Archive for December, 2010
Pro 3.0.2 is approved, so grab the update!
In my haste to release the last update, I created a new bug that affects iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G owners. This release fixes that bug. It also fixes a long-standing issue with poor connection performance on devices where Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are simultaneously active. Hopefully this will solve connection headaches for quite a few people.
WHAT’S CHANGED IN 3.0.2?
* Fixes a bug that cause some buttons to become unresponsive on non-multitasking devices.
* Improves connection performance and reliability on devices where Bluetooth is turned on.
Thanks Robert and Patrick! And Remote Potato looks hot too!
I’m very sorry about this, but there’s a bug in HippoRemote Pro 3.0.1 that makes the top row of buttons (keyboard, settings, and profile selection) unresponsive. This issue affects non-multitasking devices — the iPhone 3G and iPod touch 2G — and can happen when the app automatically reconnects to the last computer on startup.
A fix is coming very soon. In the meantime, there is a workaround — Switch away from the trackpad screen and back again. This is obviously harder to do when the main buttons are not working. If the profile you’re on has a button for Macros, tapping that and going back will work. Or, you can bring up the shake menu (by shaking your device) and tapping on Logins or Web.
Again, I apologize for missing this bug and ask for your patience as I push out the fix.
I made this profile during the development of Pro 3.0, so I wasn’t able to properly announce it. It’s been available to download in the repository for a while now, or you can grab it here.
I’m a day late on this, but I’m happy to announce that HippoRemote LITE 2.0 is available for download in the App Store. Like Pro, it now requires iOS 4.0 or greater.
My goal with LITE is to make it the very best free keyboard & mouse app in the App Store. Using an iPhone as a keyboard/mouse isn’t for everyone, but if it’s something you want to try, at no cost, I want HippoRemote LITE to be a no brainer. It should be the easiest to use, the best performing, the best looking — everything.
Version 2.0 is a big step towards that goal. I brought the brand new look of Pro into LITE. Designed by Adam Betts, it’s simply gorgeous. I also brought along all the trackpad usability enhancements, including thumb scrolling. Thumb scrolling may not seem like a big deal, but once you’ve used it, you’ll wish you had it everywhere.
Coupled with the existing features — multi-touch trackpad with pinch-to-zoom, international keyboard support, fast reconnect, wake-on-LAN — these new enhancements make LITE the most feature-rich app of its kind. Most competing apps don’t even give you keyboard and trackpad functionality. Just one or the other. How are neutered apps like that even usable?
LITE isn’t a neutered app. I think it’s the best free app in it’s class. Give it a try and I think you’ll agree. If you like it a lot, take a look at Pro. If not, let me know what I can do to make it better!
WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED IN 2.0?
LOOK & FEEL:
* Total visual overhaul designed by Adam Betts.
* Better resizing of images for custom wallpapers.
* Improved Retina Display support.
SPLIT SCREEN MODE:
* Now hides the status bar to give you a little more screen space.
* Added thumb scrolling.
* Drag on trackpad button to click-and-hold, just like on a physical mouse.
* Added support for XBMC.
* Will launch Boxee or XBMC when activated.
* Improved reliability of fast reconnect.
* Bug fixes.
ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION:
* Removed in-app Twitter client.
Thanks to Apple for a quick approval of HippoRemote Pro 3.0.1. This update fixes a bug that caused a crash on startup for some users. So go get it! Full changelog below.
WHAT’S CHANGED IN 3.0.1?
* Fixes a crash on startup that affected some users after updating.
* Fix power button covering delete button on profiles screen.
* Fix potential crash when tapping a launch button on favorites screen.
* User is prompted whether to overwrite or rename when re-downloading an existing profile.
I’ve been getting reports that HippoRemote Pro is crashing on startup for some users after they updated to 3.0. I think I’ve identified the problem and have submitted a fix to Apple. With any luck, they will expedite the approval.
That said, there is a simple fix that works right now. Simply delete the app from your iPhone and download it again from the App Store.