App Store Customers Having Troubles Leaving Reviews

Yesterday I received an email from the second customer informing me that they've bought one of my iPhone apps (Pouch, in this case), tried to leave a review in the App Store, and got an error message stating "To rate this item, you must own it." This customer is in the UK.

A few days before that, I heard from a customer in the US who had purchased C2G and was getting the same error message when trying to leave a review. So far, I have no idea what to do about it.

Now Available: C2G, for car2go on your iPhone

C2G IconThe latest iPhone app from Coffeeshopped is now available: C2G, for car2go. C2G allows you to view a map of available cars, parking spots, and gas stations in your city, and to make short-term reservations. It currently works in Austin, Vancouver, Ulm, and Hamburg (and I'll add more cities as car2go makes them available).

Pouch 2.3 Now Available, with a New Icon

It's Saturday, but I just don't want to wait until Monday: Pouch 2.3 is now available on the App Store!

In terms of features, this release includes the addition of the Newsroom, letting you see an overview of the latest activity on your Backpack account. Also, by popular request, you can now turn on and off individual calendars in the Calendar section. You can add and delete Dividers on your Pages now, too. And there are a few other improvements here and there, as well.

Increase the PHP Memory Limit on a Dreamhost Virtual Private Server (VPS)

If you've ever seen a PHP error like "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of xxx bytes exhausted..." on one of your websites, then you might need to increase the memory limit for PHP on your web server. Depending on your web host, this may or may not be possible. If you have a Dreamhost VPS, then luckily it is! Here's how you do it.

KISSmetrics for iOS on GitHub

Today I was finishing up work on version 1.4 of Pouch, and one of the things I wanted to add was some basic analytics tracking, to see how often the app was getting used (basically, just a count of how many times people launch the app). Since I'm already a KISSmetrics user, I figured that would be the best way to go. Unfortunately, there was no existing Objective-C library for interacting with the KISSmetrics API that I could find...

Saving Sessions with the Facebook iOS SDK

Recently I added Facebook image sharing to Glory Math 1, and it was my first experience with the Facebook iOS SDK. I used the newer Sign Sign-On feature, which briefly takes the user to the Facebook app to ask them whether your app can access their Facebook profile. The docs are good, and the whole process was pretty straightforward, but one aspect of the authentication process really annoys me: Every time my app launches again, the user must go through the authentication process with Facebook. The first time the user authenticates, it'll ask for access, but every time after that, it just tells the user that they already approved the application for access, and they just have to tap "Okay". This process seems pointless to me. So, I tried to find a way around it.