- selecting an iPhoto pic from the Recent Desktops menu now works correctly.
- Better indication of downloads and when large pics are not yet available
- Direct link to App Store in Help menu – please rate or review.
A few days ago, Pic-a-POD for Mac received the following review on the Mac App Store:
Separating this out, the reviewer has the following issues:
Since Apple provides no way to communicate back to reviewers, I am posting my response here in the hope that the reviewer will read this and contact me.
Just added a new page to this site that displays the PODs for the day. This is for people who may want to have a look when they are away from their computer or iOS device.
Or for those who used to have Pic-a-POD for Windows which is no longer supported.
Anyway, here it is: Today’s PODs
With the iPad, Apple introduced a new user interface element called the popover. This was mainly used in apps where there was a navigation list and a larger view showing more information: what Apple calls a Master-Detail application.
In landscape mode, the list is shown fully on the left of the screen and the details on the right. Switch to portrait mode and the list disappears, but is accessible from a button in the top left that shows the popover.
In Pic-a-POD for iOS, when you tap the camera button to save a picture, it shows the following dialog (or something similar, depending on your device and configuration):
As a small developer with no marketing budget, getting your apps out there is a problem. You send notices to all the big review sites, along with promo keys so they can try it for free, but it’s a bit like going for your first job: you have no experience so we can’t give you a job, so you can’t get experience. Unless you or your apps are already famous, it is very difficult get the publicity needed to make them famous.
This update became available on the App Store on 21st March 2012.
Mainly a bug fix, as for some reason the Sources menu was no longer showing anything, which meant that there was no way to change your selection of PODs to get.
A new version of Pic-a-POD is currently waiting for review in the App Store. This should come online in the next few days and the update will be available through the App Store application. The main new feature is a Recent Desktops menu so you can flick back through the last 10 desktops used.
Version 2.0.1 of Pic-a-POD for Mac has just been submitted to the App Store.
The main new feature is that the main Pic-a-POD window will now fill with pics, going back in time as required to fill the space. This is really useful if you only want to follow one or two POD sites and don’t want to see a lot of empty space in the window every day. Here is a screen shot showing PIc-a-POD set up to get pics from Wikipedia only.
After the approval delays detailed in my last two posts, Pic-a-POD for iOS was finally approved on Saturday 7th January and went on sale in the App Store on Sunday 8th.
As discussed, it is a free app, but hopefully will be seen as a companion to the more powerful Mac app, so will have a knock-on effect of generating actually sales.