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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

mea culpa

Yes, there is a crashing bug in version 1.6, when sock files from previous versions are opened. It's awful and I'm terribly embarassed.  Update 1.6.1 is uploaded and should show up in iTunes in a few days.

Friday, June 21, 2013

1.6 on the way

I'm doing final cleanup on the 1.6 update, which will be out sometime in July.

This will have export to PDF - which besides nicer printing and email, will let you open your socks in other apps - such as a pdf reader, or Knit Companion.

Next I'll focus on IOS7, making the interface work with the new look  (transparent blue buttons on top of a blue background simply does not work) and adding a couple of shiny new features.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


SockCalc 1.5 is out.   Whoooooooooot!

The reason for the delay?  I tried to do to much.  Especially as the time since the last update got longer, I wanted to put more and more cool things in, and just got over my head.  Before I could finish, there'd be an IOS and Xcode update, and I'd have to relearn things. This is a slow process with a family and a career (that isn't iPhone development.)

Finally I got some sense and scaled all the way back. I fixed the things I absolutely had to fix - mostly display and rotation problems that came in with updates to IOS that changed the behaviors of things I as using.   To round it off, I put in one of the new features I was working on - the metric option.

Now you can use either English or Metric gauge and measurements, and you will get the same sock instructions either way. You can even flip back and forth - it will convert the numbers you've already entered to the new system.   I could watch it do that all day :o)

And the best news - I've got a lot more almost-ready new features. I'll be introducing more frequent updates with one or two new things.   The very next up is PDF export - you'll be able to open your sock instructions in any app on the device that can read PDF.

Friday, June 29, 2012

I mean it this time!

I'm reworking sockcalc from scratch using the latest features of Xcode. Trying to work the old code forward into the new development environment was not going well. The upside will be a beautiful and very stable sockcalc, with lots of new features. Really, I'm so excited I can barely type.

Monday, April 4, 2011

work in progress

I'm working on the next update, but it is a little slow. Apple has updated the development tools and they are taking some getting used to. Until I get used to the new workflow, productivity is a bit of a struggle. I do like xcode4 though, so it will be worth it in the end.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year

I'm currently snowed into my house with my husband and kids and a mountain of Christmas leftovers. I have once more failed to burn the house down with the flaming pudding.

Eventually I will come out of my turkey coma and get back to work.

If you are one of the lucky folks with a new iPod or iPad under the tree and have populated it with a copy of sockCalc - welcome aboard! Stay tuned here for news of what is coming next. If it doesn't do what you need, I'm susceptible to requests from my charming users.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

1.4 is out!

The update was approved and released on Thursday. If you are on Ravelry, you may see a new sockCalc banner add announcing the new version.

I will now put my virtual feet up (they are cozily dressed in handknit socks) and rest a bit over the holidays.

Improvements I've currently got on my list to work on are an option for metric measurements, and an option for different leg lengths. Comment here to vote for which should be next.