Monday, January 30, 2012

Nearing completion...

Gun Log +P is nearing completion.

I have successfully tested iCloud updates. There will be a few steps in getting things setup correctly if you are a Gun Log user. Yes, Gun Log users will be able to transfer their data to Gun Log +P. This will be done through iTunes and your interaction with iTunes file sharing.

Gun Log +P will meet most of the feature requests made on Gun Log that could not be met because of the desire to satisfy early adopters of Gun Log and their desire to keep the data only on the device.

I have made a test version which I validated with Apple today. I will test the version until I am satisfied that all features have been exercised thoroughly. The testing requirements have increased because I now have to test with the device online and offline and with two devices simultaneously to verify iCloud functionality.

Gun Log +P is for iOS 5 only. It supports iCloud, email, and printing.

There are specific views for iPad and iPhone. The iPad views take better advantage of the available screen size. The iPhone views are very similar and sometimes identical to the iPhone views of Gun Log.

Many of the table views have sorting and filtering abilities as well.

After I test the app and submit it to Apple for final review I will prepare some tutorials on how to transfer your data from Gun Log and have those ready before the app releases.

I will then release Gun Log +P for a reduced price so that current Gun Log users have an opportunity to buy Gun Log +P. After a few days I will then increase the price for Gun Log +P.

So, all of you Gun Log users out there, you should watch this blog and the Gun Log Facebook page for the announcement and get Gun Log +P before the price is increased.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Reports finished and iCloud coding started...

I finished the text reports for Gun Log +P.

Now I am working in iCloud integration. I have it working but startup time is slow, so slow that sometimes the app doesn't launch fast enough and the iOS kills the app.

Things are coming along though.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gun Log +P iPhone Screen Shots - Progress

Following is the Weapons area and sub views and detail views. Notice the reports that are generated. Reports are text based. You can copy and paste, email, or print the report.

Please take time to review the reports and make recommendations now. The progress of Gun Log +P is moving rapidly now that I have all of the key components in place.

Here is the Weapon report.

Here is the maintenance history for the weapon. Notice the report button.

Here is a report of "all" of the maintenance history entries.

Here is the weapon configurations list.

Here is a weapon configuration report.

Here is the ammo list. You can do a report for the entire list.

Here is an example report of an ammo entry.

Firing sessions is where you are using the firearm. Here is the list of firing sessions. You can print a report of each session location and date. Not extremely useful, but to be complete I added it to Gun Log +P.

The firing sets is where the details are stored. Here is a list of firing sets for a particular session. You can print a report of every entry in the set.

Here is the report of every entry in the set.

If you open a specific firing set you can print a detailed report.

Here is a detailed report for a firing set.

Failures can be reported as well.

The entire list of failures can be reported.

You can also open a the failure details and generate a report.

Just like all of the main views you can generate text reports on your accessories as well.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gun Log +P iPhone main views

Here are the latest views for the iPhone version. There are specific views for the iPad version.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Progress to date....

Here is the current state of Gun Log +P. Originally I was using a new approach called "Storyboards" in the latest Apple Development tools. I came to an impasse and had to start over. It is not trivial to make an app as sophisticated as Gun Log +P or Gun Log and takes a lot of time.

I have finished the "Weapons" view. You can sort by Make or Caliber and filter on owned, sold, or all.
Here is sorting on "Make":

Here is sorting on "Caliber":

By tapping the report button it takes the data from the Weapons view and creates a text report that can be printed, emailed, or copied and pasted.

The iPhone offers less space to work so in Gun Log +P there will be device specific views. Here is the Weapons list for the iPhone.

I have began the modification of the Ammo view. It automatically groups by caliber now so that viewing is easier and it has the same report abilities as Weapons.

Oops, I see a spelling error!

Here is the iPad view of the Ammo so far:

I will keep you all posted on the progress. Please make comments now during development.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Evolution of Gun Log +P

I am going to document the evolution and development of Gun Log +P.

Today is my first day working on the new project. I am writing this from scratch for iOS 5. Gun Log +P will have views specific for iPad and iPhone. The iPad views will have more details and features.

Users of Gun Log should participate and make comments as Gun Log +P is developed.

Here are some screen shots of today's progress showing reporting abilities, for printing and emails.

Weapons List sorted by Make

Weapons List sorted by Caliber

Tapped Report button at top right side near the + button

Tapped Compose button for Email