What are we working on?

Unfortunately, I’ve been completely inundated with requests and have been hard at work on some new features we hope to release to the masses very soon – I’m afraid I’ve neglected the blog a little.

Just wanted to provide a quick update on what I’m working on for our apps at the moment:

  • Push Notifications – I mentioned earlier in July that I was working on adding push support into our apps.  This is a parallel development effort to the standard release track of our apps (incremental feature additions, bug fixes, etc) – so it’s been taking a little longer than expected, but is definitely in the works.  Our goal is to hopefully have a APNS compliant push notification server of our own functional by the end of this month, with updates to all of our apps to come around the same time.
  • iTunes / YouTube links – It is our goal to provide a unified experience across a particular social media footprint.  We’ve noticed that many of our content partners commonly provide links to other YouTube channels and iTunes in their descriptions.  We are performing some updates so that when possible, these links do not load secondary experiences.  For YouTube, the channels will be loaded in our common framework.  For iTunes / App Store links, you’ll be taken to the app store.
  • Universal Binary (iPad Support).  Apple threw us a curveball with compatibility issues between iOS 4.0 and iPhone OS 3.2.  For some reason, when playing videos using the device’s built-in player on an iPad, the user remains “stuck” in portrait mode.  Additionally, they are left without a clean exit back to the video detail page.  We are working on a universal version of all of our apps to provide the experience people desire on the iPad.
  • More Apps – We’ve got a couple of exciting applications that will be added to our lineup shortly.  We continue to be humbled by the reaction from fans of our apps, and are indebted to the awesome content creators who have allowed us to build apps for their content.  We’ll have more to share as these apps are released to the app store.

This is the “short list” of things that I’m working on adding into our apps.  We hope that you enjoy everything we’ve released so far, you enjoy the updates, and continue to support our products.

For the latest updates, follow us on twitter (@geekutils) or on YouTube (youtube.com/geekutils).

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