Hiatus? Negative sir!

I saw recently on macupdate that apparently as a developer I have been “on hiatus.” I would like to assure the internet that I have in fact not been absent, but that I would prefer to spend my time working on software than writing blog posts. In fact there have been updates to all of my applications, but most times I have not bothered to write about them. Although never mentioned here on this blog, I am the author of Wikipanion — the popular Wikipedia and wiki browsing software on iOS. A lot of my time has been spent maintaining and building that piece of software, but of course my older apps hold a special place in my mind. When I first wrote apps like Active Timer I was still a college student where my time did not have much value since everything I made was free. But as you know iOS developers are now quite in demand. Anyway Active Timer now costs money since the only model where it receives regular updates is one in which it can pay its own bills. I hope that the new features including “freezing timers” (splitting the existing time off and create a new timer) and project folders will be enough to entice you to purchase.

A friend Johan Basberg now does design work for Active Timer. We have a lot of great plans, but these can only come to fruition with your help. Thanks.

Additionally I have posted a limited demo of Active Timer. It is feature complete and unlimited in time, mostly give you helpful notices to purchase the full version after you have used it for awhile.

One Response to “Hiatus? Negative sir!”

  1. Björn Braune Says:

    Hi Mr. Chin,

    as the wikipanion-Website does not offer enough information, I´m trying to ask you personally.

    We have a customer looking for a solution to provide content to his employees. As your Wkikipanion-App offers all the features needed and is able to browse own wikis, we are wondering if we could customize the app with your help.

    In this case, the Mediawiki is supposed to work as an content management system and wikipanion would only browse the wiki of the customer, showing his data.

    Maybe you could help us with some information about your Wikkipanion-App or selling the customer a license for using Wikipanion in his own purpose. I cannot tell you the name of the customer, but it will be a guide for civilian experts working in crisis management missions.

    Best regards
    Björn Braune

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