We’ve been working hard on thinking how to connect with our users better, and for those who have been in the tech business, you may have realized that we have been absent of a certain social network’s account for quite some time.
We’ve resolved the issue that was limiting us on this respect and now Dynotes Mobile Technology LTD. has an official Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/dynotes
We will make sure to post frequent updates to our apps and company, including news and new releases, the same way we do on this blog and on Twitter. Dynotes Twitter Page
The past two months, we have been scrambling to get all our apps ready-to-go for the new 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5. This included complete rethinking of our apps such as how to use the extra space in Multi Lang Dictionary, or whether to add more engines in Flex Search.
Hey everyone, with the release of the iPhone 5 a month ago, the screen was updated to be 4″ diagonally. This means that many apps’ current designs will no longer fill the new resolution, and that’s ugly, and Dynotes doesn’t like their apps ugly.
Rest assured though! We have recently updated our apps Flex Search and School Countdown to make use of the new resolution and an update for Multi Lang Dictionary has been submitted for review. We will publish release notes on them shortly.
Meanwhile, we are also forgoing support for iOS versions >4.3 as it allows us to take advantage of new device and firmware features of the newer iOS’s.
Why can’t everything in life be free?
Wouldn’t it be great to have a coffee shop where you pay $2 one-time and be able to refill for free for the rest of your life? There’s one obvious problem though, how does the coffee shop provide this free coffee? In reality, this “The Pay Once, Free Updates Forever” model doesn’t last.
Serving coffee doesn’t just entail pressing a button and filling a cup; coffee shops need people to put the coffee beans in the coffee makers, transportation to deliver coffee beans to stores, even people to pick the coffee beans and harvest them. Let’s not forget about storage space and rent for the shop itself along with employees for marketing, customer feedback, etc. Oh yeah, and they need money and revenue to pay for these costs.
It’s been a year, but we’ve been secretly building the most exciting release of Mini Info. It’s so amazing, we decided to release it as a separate product, appropriately named Mini Info+. Free download on the Google Play Store.
We are packing 3 new info pieces, including the heavily requested Internal SD Card, with a user defined path, Network Info with a budget tracker and Volume with master volume.
The Mini Info+ main page had been completely redesigned to accomodate these 3 new info pieces. We now use a 2 column setup with a vertical progress bar and stacked info items for a clearer, more organized feel.
These, along with Battery, Disk Space, SD Card space, CPU and RAM for the 8 total info pieces, all of which can have their display info customized in the settings, shown on the widget and in the notification bar.
The triumvirate is complete. Multi Lang Dictionary is now officially available for iOS (iPhone + iPad), Android and Windows Phone 7! Even at it’s first version, MLD for WP7 has a ton of features. For starters, we provide tree pivot pages for Online Dictionary, Translate and Wiktionary.
Eastern High School, in Middletown Kentucky had recently asked us to be able to use Multi Lang Dictionary and Mini Info in their school intranet. The high school is part of a program that will use Android tablets to replace textbooks and other school supplies and we are very glad to have our apps chosen as a part of the program.
In Flex Search 2.2, there are a lot of new stuff to be excited about.
The main feature added is the swipe from left panel to the right panel to load webpage on right panel. We call this beaming, and basically if something that requires a bigger screen size can be “beamed” from the smaller pane to the larger pane. This is also great if you want to share a search result or use Find in Page, etc.
For Pro users, we added a nice bonus in case you want to load a favorite page at startup instead of our about page. There is now a set as home option in the actions menu to set the currently viewed page as the home.
We also fixed a few bugs in iOS 5 and in the settings page and addressed an issue that the page loading would be on the wrong side.
In this version of school countdown, we fixed several minor bugs and updated some of the icons to retina (which for some reason we missed before). We also changed the support address to our new fancy support[@]dynotes[dot]com