If you have the Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 version of the app, then you may have noticed that we haven’t updated it for quite some time. Note: We’re not stopping support for the app anytime soon.

On the 1st December 2017, Windows App Studio, the online platform which we used to create our app, was shut down. We were told of this in June earlier that year. We launched the version of our Windows version of the app in the summer before the ability to edit the apps was shut down on the 1st September.

They allowed us to download the source code of our app, which we did. The predecessor to Windows App Studio is Windows Template Studio, which requires a coding program. This will take a while for our heads to get around, but we’re determined to get version of the app out ASAP.

Amazon App Update

Hello there. If you have downloaded our app from the Amazon appstore, you will have noticed that there are a lot of adverts in it. Also, some features may not work and there may be a lot of buffering. This is due to the fact that we used a free app builder called Mobincube.

Recently, we have released an update that changes all this. We have changed the design entirely to make it exactly the same as the WordPress theme we are building for the website. We have also removed everything annoying about the app.

So this doesn’t happen again, we have wrote every single line of code for the app ourselves. Also, we won’t need access to your camera, microphone, access to your location, “initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed”, open network sockets, discover and pair bluetooth devices, access information about networks, access information about Wi-Fi networks, connect to paired bluetooth devices, read from external storage, get notified that the operating system has finished booting, read only access to device state and write to external storage. (We copied most of that list!)

Hopefully, most of these permissions won’t be required and those that stay are only so the app can work properly. We won’t record any analytics about how you’re using the app. The update is set to go live on the 11th April, and once it’s live, please download it.