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:

Monday, February 27, 2012

CurrencyConverter for NotificationCenter

This is a complete CurrencyConverter widget with every valid currency and tons of features! It costs $1.99 and is available on the bigboss repo in Cydia! Here is the complete description and a few screenshots:

CurrencyConverter is a complete widget for NotificationCenter. It allows you to convert currencies on the fly, directly from NotificationCenter. Exchange rates are provided by Yahoo Finance and guarantee high precision. Changing, customizing and switching between currencies is extremely easy and intuitive. Here's most of the features:
  • 162 Currencies including noble metals
  • Customizable update frequency for exchange rates
  • Intuitive Interface
  • Detail mode for more detail and more space, Slim mode to take up less space
  • Customizable number of decimal places for high precision
  • Intelligent exchange rate management
  • Copy, paste, clear, changing currency made easy
  • Full iPad Support
  • + Much more!
Check out my other packages such as ProTube and WeeKillBackground Pro, by pressing 'More by this Developer' below. Follow me on twitter for info about upcoming products and other great stuff! 
CurrencyConverter needs to be enabled in settings under the 'Notifications' panel in order to show

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Default HD SBSettings: 10 million Downloads

One of my free SBSettings Themes called "Default HD SBSettings" just reached 10 million total downloads! The theme is a Default (as the title says :P) Theme of SBSettings and is installed with every copy of SBSettings!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ProTube HD and major ProTube update!

I am going to release ProTube HD for iPad soon. It has all the features that ProTube has, but it is optimized for the iPad. As well a major update of ProTube is coming out with HD downloads, HD streaming, better audio download, lots of bug fixes and improvements & more! Stay tuned!