Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Version 3.1.2 is now in the app store

The new version of PDXBus in the app store has a couple of small, but urgent fixes.  Now it loads on iPhone OS 3.0 instead of needing 3.1!  This took a while for Apple to approve.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Reminder: please use the comments for support requests!

Dear PDX Bus Users,

Please use the comments from *any post* for support requests & feedback.  The comments for this blog are moderated,  so they will not appear on the blog until I have read them.  Alternatively, I can answer very short questions on twitter!

I use blog comments to maintain privacy for both me and users - my preference is not to email people directly about support for PDX Bus (so I do not have to maintain a list of email addresses, nor be accused of spamming anyone).  Apologies if you left me an email address requesting support - please write up your question as a comment - if you don't want it published please say so and I can still reply on the blog.

I can be contacted via twitter too - http://www.twitter.com/pdxbus - I tend to follow anyone who mentions PDX Bus or tweets @ me.

Here are some answers to some common questions:

  • I write this app in my spare time, for free, for fun as a hobby.
  • I ride TriMet every day, and so I use it every day. 
  • I don't have time to write any other applications!  This one takes up a surprising amount of time.
  • I don't work for TriMet and don't have insight into how they work.
  • The arrival times used in PDX Bus are exactly the same as the ones used on TriMet's Transit Tracker system.
  • At this time, I'm very happy with my job, and am not looking for work as an iPhone application developer.

Have fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Version 3.1.1 fixed connectivity; but requires iPhone OS 3.1 (by mistake)

Dear Users,

I rushed out a fix for the connectivity issues seen by some folks, but by mistake it now requires iPhone OS 3.1 to install.  It takes Apple over a week to approve any changes to an app - so I need to fix this again and submit another version.  Sorry about that!  Maybe I shouldn't have rushed the fix (I actually fixed this on the same day I found out - it took 10 days for Apple to approve it).

So the good news:  connectivity fixed.
Bad news:  if you haven't upgraded to version iPhone OS 3.1 then the upgrade won't work.  You could always upgrade the OS? :-/