Archive for May, 2009
Code Watch, our GitHub client for iPhone, is now available for sale on the App Store! Code Watch lets you stay on top of your GitHub projects by giving you easy access to your public and private repositories, news feed, followed users, and favorite public repos right from your phone. Learn more about the features Code Watch supports on our product page.
We’ve also built a free version of Code Watch designed for open source developers called Code Watch Open Source. It has all the same functionality as Code Watch for your public repositories and news feed. It’s perfect for developers with open source projects hosted on GitHub.
Check ‘em out and let us know what you think. Feature requests, bug reports, and other general feedback is always welcome.
While we’ve dropped a few hints on our website and elsewhere, today we’re making it official: High Order Bit is building a Lighthouse client for the iPhone. We still have some work to do, and the polished product might look significantly different from the screenshot below, but it will be available sometime this summer. Until then, check out our other iPhone development products and let us know what other development utilities you’d like to see on the iPhone.
I don’t want to bite the hand that feeds, but, I’m not going to try and hide it: we’re getting a little frustrated with the App Store approval process. I won’t complain about the details here, as I’m sure you can find complaints all over the internet, and I don’t think our experiences are unique. Suffice it to say, our app has been in review for about three weeks now and each time we submit we consider approval a near certainty. Well, we’re starting to learn and have decided to take things into our own hands.
Starting today, you can request a free copy of Code Watch
Open Source on our website. Unfortunately, we need to manually provision for devices when we don’t release through the App Store, and we can only provision a limited number of devices. Don’t let that deter you, though, as the process really isn’t that bad.
Hurry up and get your copy! Otherwise, it’s in the hands of a higher power.
Edit: We’ve decided to give away the full version of Code Watch, with full access to your private repos and news feed. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
We’re excited to announce a free version of our soon-to-be-released GitHub iPhone client, Code Watch. It will include all the features of the paid version except for access to private repositories, making it quite suitable for open source developers choosing to host their GitHub projects publicly. For that reason, we’re calling it ‘Code Watch Open Source’. We know public code hosting isn’t technically synonymous with open source, but we preferred the name to ‘Code Watch Lite’.
We decided to release this app for a couple reasons. One, we value and want to embrace the open source community. While we think we can do much more, and intend to contribute open source code directly, we hope the community values this contribution. Two, Code Watch Open Source will serve as a trial version for potential customers and give us another marketing data point.
So if you have public repositories on GitHub, or want to evaluate the paid version of Code Watch, check out Code Watch Open Source on the iPhone App Store (available soon). We’re really proud of this app and we think you’ll love it.
Both versions of Code Watch have been submitted for release, so expect an announcement soon.