Sunday, March 27, 2011

Function Inspector 2.7

On Friday, I published the new version of Function Inspector which has the following changes:

  • Improved look: As you can see on th picture, I turned on anti-aliasing which makes numbers look a lot better
  • Extra folder for screenshots: Screenshots are no longer saved in the root directory of the SD card but in the folder you specify in the settings
  • Improved buy dialog: Users of the LITE version can now choose from which market they want to buy the PRO version. For now, the AndroidPIT App Center is listed beside Android Market. I chose to let the user choose their market in order to let competition between the markets do some work ;)
  • Bug Fixes: For example that "set a" works all the time, even if it is bigger than the maximum a.
As you can see, the changes are not that significant considering that it took about two weeks. This has to do with stress at school which will hopefully end with easter holidays when I'm going towards graduation ;)

Also, I want to thank everyone that provided feedback. During the last days, I received lots of feedback through my survey or through email which has been very useful!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Function Inspector on Motorola Xoom

Thanks to Alex, I got some pictures of the Motorola Xoom running Function Inspector PRO.
As you can see, it is not optimized to run on screens of that size. Since this has a screen resolution of 1280 by 800, a completely new approach of layout is required. This will be a long-term goal of further development, but as I do not own a tablet, this will be complicated.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Google adding statistics to Android Market

Today, I have the pleasure to report on a long anticipated feature of the Android Market:
Developers are now able to view statistics of their apps!

For now, this is number of installations over time, OS, Device Country and language.

As a developer I find this information very useful and hope that Google will add even more features, especially tools that allow me to contact users that give a one-star rating and comment "doesn't work"! -.- As Google is one of the leading companies (or THE company) that is about collecting and analyzing data and making live easier, I think there is still some potential ;)

For this blog, this change may lead to some more frequent statistics reports as I haven't written one for a very, very, very long time......

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Function Inspector 2.6

Function Inspector 2.6 brings some major changes to the to the LITE version: First, you are now able to enter up to three functions, as in the PRO version. Furthermore, you can now test Function Inspector PRO in a Trial: You will once have the full functionality of Function Inspector PRO until you restart!
The only drawback is that I disabled the light color scheme in FI LITE ;)

Also, Function Inspector is now translated into Spanish! Thank you, Mario ;)

A new feature in FI PRO is that you can now set a different scale for the x and y dimension. This needs to be enabled in the settings.

I hope you enjoy the updates ;)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Andspot Market: USD 1.25 for Function Inspector PRO

I just uploaded Sudoku Solver, IntegralCalc and Function Inspector LITE/PRO onto the Andspot Market.
This is a new Android app market that adds social features to the usual market experience. Here is a quote from the email they sent me:
All users can:
    • Directly Message you for support and feedback
    • Build a Community around your app
    • Find your app through their Friend
    • Share your app on Facebook and Twitter
    • Purchase or donate money using Paypal

Also, there is a very important difference to the Android Market: The developer can (at least for now) keep 80% of the sale price! Therefore, I can offer Function Inspector PRO for USD 1.25 (EUR 0.89) instead of USD 1.49 (EUR 0.99) in the Android Market!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Survey uploaded

I just uploaded a survey that one can take in oder to give let me know how my apps are being used. This may help a lot to improve the apps as well as optimize their marketing!

So, from time to time, i will probably add a link to at least some of my apps so that users can access the mobile version (which you can see on the picture) of this survey directly from the app.

For now, it is an extra page on this blog and you can take the survey here ;)