Thursday, November 4, 2010

WoW Talents v2.14

WoW Talents 2.14 has just been uploaded. This is a big update; included are a number of bug fixes and the return of the armory query function, which has been significantly improved. You now search for a character, and select the one you want, exactly like the armory itself. It's quite a lot easier to use. Enjoy! As always, notify me of any issues and I'll get them fixed asap. I thought a lot about make the query function a Pro-only function, but in the end decided against it. Everyone can use it. Please help me justify all the work I do on this app by purchasing the Pro version!

2.41 Changes:
-Armory query is back in a significantly improved form. I debated about making it a Pro-only feature, but in the end decided to make it available for everyone, so I hope more of you will buy the Pro version!
-Various minor bug fixes and tweaks.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

WoW Talents 2.12 - Glyphs

Version 2.12 was uploaded to the market this afternoon. Glyphs have been added! There may be compatibility issues with existing saved specs (especially Druid since a nonexistent talent was removed), but most of them should work. On a side note, I truly hate realizing there's a spelling error after I update. Nonexistant should be Nonexistent. Gah! Oh well, I'll let it sit.


Version 2.12
-Glyphs added for all classes. As always, email me if there are any problems.
-Removed nonexistent talent Overgrowth from Druid\'s Balance tree. This may cause existing spec files to be corrupted.

Version 2.11
-Masteries added for all classes.
-About alert now only shows up once. It can be viewed again in Menu->About

Saturday, October 16, 2010

WoW Talents 2.11 - Masteries

WoW Talents 2.11 has just been released. Masteries have been added for all classes. Next up: glyphs!


-Masteries added for all classes.
-About alert now only shows up once. It can be viewed again in Menu->About

Watchtower 0.91

Watchtower version 0.91 was released recently to fix a handful of reported bugs following the significant jump in downloads after the Android Central article.


-Fixed a number of synchronization issues causing force close
-Increased header sizes at user request
-Now remembers previously opened tab
-About information added

It held the number 1 spot on AppBrain for most of the day before ceding it to Angry Birds (which is probably the most popular app I've ever seen with 5000 comments in less than 1 day). Watchtower is currently number 5 on the hot list.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Watchtower System Manager, version 0.9 prerelease.

I release a system manager I've been slowly working on the last few weeks about a week ago. It didn't kick off too quickly so I let it lie at first, but somehow it is on the Android Central Editors' app picks list and now top 10 on AppBrain! Downloads are up considerably, which is always nice to see. Being a prerelease, it has a handful of issues which I've gotten a few reports for, I'll see if I can iron those out soon.

Android Central Editor's Picks

Watchtower on AppBrain

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

4.0.1 and WoW Talents 2.1

4.0.1 is out today, and so is WoW Talents 2.1. I was finally able to discard the old WotLK talents, reducing the app footprint quite significantly. Talents are updated to wowhead's latest, though I there could still be issues to iron out in the next few days. Enjoy, rate, and comment! Have fun with patch 4.0.1 and the new talents!

Oh, I should also mention, loading a spec from the armory is currently disabled, since it hasn't been possible to test with Cataclysm talents yet. It will return soon.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WoW Talents 2.05-2.06

Small update available this morning. The loading model has been redone; it shouldn't ever hang like it used to, but if it does, it can now be canceled. Hopefully this fixes the loading errors some users are reporting. If nothing else, they'll be able to cancel and try again.

Edit: I hate following an update with another one an hour later, but I hope I've finally found the elusive "Fails on load" error. Gotta love those vague, unhelpful 1-star comments. The short answer is that the on click listeners were being fired multiple times. In past versions, this would cause the loading screen to never go away. In 2.05, this caused a segfault of all things, returning the user to the menu. These users were probably spam-clicking the buttons, though it's possible it was something in the hardware. At any rate, it guards against this now, and I hope this is the end of it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

WoW Talents 2.04, Build 3117 (Codename Sparkles)

Version 2.04 of WoW Talents has been pushed out.

-Talent data updated to beta build 13117, codename Sparkles if you follow mmo-champion.
-Fixed what should be the last of the spelling or other textual errors.

Rate, comment, and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WoW Talents

Time to update this blog, and hopefully keep it current this time.

WoW Talents has been released on the market for approximately 1 month. In that time, it's been downloaded ~12,000 times and received 176 ratings, with an average of 4.5 stars. Not bad at all, if I say so myself.

The current version is 2.03, which is updated to beta build 13033. I have an update ready to roll out for build 13066 (Codename Bubbles), but given that I have updated 3 times in 2 days, I think I will wait for build 13082 to be applied on cata.wowhead so I can parse the new talent data.

I should also note, I have re-implemented the parsing tools I wrote for the Cataclysm data, and it should be considerably more accurate. Hopefully that will be the last of the cut-off talent descriptions and erroneous numbers. For those of you who are curious, I parse through the javascript data files of cata.wowhead's talent calculator and spit it back out into xml files. For the original Wrath app, I parsed wowarmory's calculator, which is clearly not yet available for Cataclysm. The new tools work off Wowhead, which should allow accurate information before the updates are live on servers.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Freestyle 1.00 released!

Earlier this afternoon I released Freestyle on the Android Market. In fact, if you're viewing this, it is undoubtedly because you clicked on a link from the app or the market. Please give me feedback! Respond to this post, send me an email, or make a comment on the market. I appreciate any and all feedback, positive or negative, especially if you experience crashes or other problems. If it crashes on you, please let me know what phone and version you're using. I can't fix them if I don't know about them!

Edit: Interestingly, in Android v2.2 a GLSurfaceView locks a thread when it is paused, something no previous versions did. This is what was (probably) causing the crash for the HTC Desire users. It has been fixed in 1.01.