Board Game Stats 1.8 just became available on the App Store, with Cloud sync, Landscape mode and more. Check also the new dedicated website: BGStatsApp.com

New in version 1.8:

Cloud sync: sync your Plays between your devices with this in-app purchase. Try it free for two weeks!

  • Automatically keeps your devices in sync
  • Syncs all Play details, Players, Locations and Games (with exception of photos)
  • Keeps a complete backup of your database in the cloud.

Also new:

  • Landscape orientation. Now view all Board Game Stats screens in landscape format.
  • Swipe through your plays’ photos full screen
  • Stability improvements: tries to restore itself after a problem occurred.
  • Adds a + 1 round button to the Play details screen.
  • BGG usernames are no longer case sensitive for logging in.
  • Ability to remove an image from a Game by swiping over it in the edit screen.
  • Asks to discard changes if you cancel editing a Play after change something.
  • The Locations list now has an index in alphabetical view as well.

Lots of stability improvements, minor enhancements and bug fixes, among which:

  • Winner calculation takes decimals into account.
  • Displays year correctly for jan 2016 in certain locales.
  • Removes duplicate plays from BGG if posting encountered a problem before.
  • Prevents crashes when filtering while adding and deleting games and players.
  • Prevents problems when restoring state resulting in a list of Games with no way to leave the screen.
  • Better compatibility with iCloud Photo Library when linking images in the photo library.

Version 1.7 of Board Game Stats has been submitted to Apple. It can take 1 to 2 weeks until it appears in the App Store.

  • Biggest new things in this version:
  • Support for anonymous players
  • Auto-post to BGG
  • Better image management
  • Search fields for Players and Games
  • Settings for articles to be ignored while sorting
  • Average play time for a Game
  • and lots of other small things, fixes and improvements.

The new version of Board Game Stats is available on the App store.

In this version you’ll find:

  • Added ‘All time’ view and extra pie charts to the Statistics screen
  • Complete statistics screen can now be shared as an image
  • Fixes problems with logging in to BGG if username or password contained certain characters
  • Better BGG game searching results, handles lots of results better
  • Ability to add comments and images to a Play while editing it
  • Supports multiline comments for Plays
  • Pie charts have more colors, display percentages and show number of ‘other’ values
  • Lots of other small improvements and stability enhancements.

Board Game Stats 1.4 is available on the App store NOW!

New:

This version is updated to be compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.

  • Fixes problems with logging and posting to BGG
  • Improves BGG posting and provides feedback while busy
  • Now has an in-app message if there are known problems with BGG connection
  • Added ability to add photos to a play, the first one is also used in Twitter posts and sharing
  • Added profile images for Players
  • Added a 2014 statistics year overview which can be shared and exported
  • Creates auto-backup file for rescue via iTunes if no other recovery method works anymore
  • Added overall win percentage for a player, displays BGG name
  • Lots of other small fixes and improvements.

Download on the App Store

Board Game StatsDo you play Board Games? We do, and needed a simple tool to record our scores, and also show statistics on our plays, scores, games and how well we do against other players.

Therefore, we created the app Board Game Stats, which is now available on the App Store.

Features include

  • Enter Games and set an image and scoring rules
  • Set Players and Locations
  • Enter your plays including location and scores per player
  • Calculate scores on the fly
  • Create teams and enter team scores
  • Search games on BoardGameGeek to load more details and a game image
  • View statistics for Games, Plays, and Players
  • View statistics for a specific combination of players
  • Export and import scores for easy backup and transfer
  • All in a native iOS interface

For screenshots: continue to the Board Game Stats page.

Download on the App Store

Ken je de iTunes kaarten die je bij veel verschillende winkels kunt krijgen? Ze zijn niet alleen leuk als cadeau, maar ook erg leuk om voor jezelf te kopen.

Waarom? Omdat er vaak aanbiedingen zijn waarmee je ze met korting kunt kopen. Ze vertegenwoordigen echter wel altijd de volledige waarde in iTunes of de Apple App store voor je iPhone, iPad of Mac. Op die manier koop je effectief alles uit de store met korting!

Er zijn veel verschillende winkels (meestal niet online) die regelmatig korting geven tussen de 15% en 20%. Eenmaal hebben we een actie gezien van 25% korting, die was precies één dag geldig. De meeste acties lopen een week en gelden vaak voor specifieke kaart-waardes of bij aankoop van meerdere kaarten.

Welke acties nu geldig zijn en binnenkort komen kun je zien op iTunes kaart aanbiedingen. Deze werken we regelmatig bij!

Door na het kopen je kaart in te wisselen in de online store krijg je een tegoed ten waarde van de kaart, die je in zoveel kleine uitgaven kunt besteden als je wilt. Je hoeft dus zeker niet het hele bedrag ineens te besteden.
Veel plezier!

Apple has just updated Aperture to use Apple’s maps in the application, instead of Google’s version. I really like this update, because I always managed to accidentally zoom in and out with my magic mouse in the old version.

Now we have some wonderful possibilities with your mouse and keyboard modifiers:

  • Scroll around the map using horizontal and vertical scrolling on your mouse (or trackpad), click and drag also works of course, but make sure you drag the map and not one of the pins if you’re in moving-pins mode.
  • Zoom in or out with Shift + scrolling or Shift + dragging, or pinch-in and pinch-out on your trackpad.
  • Command + drag to draw a rectangle — the map zooms to include everything in the rectangle.
  • Double-click to zoom in, Option + Double-click to zoom out.
  • Click a pin to select all photos at that pin; Command + click to select more pins and all their photos.
  • Click a photo to select the pin and move the map so it’s visible; select more photo’s to select and show all related pins.

Right-clicking (or Control-clicking) on the map displays a contextual menu with the following options:

  • Assign photos: all selected photos will be pinned at the clicked location.
  • New place: opens a separate dialog where you can define and name your own place, including exact positions and size of the surrounding area. This place can from now on be found in the search box on the top right, and is displayed as the Location’s name for the photo.
  • Move pins: puts you in moving-pins mode, in which dragging can pick up existing pins and move them. You can close this mode using the Done button of the floating bar that appears on the bottom of the map.

I did not use the new map for large numbers of photos yet, but it feels to me it will be much less of a burden from now on.

It’s “Try new things” morning, so it seems. So I’m typing this in the WordPress app on my iPad. I’m even trying ten finger typing, which works amazingly well in fact, in combination with the autocorrect features. Certainly not as fast as a regular keyboard, but it works.

Yesterday OmniFocus for iPad was released, and while I was waiting for this release I was kinda put off by it’s high price: €31,99. Considering I already bought the Mac version ($79,95) and the iPhone version (€15,99 and not really usable sync-performance-wise for the first year) this just seems a lot. In comparison: Things, which is a fairly comparable program, is only €7,99 for iPhone and €15,99 for iPad (unfortunately also not a universal app); so I could buy both mobile Things versions for less than just the iPad version of OmniFocus! The only major difference I could see is the inability of Things to sync using anything else than a local WiFi network, although they say this would be coming sometime this year.

And here’s the Thing (pun intended): (more…)

While I use Aperture (v3) for my photo editing and organizing needs, my girlfriend uses iPhoto (v7). To get some of her beautiful shots in my library, I would like to use the Share feature of iPhoto. Unfortunately, it seems I cannot access this shared library from within Aperture directly.

Having gotten iPhoto (v8) myself with my new MacBook Pro, I simply start this program, and access her library from there. After copying the files to my iPhoto library (directly dragging to Aperture does show the +-cursor, but does not work) I can then import them in my Aperture library. Tedious, but it works. Most of the time.

During copying of the shared photos to my computer, I often get a message that some of the photos could not be imported due to their file type not begin recognized. After some investigation, I discovered that the photos giving this message have the file type ‘GEPJ’, which incidentally is JPEG spelled backward… Now where does that come from??

Most photos with this problem will successfully import a second time around. However, you have to redo your carefully made selection of photos to copy all over, because iPhoto forgets your selection as soon as it starts importing. There is an easier way though: in the error message of iPhoto, a path is displayed, which looks something like ‘/var/folders/Jf/Jf5z8CcW2RSzKE+1YogdOU+++TI/-Tmp-/iPhoto/DPAP/10.0.1.2/8770/1’. Yes, that’s a weird path. You can copy this path from the iPhoto dialog and paste it in the Finder in the dialog you get when pressing cmd-shift-G (Go to Folder). In this folder, you will see all photos you were trying to import, which you can then drag manually to iPhoto, or even directly to Aperture :). I presume however, that all iPhoto-specific meta-data that is not embedded in the photo itself (using EXIF) will be lost this way.

The iPad looks really terrific. I could easily see one lying around here in the living room somewhere. I could find the use for some nice piece of hardware that is easy to grab and start browsing, typing, or emailing on.

Most comments I hear are about a missing camera and multitasking. The camera just seems an obvious growthpath for Apple to me and I’m not surprised it didn’t make it in the first version. Although it would have been very nice in combination with a version of iChat to go with it.

Multitasking however would be something that I would really miss on a device this size. On the iPhone I rarely really miss it – switching between apps with the speed they do while retaining their current state is something that was easy to get used to with such a small screen. Now with the bigger iPad screen, I would love to put things in parallel, from different applications and within one application. I haven’t seen the possibility of putting two sites, or to iWork documents next to each other in the demos, let alone a site in Safari and a Pages document. This is something that isn’t too hard to imagine to be very handy. Add to that some messenger or twitter application running in the background, and you got your environment really going.

If the first version of the iPad doens’t support multitasking, at least it should support the Dashboard. In my opinion this would be the ideal place for the iPad to hide common functionality like the calculator, weather app and twitter client. It is easily accessible (with a specific gesture, for example), web-based and therefor not really running two apps at once. It would be really awkward to switch to another application (or get your iPhone out of your pocket) just to do a quick calculation when e.g. typing in Pages.

Speaking of which, I couldn’t find the Weather and Calculator apps in any of the screenshots of the iPad I’ve seen. Maybe Apple is already working on a Dashboard?

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