Sep 2016

FAAwait lands on Apple Watch

The new release of FAAwait (version 2.6.1) has a few minor bug fixes and one big new feature: an Apple Watch App!

This is just a first iteration of this feature and hopefully it will improve in the future. We had to wait for the new watchOS 3 to allow the app to perform well enough to release it; the first versions we tried were just too slow. While it still doesn't work quite as cleanly as we would like, it should only improve from here.

We still had to hold back on a feature to allow a delay/airport count on the watch face (similar to the badge on the app itself). While it was technically working, the significant constraints on updates that watchOS demands meant that it could not be updated frequently enough to be consistently useful. Hopefully this will change in the future, and we also may allow it to be activated on an "experimental" basis to get some more real-world feedback. Let us know if this is important to you.

In accordance with the new watchOS design specs, the app does still provide a static watch face complication to allow you to quickly enter the app. This is highly recommended

Our latest app: TopFeeder

Today we are introducing our latest app: TopFeeder.

The details are here, but it is an RSS news feed reader designed to put you in touch with your headlines as quickly as possible. While there are plenty of newsreaders out there (plus Apple's own News app now), they can overwhelm you with a seemingly unlimited flood of stories. By focusing on one feed you can actually have a sense of accomplishment. Although of course you can still have multiple feeds configured to cover more bases (and topics) as desired. Be sure to turn on the shake-it-up option!

As always, let us know what you think and if you have any ideas to make it better.