Yesterday, after a long time we have updated Minco to version 1.4 but there is no update for the Mac App Store available for now.
The reason for the delay is that we are working since long on a major version of Minco.
We did not plan to add new features to the current version but since we are still not ready with the new version we have decided to do so. To update the App Store version is simply not possible at this time since Apple would reject it referring to the existing Sandboxing restrictions. If you have a valid App Store license you can drop us a mail and we can help you with a non App Store license you can use in the meanwhile.
The delay have different reasons.
First we want to add a lot of new features and a remarkable user interface to make Minco a brand new, outstanding, top of the notch Time Tracker for Mac.
Another reason is that we are working parallel on an iOS version which should seamlessly sync with Minco for Mac.
We have spend so much hours in Core Data iCloud syncing but it turned out that it is currently not working as expected and the right technology to use. It “just does not work” and we don’t want to run in the same problems and disappoint our user with syncing issues. There are currently a lot of developer removing iCloud sync from there applications waiting on Apple to do there homework and make it work as promised since years.
We also had some other important projects in the last month which took us a loot more time as expected. We are already seeing land now and should be able to finalise things during the next weeks to streamline the development of our products even more.
Don’t worry if you have purchased Minco in the last weeks or month and don’t be afraid that you have to spend much money for the new version when it will be released. We will see for a very user friendly update solution for you.
But there is more.
On the other side there is Webbla, our bookmark manager for Mac.
Webbla like Minco did not get any updates since a long time and it’s for the same reasons.
Webbla 2.0 is in an advanced state and the new features, performance and user interface will leave existing bookmark manager light years behind him.
We are sure that you will be surprised and that it was worth to wait.
To shorten the time until release I will give more information and post some screenshots in the next days to keep you updated.
You are also welcome to follow us un Twitter to be updated on new releases and news.
Take care, Marc