Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Version 1.1 is here!

As promised a couple of weeks ago, version 1.1 is now available for download from the App Store! (Well, in the USA at least. Other App Stores in other regions should have it soon.) This is a free upgrade for everyone who purchased the original release—and if you haven't purchased yet, the price is the same: just US $9.99 for more than 100 games and an unrivaled feature set.

For more info on the new release, see our previous post or visit Solitaire Till Dawn in the App Store.

And after you've tried out this new release, please take a moment to review it in the App Store! That will help us make more sales, which will help us continue to improve Solitaire Till Dawn and help fund our progress on the iPad version. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Version 1.1 is almost here!

We have submitted version 1.1 to the App Store, and we are now waiting for Apple to review and approve it before it will actually become available. This is a free upgrade, so if you've already purchased Solitaire Till Dawn, all you'll need to do is download it when it's ready.

As promised, this release includes the Custom Card Backs feature that allows you to create cardback art from your own photos and images. It also brings back the popular Magnetic Mouse feature that older versions once had, allowing nearly silent, clickless play. We've added six new solitaire games (bringing the total to 106). We've improved readability a bit by making the font size buttons in the status bar also affect the lists in the Games Drawer. And we've made a number of small, mostly cosmetic improvements and bug fixes.

There are two features you might not stumble across if we don't tell you about them, so here they are:

More detailed statistics
Some of you have wanted more fine-grained reporting of your statistics. So you're winning 49% of your games, but how close are you to 50%? Now you can option-click the status bar to change the display to show two decimal places: 49.68% instead of just 49%. Do it again to restore the default display.

Undo until this card moves
This is a feature for power users, who want to fully explore all the possible solutions to a tough game.  Just right-click (or control-click) a card, and a small popup menu will appear. If you click (say) a 5♣ the menu will contain two items: Undo until this 5♣ moves, and Redo until this 5♣ moves. This makes it easy to back up a game to the point where you made a critical choice, and then continue differently.

We'll post again when the new release is actually available, but if you're not watching this blog regularly, no worries. Your Mac will remind you about the update automatically.