Posts Tagged iOS

Plant Album v1.2 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Plant Album v1.2 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Plant Album makes keeping track of your plants easy. Whether you just have a few houseplants, or you’re an experienced gardener, Plant Album is the ideal tool for organizing your gardens, plants, watering schedules, and notes.

Plant Album

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This update contains the following changes:

  • Renamed ‘Plants In Garden’ button on the Garden Info screen to ‘View Plants’.
  • Added ‘Wire Basket’ and ‘Other’ Pot Materials.
  • Bug fixes.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Plant Album at my website or on the Plant Album Facebook group.

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Bonsai Album v3.0 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Bonsai Album v3.0 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your bonsai or penjing collection easy, whether you’re new to bonsai, a collector, a dealer, or even a bonsai master.

Bonsai Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 8 or higher!

  • Added iOS 10 support.
  • Add multiple photos at a time from your photo library.
  • Increased the photo size on the Bonsai, Pots, and Logs lists.
  • Increased photo resolution when adding new photos.
  • Added Extra-Large photos option for the Bonsai Report feature.
  • Log photos are now automatically added to the associated Bonsai and Pot.
  • Increased photo caption font size.
  • Added photo sharing feature.
  • New Bonsai fields: ID, In Collection, Value, Sell Price, Fertilizer, Location, Weight, Light, Temperature, Medium.
  • Bonsai Source field is now an editable text field.
  • New Pot fields: ID, In Collection, Value, Sell Price, Weight, Location.
  • Added Semi-Cascade Pot shape.
  • Pots can now be sorted by shape.
  • Bonsai and Pot lists now show ID field and In Collection state.
  • Bonsai and Pots can now be hidden if not in your collection.
  • Added barred snowflake icon for Bonsai with Winter Indoors set to Yes.
  • Bonsai search can now filter trees needing Winter Indoors by starting to search for “Winter Indoors”.
  • Value statistic now takes the new Value fields into account.
  • New CSV templates for the new fields.
  • Bug fixes.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Bonsai Album at my website or on the Bonsai Album Facebook group.

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Announcing Plant Album for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Plant Album

Over two years ago I released a pair of iOS apps for cactus and orchid collectors: Cactus Album and Orchid Album. Going back even further, to 2011, I released Bonsai Album. While all have been well received, I’ve had numerous requests for apps for other varieties of plants. While it would be possible to create an endless variety of such apps, the small market size and associated ongoing maintenance costs make it hard to justify their development. Though I had occasionally entertained the idea of developing a more generic plant tracking app to address such requests, I didn’t give it serious thought until recently.

Surveying the market, there are already several decent apps for general plant or garden tracking. I’ve tried a few of them, but they all seem to have their quirks, and most seem hard to use. Recent feedback from customers of my other apps indicates they’re not happy with the available options for general plant tracking apps either, and they prefer the approach I’ve taken with my mine.

Since I’m just about to wrap up work on Cactus Album for Mac and PC, and I’m nearing the end of some major Bonsai Album app updates for 3 platforms (iOS, Mac & PC), I can finally announce I’ve begun planning a new iOS app for tracking plants:

Plant Album!

It’s still early in the planning process, but the app should look and feel similar to my other gardening apps. It will be a universal app, meaning it’ll work on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. I’m also planning support for multiple languages from day one, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese.

If you’re interested in learning more about Plant Album, visit the Plant Album Facebook page or sign up at PlantAlbum.com for the Plant Album email newsletter to get notified when the app is about to launch.

I can’t wait to get started on Plant Album, and I look forward to providing more information as development progresses.

 

Plant Album



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Cactus Album v1.3 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Cactus Album v1.3 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cactus Album makes keeping track of your plants easy, whether you’re new to cacti and succulents, or an experienced collector. It’s the ideal tool for organizing your plants, watering schedules, and notes.

Cactus Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 8 or higher!

  • Added iOS 10 support.
  • Added support for the Mac and PC versions of Cactus Album.
  • Add multiple photos at a time from your photo library.
  • Increased photo resolution when adding new photos.
  • Added Extra-Large photos option for the Cacti Report feature.
  • Increased photo caption font size.
  • Added photo sharing feature.
  • Bug fixes.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Cactus Album at my website or on the Cactus Album Facebook group.

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Announcing Cactus Album for Mac & PC

“Cactus Album

Back in early 2014, at the height of my cactus collecting mania, I released a cactus and succulent tracking app called Cactus Album on the iOS App Store. Over the years I’ve had emails asking if I had any plans for Mac or PC versions of the app. Being busy with other projects, the answer was always no. Until today!

Since I’m nearing the end of some major Bonsai Album app updates for 3 platforms (iOS, Mac & PC), today I can finally announce I’ve started working on the desktop versions of Cactus Album. I’ll be releasing both Mac and Windows PC versions, hopefully on the same day in the not-too-distant future.

I surveyed fans of the iOS app, asking which platform they would prefer: Mac or PC. The response was resoundingly in favour of a Mac version. Not wanting to disappoint anyone with a PC (myself included!), I’ve decided to develop for both platforms in parallel.

These new desktop apps will allow transferring your database to and from the iOS version via WiFi. Like the iOS version, I also plan to support multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Thai. In addition to both versions being available direct from my website, the Mac version will also be available via the Mac App Store. Free trial versions will be available for download from my site, and can be unlocked with purchase of a license, with separate licenses per platform.

What might Cactus Album look like on the desktop? Here’s a mockup screenshot I put together from one of my other apps:

Update 29-Oct-16: Cactus Album for Mac is now available!
Update 4-Nov-16: Cactus Album for PC is now available!

If you’re interested in learning more about Cactus Album, visit the Cactus Album Facebook page or the Cactus Album for Mac or Cactus Album for PC pages on my site.

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Bonsai Album v2.6 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Bonsai Album v2.6 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your bonsai or penjing collection easy, whether you’re new to bonsai, a collector, a dealer, or even a bonsai master.

Bonsai Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 6 or higher!

  • Added iOS 9 support
  • Added iPad Pro support
  • Bug fixes

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Bonsai Album at my website or on the Bonsai Album Facebook group.

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Cactus Album v1.2 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Cactus Album v1.2 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cactus Album makes keeping track of your plants easy, whether you’re new to cacti and succulents, or an experienced collector. It’s the ideal tool for organizing your plants, watering schedules, and notes.

Cactus Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 6 or higher!

  • Added iOS 9 support.
  • Added iPad Pro support.
  • Added French localization.
  • Added Italian localization.
  • Added German localization.
  • Added Spanish localization.
  • Added Portuguese localization.
  • Added Thai localization.
  • Bug fixes.

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Cactus Album at my website or on the Cactus Album Facebook group.

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Cactus Album v1.1 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Cactus Album v1.1 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Cactus Album makes keeping track of your plants easy, whether you’re new to cacti and succulents, or an experienced collector. It’s the ideal tool for organizing your plants, watering schedules, and notes.

Cactus Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 5.1.1 or higher!

  • Added iOS 8 and 64-bit support
  • Support for new high-resolution iPhone 6 / 6 Plus displays
  • Added database transfer via AirDrop (requires iOS 7 or higher and AirDrop-capable devices)
  • User interface improvements
  • Bug fixes

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Cactus Album at my website or on the Cactus Album Facebook group.

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Bonsai Album v2.4 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Bonsai Album v2.4 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Bonsai Album makes keeping track of your bonsai or penjing collection easy, whether you’re new to bonsai, a collector, a dealer, or even a bonsai master.

Bonsai Album

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 5.1.1 or higher!

  • Added iOS 8 and 64-bit support
  • Support for new high-resolution iPhone 6 / 6 Plus displays
  • Added database transfer via AirDrop (requires iOS 7 or higher and AirDrop-capable devices)
  • Added support for the PC version of Bonsai Album
  • User interface improvements
  • Bug fixes

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Bonsai Album at my website or on the Bonsai Album Facebook group.

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Orchid Album v1.1 update now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Orchid Album v1.1 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Orchid Album makes keeping track of your orchids easy, whether you’re new to orchids, or an experienced collector. It’s the ideal tool for organizing your plants, watering schedules, and notes.

“Orchid

This update contains the following changes:

Note: This update requires iOS 5.1.1 or higher!

  • Added iOS 8 and 64-bit support
  • Support for new high-resolution iPhone 6 / 6 Plus displays
  • Added database transfer via AirDrop (requires iOS 7 or higher and AirDrop-capable devices)
  • User interface improvements
  • Bug fixes

If you’re enjoying the app, please take a moment to rate or review it on the App Store!

You can learn more about Orchid Album at my website or on the Orchid Album Facebook group.

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