Archive for the ‘TypeCam’ Category

TypeCam 1.3 released

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

The new version of TypeCam we mentioned a few days ago has now been approved and is available in the app store.  This new version repairs some of the issues iOS 4.3 users have experienced with incorrect camera positioning and keyboard malfunctions.

We apologize for the delay in releasing this fix.  These particular errors were caused by bugs that were introduced in the latest version of iOS.  We were hoping that Apple would address them rather than having to code workarounds in our apps, but that did not happen in 4.3.1 or 4.3.2 incremental updates.

We appreciate your patience and hope you enjoy this latest release.  As always, if you have any questions, concerns, bugs, or isuses to report – please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or via twitter – @geekutils.

TypeCam Update is on the way.

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Unfortunately, when Apple released iOS 4.3, a bug was introduced into the SDK responsible for controlling the camera.  This bug creates an issue in our TypeCam code with respect to scaling and shifting the camera.  Many of you have reported this issue to us, and we thank you for taking the time to contact us.

Our policy, traditionally, is to not alter our code if the bug is caused by the underlying development tools and not our codebase as in this case.  Unfortunately, we have reported the bug to Apple and despite the release of iOS 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 – the bug still exists.  Keep in mind, this bug does not just affect TypeCam, it affects any application which needs to manipulate the position of the camera viewport.

Since so much time has passed since 4.3 was released, and we still don’t have resolution, we have decided to code a workaround so that the app will function as expected.  We have submitted this update to Apple, and it should be in the store very soon.  If you are using 4.3.x, please update to this latest version.

We will post another update to this blog announcing the official release as soon as the app appears in the store, so please check back soon.

We want to hear from you!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

It’s no mistaking that 2011 is off to a great start here at GeekUtils.  We have some great updates and enhancements planned for all of our apps this year, but we still want to hear from you.  Do you have ideas for new features or functions?  Maybe you know of a great new YouTube channel and you think we should contact them to build them an app?  Maybe you’ve found a bug in one of our products, or have a suggestion for an enhancement that would make one of the features of our app easier to use?

If any of these describes you – please contact us.  The quickest way is to simply open any of our apps, go to the “More” tab, touch “About” and then touch the “Send GeekUtils and e-Mail” button.  (NOTE: this is the case in the majority of our apps, but in some apps the “About” tab is located elsewhere in the app).  This will pop up the e-mail app where you can send us your thoughts, suggestions, complaints, bug reports, or just take a moment to say hello and tell us how you like our apps :).

We look forward to hearing from you!

TypeCam update on the way…

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

We have an update that we will be submitting to the app store this weekend for our latest popular app, called TypeCam.

We discovered that in some instances, when you type a message and then choose SMS or eMail as your destination, once you are finished sending the message, the keyboard does not reappear.

PLEASE NOTE – A quick workaround until the update is available in the store is to simply tap the settings button twice, which will reload the keyboard.

From what we can tell, this bug seems to be introduced by iOS 4.2. We thank those of you who took the time to report this to us, and we’ll have a fix ready for you shortly 🙂


TypeCam v1.0 Released

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

We’re happy to announce the release of our latest app, called TypeCam.  TypeCam is a simple app that lets you stay aware of your surroundings while entering text.  TypeCam does this by allowing you to type text right overtop of the camera view.  Whether you are walking or at a concert – don’t miss out because you were looking down at your phone trying to type a message – Get TypeCam!

TypeCam has been designed to work on any camera-equipped device that is running iOS 3.0 or greater.  TypeCam works great on all iPhones, and the latest versions of the iPod touch which have a built-in camera.

Unlike similar type and walk style applications, TypeCam does not rely on the clipboard to transfer the text to your favorite apps.  The clipboard is an option, but when you are posting to Facebook or Twitter, you can update your status immediately from right inside our app – no need to exit.  TypeCam also works with eMail and, if you are running iOS 4.0 or greater, SMS.  All of this convenient functionality from right inside the app!

To get TypeCam now from your computer, simply click this link.  If you are reading this from inside one of our apps, simply head over to the “More Apps” view to download.

We hope you like it!  If you download and enjoy the app, please don’t forget to rate it in the app store.