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Shutdown update

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We’ve settled on November 1, 2023 as the date our apps will be removed from the stores (see our post about it). We will continue to respond to support requests through December 31 but will be unable to help you if an app has been removed from your device.

Emerald Sequoia’s future

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The tl;dr After 14 years, Emerald Sequoia LLC will be shutting down at the end of 2023 and our apps will no longer be available. The details On November 1, 2023 all of our apps (iOS and WearOS) will be removed from their respective stores. Until then, it will be business as usual: The apps […]

Supporting the Retina iPad

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Version 3.8 of Emerald Chronometer HD has just been approved for the App Store, and fully supports the new iPad’s Retina display. Just as with support for the iPhone 4’s Retina display, adding this support required new artwork at double the resolution in each dimension, for a total of 4 times the pixels of the […]

Retina support and app size

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The new iPhone 4 support that Bill just posted about required a whole new set of artwork, which is why it took so long for us to get this support out. Most simple apps simply use built-in widgets and graphic routines to render their displays, and those apps got Retina support simply by recompiling. (Our […]

Why we code

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Emerald Sequoia LLC is the outgrowth of my 20-year friendship with Bill, the other half of the company, and a similarly-long appreciation for Apple products (Bill had one of the first Macs in 1984, and I joined that train in 1989). ¬†When Apple announced the iPhone development kits in early 2008, we decided to have […]