change to sqlite in iOS 8.2 that has caused issues with Amounts. I’ve just submitted a small bugfix update to Apple that should hopefully go out next week.
In the meantime I will give you a little update on me, a year ago I accepted a mobile development position at TelTech. They are a great company building awesome telephony software, personally I have worked on both TapeACall and SpoofCard, so check those out if you need an awesome call recording or call spoofing app. I really love working with the team there and we have some great new software in the works.
I have also been working on a huge amounts update that I started work on over a year ago. It includes new location based features, an iOS 8 widget, new visuals, new searching options and more! It is really pretty awesome and I think everyone will like it. I’ll be posting new information on this soon!
It has only been a few days since Dogemate was released, but dogeapi.com has made a slight change to their API that broke the USD price checker. Yesterday I submitted version 1.1.0 for an expedited review so hopefully it will be available soon. The new version adds both currency conversion and two new Bitcoin exchange options.
Just hold tight, a fix is on the way!
UPDATE: The app just went into review yesterday, but unfortunately it has received the dreaded “app requires additional time for review.” So in the meantime the bitcoin prices are still working.
UPDATE 2: The app is still in review, but dogeapi has reverted the API so USD prices should be working in the app store again!
So I have been doing a little random work lately, first of which is Dogemate. Dogemate is a super simple Dogecoin price tracker for the iPhone and soon Android as well. Just open the app and see how much your doge is worth in USD or BitCoin. Don’t know what Dogecoin is? It is a cryptocurrency similar to BitCoin – a huge network of computers that process a bunch of hashes to ensure transactions are secure and valid. It is basically like cash for the internet age.
The next item is the iBuzz update. iBuzz is just how it sounds, a buzzer app. Lost the buzzer to Taboo or other board games? Replace it with this free app! This version cleans up a lot, the app is now designed for iOS 7. All the sounds have been redesigned to loop perfectly and sound better along with adding a few new items. There is also now an option to remove ads if you find you use the app a lot.
The last and biggest news item is Amounts 1.1.0 – this is going to be a huge update! I am not going to announce the new features just yet, but they are quite awesome. For now I just have a screenshot with the improved UI – it feels a bit lighter with a bit more negative space. I am really excited about this update and I thinkyou will really enjoy the new features.
So that is all the news for today!
So I have once again been working on making Amounts the definitive expense tracker for iOS! The latest feature is full text search. This will allow you to find old transactions extremely quickly – you can search by category name or description. At the top of the search bar there is a header row that will give you the total of all the returned transactions. So if you want to see how much you spent at just Starbucks now you can!
In a future update I will be adding some time based parameters so that you can look at just certain time periods like the previous week or month. But for now you can quickly get through your transactions.
I also made a few speed optimizations – the main transaction list now doesn’t load all transactions by default, when you scroll to the bottom (Which should show around two to three months of transactions) you get the option to load all if you need to see older ones.
I still have some big things planned for upcoming builds, so stay tuned!
It is the end of the year again and it has been a great one for me, I hope 2013 has been good to you as well. To celebrate, TargetTap is on sale for 99 cents, so if you don’t have it you should definitely pick it up.
And for those of you getting started on your New Years resolutions, Amounts can help you get a jump on your finances for 2014. I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday this year! Merry Christmas to you all and see you next year!