Recently, a customer asked how they could open the the full version of SpeakColors on a second iPad without having to re-purchase the app. Other apps had transferred over from one iPad to another, but not SpeakColors. Here are some steps to help troubleshoot and resolve the issue of re-downloading SpeakColors onto a second iPad.
First, verify the Apple ID used on one iPad matches the Apple ID used on the second iPad:
1. Tap Settings > iTunes & App Store
2. Apple ID’s should match
Next, check the iOS version on the second iPad. Speak Colors requires a minimum of iOS 9.3. To check which version of iOS you have:
1. Tap Settings > About
2. See “Version”.
If your version is less than 9.3, you can try upgrading. To upgrade:
1. Make sure you have a working Internet connection.
2. Tap Settings > Software Update
3. If there is an update available, there should be a button to download and install.
If your Apple ID’s match and you are on atleast iOS 9.3, then you should be able to re-download the app onto your second iPad. There are two versions of the full SpeakColors, and they have different steps for re-downloading.
1. Open the App Store and search for “SpeakColorsHD”. It should have a yellow icon.
2. Tap to download.
3. Open the app.
SpeakColors free version with upgrade via the In-App-Purchase
1. Open the App Store and search for “SpeakColors”. It should have a blue icon.
2. Tap to download.
3. Open the app.
4. Tap “Store”.
5. Tap “Restore Purchase”
If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you.
It’s been a while since we last updated Speech Cards. Recently you may have received this warning message when starting the app:
The above warning message appears for 32-bit apps. Apple introduced the warning message with iOS 10.1 to push developers to update theirs apps for 64-bit. All of Apple’s iOS devices now use 64-bit chips.
Today, I am happy to announce the release of Speech Cards Version 1.4.0. This important release updates the app for 64-bit architecture and is optimized for iOS 10. You will no longer receive the warning message above.
What’s next for Speech Cards?
Speech Cards was created in 2012 and was one of my first apps. It is programmed in Objective-C, uses a SQLite database, and the user interface is all done 100% programmatically (including auto layout). The iOS world has changed a lot since then and I’ve learned a lot too!
Work has begun to re-write Speech Cards with the goal of making it easier and faster to add new features. The app will be re-written in Swift, a modern programming language, which is a joy to use. Storyboard, the technology to visually implement user interfaces in iOS, has significantly matured and really helps reduce development time. The user interface will be re-implemented in Storyboard. With an easier and faster update process, I hope to implement more of the great ideas sent to us by our users.
Voice technology, such as the Amazon Echo, can improve the lives of people with disabilities. Alexa is the virtual assistant for the Echo. You can ask Alexa to turn appliances on or off, for the news, weather, listen to music, and more.
To learn more about this exciting new platform, we created a San Diego Guide skill for Alexa. We are based in San Diego, California, which is a popular tourist destination. With the San Diego Guide skill you can learn about attractions and fun things to do in our beautiful city.
To download the skill, search for “San Diego Guide” in the Skills section of your Alexa app.
We are very excited to announce the release of Beat Tracker, an iPhone app to track and export your heart beat data from the Apple Health app. Share your heart rate data with your health care provider by emailing or transferring (via AirDrop) a CSV file, or print with AirPrint.
Featuring a minimalist design, Beat Tracker has been engineered to help you quickly access and export your data. Use the included reports to access your data for the day, week, month, etc. Add new reports using your own date ranges. View the data in both table and graph formats. Export the table data as a CSV file and share via email, AirDrop or print. Export the graph as a PNG image file and share via email, AirDrop or print.
Beat Tracker is available for $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Health & Fitness and Medical categories.
A lot of exciting news from Apple at the WWDC last week! The next version of iOS was announced with many new features. Probably the biggest news was the new programming language, named Swift. iOS 8 will be available to the public in Fall 2014. Until then, I’ll be getting more familiar with iOS 8 and maybe we can use some of its new features in our apps. For more information on iOS 8, please visit https://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/.
Below are some notes of the upcoming iOS 8.
Up to six people in your family can share purchases from the App Store without sharing accounts.
Family purchases can be made with the same credit card.
Can approve a child’s spending from a parent’s device.
Enable “Ask to Buy” to require your child to get permission before making purchases.
A number of new features are coming to the App Store, including the ability for developers to sell bundles of apps at a discount.
Maybe we will see a bundle of RWH Technology apps.
HomeKit & HealthKit
HomeKit will make it easier for developers to create apps for you to control devices around your house. Devices may include lights, heating, doors, etc.
HealthKit is a platform for integrating all your health and fitness data in iOS.
Both HomeKit and HealthKit have a lot of potential for helping those with disabilities.
Swift is a new, modern programming language for iOS.
Includes features to make code more expressive. This gives the programmer more flexibility in design.
Is a safer language, so fewer errors and therefore fewer crashes and bugs.
The interactive playground will be great for those learning how to program. Students can type code and immediately see results.