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WWDC!

It’s here! Apple’s annual WorldWide Developer’s Conference, where developers like the good folks here at MF Software go to learn about how to add great new features to our apps! I’m having a blast here at the conference and am already modernizing TickerPicker with under-the-hood features like ARC.… Read the rest

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User Survey

I’ve been doing a SurveyMonkey user survey (via a MailChimp email blast) of Stock TickerPicker users to see what feature they’d like added next. Interestingly, the #1 requested feature has been stock chart annotations for technical analysis trend lines. The second most commonly requested feature has been the ability to sort watch lists.… Read the rest

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“Pro” subscriptions have arrived!

At long last, by popular request, “pro” realtime BATS charts subscriptions have been added to Stock TickerPicker, in conjunction with our re-write to remove auto-renewable subscriptions (Apple requirement). Pro subscriptions have unlimited usage per day, unlike the standard subs that only give you 240 chart queries per day (about 2 hours of usage).… Read the rest

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New features coming

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog or added new features. Part of that is that I started a new position in my “day job” and it has taken a ton of time. Part of it is that I moved from AZ to California.… Read the rest

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1-year & 2-year charts

Finally! After 2 1/2 years on the market, I finally was able to add 1-year and 2-year chart views. This took a rewrite of the engine to allow for multiple price histories to be in memory at once, so that TickerPicker could have daily and weekly data present at once.… Read the rest

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More efficient server capacity

Now that I have lots more users of TickerPicker, I’ve had to start the learning curve of ensuring enough server capacity to handle these users. Recently I got my Ruby contractor to rewrite my Heroku cloud code to use Cedar, enabling multiple instances per dyno.… Read the rest

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WooHoo!

Subscriptions finally went live about two weeks ago. Yeah! Subscribers are signing up – and now I am facing the next hurdle: capacity expansion on my servers! More details in a future post.… Read the rest

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Just waiting…

Just waiting…for Apple’s app review process to complete for my new version of Stock TickerPicker with in-app subscriptions! It has been nearly three weeks since I submitted it after WWDC, and I am still waiting… probably because it is my first version with subscriptions.… Read the rest

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WWDC Recap

WWDC was a blast. I got many of my in-app subscription questions answered in the labs, learned a lot about the state of the mobile app industry, and caught up with some old friends. I highly recommend the conference.

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More in-app subscriptions

Talked to DTS today at WWDC in the app labs about in-app autorenewable subscriptions and got a few questions answered. Sort of.

Supposedly expires_date can be relied on as the way of finding out whether the user got “bonus” time for pressing the “allow” personal info button.… Read the rest

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