November 16th, 2012
So, some of you may recall, I mentioned a pending-review update to TigerPay a little while back. Well, due to an error on my part, a “hot fix” to that update that fixes a critical issue will, in fact, be the *actual* next update. This means that, numerically, I am skipping releasing what I called version 1.4.0 and the next update that goes live will be 1.4.1. I wish to apologize to folks (especially my prospective Canadian currency payment charging customers) for the delay, but trust me, you’ll be glad I caught the issue with 1.4.0 and decided to withhold it.
The plan is that, minutes after I post this news item, I will be submitting 1.4.1 to Apple for review. Naturally, expect updates here once that update goes live on App Store.
Thanks again for my users’ patience and understanding!
October 17th, 2012
I just figured that (especially new and prospective) TigerPay users might like to know that the TigerPay web site has just been updated with a 3-minute video that walks you step-by-step through the process of getting TigerPay set up, including the first step of a Stripe.com account registration (the remainder of it being self-explanatory), and finding and entering the API key TigerPay requires to allow you to use your account with the app.
This video was created since I’ve had several customers point out to me that they’re confused about what keys to use in setting up the app. I hope that people will find it useful.
Take me to the tutorial video on TigerPayApp.com…
October 15th, 2012
I’ve just submitted the 1.4.0 update to the TigerPay app to Apple for review. This version focuses on adding support for charging Canada-based cards (in the CAD currency) and adds two minor bug fixes to the receipt-emailing system.
ALSO! Be sure to check out the newly-released TigerPayApp.com — it’ll be evolving right alongside the app with the ultimate end-goal being to provide the app’s users with better access to documentation, support, and other community resources.
As per usual, expect an update via my web site once Apple lets me “press the big red button” on the new update.
Oh, yes, one last thing: the next update (not this one) will be fully-tested on iPhone 5. My provider has made a point of being slow about getting it delivered to me.
August 16th, 2012
Not 10 minutes ago, I received notification that the new update for TigerPay was approved, and I have flipped the switch so it’s now available for download.
The new version of TigerPay adds assisted e-mail receipting features.
Get your your copy of TigerPay for iOS if you haven’t already!
August 8th, 2012
Just dropping a post here to let you know a new feature-oriented update to TigerPay has been sent to Apple for approval. This update adds the feature of being able to configure a template for automated e-mail receipt sending and offers you the ability to quickly and easily send e-mail receipts to your customers after you charge their cards.
I’ll update my blog when Apple approves the new version.
June 7th, 2012
I just wanted to take a brief moment (even though it’s a busy day), after looking at my reports for TigerPay sales performance, and thank all of the paying users of the app for their support! If every user of TigerPay could tell just one of their business-owning friends about it, at this rate by itself, I would manage to break even on the investment in the Apple Developer subscription — but I am not worried about that — I just wanted to thank all of you who use the app to help make your businesses more productive, not to mention streamlined, and especially thanks to those of you who might view TigerPay as your business’s first way of accepting “mainstream” payments from your customers.
I wish to assure my user base that development of new features for TigerPay is continuing, and at present, my intent is to start breaking new feature introductions into more manageable “chunks.” That way I can get these new features into your hands much more quickly than I’ve been able to in the past, but, without disrupting the stability of the core features of the app.
And, again, thank you for using TigerPay and supporting Stripe!
June 3rd, 2012
The aforementioned bug fix update to TigerPay was approved by Apple and released on Thursday evening (from my US/Eastern perspective). After updating, you should be able to start charging AmEx, and other non-16-digit credit card numbers (as long as they are issued by Stripe-supported issuers).
May 24th, 2012
A minor update to TigerPay for Stripe is awaiting Apple’s approval. This update fixes an issue where non-16-digit credit cards that should be accepted by Stripe were not able to be charged with the app.
I’ll drop another post here once I do the inevitable back-and-forth with Apple. It normally takes me at least two attempts to make them happy with any update’s approval.
April 6th, 2012
Among other things lately, when I have some time, I am still chipping away at new and interesting things for TigerPay, with an update coming soon, sometime within a month (that’s what I’m aiming for). The next update brings two extremely major feature introductions into the product:
- History of transactions, and refunding of past transactions.
- Integrated customer communications, starting with assisted receipt e-mailing.
This morning, I am pleased to present PREVIEW screenshots of the receipt sending feature, specifically the new setup tab created for it. Internally, this feature does already function as intended, and (naturally) this tab and its controls are being developed with accessibility in mind…
Screenshot on the iPad: (also tested on the new iPad!)
Screenshots on the iPhone:
These screenshots, for the visually impaired among us, show the tab that is used to set up the user’s information. This information is used to set up a form letter e-mail you can send (choice on a transaction-by-transaction basis) and edit per-transaction to send information (including receipt-type details) to your customers.
Again, look for more news on this update in the coming days and weeks, my target time to release the new version is within a month of this update.
February 16th, 2012
Up front warning: this is a very geek-oriented guide, and is specifically meant for iOS app developers with more than one Mac, if you don’t fall within those requirements you’re probably not gonna get much out of this write-up. Sorry, if that’s the case, best to just pass this one over for your reading list.
So, you’re working on this massive iOS app, and it takes forever to compile on your main work machine. Maybe you’re like me and your main work machine is a lowly Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4gHz Mac Mini, or, maybe you’re not even that fortunate. Maybe your main work machine’s a MacBook Air, those aren’t fast either, but that’s actually kind of the point. But, if you’re like me, you’ve got more than one Mac. Imagine how cool it would be to be able to use all of your Macs to distribute (and incredibly increase the performance) of compiling your apps for iOS?
If you’re already familiar with Xcode’s “Distributed Builds” feature in Xcode 4.2, you may or may not know, those settings aren’t actually going to work for your non-Mac app build processes. However, not to fear either way, this snazzy little guide will quickly walk you through setting up Distributed Builds to work with both Mac and iOS app build operations via Xcode’s interface.
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