Monday, June 21, 2010

Dive Log with iOS 4 support is now available

Dive Log v1.4 was just approved and should now be available via App update in iTunes or the iPhone App Store. You can also use this iTunes link to access Dive Log directly.

Previous versions of Dive Log do not operate correctly on devices that have been upgraded to iOS4. You should upgrade to version 1.4 if you are running iOS 4.

Dive Log v1.4 includes support for iOS 4 multitasking on iPhone 3Gs, 3rd generation iPod touch and on iPhone 4 when it ships. Multitasking support includes both "fast app switching" and support for completing a sync operation with the desktop in the background if you need to leave the application before the sync completes.

We've also adds support for directly calling or e-mailing a Buddy from their contact information in the Buddies tab. By popular request, Certifications in the Personal tab are now sorted by "certification date". This version also includes a Dutch localization and has been optimized for the hi-res display of the new iPhone 4. Finally, we've addressed some minor bugs.

Important Information about Dive Log v1.3 on iOS 4

We're very excited about today's release of iOS4 for iPhone and iPod touch. A new version of Dive Log that takes advantage of some of the new features of iOS4 has been submitted for review and is currently waiting approval.

Unfortunately, with the good sometimes comes the bad. Dive Log version 1.3 (which has been available for about 2 months now) is not fully compatible with iOS 4.0. The new version of Dive Log (version 1.4) addresses this incompatibility and will hopefully be available by the time you read this. Please update to version 1.4 (or later) of Dive Log to avoid problems while running on devices with iOS 4.0 installed.

Dive Log has a feature that automatically enables “editing” mode when viewing sections of data in the Dive Details screen under certain circumstances. Unfortunately, due to changes between previous versions of iPhoneOS and iOS 4.0, Dive Log does not correctly display all the fields that can be edited when auto editing mode is in effect on iOS 4.0. This results in editing screens that contain only a few items to edit or, in some cases, no items at all. The only option available in the later case is to tap “Done” but subsequent attempts to edit the same information will once again force you into auto editing mode.

The best solution is to upgrade to Dive Log version 1.4 via the App Store or iTunes once it has been approved (or wait to upgrade to iOS 4.0 until version 1.4 of Dive Log is available if you need to add or edit dives in your logbook). There are some workarounds for the issue that will allow you to edit most of the fields if you find yourself needing or wanting to run Dive Log version 1.3 under iOS 4.0. Please see the “Workarounds” section of this page for details.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this issue may cause you. We submitted an update to correct the issue as soon as possible once we discovered the incompatibility. We’re sure that Apple is working as quickly as is practical to approve all the App updates that are being submitted in anticipation of iOS 4’s release. We’re confident that Dive Log 1.4 will be available soon if it is not by the time you read this.