Wednesday, December 26, 2012

ProTube 1.9 and ProTube HD 1.6

Finally the updates for ProTube and ProTube HD are out! The updates fix many bugs including the broken downloads aswell as add some neat new features! Grab your copy now from the BigBoss repo on Cydia!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tutorial: Enabling Nitro Javascript in your iOS app directly from Xcode

Apple doesn't allow 3rd party developers to use the super fast Nitro Javascript engine. Only apple's own apps like Safari and iBooks use the engine.

Ever wondered if you could use it? Well its actually pretty easy, you basically have to follow two easy steps:

1. In your Xcode project setting select the application target. In the summary scroll down until you see the 'Entitlements' section. Then enable the entitlements, thats pretty much it for step 1.

2. In your project navigator you will see a new file AppName.entitlements . Open that file and expand the 'Xcode Entitlements' dictionary. Add a row by right clicking anywhere in the document and pressing 'Add row'. 

Next type 'dynamic-codesigning' into the newly added row. Set the type to Boolean, then set the value to YES. 

The 'dynamic-codesigning' will enable the nitro javascript engine for your app, my results with the sunspider javascript speed test show that the Nitro Javascript engine increases the Javascript loading times by ~400%, thats quite a lot! I haven't tested yet if apple will allow this in the app store, but im pretty sure the wont. Let me know if you tried it!

Speed test comparison:

This is the sunspider speed test which showed me the 400% speed increase with the Nitro engine:

Friday, July 13, 2012

ProTube - I didn't forget about it!

The ProTube update I was talking about in the last post will be released within the next month. Sorry for the delay!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Upcoming ProTube update

I have read your bug reports and I am working on an update for ProTube and ProTube HD. All the known bugs will be removed, also some new features will be added including facebook share, clear browsing cache and a much smoother interface (more memory caching which leads to faster data loading). The known bugs that will be fixed are:
• 'Bad URL?' error message on some downloads
• Rare 'WebKit 101' error when Streaming a video
• iOS 4 specific UIWebKit HTML 5 layer rendering issue which leads to a crash
• iOS 5 only API which crashes the app on iOS 4 when watching a saved video
• Wrong URL when sharing
• Deleting last video wont enable 'Done' button
• Perhaps other tiny bugs that I forgot to mention :D

Saturday, April 21, 2012

ProTube 1.6 and ProTube HD 1.3

The long awaited updates for ProTube have been released! Get them until April 22nd for a reduced price of $1.49 before the price goes up to $1.99. The full change logs can be found here:
ProTube v1.6:
ProTube HD v1.3-1: