Things have been busy for us here. We’ve been doing some contract work lately that is pretty much done. We’re hoping we can talk about it more soon, but we’ll see. Now that it’s done we’re back to working on the next update to Math Ref. We’ve gotten so much great feedback from the bug tracker, it’s been really helpful helping us focus new content. A big thanks to a few of you for suggesting we set it up. So far there have been around 50 bugs and/or features requested. Of those, 11 are set to be in the update after next. There’s only about 7 left for us to fix for the next update which is great. This next update is really a user suggested update. Just about everything in it was either suggested via email or through the bug tracker.
The biggest bug that is going to be addressed is the page turning bug on the iPad. When even one negative feedback is received, it’s our top priority to fix any issue.
Lately, we’ve been a bit torn regarding the direction of the app. We get about equal emails suggesting we take the app in a more advanced route adding things like real and complex analysis, or adding more fundamental math like pre-algebra. We’re going to try to do both in the next few versions and your feedback will be really appreciated. Also, regarding the direction of the app the tools section has been widely popular and we’ll definitely be expanding that. What we’re not sure about is how to price it. It takes a huge amount of work on our end to add these tools and to continue to support that app, and at $0.99 it really doesn’t break even. But as long as you guys are using and loving it we’ll do everything we can to continue to make it better. What we’re thinking for the tools section is to have a tiered versioning system for Math Ref. So there will be a $1.99 version, which will included more advanced topics like we mentioned and a ton more tools. The $0.99 version will include a smaller set of tools and none of the advanced topics. They both will be able to be purchased separately for $0.99, so you’ll save about $1.00 just getting the pro ($1.99) version. We’ll of course still have the free version, which won’t really change at all. It’ll still have a few of the tools and a subset of the topics in the paid versions. Well, what do you guys think? We want to do right by you guys, especially those of you taking the time to read this post. We’re making, supporting and continuing to build the app for you, so your opinion matters a lot to us.
Well, that’s it for now, feel free to contact us anytime, we love hearing from you all and have a great week.