Friday, December 14, 2012

What's New for Version 1.3

Welcome Magic Hour users! Here are the changes...

1. Support iPhone 5:  New background images for the longer iPhone 5 and the existing devices. 

2. Notification improvement:  Now independently calculated for each day preventing problems around seasonal time changes. Thanks to iphonerviewer#2 for letting us know (we de-börked it). You will need to renew your notifications after the Apple-defined limit (64) is reached.  We'll let you know when that happens in the notice (see below).  Running Magic Hour renews your notifications.


 3.  Modified location name logic.  Location names changed in iOS 6 resulting in sub-optimal results for many of us.  Our location was incorrect based on sub-locality so with this version we look to locality instead.

We hope everything works great at your location.  Problems? Comments? Please leave a message here or tweet us @magichourapp



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Magic Hour 1.2

Hello fellow Magic Hour lovers. We've seen some of the wonderful photographs you've taken and hope we helped in some small way. Our stats show large groups of you in Thailand and the Netherlands but we now have users in pretty much every part of the world. Tragically, this will be our last version that is compatible with pre-iOS 5.0 devices, but we're looking forward to the new features that will be available to us. 

What's New for Version 1.2

- International Date - 24 Hour Clock: All times and dates are now displayed by local preference. Those of you in the Netherlands, Japan, Denmark, and all other 24-hour-clock regions will see 20:21 instead of 8:21 PM. Just as you like it. The whole app isn't translated, but the times now are.

- Update button: It was not obvious before, but, previously, if you pressed date or location, a location update would happen right away. Now, you have a button that says: Update.

- Computation redesign: Not terribly important to you, but there were some edge cases where if your time zone was not the same as where you actually were, weird behavior would occur. The problem was fundamental so we went back and fixed it at its core. 


Known issues

- For some reason when you start the app, the first update to your location name doesn't seem to come back to us. Usually the second update straightens that all out, which you can force with the previously mentioned Update button. We're looking into it.

- Magic Hour works on the Gregorian calendar. Buddhist and Japanese calendars showed varied results and move the times off. Also something we're investigating.


Problems?  Tweet us @magichourapp or post here.  Thanks!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Magic Hour 1.1.1

Magic Hour 1.1.1 is now available at the App Store.  Yay! Our new QA team has assured us that the international issues have been resolved.  If you see a problem please leave us a message here and we'll work to resolve it right away.  Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Here's a picture of the old QA team hard at work.  You can see why we had to fire her.

Lilly on the job

Saturday, March 31, 2012

International Bug Fix Waiting for Review by Apple

We submitted the bug fixes to Apple on Monday, March 26th and requested expedited review on Tuesday.  We hope it will be approved soon.  We're sorry for the inconvenience.   

Thailand's G-20 "Magic Hour" Rocks

Thailand is a big downloader of Magic Hour and while we appreciate the fan base we think it's not ours but rather the band G-20's. We don't know most of what they are saying, but the song is very catchy and the girls are adorable.  "Love is the Magic Hour."



Monday, March 26, 2012

Magic Hour 1.1 Notifications

We added notifications to Magic Hour so that you can set an alert to go off before magic hour starts to allow time for set up.  You can also set an alert at the beginning of morning or evening magic hour.  The notifications repeat every day until they are turned off.  Please let us know if you have any problems or suggestions with the notifications.  We hope you find them useful.

The comments are now turned on at this website.  We'd love to hear how you're using Magic Hour and how your shoots are turning out.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Magic Hour is Available

The first version of Magic Hour is now available.  Please let us know if you have any suggestions or encounter any problems.   We automatically attempt to update your location every 10 minutes.  You can request an immediate update as well by pressing either the top (latitude and longitude) or  bottom (Updated) of the app.