The Story Tracker v1.3 update is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Story Tracker

This update has been a long time coming! I’ve been working on it since late October, but only really got stuck into it over the last two weeks, due to Christmas and our trip Downunder. Other than some bugfixes, it contains the frequently requested backup, restore, import and export over WiFi features. Not only can you backup your database to your Mac or PC, but you can also export your story and market databases and share them with other Story Tracker users, if desired.

The pending Lite version update will be able to backup and export your database, so it’ll be possible to upgrade from the Lite to the full version and transfer all your data across. I submitted the Lite (free) version update to Apple today, so hopefully that’ll be approved soon.

In case you missed my earlier entries, Story Tracker is a submission tracking tool for writers, available for iPhone and iPod Touch. I’d been looking for such an app ever since I bought my iPhone, but alas, no one had written one, so I decided to fill the void myself 🙂 This is basically a carry-everywhere database for all the story submission data you may have scattered across miscellaneous spreadsheets, Word docs, or buried in notebooks.

What’s new in the version 1.3 update:

  • Bugfixes.
  • Database backup, restore, import and export over WiFi to your computer’s web browser.
  • Added a Facebook button on the information screen for Story Tracker news and to connect with other writers.

With this release, I’ve finally implemented the entire original feature list I envisioned for Story Tracker. I do have some ideas for future versions, but please feel free to send me an email with any feature suggestions and comments you may have.

You can find more details at my website or on the Story Tracker Facebook group.