An update on iFlash (including a public beta)

Loopware — Tags: — Davey @ January 17, 2014

First, an apology.

I’m sorry. I’m really sorry. It’s been far too long since the last iFlash update. iFlash users deserve better, and I feel horrible for not updating iFlash and for not posting status updates to this blog.

Why hasn’t there been an iFlash update? Until very recently, I was working for Apple as a designer and engineer. I am incredibly lucky to have worked at Apple, and you can see some of my work in the latest versions of OS X, as well as iOS 7.

I recently decided to leave Apple to pursue my own projects. As part of that change, I’m now allowed to provide new updates for iFlash.

The public beta.

Let’s get right to it then. Here’s a public beta of iFlash 2.8.3 for Mac that adds support for modern OS X features like Versions and App Nap, and also fix a handful of issues.

This beta is still in development. Please let me know about bugs!

To get iFlash 2.8.3 beta 1:

  1. Make sure you have an App Store copy of iFlash installed (it’s required for the beta).
  2. (iFlash 2.8.3 beta 2 has been posted above. Get that instead!)
  3. View the change log and discuss the beta in this Google Group.
  4. Keep getting new betas as they’re posted (this one will expire in about a month).

Known issues so far:

  • Playing audio won’t work when studying for audio recorded on iFlash 2.8.2 or earlier (the audio data is still there — it’ll work in the next beta of 2.8.3).

Please leave feedback for me at the Google Group above, especially if you experience any crashes (post crash logs if you can).

I hope you enjoy this new beta.

Davey

P.S. iFlash Touch is getting a modernization update too, but that isn’t ready yet. I’ll post about it here when it is.

 

3 Comments

  1. Finally!! I’ve been waiting for the update. Especially iFlash touch. I hope you’d refer to the best app, Flashcards Deluxe.
    From South Korea.

    Comment by minsu — January 17, 2014 @ 9:51 pm
  2. Can you give us an idea of what you will be doing in iFlash Touch with regard to feature support? Always loved the program but as you say, its been a long time.

    Comment by Ed — February 6, 2014 @ 4:34 pm
  3. Ed: First up for iFlash Touch is iOS 7 support, and score/interval memorization (working on finishing that now).

    Comment by Davey — February 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

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