App Review questions answered.
1. I want to enter a stitch gauge that has a decimal point, but the number pad that pops up doesn't have a decimal! How can I enter something with a decimal, like 23.4?
Type in 234 without a decimal, and your decimal point will be automatically inserted. This allows the software to use the a large 'number only' pad. This makes entering a number much easier, and more accurate. As programmers, we can't change what's on the pads. the only option to get a decimal point is to program it to open a different alpha/numeric pad, with tiny number keys. On the iPad, there is a decimal that may be optionally used.
2. How do I get the app to save my figures? I don't want them to just go away, and I don't see a save button.
Nearly all page values on TAG are saved automatically without a save button. The stitch and row gauge you're using is saved. It saves the last setting of: 4x4 or 1x1, Inches or Centimeters, sts and row gauge. The test swatch page allows you to get an 'Screen Shot' of the entire page, and it drops a image of it, into your photo album. That image shows all the settings that you did for that swatch. (There is a video you can watch that explains all this, and more) This works on all versions of the App, including the iPod touch. the test swatch size you put in on the tap itself is not saved.
3. I was in the Test Swatch page, and I notice the gauge box in the top left corner had one gauge, and the screen showed another? What's wrong?
The 'master stitch and row gauge box' in the upper left corner is the gauge being used as your standard. It appears in every screen you go to, and always keeps the value it was set with. The gauge at the top of the screen is the gauge that's been calculated. When you move the tape measures around the screens test swatch, the values change. If you press the 'set' button, the value on the center screen, will be put into the 'master stitch and row gauge box' for a new 'standard' gauge in all screens.
4. I heard that my iPhone version won't work on my new iPad? How come I have to buy a second copy of what I already own?
You don't. The iPhone version works just fine on the iPad. There may come a time when the iPad will have features that won't fit on the iPhone. We will try to program everything on both, but it may not always be possible.
# Added 14 AUG 2010.. .(read below also).I have a few 'one time' promotional copies of T.A.G I received from iTunes. If you have both an iPad an iPhone and forward me ( richard at touchandgoknitting dot com) the receipt from buying one at iTunes, I'll send you an iTunes 'custom code' for the other. These custom codes are supposed to be for promotional use, so it would appreciated if you wrote a short review on a knitting blog, or iTunes. I'll post here when I'm out of the custom codes.
# Added 17 AUG 2010: I just learned that the codes are only good in the country they were issued, so that means this offer only works in the USA store. It's not something I have control over.
5. Why are your prices so high? I'm used to paying 99 cents for most of my apps.
Several reasons. My guess is that less than 5% of iPhone and iPad owners are also knitters. Most of the .99 cent apps are in a much larger market, and have hundreds of thousands possible customers to sell to. A second reason is that with over 200,000 apps on the Apple iTunes store, is it's nearly impossible to be found. We are forced to pay for our own advertising so you'll see our product and know we exist. Advertising a .99 cent product to less than 5% of the iPhone/iPad owners would mean a huge number of sales would have to be made to a small market, before any profit might be made. Third, updates are free! (This way of selling software is new in the software world.) All software users expect their apps will be updated, and TAG (Touch and Go Knitting) will be updated, because we put the price at a level might just keep us interested. At a .99 cent price, you'd probably not see a content update, or very much content to begin with. I intend to stay with TAG until it's a highly mature product and complete. It took 6 months full time, to learn and code the software and get the first version on sale. Now things will begin to improve. It's been a labor of love. Lots more great tools for the knitters toolbox in now in the works. Free fall update coming soon.
6. Where can I go to get my questions answered? Answer: YouTube.com is one place. Search for 'Touch and Go Knitting" I have 10 videos there. Also, click below on the 'Contact us' and you get an answer.
iPhone, iPod Touch
iPhone, iPod Touch