Me wanting to keep what is mine or you wanting to take what isn’t yours?
The place reserved for child molesters, people who talk at the theater, and web designers who think the iPad counts as a mobile browser.
(I’m looking at you, Google+, but you’re a long way from being alone.)
In today’s app updates, new and final updates of the The Guild and Mass Effect comic apps which include buttons to let you claim a free copy of said comic in the new (non-dedicated) Dark Horse app.
Which is fine, except I already upgraded to the single-app paradigm a couple of months back.
As stated: grump.
Alternatively, you could use one of your one time use passwords…
Well, sure, I could work around it, but is it too much to ask that I not have to work around a limitation in a product’s interface with another, previously released, product produced by the same company?
It really is not ‘scruciatingly hard to get right.
Still failing on release two, I see.
First: Your release notes for your new release says “iPad support”.
Why then does it still run in iPhone emulation mode? The old one did that. What exactly is this iPad support of which you speak? Pure arse, so far as I can tell.
Second: It may not have occurred to you, but the guys who do Google account logins? They have this nifty two-factor authentication feature that uses a second iPhone app, Google Authenticator. So, given that, do you think it might just possibly have been a good idea to write your Google+ app so that when you go to log in, and you get to the stage when it asks for said authentication code, you are able to flip over to that app, get the code, flip back to Google+, and type it in?
Well, it would have been. Resetting the login sequence back to “sign in”, thus making you reenter your username and password and creating a decent change that your authenticator has now expired, meaning you need to go and get another one… preferably on a second iDevice to avoid another repeat of this annoyance, on the other hand, is just plain stupid.
Yes, I know you have your own mobile ‘phone platform, but that’s no excuse for having your iPhone app developed by whatever semi-trained interns happened to turn up that day. Annoying me will not make me rush out and buy a Droid.
It’s a separate application from Skype [for iPhone]. Moreover, there’s not even a dodgy market-differentiation commercial reason for doing it this way, since they’re not charging more for iPad capability.
They’re just too damn lazy to do The Right Thing, namely, write a universal app the way God and Jobs intended.
If you love Mars, calendars, and the iPad, this update is for you!
With this first update to AresCal (currently in review by Apple, and to be live on the App Store shortly), we’re bringing AresCal to the iPad as well as the iPhone, with a larger display for easier reading or, in landscape, suitable for wall-clock or picture-frame use. In addition, when running on the iPad, AresCal includes seven different backgrounds taken from NASA images of Mars, one for each Martian day.
And, of course, all the same features as AresCal 1.0, including the Darian calendar displays for the standard Martian calendar, and the variant calendars for GURPS® Transhuman Space™ and Eclipse Phase™.
Product release of the day, folks. Well, one of these days. When Apple gets around to approving it.
So you’ve released your Google+ app for iPhone. Only for iPhone, since not only is it not a Universal app - and please, in this day and age there’s pretty much no excuse for releasing something that isn’t a universal app…
(Yes, yes, I know, and now that I have an iPad to develop on, universal versions of AresCal, etc., are in the release queue RIGHT NOW.)
…but it can’t even run on the iPad in iPhone emulation mode. Something which is very hard to achieve, short of including the “requires voice telephony/SMS” keys in the app’s info.plist, something which strikes me as… unlikely for Google+. Hell, even Google Voice runs on iPad. And more to the point, even if it did, it would hardly be a core feature - it would be something you could easily degrade from.
In short: WHAT THE EPICALLY RETARDED HELL, PEOPLE?
So, today I have been composing something of a bitchfest on the topic of Safari for iPad, and the seeming impossibility of scrolling the scrollbarless input boxes with which you are presented when, say, reblogging Tumblr posts, since scrolling in the usual way scrolls the entire screen.
But my sense of justice and fairness compelled me to double-check before posting it, and this time, I discover that there is a way. Single-finger scrolling scrolls the entire screen. Two-finger scrolling scrolls the input box.
I still <3 your device, but please tell me - how in the name of all the gods of flat things is that supposed to be discoverable? And why, in a name-invokingly similar manner, isn’t it better documented?
“Ordered engraved iPad yesterday afternoon. Shipped from China six hours later. Est delivery Friday. WOW! WOW is right!!!!”
Okay, who the shit do I have to threaten to get this level of performance, as opposed to getting one of the iPads slowly assembled by feel over two weeks by blind Tibetan nuns and hand-delivered personally from Shenzen by a crippled schoolboy on a push-bike with a poor sense of direction?
Dear Apple: your follow-through is a joy-sucker. Just so you know.