We just released QuickCal 1.5 for iOS.
It’s not the 2.0 we’ve been talking about for a while (iPad support, mainly). That version was taking quite a bit of time; all the while we were sitting on a recognition engine that since the last iOS upgrade (1.4.4, back in January) had seen localizations to both German and French as well as a host of improvements! So, we decided to go back to git, branch of 1.4.4 and put aside the 2.0 for a bit, and get these awesome new features out to the public! So now you have it, 1.5 is available!
On a philosophical note, when Apple introduced Siri recently, we asked ourselves why someone would want to continue using QuickCal instead of or in addition to Siri… Should we kill QuickCal?
Well, we’re not going to.
In addition to this, we’ve got some one-ups on Siri, and we’ll continue to fight her. We believe our ‘Smart Reminders’ are more useful than what’s available, and we’re confident we can localize to languages quicker than the Siri machine.
We also have some cool things in mind for 1.6 … a feature we call “focus mode”.
Where all this is going depends a huge deal on your feedback. So please keep it coming! For feature requests, bug reports and discussion please use our forum here on http://quickcalapp.com or Twitter (@quickcal). Unfortunately we can NOT respond to anything in the AppStore. We like to see stars though ;)
Sincerly, your QuickCal Team
What’s New in Version 1.5
- Streamlined UI
- Toolbar buttons changed to icons; “today” now shows date (Thanks to Gašper at http://picons.me!)
- Selected view (month or list) will persist between launches
- MANY natural language improvements (“now”, “in 3 days”, “for 5h”, and much more)
- Exclude Numbers from being parsed with “”
- Removed “Please Rate My App” Prompts
- German and French Localization
- Numerous Bugfixes