On January 8th, I'm flying to Guatemala. I'll be there for about two months, studying Spanish and sightseeing. Over the past month, I've been going back and forth on a question: should I take my laptop? It's a big decision.
The Coffeeshopped Blog
If you're a freelance web worker, then you may have run into this scenario before:
Prospective Client: I think I'd like to work with you! What's your hourly rate?
You: Great! My hourly rate is $X.
Prospective Client: Oh, that's a bit more than we can afford. Would you consider doing the project for a flat fee?
A couple of weeks ago, Pouch passed the 1000 sales mark! And so far, I think I still have a happy (and growing) customer base. I couldn't be happier about how the app is doing, and I figure that this milestone is a good occasion to tell you some things I've learned during this process.
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.
The 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).
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.
Pouch 2.2 is now available on the App Store. This update includes support for HTML and Textile in your Page content, so any fancy formatting you've done on the web should now also show up in Pouch! Give it a try.
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.