Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

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Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby anattasatta » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:57 pm

Hello all. I'm the one who wrote and currently publishes the Access to Insight iPhone/iPad app on the Apple App Store. (All I did was write a sort of "wrapper" application for the offline version of the A to I web site; I didn't write or contribute any content to the A to I site or place anything new in the app.)

Due to various conditions I can't really continue to maintain the application or keep it published (it will be on the app store for almost another year since I recently paid the developer account renewal fee thought the content hasn't been updated in a while), so I'd like to find someone else to maintain it and hopefully add features that people have been wanting (like enlarging the size of the text).

Ideally I'd like to pass it off to someone who can have it published on the App Store under an account owned by something like a Theravada literature foundation (for example) that would continue to make it available regardless of what happens with any individual person.

I'm not sure the app is really all that important anymore since I think you can just get a decent PDF reader like GoodReader or PDF Expert and use that to read the html version of A to I, but it still may be worth having a free and easy to install way of reading the material for those with iOS mobile devices.

if anyone has any ideas for me please let me know :thanks:

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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:14 am

No ideas here but I just wanted to say I use your app on my android device and it's great. Thanks for making it.

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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:40 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:No ideas here but I just wanted to say I use your app on my android device and it's great. Thanks for making it.

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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby iforgotmyname » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:47 pm

What a coincidence finding this here. I'm willing to help out keep the Android version in check if you need help with that - I have no experience making iOS app's unfortunately and it is not something I could commit time to learning as I have quite a bit of work for the next two years at least. :(

EDIT: That said, if I find someone capable of taking care of an iOS app, I'll let you know.

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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby Digity » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:41 am

I love the app. I read it on the subway constantly, but always wondered why it wasn't getting updated.
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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby Digity » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:49 pm

Mawkish1983 wrote:No ideas here but I just wanted to say I use your app on my android device and it's great. Thanks for making it.

The Android app is from a separate developer. I volunteered to do it for Android, but never heard back from them.

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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby iforgotmyname » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:18 pm

Digity wrote:I'm an iOS developer and love the app. I read it on the subway constantly, but always wondered why it wasn't getting updated.

I could try and take over if you'd like. I guess we just need to sort out the accout stuff, etc.


Hi Digity, you should try emailing anattasatta or get a mod to email for you - I don't think anattasatta's checking this thread anymore.

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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby Digity » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:22 pm

I sent him a PM. It doesn't allow me to email him. I guess I can get in touch with the mods.

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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:19 am

Digity wrote:The Android app is from a separate developer

I wasn't aware of that. Thanks for letting me know.

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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby Digity » Sun May 19, 2013 2:38 am

no prob
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Re: Access to Insight iOS App needs maintainer

Postby iforgotmyname » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:33 pm

Not exactly an improvement for the iOS app, but I've always wanted to classify ATI content based on prominent character names to be able to browse the whole thing by character. We can probably do this for other criteria as well... I also want to cluster the content just to see what appears. This is no small task though... But doing this can open up some unique browsing/searching capabilities.


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