April 18, 2012
In our last post we detailed a pretty nasty bug we were fighting in the depths of the application. I am happy to report that we have found a workaround for the aforementioned bug (unfortunately requiring the sacrifice of some very cool live interaction during sync) and making forward progress again with great speed. The bug list continues to shrink and what’s left to fix is becoming easier stuff by the hour. (No date to offer yet but you’ll see it here first as soon as we do.)
But I have to stop and tell you that reading the comments from you folks on that post has been a joy (and great encouragement) as well. Due to the way the App Store works it’s kinda rare for us to have direct interactions with our customers but it sure is a treat when we do. Keep up the feedback!
I also want to give a big round of thanks to our volunteer beta testers. They’ve put in a lot of work and everyone will benefit from their efforts. We also have two paid professional testers this round and their contributions have been immeasurable. When we launched version 1 we got surprised by a problem with certain raw formats we’d never seen before. We’re taking every possible precaution to make sure you folks don’t have any nasty surprises like that again.
We had planned to show some screenshots by now but since Nico was affected by the very same sync bug he had to shift to some other tasks while we sorted it out. We should get some posted soon.
For those wanting a “fix” in the meantime, may I recommend Jeff Carlson’s book iPad for Photographers*. His newest edition was released just a few weeks ago and contains an entire chapter on Photosmith 2 as well as many other apps every iPad wielding photographer should know about. I can vouch that he put a lot of diligence into the section on Photosmith so the entire book is sure to be a always-in-your-bag guide.
[* Sadly, I’m not obeying the “Pinker rule” here as I’ve only managed to read up through the chapter containing Photosmith so far, there just hasn’t been enough spare time for me to finish it yet but it’s definitely going with me on my post-launch vacation.]