A few months ago I promised to release a Mac and Windows version of MonoPhix before the summer holidays and maybe some new apps and updates. Sadly it’s the first month of the summer holidays yet and I haven’t released anything yet.
There weren’t any hickups in the development process that caused the delays, I’ll explain what actually was the issue and it’s rather personal.
I’ve been developing software for 6 years now, completely on my own with once in a while a good soul as temporary aid. And that brings with it that the release cycles are rather quirky and dependent on the time I have at hands or on how I’m feeling. Personal issues have had a great impact on the release time of my software.
I just “graduated” less or more. (there are a few things which I still have to handle to get my degree) But this also meant that I had to get some things finished for school as well. A paper on digital image processing and an app accompanying it, I had to do a 3 month internship and there were some additional tasks. Now that’s what’s been delaying development from March and forth.
But that’s not the only thing. Lately there have been some drastic changes in my personal life which require my attention and which even made me lose track of sales and customer support. Some negative and some very positive but all and all a great shift which caused my concentration to reside somewhere at a sub zero level. Development has been halted for about 2 months now and is slowly coming back on track.
But of course it’s pretty annoying that you guys should suffer from this. Luckily I have a great community of users which kept sales alive and prevented bankruptcy during my “absence”. To thank you all for your patience I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. All apps will be free for an undetermined period of time (somewhere between 1-2 days). This means MonoPhix, MonoPhix HD, FlashPhix, iDuelpro, Lingi and iPhix all drop from their respective prices to 0$/0€ or whatever your currency is.
I would say, grab them while you can. If you don’t like them or don’t need them, don’t punch them into the ground with a 1 star rating and a rage comment in the App Store but just leave them be or drop me a mail on how I can improve them.
Enjoy the sale and of course the 4th of July for all Americans out there!
(download links to all apps can be found in the sidebar of this blog. If the apps aren’t on sale just yet, stand by it takes about an hour for the sales to be activated by iTunes)