Things have been a little quiet around here lately, as we’ve been tied up with quite a bit of contracting work.
However, we’re happy to say that some updates to our own applications are also on the way. Both Neu 1.0.3 and Ambientweet 1.0 have now been submitted to Apple for release to the Mac App store.
Beta releases of both of these can also be found on our Beta Software page.
With Ambientweet, we needed to decide on a pricing policy as part of the submission.
Eventually Ambientweet will be sufficiently feature-rich to justify charging for it, but for now it is quite simple, so we’ve decided to make it the initial version free on the Mac App store! If you download it there when it becomes available, you should be able to get subsequent 1.x updates free as well.
When we change over to charging for it, we’ll probably create a new “Pro” version of the application which you have to buy. At that point we may well also introduce some sort of “Lite” version which contains advertising.
This brings it into line with the latest version that’s available from my website here. In future I will try to synchronise update releases in both places, to avoid confusion…
In particular, this explains what the differences are between software you buy from our store, and from the Mac Application store.
I’ve just released another new beta version of Ambientweet.
You can now switch between the main tweet stream and a view which only includes your mentions - so that you can catch up on what people have been saying about you. Ambientweet also bounces the dock icon and shows a badge when it spots new, unread mentions.
In addition, you can now set Ambientweet’s window to auto-size. If you do this, it will keep the width that you gave it, but change height automatically so that the full text of the current tweet is always visible.
I’ve submitted Neu 1.0.2 to the Mac application store… here’s hoping that the review process for updates is a little bit quicker than it was for the first version…