Unfortunately, I am hearing reports that MathTerms does not run under iOS 8. I had tested it with prerelease versions of iOS but it fails to load and run under the latest iOS 8.0.2. I am investigating and looking to fix…
In the meantime, I have suspended downloads from iTunes.
Unfortunately, I have not found a “quick-fix” for MathTerms for iPad. I would really like to rewrite and enhance much of it, to enable working on iPhones as well as iPads. Alas, I do not currently have the time to do this. My day-job is taking all my time and energy.
I’ll try to work on a new version during the holiday season. No guarantees 🙁
Uncategorized iPad, MathTerms
I was perusing Apple iOS documentation the other day and thought I’d check my “Sales and Trends” graphs for MathTerms for iPad. Downloads have been pretty flat for the last year as I have not updated or promoted MathTerms 1.x. Much to my surprise, on May 13, 2014, there were over 50,000 downloads!
I consulted Google and Bing to see if I could determine what caused this spike. The only significant event I could find was a mention of MathTerms on Pinterest. SO… I’m not sure if this social media mention was the cause or if it was something else.
In any case, I hope the App is helping students, teachers and/or parents 😉
Android Android, MathTerms
I *finally* finished my port of MathTerms for “generic” Android devices. I had previously done specific implementations for Amazon Kindle Fire and B&N Nook but now have a version for Android tablets and high-resolution smart phones. I reworked the layout code to detect screen resolution and orientation — to provide better layout and legibility. I also updated a few definitions based upon user feedback
Please check it out and download from Google play.
There has been a lot of press coverage and law-suits flying over app privacy concerns and data usage. MathTerms does not currently (in version 1.x) include a policy inside the app or on associated Help pages. Very simply put, MathTerms collects NO data on usage and has NO internet connection. I do not collect any data in any form. MathTerms does have a few links to external sites for app support and to credit content creators. These links bring up web pages in a web view but do not convey any information in doing so.
I did a quick look at download statistics for MathTerms at iTunes, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I was way surprised! I expected many downloads for iPad and not so much for Android. Turns out that Barnes and Noble Nook users downloaded it over 5,000 times in December and over 25,000 times in the the last 5 months. These numbers are very comparable to iPad installs. Amazon Appstore installs were way behind the others.
I hope you find the MathTerms app useful. While I do not have any immediate plans for an update, I welcome comments and suggestions
Android Android, MathTerms
Barnes and Noble is preparing an educational apps initiative. Seemed like a good time to make sure MathTerms works well on the Nook. I’ve done a bit of updating to the UI and fixed a couple of minor layout issues. Should be submitted for the Nook Storefront very soon…
Android, Kindle Fire MathTerms
I finally finished the Android version of MathTerms. Its my first Android app and I had my challenges learning all-things-android as well as wrestling with different versions of the Appcelerator Titanium SDK. I spent considerable time ensuring that MathTerms would run well on different resolution tablets. While primarily intended for the very popular Kindle Fire, I did not want to limit the app. It does not run well on smaller screen phones, however. It takes a bit of screen real estate to display glossary entries with images while providing search & browse functions.
Check it out at the Amazon AppStore for Android. I could use some (good) reviews!
Android, Kindle Fire Android, Kindle Fire, MathTerms, Nook
I’ve been making good progress on porting MathTerms to the Android OS with the goal of running on Amazon’s new Kindle Fire device. It should also be able to run on the Nook when done — I hope 😉 I have most of the logic and user interface implemented. Here are a couple of screen shots of the Android emulator running the latest.
Another screenshot can be found after the break…
Kindle Fire Android, Kindle Fire, MathTerms
MathTerms was written using Appcelerator Titanium so that I could deploy on iOS devices or Android devices. It does need substantial screen real estate, however, to see graphics and text — i.e. is really designed for tablets.
Amazon has finally announced the Kindle Fire. I am in the process of porting to Android. As Amazon hasn’t disclosed too much info to developers at this point, I can’t be sure of Android version and API level. This should be disclosed in the next week or two.
Of course, this does not mean Amazon will accept the app into their app store! I *will* submit as soon as possible — and we’ll see 😉
iPad Apps, iPad, MathTerms
The iPad appication, “MathTerms” is now live and available on iTunes. For more information and support, you can use the top navigation menu to go to Apps -> MathTerms.
It took a week after submitting the app to Apple to get into the review queue but only about a day to actually review it. I’m looking forward to seeing the response…