Apple – a Love Hate relationship

August 11, 2015 2 comments

AirMusic 2.5.7 update was finally approved. It was the most painful experience I have had in many years. It took 42 days for this update to be approved.
It was rejected twice.
– First time was because our description mentioned that you should “reboot” your phone in case of memory issues.
– After updating the metadata in all our languages (we support 11), we resubmitted and was rejected again. This time they wanted to see a video of how AirMusic worked.

Our app has been in the AppStore since February 2011, downloaded 750,000 times. You would think Apple would be nicer. Nope.

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Apple has been blocking AirMusic 2.5.7 update since June 29th 2015

July 26, 2015 No comments yet

I am sad to say that I have submitted a 2.5.7 update of AirMusic to the AppStore, back in June 29th 2014.
The app, which fixes background disconnection, went in review on July 7th and since then, it is stuck in limbo with no feedback other than the canned responses from Apple AppStore review bots.
I have sent 3 requests for updates and even asked to expedite review to see if it helped, to no result.

AirMusic 2.5.7

Please, tweet or repost this on Facebook. Maybe this will help get an answer from Apple.

Update
AirMusic was finally approved today. See http://www.plutinosoft.com/apple-a-love-hate-relationship/.

AirMusic and XBox One support

August 20, 2014 2 comments

Great new from Xbox team this week. Major Nelson just announced that Xbox One next Fall update will have full DLNA support. This means that just like the original Xbox 360, AirMusic will now be able to stream music from your iOS device to the Xbox One.

Check it out http://www.polygon.com/2014/8/12/5994723/xbox-one-media-player-app-usb-dlna-support

Hacking Bluetooth LE

July 15, 2014 2 comments

I own a Jawbone Up24 device that vibrates to wake you up and wondered what it would take to be able to make it vibrate for other reasons (say a notification from my phone) or even integrate it with IFTTT.

After a few days of snooping around CoreBluetooth API calls made by the official Jawbone iOS app using my CBLogger jailbreak tweak, I was able to achieve a vibration from my own app. Apologies in advance, the video was recorded at 3am.

Cars 2.0 – Hacking XBee, Arduino, RaspberryPi

July 15, 2014 No comments yet

A bunch of friends and I decided to race for the 24 hours of Lemons. Geeks that we are, we had to come up with a way to get sensor data out from the car to the pit and communicate with the driver. That’s how ClariceNet came to life (our theme was the “Silence of the lambs”).

A combination of Arduino, RaspberryPi, iPad, Wifi and XBee for communications.

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Source code is on github.
Team blog is on Tumbler.

AirMusic + Chromecast

June 30, 2014 5 comments

AirMusic can now stream music to a Google Chromecast device. Pick a song from your library and hear it on your TV. You can also queue up more than one song with the Chromecast Playlist in-app purchase.

More features features coming including ability to edit now playing queue, party mode, guest access, etc…


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